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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - May

Universal: That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

Evangelization: That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

Be glad, rejoice, radiate joy – Wake up the world!

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    Lay Chaplain Job Vacancy

    The Governors of The Blessed Sacrament Primary and St Maria Goretti Primary are seeking to appoint a Lay Chaplain to work across our two schools. This is a unique post as the person appointed will be the first Lay Chaplain appointed to work within Primary schools in Lancaster Diocese.

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    Right to Life: Sponsored Walk

    "The Right To Life annual 8 mile sponsored walk in Clitheroe will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 May, beginning at 1pm – and we very much hope that you will be able to accompany us.

     We are delighted to announce that this year Bishop John Arnold, the new Bishop of Salford, is going to take part for the first time, and he will be joined by Lord David Alton of Liverpool and Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-life Group.

    The late Jim Dobbin, former Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton – who was joint-chairman of that parliamentary group together with Mrs Bruce – attended every Right to Life walk after the event's launch in 2001. He is missed dearly and to mark our first walk without him, this year's event has been named theJim Dobbin Memorial Walk.

     The eight-mile circular trek starts and finishes at the same venue as 12 months ago, St Michael and St John RC Church, Lowergate, Clitheroe, BB7 1AG

     For sponsor and booking forms and for any queries, please contact me via or 07545118743.

    (If you can't take part, please pray that the event is a success and that the weather is kind to us.)" 


    Cor et Lumen Christi:Weekend for Men


    Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fernyhalgh


    Our Lady & St Edward’s Preston invite you to share their parish pilgrimage on Sunday 31 May at 2pm

    Assemble at the Church of St Mary’s Fernyhalgh at 2pm and process to the Shrine for a short service in honour of Our Lady.


    O Mary conceived without sin.

    Pray for us who have recourse to you.


    Further information including assistance with transport contact : 0777 943 6279







    Tickets £2.00 Proceeds to Feet First Charity


    Boarbank Hall 2015-16

    All our residential events combine lectures and discussions with Mass, Prayer of the Church and opportunity for personal prayer, in a context of friendship and community in our beautiful Cumbrian setting beside Morecambe Bay.

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    Free Concert in Lytham St Annes


    The Knights of St Columba present: Iona In Concert


    Free Concert: Our Lady Star of the Sea Social Centre St Albans Road St Annes on Friday 8th May @1:30pm until 3:30pm Come and enjoy an afternoon of light classical music

    Iona is a classically-trained mezzo soprano with a beautifully, unique voice. She is also a lyricist, who co-writes her own songs along with her brother, Lee. She was trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and sings in five different languages. Together, they write beautiful, contemporary songs with classical influences, which really compliment Iona’s voice.  


    Job Opportunity: Castlerigg Manor

    Required for July / August 2015

    An experienced leader with a passion for helping young people grow in the Catholic faith to take up a live in post as Retreat Leader at Castlerigg Manor, Keswick

     · Do you love working with young people?

     · Do you have experience in training/ teaching ?

     · Are you passionate about your faith?

    You could be the person we are looking for.

     Based in the heart of the Lake District our residential retreat centre welcomes young people all year round working with mainly secondary age students. The Retreat Leader is responsible for preparing, presenting and coordinating our retreats. We are looking for someone with initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to take up this exciting role. You will work with others in the leadership team and support our centre based volunteers. In return you will receive training, support and a real sense of reward in seeing young people grow and develop. For more details and a job description contact: Ruth Corless, Castlerigg Manor, Manor Brow, Keswick, CA12 4AR Tel: 017687 72711 CLOSING DATE for applications Friday May 1st 2015 An enhanced DBS check is required for this post Castlerigg Manor is an equal opportunities employer



    The UK Fraternity is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
    All are welcome!

    Friday May 1st: At Dodding Green
    Parents’ Day (for UK parents who have a child in the anywhere in the Community) to be held at Holy Trinity and St George (Parish Centre), where the Cenacolo UK community attends Mass  every Sunday. Local meetings are held in the Centre. Directions here. Nearest parking nearby at the Westmorland Shopping Centre; other town centre car parks are signposted.

    Saturday May 2nd 10am – 4pm (at Kirkbie Kendal School) Directions here. There is plenty of parking at the school.
    PROGRAMME FOR THE OPEN DAY (timings flexible)
    09.15                               Prayers of thanksgiving (at Dodding Green*)
    10.00                               Welcome & Rosary
    10.30                               Testimonies & catechism
    11.30                               Break to prepare for
    12.00                               Holy Mass
    13.00                               Lunch
    14.30                               Reassemble Songs leading to
    15.00                               Divine Mercy Chaplet / Testimonies / Catechism
    16.00                               Production by the Dodding Green fraternity – “Prodigal Son”
    18.00                               Supper for brothers / families / former members of the Community & trustees (at Dodding Green).

    We hope to organise minibus tours from the school to Dodding Green to enable those who have not seen where the brothers live to visit it.

    *Parking at Dodding Green is very limited and the country roads around are narrow, used by local residents for access and are unsuitable for parking. If you wish to attend prayers at 9.30, please share transport.

    Sunday May 3rd
    Family Day for the Family & Parents of the brothers in the Dodding Green Fraternity.


    Help for Families Needed

    I would like to ask the Catholic Voice to support me and print this call to all parishes, so we support our families in Diocese, specially in the year of the Synod of Families. 
    Weurgently need  money to support families by giving them chance to go to retreat and strengthen their faith.
    Castlerigg Manor youth center in Keswick is organizing a weekend for familes but it is not cheap, £75 per adult and £50 per child, and that gives about £250 - £300 per family. So many families might not be able to come, and that is why I think there is a need to support them.
    I would like to call all parishes in the Diocese of Lancaster to sponsor all families who would like to go for a Family Weekend at Castlerigg Center from 22nd -24th of May 2015. More information on:

    With thanks
    Wojciech Kwiatkowski



    ONE NIGHT for Religious Freedom

    An Overnight Vigil in support of Iraqi Christians

    18-19 April 2015, Holy Name Church, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG. To get involved, learn more or make a donation, go to:

    More details of the vigil can be found on the poster download.


    Cor et Lumen Christi 8-10 May

    What would happen if we really gave ourselves to God's presence with deep expectation? 
    How often do we make the space to ENCOUNTER Him?

    We are please to let you know about our next weekend: 'ENCOUNTER'.

    The weekend will include input to help us grow in expectation and hunger for the living God and opportunities to really soak in the divine presence by giving our time to Him in a variety of ways. 

    We will be led by the Cor et Lumen Christi Community, St Cuthbert’s. Members of the community have a wide range of experience of bringing people into the tangible presence of God, including: Prayer Ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, Ignatian Spirituality, Healing Ministry, Praise and Worship, Exhortational Preaching and Prophetic Ministry.

    You can book online here or you can download and print a booking form here.Alternatively, you can email us back or call us on 016973 45623.


    Flower Festival: Caldbeck, Cumbria

    St Kentigern’s Church, Caldbeck - overlooked by High Pike in the Northern Fells of the Lake District - is staging a magnificent Flower Festival over the late Bank Holiday weekend: Friday to Monday (22-25 May).

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    24 Hours with the Lord

    9am Friday 13th March to 9am Saturday 14th March

    As requested by Pope Francis, daylong Eucharistic Adoration with time for confession or speaking with a priest. This special day of Adoration will be held in the diocese of Lancaster at St. Walburge’s Shrine, Weston Street – Preston – PR2 2QE.

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    The Crossing

    From Hyning to Boarbank across the Bay

    For young people between 18 - 35 - What are you doing on the weekend of 29th - 31st May?

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