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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - April

Universal: That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.

Evangelization: That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

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

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    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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    Towards a New Pentecost - Cor at Lumen Christi

     Towards a New Pentecost : 20th - 22nd March 2015 includes world renowned speaker and author Michelle Moran. 

    ***Meals will be included at this weekend!***

    Every Pope since the beginning of Vatican II has called the Church to desire and prepare for a New Pentecost. This is an astonishing vision if we consider its full meaning. This conference will do exactly that. Starting with the vision of the Popes and the origins of their vision, we will gain a deeper understanding of what is meant by a New Pentecost and then look at how this affects us personally. We will then explore ways in which we can prepare and dispose ourselves to a new era of grace in the Church and the world.

    • Is my vision for a New Pentecost the same as the Pope's?
    • What will a New Pentecost look like?
    • Are there already signs of a New Pentecost?
    • What can I do to prepare for a New Pentecost?
    • How can I open myself to the gifts of God and experience His love?

    The conference will include inspired preaching and teaching, prayer ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, as well as extended times of joyful praise, Adoration and the Holy Mass.

    Telephone 016973 45623 for booking details


    Lenten Retreat

    Saturday 28th February 2.30pm to 5.30pm at St Walburghe's Shrine, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE.

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    Lenten Retreat

    Saturday 28thFebruary 2.30 pm to 5.30pm ST.WALBURGE’S SHRINE, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE


    1. Death

    2. Judgement  

    3. Hell

    4.  Heaven

    • ·         Spiritual talks
    • ·         Confession available
    • ·         Time for personal prayer
    • ·         Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 

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    Catholic Voice: March Edition

    Available for distribution in all parishes over the weekend of 21/22 February



    Womens World Day of Prayer

    St John's Poulton at 2pm on Friday 6 March

    Theme: The Bahamas, everyone asked to wear bright clothing

    Refreshments will include food and drinks associated with The Bahamas



    Eucharistic Adoration for Diocese

    24 Hours with the Lord for the Diocese of Lancaster will be held at Saint Walburge's Shrine (Weston Street, Preston)
     9 am Friday 13th March to 9 am Saturday 14th March

    Celebration for 500th anniversary of St Teresa's birth

    St Teresa event for the 500th Anniversary of her birth 1515-2015 and  celebrating
    the Year of Consecrated Life.
    A Solemn Mass in Chapel on Saturday 7th March, 2015 at 9:00am with the Discalced Carmelite Nuns . Anyone is welcome to attend the Mass. (Carmelite Monastery, St. Vincent's Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8QA)

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