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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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Gospel Reflection – 14th Sunday of the Year

Dear sisters and brothers, Whilst I was driving with my father recently we were listening to his old favourite songs from the 1950s.  One, called “Wake Up Little Susie” really struck me.  In it, the courting couple have been to a drive through movie in America, and they’ve fallen asleep while they were there.  Everybody else has left and it’s
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Churches Reopening for Public Mass – Beginning Tuesday 7th July

Dear sisters and brothers, It is with great joy that we are able to announce that as a result of the changes in the most recent government guidelines, we are able to begin to return to the public celebration of Mass in the parish. The Archbishops of England have written a letter helping us to prepare for this important moment as we move
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Churches Reopening for Private Prayer

Dear sisters and brothers, As you may have heard, from Monday 15th June 2020 churches in England are being allowed to open for private prayer.  The churches across Luton have identified times at which they hope to facilitate this opening, ensuring that the government’s directives can be fulfilled, such as the need for stewards, social distancing, appropriate PPE, etc.  A full
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GOSPEL REFLECTION – Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul

Dear sisters and brothers, As we celebrate the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul today, our readings give us what might be called bookends to the story of the early Church.  We have two readings marking the beginnings of St Peter’s ministry: the first – today’s Gospel – when he is an ardent disciple of Jesus, recognising that Jesus
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GOSPEL REFLECTION – 12th Sunday of the Year

As I read today’s readings, I felt that I could relate to them quite clearly.  Poor Jeremiah feels that the whole world is against him, but he trusts in the Lord who is at his side, “a mighty hero”.  Jesus warns that other people and ideologies may try to kill us for our faith in him, but to trust in
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Churches Reopening for Public Mass – Beginning 7th July 2020

Dear sisters and brothers, It is with great joy that we are able to announce that as a result of the changes in the most recent government guidelines, we are able to begin to return to the public celebration of Mass in the parish. The Archbishops of England have written a letter helping us to prepare for this important moment as we move
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GOSPEL REFLECTION – CORPUS CHRISTI

Dear sisters and brothers, As we celebrate the solemnity of Corpus Christi today – the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ – we celebrate Jesus’ great gift of himself to us.  That gift was given specifically on the Cross on Good Friday, but prophesied, as was the Resurrection, in the institution of the Eucharist the night before.  That Eucharist, ordinary
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GOSPEL REFLECTION – MOST HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

“The Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger rich in kindness and faithfulness.” (Ex. 34: 6) These are the words with which God describes himself when Moses encounters him on Mount Sinai in today’s first reading, and they are the ways in which he does so several times after this in the Old Testament.  The people of
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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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