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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - September
Mentally disabled. That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life. 

Service to the poor.
  That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

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    Lancashire Church Leaders to make social justice pledge  

    On October 14 church leaders from across Lancashire will renew their covenant with each other by signing a pledge of support for social action and social justice.

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    Not to be missed concert: This Week

    The Girls Choir from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool will perform a Concert on Friday 3 October at 7pm in St Joseph's Church, Woodlands Rd Ansdell. 

    Entry £6 inc a glass of wine and nibbles. Pay on the door


    Transformed in Christ

    We are delighted to be able to offer our next event:

    “Transformed in Christ”

    which will be held on 17th - 19th October 2014 at the Cor et Lumen Christi Community in Wigton.

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    Freedom to be in Christ

    For age 18 - 35 Single men and women

    The community at Hyning Monastery invites you to a

    Monastic Weekend

    Friday 30th January 2015 to Sunday 1st February 2015

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    Safeguarding Training Day

    Lancaster Safeguarding Commission

    Invite You to a Safeguarding Training Day

    Does your role in the Church involve you in activities with children, young people or vulnerable adults?

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    Concert: St Joseph's Ansdell

    The Girls Choir from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool will perform a Concert on Friday 3 October at 7pm in St Joseph's Church, Woodlands Rd Ansdell. 

    Entry £6 inc a glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets available by phoning 01253 736717 or 01253 736630 or pay on the door

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    Visit our new church – Christ the King, Blackpool!

    We invite you to visit our new church on the following afternoons between 2pm & 4pm on Sunday 14th September, Sunday 21st September and Sunday 28th September. There will be a Churches Together Service
    on the 28th September at 6.30pm.

    Christ the King Church
    Rodwell Walk, Blackpool FY3 7FG
    Any enquiries, please ring 01253 393439

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    Card Making Day at Hyning Hall

    14TH OCTOBER 2014

    Christmas cards making, including demos of Christmas decorations using recycled card! with the Bernardine Cistercians.

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    Ushaw calling for volunteers 


    A former Catholic Seminary is looking to attract dozens of volunteers to help make its public spaces and grounds open and attractive to visitors.

    Ushaw College, to the west of Durham City, has recently established a very fruitful relationship with Durham University. With the Trustees of Ushaw College, the University is exploring the possibility of a long-term future for this extraordinary group of buildings with a history going back 200 years.

    At the same time Ushaw is looking to open up many of its historic rooms, chapels and gardens to the public with music, concerts, exhibitions, open days, lectures and an exciting year-long programme of events which will be launched at the Heritage Open Weekend on 13th and 14thSeptember.

    The buildings – many of which were designed by the illustrious Pugin family - are set in extensive grounds, a large part of which was laid out as formal gardens, with trees and shrubs giving a glorious display of rhododendrons and until fairly recently boasting a small lake. The gardens have declined and suffered over the last few years. Some of the former students of the college, members of St Cuthbert’s Society of Ushaw College, have done a valiant job in keeping the Cemetery at the rear of the college in good condition and have also worked on the  formal gardens in front of the main building, which are still in need of significant work. Ushaw College now hopes to restore the grounds and the elegant network of paths to their former glory and make them more widely available for people to visit and admire.

    Roger Kelly, who is Chair of the Cultural Engagement Group at Ushaw College, said: “To do all this, we are looking for volunteers! The concert and events programme will need volunteers for “front of house” to meet and greet visitors, act as tour guides, assist with refreshments, steward the venues, to collect tickets and sell programmes. If you cannot attend Ushaw on a regular basis we are also looking for on-line supporters.”

    The Garden Project seeks anyone interested in gardens and the outdoor life to come along and get involved. Initially digging, weeding and planting will be the aim, to recover the herbaceous borders and formal planting areas. While  this is being done a scheme will be considered for the longer-term development of the gardens and landscape, which may include cutting-back some of the overgrown trees and opening up views, perhaps even the restoration of the lake.

    Finally, if you would like to help but are not able to get involved physically we will also need financial help to buy equipment, hire-in professional help for pruning and cutting back the trees and training. If you would like to make a financial contribution please contact or alternatively call on 07421035240. 

    Anyone interested in helping regularly or on a one-off basis is invited to attend a tour of the College buildings and gardens and a meeting at Ushaw on Saturday 13th September at 11.00am.   Alternatively potential volunteers can attend on Wednesday 17th September between 4.00pm an 7.00pm. If you have access to email we would be grateful if you could let us know which event you can attend; message to call on 07421035240. 

    Monsignor John Marsland, President of Ushaw and Professor Paul Murray, who is directing Durham University’s explorations at Ushaw, issued a joint statement saying: “This is an extraordinary opportunity for people of all ages to come along and make a real difference, by helping to open up to the public one of the most important and largely unknown architectural and cultural gems in the region. We hope it will be a rewarding and life-enhancing experience for all. Please come along whatever your skills and join this wonderful project.”



     Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Saturday 1st November 2014 aimed at people aged 16-25 The aim is to bring  together 3000 young people from the Northwest  to celebrate the faith of young people in the UK. The day starts at 10am and concludes at 6pm. Mass will be celebrated at 4pm presided by Archbishop Malcom McMahon.

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    Thanksgiving Mass in Westminister Cathedral

    Celebrating 25 years of supporting young homeless people

    This year represents a significant milestone for Depaul UK - 25 years of supporting young homeless people.

    On Saturday 27th September 2014, to mark 25 years of working in the UK and internationally there is a  Thanksgiving Mass presided over by, His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Please join us at the Mass at 2.00 p.m. in Westminster Cathedral.  

    Since 1989, over 60,000 young people have been provided with safe emergency and longer term accommodation. Their resilience in the face of adversity and determination to progress never fails to impress.

    Please book your free ticket click here or or call her on 020 7939 1270.



    Brave of Heart: A Weekend of Journey for Men

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    Music and Memories - My Catholic Journey

    We are looking for people to contribute to two upcoming programmes - Music and Memories and My Catholic Journey. 

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    29th June at Our Lady & St Joseph's Carlisle 10am to 4.30pm beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Campbell. A chance for men thinking about a call to the Priesthood to spend some time in reflection and prayer about their vocation. For more info contact Fr John Millar 01228 521509 or

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    FRIDAY 27TH JUNE 2014 - 7.00 PM

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