Spiritual Help

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - August

Families, Schools of Human Growth – That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.


Executive Director Position

An opportunity to work with the General Secretary to further develop the Bishops’ Conference Secretariat as a centre of knowledge and capability in support of the bishops of England and Wales. It is an opportunity which would suit someone with broad and deep knowledge and experience of working with the Catholic Church and able to demonstrate a sustained track record of representing the Church across a diverse range of people and organisations, including legislators and influencers in England and Wales. Reporting to the General Secretary, the role will be based in the office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, a short walk from Victoria Station in Central London.

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Relics of St Therese of Lisieux

The Bishop of Galloway invites the Diocese of Lancaster to St Terese's parish in Dumfries to view the relics of St Therese. (St Teresa's Glasgow St Dumfries DG2 9DE) Tel 01387 252603.

Tuesday 3 September

3pm Service of welcome

7pm Mass

10pm Night Prayer

11:30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by all night vigil

Wednesday 4 September

12noon Mass for Schools

2pm Departure of the relics



On 1 July 2019 the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome issued a formal nihil obstat for the cause of beatification of Franciscan missionary John Bradburne to proceed. The letter was sent to Archbishop Ndlovu, primate of Zimbabwe, who in April this year had convened a meeting of Zimbabwean Bishops at which there was unanimous approval to support the cause. A postulator, Dr Enrico Solinas, a lay judge at the Umbrian Interdiocesan Ecclesiastical Court of Perugia, was appointed in 2018, and is now taking the cause forward.

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Cardinal Newman

Pope Francis has announced that Cardinal Newman will be canonised in Rom on Sunday 13 October 2019


Fire and Light!

8pm Wednesday 17th July 2019: 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, 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.


Peter and Paul: Chosen and Sent

Saturday 29th June 2019 9:30am – 3:30pm
Thornleigh Salesian College, Sharples Park, Bolton BL1 6PQ

Prayer and worship / Scripture reflections by Frs Hugh Pollock, Chris Lough, Chris Thomas and Michael Winstanley / Small group conversation / Creative plenary sessions

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Our Lady and St Edward's Fulwood, Preston

 This parish will celebrate Creation Masses over the weekend of the 18/19th May. 

CAFOD hope all parishes in the Lancaster Diocese will hold such a Mass to celebrate our beautiful world and have asked our parish to launch it. Each mass will have God's creation as the theme, and after each Mass we will have a time of sharing in the Parish Centre.

CAFOD's national Campaign manager , Sarah Croft, will attend the Masses


Right To Life Clitheroe Sponsored Walk 2019

This will take place on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th at 13.00, but please come earlier (12.30) to hear speeches and pre-walk instructions.

We are very grateful to the generosity and dedication of Lord David Alton of Liverpool who is taking part once again.

The walk is a happy, joyful and enjoyable occasion and it is guided by Parish Priest, Mgr. John Corcoran and his team of helpers.  It is an eight mile circular walk, and will start and finish, as in previous years, at St. Michael and St. John’s parish church in Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Clitheroe. Refreshments will be available during and after the event.

If you are able to attend, it is important that you contact Moira Billinge for further information at or 0754 511 8743 as soon as possible and complete to obtain the booking form so that we can make the appropriate catering arrangements for the refreshments, and the sponsor form.  

If you cannot take part on this occasion, perhaps you would consider sponsoring the walk?


Metanoia, Preston


cor et lumem- mens weekend


CAFOD : Lent Family Fast Day


On Friday 15 March, CAFOD supporters will hold ‘Family Fast Days’ around Lancaster Diocese in support of the charity’s annual Lent campaign.

Catholics in parishes and schools across the diocese will be eating a simple meal of bread and soup and donating the money they save to CAFOD.

The money they raise will go to helping people whose lives are being devastated by changing weather, including Mahinur in Bangladesh.

Drought, floods and storms are having a devastating impact on our global family. Mahinur makes a living from fishing but a drought last year killed all the fish, leaving her struggling to support her disabled husband and son.

Mahinur cooks and cleans in neighbours’ homes for a bit of cash but it’s never enough. There are days the family have nothing to eat. But Mahinur’s experience is just one of many. The changing climate is wreaking havoc on hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

CAFOD’s representative in Lancaster Diocese, Patrick Gardner, said: “The changing weather is devastating lives. The donations of parishioners and schoolchildren in Lancaster Diocese will help people around the world to support themselves, whatever the weather brings.

“Our work is made possible by the support of our volunteers and we are so grateful. This Lent, it is your generosity which will help ensure no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need. Thank you.” Donate to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal at


St Peter's Primary School Lytham: Staff Vacancy

The Headteacher and Governors wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work within our busy Reception EYFS classroom (TA 2a 31.25 hours.)  This post is temporary until July 2020 with a view to being extended. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and proficient Early Years practitioner, with a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They will have experience of leading and facilitating learning within an early years setting and be confident to contribute towards assessment.   They will join a supportive and dedicated team. The successful candidate will be willing to complete training relevant to the role including; EYFS cluster meetings, safeguarding and first aid. Please see the school website  for more information and to download an application form. The closing date is Friday 8th March. Interview date will be Wednesday 13th March. 


Faith in Politics

Catholic Parliamentary & Public Affairs Internships

Faith in Politics, the Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internship Scheme, which began in 2003, provides up to eight recently graduated Catholics with intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context.

Interns are placed with Christian MPs at Westminster and in public policy and social action roles at the Catholic Education Service (CES), CAFOD, and CSAN. All the internships also involve individually guided retreats and spiritual guidance throughout the year. Each intern will take part in the first year of a part-time Master’s Degree in Catholic Social Teaching at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, at the end of which they will gain a Postgraduate Certificate, with the option of completing the second year.

Additionally, the interns explore the political landscape and the Church’s involvement in social action through a series of events and trips abroad, including a week in Rome. The group will live at More House in Kensington, and at the end of the year will become part of a network of over 100 intern alumni.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 28 February 2019


The Power of the Holy Spirit - Sr. Maria Natella


Saturday, 9 February 2019 at 10:00


St Clare's Catholic Church in Preston, Lancashire






Day of Renewal with Sister Maria. The day starts with Mass in the parish and will include input from Sister Maria, praise and worship, adoration, prayer ministry and an opportunity for reconciliation 


Cor et Lumen Christi Catholic Miracle Rally (North)

9th - 10th March 2019
Our Lady's Catholic High School, Preston

The Catholic Miracle Rally is coming to the North of England! The Catholic Miracle Rally celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his church today.

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