Thursday 31 July 2014

Newsletter for 2/3 August - Sunday 18(A)

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This weekend the prophet Isaiah will tell us: "Listen and your soul shall live." As I prepare for the Sunday Masses I keep thinking of these words and my mind goes back to Pope Benedict's Message to Young People when he was with us in 2010:

I ask you to look into your hearts, each day, to find the source of all true love. Jesus is always there. Quietly waiting for us to be still with him and to hear his voice. Deep within your heart, he is calling you to spend time with him in prayer, but this kind of prayer, real prayer, requires discipline.
It requires time for moments of silence every day. Often it means waiting for the Lord to speak.
Even amidst the business and stress of our daily lives we need to make space for silence, because it is in silence that we find God. And in silence that we discover our true self.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Winifred Joyce Foster RIP

Joyce's funeral on Tuesday was a lovely expression of our faith in the Resurrection, and of our life as a Christian community. The Requiem Mass was an appropriate and prayerful celebration: the buffet afterwards was a relaxed opportunity for meeting and eating together. It was wonderful to see Monsignor Phelan in such good form. Thank you for your involvement in so many ways, and for coming in such good numbers to pray for Joyce's soul
May she rest in peace. Amen

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Archbishop Malcolm speaks

On the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, I posted an account of Archbishop Malcolm receiving the Pallium from Pope Francis. A week later, Archbishop Malcolm spoke to his archdiocese about the pallium and reflected on the experiencing of receiving it from the Holy Father. There is much to strengthen each one of us in what he says.  Click here to listen to his talk.

Rosmini Centre Programme

Please click here to find the autumn programme for the Rosmini Centre.

Thursday 24 July 2014

Day for Life

This Sunday is the annual Day for Life. You will find much for thought, prayer and reflection here.

Newsletter for 26/27 July - Sunday 17(A)

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Monday 21 July 2014

Deacon Andrew's Homily

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So let us today pray for the grace to see the wheat rather than the weeds in others.
Let us pray for grace to acknowledge the weeds in our own lives but remembering that we meet a God of love, forgiveness and mercy.

Funeral details for Joyce Foster

Joyce will be received into our Lady of Lourdes Church next Monday, 28th July, at 4pm.
The funeral Mass will be be on Tuesday, 29th July at 12 noon.

May she rest in peace. Amen.

Friday 18 July 2014

Newsletter for 19/20 July - Sunday 16 (A)

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Apologies for the delay in posting.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Some of you may remember Monsignor's Housekeeper, Joyce...

...and it is with regret I announce that she died, peacefully, this morning at 2.15am.
We have no further information about the funeral arrangements yet, but are hoping to have them by the time the next Newsletter is published.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Thursday 3 July 2014

Newsletter for 5/6 July - Sunday 14 (A)

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Three Vacancies at Blessed Robert Sutton Sports College (UPDATED)

Three vacancies have arisen at Blessed Robert Sutton Sports College for:
(1) Inclusion Support Assistant,
(2) Lay Chaplain, and
(3) Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)
Please contact the school on 01283 749450, or visit the website at for further details and an application form.

You can see the full advert for the Inclusion Support Assistant post here.