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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - July

The Integrity of Justice – That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.


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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The Art of Dying Well: November, the month to remember 

During the month of November, we particularly remember and pray for the dead.  

On the Art of Dying Well's Instagram memorial page, you can submit names/photos and or memories of people you have known who have died. We are inviting you to post, via the Art of Dying Well’s Instagram or Twitter platforms (@artofdyingwell), pictures or memories of your loved ones who are dying or who have already died. It is also a chance to remember those who you have not personally known, but who come to mind because they have no one else left to pray for them.

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National Celebration of the YCW in England & Wales

The Young Christian Workers (YCW) will be celebrating their 80th year in England and Wales on 18th November 2017 from 4pm, with a Mass celebrated by the Rt. Rev. John Arnold, Bishop of Salford at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Salford, followed by a celebration in the Cathedral Assembly Room.

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Cor et Lumen Christi Community

Autumn Conference for the North:
The Living Word 4
18-19 November 2017

With Duncan Mitchell, Niklas Carlsson and other guests.

Come and be nourished by the life giving teaching of St Paul in the Scriptures.
St Paul was wholly on fire for God and through his life and mission worked to bring others into the fullness of life in the Spirit. This conference will explore aspects of his remarkable teaching to encourage and strengthen us into receiving more of the life of Christ and growing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Fauré’s stunning Requiem: High Mass in the Tradition Form

Church of the English Martyrs

8 Garstang Road, Preston PR1 1NA.

Saturday 18th November 11.30am. There should be refreshments afterwards as well.

 Singers of the Octavius Choir

Sponsored by the Order of St Lazarus


A Murder is Announced – A Miss Marple Mystery! By Agatha Christie

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. Directed by Bob Taylor.

Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th November 2017. Curtain up @ 7.30pm. St Bernadette’s Church Hall. All Hallows Road Bispham Blackpool FY2 0AS. Tickets Adult £6.50. Concession £4.50. Admission includes refreshments.

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Connect 2 - Peru


Holy Family in Warton & St Anne in Westby parishes are hoping to connect to a community in Peru & are delighted that they have Ruth Flores from CAFOD Head Office, speaking at all Masses over the weekend of 23 & 24 September.  Please come along & hear about CAFOD's life changing work in Peru - Masses are Holy Family on Sat @ 6.30pm & Sunday @ 10.45am  +  St Anne on Sunday @ 8.45am

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