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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - August

Universal: That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.

Evangelization: That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbours to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

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

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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


    First High Mass of Reverend Guillaume Fenoll

    First High Mass of newly ordained priest Reverend Guillaume Fenoll of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in the presence of His Lordship the Bishop of Lancaster at ST WALBURGE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Weston Street – Preston – PR2 2QE.

    10.30am, Sunday 19th July in the year of Our Lord 2015, followed by the giving of First Blessings. Reception to follow. Download poster


    Church Textiles

    Any church textiles in need of repair including banners, vestments, altar frontals etc., or if you have any new commissions please contact:

    Gill Roberts

    19 Reedville



    Wirral CH43 4UH


    Catholic Voice: July Edition

    The July edition of the Catholic Voice will be delivered next week in time for distribution in all parishes over the weekend of 27/28 June. This is the last edition before the summer break.

    The next publication will be September 2015 and contributions for this Paper will need to be with the Editor no later than 25 July


    Fire & Light plus Brave of Heart

    Wednesday 17th June: Fire and Light.
    Praise and worship around the Blessed Sacrament with prayer ministry from our team. Starts at 8pm and concludes with refreshments at 10pm. All are welcome, feel free to invite your friends and family.

    Weekend 19th - 21st June: Brave of Heart: Weekend Journey for Men
    Come and find out all that God has prepared for your masculine heart. Weekend includes time in the Lake District, fellowship with other Christian men and inspiring sharing and encouragement. Meals included in £10 registration fee.

    Click here to register on our website. or reply to this email or call us on 016973 45623.


    St Benedicts School Whitehaven

    With so much happening at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, it’s often hard to get out into the general domain just all the amazing and exciting things our students are getting up to.


    So with that in mind, the school has created its own official Facebook page, which can be viewed here:

    We are keen for all local companies and businesses to ‘like’ our page and naturally, if anything is of interest to you, we are actively encouraging sharing. And of course, we are always keen to mention those we are involved with as well.

    Click to read more ...


    Card Making Day : Hyning Monastery Art Studio  

    16 June from 10am until 4pm

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    Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015

    The Diocese of Lancaster Lourdes Pilgrimage Planning Committee invites you to a pre-pilgrimage Mass at Lancaster Cathedral on Saturday 11th July 2015 at 2:30pm.

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    Concert in Ansdell

    Music for a Summer’s Afternoon

    St Joseph’s Church,  Ansdell  present  ‘The A Cappella Singers’ under the direction of Andrea Gray on Sunday, 14th June, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

    Tickets £6.00 (including light refreshments)

    For further details or tickets, contact: Margaret Long,  Tel:  01253 735342 or ‘A Cappella Choir’ (Steph) 07708 382195


    ‘Come & See’ 2015

    Sat 3rd - Sun 4th October 2015

    Keynote speaker Sr Helen Prejean
    [The real woman behind ‘Dead Man Walking’]

    Music and prayer led by Jo Boyce & Friends
    At Christ the King High School, Stamford Road Southport PR8 4EX

    [An incredible testimony to the goodness of God]

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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