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Gospel Encouragement for Advent from Bishop David

Dear sisters and brothers, This weekend we begin a new year for the Church as we reflect on Jesus’ desire to be with us, both in his return in glory and, as we move towards Christmas, in his coming as man 2,000 years ago.  This year may well be very different, but maybe it will allow us to reflect on
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Gospel Encouragement – Solemnity of Christ the King

Dear sisters and brothers, This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King, and the readings present us with three different perspectives on what his kingship looks like: the shepherd, the victor and the judge.  We’re probably all quite comfortable with the first of those, but possibly challenged by the second two.  However, we have to remember that the
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Clarification from the Holy See

Please see attached document regarding the statement of clarification from the Holy See, via the Bishops’ Conference, regarding an interview with Pope Francis in a film about same sex unions.   11 November 13-2020 – Pope Francis – Statement of Holy See

Gospel Encouragement – 33rd Sunday of the Year

Dear sisters and brothers, People often focus on the person of the ‘master’ in today’s Gospel, imagining him to represent God, but this isn’t the case.  Jesus is taking the normal human relationship of the time – a master to his servant – to make his point.  A more helpful paraphrase, to give us the intended focus of our thoughts,
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Newsletter – 15th November 2020

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Prayer for Healing of our World: 6pm each day in November

As Cardinal Nichols invites us to pray each day at 6pm for the healing of our world from Coronavirus, this may be an outline of what that prayer might look like, praising the Lord as we place our trust in his goodness. Structure for the time of prayer Sign of the Cross The Angelus Begin with a moment’s silence Psalm of praise
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Gospel Reflection – All Saints

This Sunday the usual cycle is interrupted as we celebrate the solemnity of All Saints, and the readings highlight how we don’t just celebrate the saints who have gone before us, but – by reflecting on them – recognise that we are on the path to being saints ourselves; yes even us!!! In our first reading from the Book of
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Gospel Encouragement – 29th Sunday of the Year

Dear sisters and brothers, It’s been a month or so since last I wrote to you, and I thought that it was time to start again as the country – and the world – gets a little more tense day by day in light of increasing Covid related restrictions.  About 200 people are coming to Mass each week, and another
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Missio – World Mission Month: Children’s Activity Sheets

Please see attached the four Activity Sheets for children to use for each Sunday of October – World Mission Month – when Pope Francis asks every member of the Catholic community around the world to recognise them-self as a missionary disciple. We encourage to use these resources with your family. Sunday-Activity-Sheet-4-October Sunday-Activity-Sheet-11-October Sunday-Activity-Sheet-18-October Sunday-Activity-Sheet-25-October There are further resources for children
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Giving Tuesday (Telephone Donations)

The Northampton Diocese finance office have been able to extend the donation facilities to include a telephone option. They will begin a ‘Giving Tuesday’, commencing on Tuesday 5th May 2020. Each Tuesday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, parishioners will be able to call, 01604 712065, and donate to our parish. Please have your debit or credit card to hand when calling.  You can
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