Spiritual Help

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - March

Evangelization: Formation in Spiritual Discernment – That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.


Called to Glory V : The Spirit of Glory


14 - 15 April 2018

St Cuthbert's The Old Convent, Wigton

Speakers: Fr. Gabriel Joseph CFR & Niklas Carlsson

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Cafod- Share the Journey: take action on the refugee crisis

Inspired by Pope Francis’ special concern for migrants and refugees, at CAFOD we would like to invite you to Share the Journey and join us on a walk around the world.

To achieve our goal we are calling on you, parishioners from the Diocese of Lancaster, to play your own part in the campaign by organising a Share the Journey walk within your parish, or to simply encourage people to take part in a ‘Walk to Church Sunday’ during the ‘Week of Action’ which runs from 18-24 June.

Your walk can be as long or as short as you like, just remember to log your miles on our online totaliser once you’ve completed it

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Holistic Education: Ampleforth College introduces BTEC courses

Set in 2,000 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, Ampleforth College, the world’s foremost provider of Catholic education, has announced the introduction of BTECs in Countryside Management, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, supporting its unique location and ambition to provide a holistic education for its pupils.

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Masters Level - IL Diploma in Liturgical Studies

To register - Phone: +44 (0) 20 8862 2156 e-mail: Credit: Each course receives 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) towards Masters Level - IL Diploma in Liturgical Studies

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450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future

Ushaw College, Monday 30th April to Tuesday 1st May 2018.

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Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Peace in the British Isles Sunday April 29th 2018 at 3pm

Rosary on the Coast is an initiative of the Lay Faithful across the British Isles inviting the faithful of our nations, with the support of our clergy and Bishops, to a Day of Prayer for 
Faith, Life and Peace which will surely be pleasing to the Holy Spirit, and to Our Blessed Mother

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Canon Paul Swarbrick: Bishop elect for Lancaster

Pope Francis has named, today, a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese: Canon Paul Swarbrick.

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Newman University- Birmingham

2018 is the year in which Newman University, Birmingham celebrates its 50th anniversary and throughout the year the university will be hosting a number of events for staff, students, alumni and members of the public.


The first event to kick start the year of celebrations is the Cathedrals Group Choirs Festival which is to be held at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Saturday 24th February. Newman University will be hosting the 30th Annual Choirs Festival which will see performances from some of the country’s best university choirs.

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January 2018 F&J Bulletin

Download the first edition of Lancaster Faith & Justice Commission Bulletin for 2018.

All past & present copies of the F&J newsletters can be downloaded at   

Peace & best wishes


cor et lumem

Healing Signs & Wonders

Spring Conference for the North, 3 - 4 March 2018

Speakers: Damian Stayne & Fr Pat Deegan

The Healing Signs and Wonders conference celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his church today.

There will be inspirational talks, joyful praise, intimate worship, Holy Mass, prayer for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a Miracle Healing Service.

So if you are seeking more of God or healing in body or soul, come and bring your friends.

 Everyone is welcome!

DONATION ONLY EVENT after token registration fee

for information phone 07516 075896


Launch of God Calls App

God Calls is produced by the National Office for Vocation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales. It is available for iPhone and Android. You can contact them at and 020 7901 4829

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Eucharistic Conference, Liverpool ‘Adoremus’ 7–9 September 2018

Talks in Preparation

Feb 10th  2.00pm St John Vianney's Hall, Blackpool
Canon Luiz Ruscillo - "The Eucharist and the Scriptures"

Mar 21st  7.00pm St Margaret Mary's Parish Community Centre, Carlisle.
Fr. Michael Docherty -  "Food for the Journey"

Apr 26th 7.00pm St Mary's Parish Room, Cleator
Fr Paul Johnstone - "Eucharist, Reverence or Intimacy"

May 5th 10.00am Our Lady of Furness Parish Centre (opp St Mary's) Barrow
Fr Manny Gribben - "Ecclesia de Eucharistia"

June 26th  7.00pm University Chaplaincy, Lancaster.
Fr Philip Conner -  "Eucharist - the new heavens and the new earth"

July 3rd 7.30pm St Clare's Hall, Preston.
Fr Andrew Allman -  "Sacrament of Charity"

Light refreshments (tea, biscuits etc.,) will be available at all these events.


Boarbank Hall 2018

We welcome bookings from school or student groups or any other groups who may benefit from our hospitality.

We also work with schools to provide INSET days to suit each school,with the option of overnight stays.

Any group who would like help in arranging a programme or speakers for any kind of retreat or residential event should contact Sr Margaret Atkins on or 015395-32288

Download the Boarbank leaflet to see a full list of events for 2018.

Boarbank Hall, Allithwaite, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7NH


Light from Light Piano Recital


A piano concert with Fr Manny Gribben, celebrating the music of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin & Mussorsky.

ALL WELCOME. FREE entry, donations to Aid to the Church in Need, refreshments available.

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Bernardine Come & See Weekend

Come and seek God with us, spending the weekend living with a monastic community and experience a life of prayer and work of hospitality. For single Catholic women and men 20s & 30s.

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