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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - October

A Missionary “Spring” in the Church – That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the church.


Deacons Day of Reconciliation (for deacons and wives)

Sat. Nov 16th at Hyning Hall.
 10.00am - 3.30pm.
Talks on Young people and chaplaincy. 
(Rachel Cortez, chaplain of Our Lady's College, Lancaster.)
£20 each (paid by parish)
Please bring a packed lunch.



Oscar Romero day of reflecton: Bolton le Sands

 Father Peter Philips of Shrewsbury Diocese delivering a day of reflection on Saturday November 2nd (11-4pm) at Holy Trinity Church Bolton le Sands. The subject is Oscar Romero, "From Cautious Bishop to voice of the poor. A Documentary Film on Romero's life and Romero's spirituality for the modern age.


Catholic Medical Association

Catholic Medical Association is hosting an event on 16th October 2019, 6.30pm at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool.

All welcome but may of interest to: 

Anyone who is accompanying or supporting others to accompany people who are dying

Any catholic health care professional who is interested in finding out more about the CMA

Any healthcare professional supporting patients and their loved ones at the end of life (CPD certificates available)

6.30pm Mass celebrated by Fr Andrew Dawson, Catholic Chaplain, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Followed by supper.

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Metanoia Project: Events Schedule


1)      Living Water

2)      DOXA

3)      Heritage

4)      Bishop Robert Baron’s ‘The Mass’

5)      All our Youth Groups

6)      Volunteering with Metanoia Project

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Upcoming Events at The Christian Heritage Centre

September 20th – 22nd:
Imagining Reality – Beauty, Goodness & Truth in English Literature
A study weekend exploring the connection between reading, imagination and character formation through the lens of English literature, with special reference to J.R.R. Tolkien. For more info, please see the poster.

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October 1st: Evening Talk
Catholicism in Post-Modernity: Challenges and Opportunities

October 2nd: Full Day Conference
Witness and Challenge: Evangelisation Today

Two events with Michael Dopp, Mission of the Redeemer Ministries. For more info, please see the poster.

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October 12th – 13th:
Kerygma Bible Retreat
An opportunity for Catholics to renew the gifts and graces received in Baptism and Confirmation. For more info, please see the poster.

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November 1st – 3rd:
Weekend Retreat – A Reflection on Key Aspects of Christ's Teaching
Four talks by Fr Mark Paver. Private and communal prayer, Adoration & Mass. For more info, please see the poster.

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To book or for more details on the upcoming events:
Call 01254 827329


Radiant 2019

Radiant is a Day of the Eucharist with inspiring speakers, uplifting worship music, adoration and Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul, it is an event not to be missed.

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Christmas Card Making Days

October 8th & November 5th 2019

£18 All materials included, with cooked lunch and refreshments during the day. £14 if you bring your own lunch.

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Interfaith Week – Talks on Interfaith

South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents talks on interfaith by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock

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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