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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - October

Universal: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

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

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    Dance in the Spirit unites community

    Tickets for the event, on November 10 in the Theatre at Barrow Sixth Form on Rating Lane, are available from participating schools or from Barrow Sixth Form College reception and cost £4. The festival is backed by the Catholic diocese of Lancaster and the Catenians and the profits will go to Solidarity Symi which is a charity helping the refugees arriving on the tiny Greek island of Symi.

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    World Apostolic Congress On Mercy

    Jubilee of Mercy

    To those who embrace the spirituality of Divine Mercy, Pope Francis invites you to join him in Rome, in one of the major events in the 'calendar of the Year of Mercy.'

    The itinerary for the Pilgrimage of the weekend commencing Friday 1st April 2016 is as follows :

    Friday 1st April 2016- 1800 hrs Penitential Celebration in selected Churches in Rome. Night of Reconciliation.

    Saturday 2nd April 2016- Commencing 800 hrs., in the Jubilee Churches. Eucharist Adoration – Sacred Scripture( Holy Readings ) Pilgrimage through the Holy Jubilee Door. Commencing 1800 hrs.

    Vigil of Prayer in St. Peter's Piazza, In the presence of Pope Francis.

    Sunday  3rd April 2016 - Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, Commencing at 10,00 hrs Holy Mass of the Divine Mercy in the presence of Pope Francis.

     The weekend events, will be preceded by a two day European Congress on Mercy organised by WACOM, the World Apostolic Congress On Mercy Organisation, commencing on Thursday 31st. March, in one of the major churches of Rome.

    The event concluding before the Penitential Celebration on the Friday evening.

     Information for registration for the above mentioned event may be obtained by one of the following methods :

     E mail : 3woldview@ ( preferred ) : Tel. : 01759 380415 : 01489 481698

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    The Web : The Wacom web page is under alteration and is due to be on line at the end of September. It is hoped that registration will then be available through the National Coordinator by this method.


    Autumn Conference: The Harvest is Rich

    Cor et lumen christi  invite you to their Autumn Conference for the North, 17 - 18 October 2015.

    The Harvest is Rich is a weekend designed to equip us to bring the Joy of the Gospel to those around us, by becoming witnesses of grace, love and joy.

    For more details visit:

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    or telephone 016973 45623


    Headteacher Required for January 2016

    Annecy Catholic Primary School , Seaford, East Sussex.

    The School are seeking a Headteacher that will lead and inspire the current leadership team to become an outstanding school.
    Annecy is a modern school situated in a beautiful part of East Sussex. They can offer a strong, united and supportive governing body, committed teaching staff, happy, motivated, respectful pupils and an excellent partnership with parents.
    To find out more details about the post please visit their website Or contact the school office Tel: 01323 894892

    The Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2016

    HE Cardinal Walter Kasper
    Former President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity

    "the pope's theologian." Pope Francis

    Church, Mercy and the Signs of the Times
    Tuesday 3rd November, 8.00pm-9.45pm

    Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Science Site, Durham University

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    The Tablet 175th Anniversary Conference Public Lecture

    Prof. Stanley Hauerwas
    Duke University (Emeritus)

    Named "America's Best Theologian" by Time Magazine in 2001

    The Spirit and the Church
    Monday 2nd November 8.00pm-9.30pm

    Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Science Site, Durham University

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    Dedication Festival

    Please join us for the celebration of our DEDICATION FESTIVAL anniversary of the consecration of Saint Walburge’s Catholic Church, Weston Street – Preston – PR2 2QE

    Sunday 27th September, 10.30am

    Pontifical Low Mass & Confirmations celebrated by His Lordship the Bishop of Lancaster.
    Music of Byrd, Palestrina and Bruckner by special guests the St. Philip Neri Choir.

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    The St Wilfrid’s Autumn Talks 2015

    A short series of talks by members of the Society of Jesus based on issues arising from Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’

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    Build My Kingdom – Embrace 2015

    21st November 2015 | 9:30-18:00 | Year 10+
    Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

    Keynote Speakers | Mass | Praise & Worship | Adoration | Reconciliation | Workshops

    Talks and workshops by David Wells, Rise Theatre, Fr Frankie Mulgrew, Frank Cotrell-Boyce, Franciscan and Sisters of the Renewal, plus many more...

    Admission FREE – Register Now on the Embrace website!

    More info, please email: or call 07944 287 690.



    Cafod: meetings

    CAFOD Lancaster & Morecambe


    On Thursday 10th September at St Bernadette’s Parish Centre, 120 Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4HT

    7pm start, 8.30pm finish


     CAFOD Fylde


    On Wednesday 16th September at St Joseph’s Presbytery, Woodlands Road, Ansdell, FY8 4EP

    7pm start, 8.30pm finish


    Agenda includes CAFOD’s emergency work, CAFOD’s long-term development work, Laudato Si’ and local partnerships.

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    Apostleship of the Sea


    Catholic seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is encouraging its supporters and well-wishers to make an in-memory donation so that its ministry supporting seafarers continues in the years ahead.

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    Catholic Stage Guild North Mass

    3:30pm Sunday  6th September at Our Lady of Assumption, Common Edge Road, Blackpool. All welcome

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    Cafod: Fylde

    CAFOD Fylde 

    Meeting on Wednesday 16th September @ 7pm - St Joseph's Presbytery 16 Woodlands Road Ansdell FY8 4EP. Everyone welcome


    Winter Shelter Project - Kendal

           Winter Shelter Project 2015-16!   Manna House, Kendal’s homeless charity, is recruiting again for this year’s Winter Shelter project.    Do you have a heart for the homeless? Are you compassionate but robust? Have you experience in working with vulnerable adults with complex needs?    Then we need you!!  We need team members to man a church homeless shelter one night a week, supporting guests, making beds and food.     Please let Penny know if you are interested on 01539725534 or   Want to know more?  There is a meeting for those who are interested but haven’t been involved before on Thursday 20th August, 7:00 at Manna House


    Mass of Thanksgiving - Year of Consecrated Life 2015

    Be Glad, Rejoice, Radiate Joy!

    You are invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Year of Consecrtaed Life at lancaster Cathedral on Tuesday 29th September at 7.00pm.

    Celebrant: Bishop Michael Campbell OSA

    For more information, pleae contact Sr Mary Bernard