Monthly Archives: April 2014

REJOICE MOTHER CHURCH

It seems most appropriate, of course, that the Sunday after Easter – given to us as Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope John Paul II – should be the liturgical environment that enables us to celebrate the Canonisation of him and Pope John XXIII.

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Last week, Fr Matt Anscombe, Fr Tom Dubois and Deacon Dominic Findlay-Wilson led a group of 6 men, all at different stages in discerning priesthood, by minibus, on a pilgrimage to Annecy and Ars in France.

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A Nice Problem To Have:

The Day of Renewal at Clifton Cathedral on Saturday 29 March started with the participants joining with the regular parish mass. So many turned up that the mass had to be moved to the Cathedral’s main altar rather than the usual location of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Later, the Apostle Room was filled to capacity – a nice problem to have.

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Pope Francis has appointed Father Alan Williams SM, currently the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, as the seventh Bishop of Brentwood.

His episcopal ordination will take place at Brentwood Cathedral on 1st July 2014 at 12 noon.

The bishop-elect was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1951. He took final vows in the Society of Mary [Marist Fathers] in 1981 and was ordained priest in St Anne’s Whitechapel in 1983.

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Vatican Radio

“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity”: These were the strong words that Pope Francis addressed to participants at the conference on ‘Combating Human Trafficking’ on Thursday morning.

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St James’ Priory has been booked for Saturday 10th May from 11am to 5pm for a special diocesan Vocation’s conference for young people called ‘ListenUP!

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