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Resources for Holy Week at Home

The Pastoral Ministry Office, Northampton Diocese have put together a wealth of resources for you to use at home during Holy Week. Holy Week and Easter at home Two weeks into lockdown, and many of us are having to find a new rhythm to our lives.  Things that we’ve taken for granted are just not possible.  Holy Week and The
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PARISH OFFERINGS

As much as I would like to avoid mentioning finances at this time, I do need to bring to your attention the fact that because a large majority of income for parishes comes from the Sunday collection, church income will significantly reduce as a result of the current ban on public liturgies. Considering there are 69 parishes in our diocese,
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Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection

The most important week of the year has arrived, and this year we will celebrate it in a very unfamiliar way.  Rather than coming together as the family of God to remember Jesus’ passion, his suffering, we will have the space to reflect on it personally and quietly: maybe there is something profound in that.  From the Last Supper onwards,
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Personal Holy Week Greeting from Fr Simon

Fr Simon: make your lives a throne for the Lord this Holy Week

Day of Prayer for the Victims and Survivors of Abuse

Friday, 3 April   Today is the Day of Prayer for the Victims and Survivors of Abuse in England and Wales.  There is a dedicated page on the CBCEW website with resources.  This can be found here: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/day-of-prayer-abuse-survivors-2020/ Cardinal Nichols has also recorded a video of the Stations of the Cross which features the Day of Prayer in its introduction.  This
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Here is the link to the prayers of rededication to our Lady

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5dd26c39e4888e54689c5a3f/t/5e6a19d6530e09007263738b/1584011742885/Prayers+of+The+Rededication.pdf

Testimony: a 38-year-old doctor in Lombardy

Up until two weeks ago, my colleagues and I were atheists…I always laughed at my parents when they went to church. Nine days ago, a 75-year-old pastor came to us for medical help. He had grave respiratory problems, but he had a Bible with him and it impressed us that he was reading the Bible to the people who were
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A Reflection for 5th Sunday of Lent

Maybe it’s because I’m an only child, but I find Jesus friendship with Martha, Mary and Lazarus beautiful.  The Gospels describe his relationship with them as loving, and I imagine it as a home from home for him when he was near Jerusalem, a place where he could go to relax, put his feet up, share the tales of his
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Rededication of England to Our Lady of Walsingham takes place at Noon on 29th March 2020

To pray along with the Rededication at Noon on 29th March go to https:///www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ For resources for prayer and preparation in advance go to https://www.behold2020.com/  

Full text from Pope Francis’ homily for the special ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel
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