40 Hours - Pictures
Thank you to all who came and prayed in church during the 40 Hours. It has been a special time of prayer in the parish. Please God, more young men and women will generously respond to the Lord's invitation to follow Him in the priesthood and religious life.
Thank you to everyone who helped in any way for the 40 Hours. So many people have commented, including visitors to the parish, how beautiful the church looked, how moving the prayer was, and how lovely the liturgies were. Click here for more pictures of the 40 Hours.
Sowing the Seeds
Join us for the "Sowing the Seeds" course run by the Maryvale Institute. A chance to learn more about our faith, to hand on our faith to our children, to defend our faith when we are asked questions. For more information speak to one of the priests or collect a leaflet from the back of church. First session is 2nd October at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
40 Hours Devotion
A period of prayer of before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Click here for more details.
Fr Michael's Ice Bucket Challenge
Fr Michael completed the challenge and the video evidence is below. Together the parish raised £425 for Children's House of Hope a charity founded by one of our parishioners. Thank you to everyone who donated.
The SVP - The Big Society
Many congratulations to the SVP as they celebrate a Big Society Award given to them by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. Click over to their page to find our more about the SVP and their award.
A Very Blessed Christmas
To all our parishioners and visitors to this site, a very happy and holy Christmas. Keep up to date over Christmas with Twitter and Facebook. God bless and see you in 2014!
Always a fantastic annual event, this years' Christmas Bazaar was no exception. From the moment the doors opened around 12.00pm until 3.00pm there was none stop activity in the parish centre. People snapping up bargains at the gift, toy, white elephant, cosmetics and jewellery stalls. Gaming away on various tombolas and challenges. Or sampling some of the refreshments from burgers, curry and cakes and sandwiches. It was a great afternoon and it looks like that the parish has raised around £5000. Many thanks to everyone who has been involved in some way in this years' Bazaar. Many thanks to everyone who came to support it!
Alex sends his greetings from Valladolid and is looking forward to returning to the parish for his Christmas break in the next few weeks.
At one of the seminary celebrations Alex, along with the other seminarians became members of the Confraternity of the Vulnerata. Our Lady Vulnerata is the Patroness of the College and holds a special place in hearts of students and Old Boys of the seminary in Valladolid.
In the picture is Alex, wearing the Confraternity medal, with Mgr John Pardo, the Rector of the seminary. Above is the image of Our Lady Vulnerata. Do keep our seminarians and Alex in your prayers.
Christ the King
To mark the culmination of the Year of Faith and National Youth Sunday, the 11am Mass this morning was lead and animated by the Young People of the Parish. We are very blessed to have many young people coming to Mass together with young families. It is a clear statement to the world that our faith is not dying but is alive, young and vibrant!
Today we also enrolled our candidates on the Confirmation Preparation Programme. Keep them in your prayers as well as their families and those who form them ready to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit next March.
St Modwen's Retreat Day
On Friday to mark the culmination of the Year of Faith, the staff and children had a Day Retreat. The theme of the day was 'Called to be Saints'. The day began with Morning Prayer and then each year group met with different visitors and explored ways in which we can all be saints of today. The day ended with Mass for the feast of St Cecilia. It was a wonderful day and source of many blessings for our school and children. Many thanks to all who helped in any way and, especially, to our speakers.
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