Both Catholics and Anglicans are celebrating after Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, welcomed the “wonderful news” shortly after a miracle attributed to Cardinal Newman’s intercession was recognised on Wednesday. Full article can be found
Prior to the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope reflected on Sunday’s Gospel reading from Luke. In which, he says, Jesus in the form of the Beatitudes “opens his eyes to us, makes us see with his gaze, beyond appearances, beyond the surface, and teaches us to discern situations with faith.” Full article can
The work to both the church and the presbytery are almost complete. We are grateful to the National Lottery for the funding for the works on the ground floor of the presbytery. I am very grateful for the generous amount of time people have given during the week to tidy both the Sacristies; to tidy
Our parish is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 25 February – 10 March. The focus is on the plight of those working in the cocoa trade and in particular women working in this industry. Take a look at the display at the back of church and please take away and complete an action card.
Literally the “Seventieth” day before Easter and the third Sunday before the beginning of Lent. Before this day was removed from the Church calendar, it marked the beginning of the pre-Lent season which was used to consider ways of how to observe the season of Lent. The collect or opening prayer which used to be