Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lord Patten of Barnes will speak to a gathering of media professionals in London tonight.  At the annual CCN lecture for World Communications Day which follows a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols at St Patrick’s in Soho, the British Catholic peer will outline the Vatican Media Committee’s core recommendations presented to the Council of Cardinals and now being studied by a Vatican Commission.

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On Monday 18th May Fr Tom Dubois, the Provincial Chaplain for Faith and Light in Wales and the South of England, and Liz Neame, Provincial Co-ordinator,  travelled to London with a group of people with learning disabilities to attend the ceremony at St Martin in the Fields awarding the Templeton Prize to Jean Vanier, for his work in founding L’Arche and Faith & Light. 

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Pope Francis has canonised two 19th century nuns from Palestine – Sister Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, founder of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem, and the discalced Carmelite Maryam Baouardy – Mary of Jesus Crucified.

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Fr Michael McAuley passed away on Tuesday 5th May 2015

The reception of Father Michael’s body will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at 5.00 pm in SS Joseph & Teresa, Wells.  Father Michael’s Funeral Mass will be at 12.00 noon in SS Joseph & Teresa, Wells on Thursday 4th June.  Followed by a burial in Wells City Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Saturday April 18th more than 80 members of the national William Blake Society and local guests attended a lecture by parishioner and distinguished Arthurian scholar Geoffrey Ashe MBE at the Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury.

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We have received news that Father George Batten died in the morning of 28 April 2015  in Cheltenham General Hospital.

The Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 19th May at 11.00am at Our Lady of Victories in Cinderford.

For those who are unable to attend the Requiem Mass, the body of Father George will be received into the Church on Monday 18th May at 7.00pm followed by the celebration of Mass.

 

 

 

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols has made a video appeal to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to join, on 11 July this year, a new national network of prayer for the work of evangelisation. The July date is significant because it is the same day that representatives from across England and Wales will gather in Birmingham for the Proclaim ’15: National Catholic Evangelisation Conference, which is the first event of its kind in a generation.

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