Spiritual Help

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - May

Universal: Respect for Women That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.

Evangelization: Holy Rosary That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

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

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    Exploring the Extraordinary Form 

    Saturday 11th June


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    Catholic Voices: Public Speaking Training London October 2016

    This year we are focusing exclusively on training people to give talks and

    presentations as well as workshops on how to more effectively tell the Church’s story.

    That means that the sixth National Speakers’ Training 2016 will have a new format,

    involving one Saturday and three Thursday evenings in central London.

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    St Walburge’s Preston

    May Procession Sunday 22nd May, 11.45 am


    Cor et Lumen Christi: New Roof Needed

    Cor et Lumen Christi Community has been establishing a centre of Church Renewal in the north of England for the last 15 years at St Cuthbert's, Wigton. Following damage to the roof caused by the storms of 2015, several independent roofing contractors have said that the roof is not repairable but needs to be replaced. We therefore have to have a new roof finished by the end of this summer, before the autumn and winter storms begin again.

    Can You Help?

    By supporting this project you will be contributing to the formation, spiritual growth and discipleship for people of all ages and helping to restore a beautiful and historic religious building for the future.

    Click here to help us get a new roof


    The Right To Life Annual Sponsored Walk

    The Right To Life Annual Sponsored Walk in Clitheroe will take place on Bank Holiday Monday May 30th at 13.00 prompt but participants are asked to be present by 12.30 p.m. at least, for photographs, etc.

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    St. Walburge's Festival

    All are welcome – SUNDAY 1st MAY, 10.30am

    High Mass for patronal feast day with music by special guests the St. Philip Neri Singers followed by fête with food & drink. St Walburge’s Catholic Church, Weston Street – Preston – PR2 2QE

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    Songs of Praise/Children in Need Competition

    Welcoming entries from people of all ages and abilities, the public are being encouraged to artistically reflect what Christmas means to them. Entries will be judged on their originality, creativity, public appeal and their ability to capture the spirit of Christmas.

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    Disability, Culture and Faith

    ‘In June this year, Bishop Paul Hendricks alongside the Kairos Forum UK and in partnership with the Pontifical Council for Culture, will be coordinating two exciting events in Rome, for the Jubilee Year. These events are creative, international and ecumenical. Our celebratory activities will interweave the Gospel with the lives, stories and experiences of people of all abilities’.

    1. 23 June: An academic symposium, Living Fully 2016: Disability, Culture and Faith.
    2. 24-26 June: A creative and vibrant conference, Living Fully 2016: Disability, Culture and Faith: A Celebration including a differentiated, parallel programme for people who have been intellectually disabled, enabling them to celebrate and promote their vital place within the Body of Christ 

    Please do join us for these events.  Information and how to book can be found on or by calling Cristina Gangemi on 01883372114 or contact 


    St Clare's Primary School Preston

    Car Boot Sales:

    14 May, 11 June, 9 July 8am until 1pm

    £10 per stall register at St Clare's School or 'phone 07960 1171734

    Tea/Coffee Bacon?Sausage Butties available



    Organized Voices

    Adrian's 40th Birthday Concert

    Friday 20th May, 7pm at St Wulstan's Church, Fleetwood – featuring organist Adrian Earnshaw and St Wulstan's choir.

    For more info, please download the poster.


    Events at Hyning

    Garden Open Afternoon Sat 21 May 2 -4:30pm; Prayer and Walking Weekend 6-8 May; Prayer and Gardening Week 11- 15 July. Last two events book for the whole time or simply for a day. Contact Sr. Mary Bernard 01524 732684 for more details or book on line at


    The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Wilfrid, Preston


    Parish Administrator


    The Jesuit parish of St. Wilfrid is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated parish administrator to undertake the day to day administrative tasks associated with a developing and dynamic city centre parish. The role will formpart of a wider collaborative team that is developing ministries in Spirituality, Adult Faith Formation, Student Chaplaincy and Outreach to the poor and marginalised.


    Salary £18,000 - £21,000 per annum

    Dependent upon knowledge skills and experience of successful applicant.


    *This position is covered by a genuine occupational requirement under the employment Equality (Religion of belief) Regulation 2003, Section 7, subsection (2)


    To apply, please request an application pack from Mrs Shirley Russo at:

    Or by post to: Parish Administrator, St. Wilfrid’s Presbytery, 1Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 3JJ.

    For more information visit our website:


    Closing Date: Friday 29th April 2016

    Interview Date: Thursday 19th May 2016


    Maryvale Institute International Catholic College (Birmingham), 

    Open Day on Saturday 7th May. While this open day is particularly aimed at those interested in our Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity degree-level course, we would also welcome anyone interested in studying from our wide range of Further Education, undergraduate and post-graduate courses (


    Fire and Light!

    8pm Wednesday 13th April : St Cuthbert's, The Old Convent, Wigton, CA7 9HU

    You are invited to our next Fire and Light evening which will include a short inspirational input, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and praise and worship and the opportunity to receive prayer ministry from our team. 

    The evening will conclude with refreshments and social and end around 10pm. All welcome!


    On That Day

    A new CD released by Mike Gannon about the Crucifixion

    It is on line as a download from cdbaby on iTunes at a cost of 99 pence