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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - August

Universal: Sports That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

Evangelization: Living the Gospel
That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.

2015 The Year of Consecrated Life

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

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    Christian Meditation Cumbria present Father Laurence Freeman OSB

    An evening meeting in Cartmell and a day retreat in Penrith

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    Andy Severyn launches new web site

    A new, much improved website is now up and running. Do have a look, especially if you might be interested in a worship workshop in the new school year


    Society of the Sacred Heart Discernment Weekend

    Through our contemplative presence, in prayer & service we discover & reveal God’s love...

    Our next vocation discernment weekend 216A Wingrove Road, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9DD

    30 September - 2 October 2016
    Friday 6pm - Sunday 2pm

    More details on the website
    Contact: Barbara Sweeney rscj
    Tel: 0191 272 3000

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    Day of Prayer for Creation

    Thursday 1 September at 4pm St Joseph's Church Ansdell FY84EP

    The service will last about 45 mins and will include some quiet time of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, readings and relections


    FIRST MASS of Rev. Cosmas Montjean

    Saturday 30th July 2016, 10. 30am followed by the First Blessings of a newly ordained priest

    Reception after Mass – All are welcome!
    A wonderful occasion for the whole family to pray for vocations and to show your support for the Catholic priesthood

    Saint Walburge’s Church, Weston Street – Preston – PR2 2QE.

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    Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Service with CAFOD refugee action

    Thursday, 30 June, 6.45pm - 7.30pm  

    Holy Family Catholic Church 1 Lytham Road, Warton PR4 1AD

    All welcome, refreshments afterwards


    Fire & Light!

    8pm Wednesday 15th June : St Cuthbert's, The Old Convent, Wigton, CA7 9HU

    You are invited to our next Fire & 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. 

    There is Mass in our chapel beforehand starting 7 pm. The evening will conclude with refreshments and social and end around 10pm. All welcome! 


    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