23 -25 June 2017 @ Alton Castle
A National Event bringing Young Adults (16-35) together.
Brightlights Unlimited. Great Live Music & Bands. Interesting Speakers. Engaging workshops.
“The value of spirituality is unlimited, since it holds out promise both for life here and now, & for the life to come” 1Tim 4:8
FREEDOM & BROTHERHOOD
YOUNG MEN’S RETREAT.
With Jimmy Mitchell
A Weekend of Discovery & Adventure for Young Men age 16-35
10th -12th February @ Alton Castle
Kenelm Youth Trust
Information evening, wiith employment and volunteering opportunities within the KENHELM YOUTH TRUST & in Youth Ministry within the ARCHDIOCESE OF BIRMINGHAM
15th February @ 7pm @ Alton Castle, Alton, Staffs, ST10 4TT
An evening to showcase the work of the Kenhelm Youth Trust and many opportunities for Young People in our Parishes and Schools to deepen their faith and play a more active role within the community of the Church.
The North Staffs. Walsingham Association
The AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Holy Trinity, Newcastle.
We will begin with mass at 7pm followed by our meeting in the Parish Centre.
Membership fees are £12 for a single person and £20 for a family. New members are always welcome.
Marriage Care North Staffs.
Marriage Preparation Courses 2017.
As from Monday 21st November 2016 all couples who wish to book on to a Marriage Preparation course organised by Marriage Care should contact the Marriage Care Appointments Team at National Office. The contact details are as follows:
Telephone numbers: 0800 389 3801. 01159 934 255
Monday - Thursday 9.00am till 6.00pm Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm
The dates for 2017 courses are on the following Sundays:
February 5th April 9th May 21st July 2nd October 1st November 26th
All courses take place at Our Lady & St Benedict Catholic Church, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent.
As the summer courses fill very quickly - we suggest you book onto the earliest course that you are able.
You are invited to Alpha course at St Thomas More Academy, Longton.
Alpha is for anyone who’s curios.
The talks are designed. to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
No question is out of bounds and you are
free to discuss as much or as much or as little as you wish.
A new Alpha course for Staff in Catholic Schools
The twelve week course begins on January 11th!
Join us at St. Thomas More, Longton, ST3 2NJ
Starting at 4.30pm with a meal together!
We will ?nish by 6.15pm. A warm welcome is waiting!
A warm welcome is waiting
Kenelm Youth Trust. #Try Alpha. Alpha.org
North Staffs Walsingham Association
Annual Pilgrimage to
The Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham
Travel by coach, with disabled access, from Holy Trinity, Newcastle on Wednesday April 5th
And return on Saturday April 8th
Cost: Approx £160 or £186 for an en-suite room
For full details and a Booking Form contact:
Rev Deacon Neil Adlington at Sacred Heart Silverdale (Tel 01782 624325)
or Justin Emery (Tel 01782 616031)
Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for November 2016
The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for November is: “That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity”.
His intention for evangelisation is: “That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement”.
Meir, Caverswall & Creswell Statement.
Our Diocese is preparing to welcome two new priests from the Religious Order of St Paul, Fr Kazimierz and Fr Pawel to serve in the parishes of St Augustine's Meir, St Filumena's Caverswall and St Mary's Cresswell.
They will be living at the presbytery at St Augustine's Meir.
The weekend Mass times , from the beginning of August, will be:
Saturday for Sunday 6pm at St Mary's Cresswell.
Sunday 9am at St Filumena's Caverswall
Sunday 11am st St Augustine's Meir.
The Changes come into effect from Saturday 6th August 2016.
Cardinal Vincent Issues a Pastoral Letter on the Synod on the Family
In the letter, Cardinal Vincent explains that the Synod ‘was about the pastoral care that we try to offer each other, the “motherly love of the Church”, especially when facing difficult moments and experiences in family life.’
In Evangelii Gaudium - the Joy of the Gospel - Pope Francis invites us to live our missionary calling with great joy and reminds us that our ‘task of evangelisation’ is actually ‘authentic personal fulfillment.’
Evangelii Gaudium, the Joy of the Gospel, looks at the new evangelisation for the transmission of the faith and has chapters on the following subjects:
- The Church's Missionary Transformation
- The Crisis of Communal Committment
- The Proclamation of the Gospel
- The Social Dimension of Evangelization
- Spirit-Filled Evangelizers
You can download a 223-page PDF of Evangelii Gaudium by using this link
CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – 13 OCTOBER 2013
You may be aware that the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation is promoting a Marian Day on the 13 October 2013. This will be one of the major celebrations for the Year of Faith in St Peter’s Rome at which, in the presence of the Statue of Our Lady of the Rosary from the Capelinha (Little Chapel of the Apparition) in Fatima, Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since the Archdiocese is under the patronage of “Our Blessed Lady Conceived Without Sin” it would be fitting for our parishes to be associated with the Holy Father’s act of consecration by praying the following Consecration Prayer at parish Masses on Sunday 13 October.
Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we consecrate ourselves, in an act of total entrustment and of oblation to the Lord.
By you we will be led to Christ your Son, and Only-Begotten Son of God, and by Him and with Him to His Eternal Father. We shall walk in the light of faith, of hope and of love so that the world may believe that Christ is the One sent by the Father to give to us His word, and we, as His ambassadors, shall carry His knowledge and love to the ends of the earth.
Thus under the maternal protection of your Immaculate Heart, we will be one people with Christ, ransomed by His death and witnesses of His Resurrection, and by Him led to the Father for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity Whom we adore, praise and bless. Amen.
Lumen Fidei- The Light of Faith
Pastoral Message from Bishop Egan. Bishop of Portsmouth introducing Lumen Fidei
Lumen Fidei, The Light of Faith, is the first Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis's pontificate. "Those who believe, see; they see with a light that illumines their entire journey, for it comes from the risen Christ, the morning star which never sets."
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