National Conference for Rural Catholics 2018. Where: Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YE. When: February 5-7, 2018. Cost: Full board £245 per person (including non returnable deposit of £100); 1 night D, B&B Read the full article...
Faith and Light, Southern England and Wales Region, held a gathering recently at Bristol Uni Wills Hall this week. About 60 strong, the group comprising carers and people of all ages with learning disabilities, visited Clifton Cathedral for a meditation/reflection activity.
Welcomed by Mary Manners the group was led by Fr Tom Dubois who also leads the local ‘Bridge’ Faith and Life community which meets monthly in St Joseph’s Parish Hall in Portishead.
On Tuesday everyone made the trip to nearby Bartres. The village is famous for its association with St. Bernadette Soubirous. St. Bernadette was sent there in her infancy to a wet nurse, and again in her early teens to work for the same lady as a shepherdess. Today, the village is visited by numerous pilgrims who come to pray at the village church and venerate a relic of the saint.
Saturday saw the first gathering of the Pilgrims from the UK. The Gathering Mass was held at St Bernadette Church and the first of several Homilies were given by Fr Nicholas King SJ, Chaplain to the sick.
As part of the 2016 National Pilgrimage Tour, the Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, “Protectress of the Unborn”, will travel from its permanent home at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bedford, to the thriving and dynamic Parish of Holy Rood Catholic Church in Swindon.
“On Saturday 23rd July, Bishop Declan ordained Rev David Savoury to the priesthood at the cathedral. Fr David has been studying at the Beda College in Rome for the past three years. He is a welcome addition to the presbyterate of the Clifton Diocese and was warmly greeted by over forty priests, along with many friends and family.