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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 I s s u e N o . 3 1 6 T h o r n t o n ’, s H e a d r e t i r e s P a g e 5 P r i e s t l y o r d i n a t i o n o f B e n e d e t t o D ’, A u t i l i a P a g e 6 L o s s o f C a n o n s C a r e y &, M c S w e e n e y P a g e 9 F a r e w e l l t o S i s t e r A i d a n P a g e 3 T h e y g a t h e r e d o v e r t h e B a n k H o l i d a y w e e k e n d f o r y e t a n o t h e r C e l e b r a t i o n –, t h e 3 9 t h i n t h e s e ­, r i e s , e s t a b l i s h e d i n 1 9 7 8 . T h e r e w e r e 2 8 t e e n a g e r s f r o m m o s t o f t h e p a r i s h e s o f M i l t o n K e y n e s , a n d t h i s y e a r w a s v e r y s p e c i a l i n d e e d . F o r t h e f i r s t t i m e w i t h i n t h e g r o u p w e h a d t h e s o n o f o n e o f t h e y o u n g s t e r s w h o a t t e n d e d t h e f i r s t C e l e b r a t i o n . T h a t i s r e a l c o n t i n u i t y . T h i s y e a r t h e g r o u p c o v e r e d i s s u e s s u r r o u n d i n g t h e d e a t h , r e s u r r e c t i o n a n d a s c e n s i o n o f J e s u s . T h e y n o w k n o w , e v e n i f y o u d o n ’, t , t h a t I s l a m s a y s t h e a p o s t l e s s w a p p e d J e s u s f o r J u d a s a n d t h a t h e w a s t h e o n e w h o d i e d o n t h e c r o s s . P e r h a p s o f m o r e i m m e d i a t e s i g n i f i ­, c a n c e f o r t h e y o u n g s t e r s w a s t h a t t h e y o u n g e s t g i r l w a s a b e t t e r s w i m m e r t h a n t h e s i x t h f o r m b o y s . B u t o f c o u r s e t h e b o y s g o t t h e i r o w n b a c k w h e n t h e ‘, f l o u r f e s t i v a l ’, s t a r t e d . ‘, I t i s o n l y t h r o u g h t h e g e n e r o s i t y o f t h e S i s t e r s a t T h o r n t o n t h a t w e a r e a b l e t o r u n C e l e b r a t i o n e a c h s u m m e r ’, s a i d C o ­, o r d i n a t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y . ‘, W e a r e d e e p l y i n t h e i r d e b t ’, . P i c t u r e s : t h e s h r o u d o f T h o r n t o n , b e l o w : t h e p o o l : b o t t o m . f l o u r a l g r e e t i n g s . L e t ’, s c e l e b r a t e O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 I s s u e N o . 3 1 7

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T h e B i s h o p s o f t h e I n d i a n s t a t e o f O r i s s a h a v e d e c i d e d u n a n i m o u s l y t o e s t a b l i s h “, M a r t y r s D a y ”, a n d d e d i c a t e i t t o t h e v i c ­, t i m s o f a n t i ­, C h r i s t i a n m a s s a c r e s t h a t o c ­, c u r r e d i n t h e d i s t r i c t o f K a n d h a m a l i n 2 0 0 8 . A s F i d e s l e a r n s f r o m t h e l o c a l C h u r c h , t h e D a y w i l l b e c e l e b r a t e d i n t h e m o n t h o f A u g u s t e a c h y e a r . T h i s i s w h a t t h e f i v e B i s h o p s o f t h e s t a t e ( o f t h e D i o c e s e o f S a m b a l p u r , B e r h a m p u r , R o u r k e l a , B a l ­, a s o r e a n d C u t t a c k ­, B h u b a n e s w a r ) d e c i d e d d u r i n g t h e i r a n n u a l m e e t i n g . S o f a r t h e l o c a l C h u r c h h a d c e l e b r a t e d a “, D a y o f R e m e m b r a n c e ”, t o r e m e m b e r t h e v i c t i m s o f t h e m a s s a c r e s . “, T h o s e k i l l e d d u r i n g t h e a n t i ­, C h r i s t i a n p e r s e c u t i o n i n 2 0 0 8 d e s e r v e o u r c o m m i t ­, m e n t , h o n o r , r e s p e c t a n d r e c o g n i t i o n : t h e y d i e d f o r t h e i r C h r i s t i a n f a i t h a n d w i t n e s s o f C h r i s t ”, , e x p l a i n s t o F i d e s M g r . S a r a t C h a n d r a N a y a k , B i s h o p o f B e r h a m p u r . M g r . S i m o n K a i p u r a m , B i s h o p o f B a l a s o r e , t o l d F i d e s t h a t “, t h e E p i s c o p a l C o u n c i l o f O r i s s a w i l l a s k t h e B i s h o p s ’, C o n f e r e n c e o f I n d i a t o e x t e n d t h e c e l e b r a t i o n o f t h e D a y t o t h e e n t i r e n a t i o n ”, . “, I w e l c o m e t h i s d e c i s i o n . W e m u s t r e c o g ­, n i z e t h e d e a d i n K a n d h a m a l i n 2 0 0 8 a s m a r t y r s o f f a i t h ”, , s a i d t o F i d e s t h e l a y C a t h o l i c J o h n D a y a l , s e c r e t a r y g e n e r a l o f t h e A l l I n d i a C h r i s t i a n C o u n c i l ( A I C C ) a n d m e m b e r o f t h e N a t i o n a l I n t e g r a t i o n C o u n ­, c i l o f t h e G o v e r n m e n t o f I n d i a . “, I t i s i m p o r ­, t a n t t h a t t h e e n t i r e c i v i l s o c i e t y i n I n d i a r e ­, m e m b e r s t h e m a s s a c r e s o f K a n d h a m a l : i t i s t h e m o s t f e r o c i o u s a t t a c k t h a t C h r i s t i a n s h a v e s u f f e r e d i n h i s t o r y . A n d t h e v i c t i m s h a v e b e e n b e t r a y e d b y t h e c r i m i n a l j u s t i c e s y s t e m ”, , a d d e d D a y a l . I n t h e v i o l e n c e t h a t b r o k e o u t o n A u g u s t 2 5 , 2 0 0 8 i n t h e d i s t r i c t o f K a n d h a m a l , o v e r 9 0 C h r i s t i a n s w e r e k i l l e d , m o r e t h a n 3 5 0 c h u r c h e s a n d p l a c e s o f w o r s h i p w e r e d e ­, s t r o y e d , 6 , 5 0 0 h o u s e s d e s t r o y e d , 4 0 w o m e n w e r e v i c t i m s o f r a p e s a n d b e a t i n g s , o v e r 5 6 t h o u s a n d C h r i s t i a n s w e r e e x p e l l e d f r o m t h e i r v i l l a g e s S e n d n e w s r e p o r t s , p h o t o s a n d o t h e r m a t e r i a l t o t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , S t . E d w a r d ’, s , B u r c h a r d C r e s c e n t , S h e n l e y C h u r c h E n d , M i l t o n K e y n e s , M K 5 6 D X : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m W e p r o m i s e t o p r i n t y o u r n e w s a s s o o n a s w e c a n f i n d s p a c e f o r i t . M a t e r i a l s h o u l d b e e ­, m a i l e d w h e n e v e r p o s s i b l e . I f t h i s c a n n o t b e d o n e f o r d i g i t a l p i c t u r e s t h e y s h o u l d b e s e n t t o u s o n d i s c . S e n d p h o t o g r a p h s i n j p g f o r m a t a s s e p a r a t e a t t a c h m e n t s , a n d n o t e m b e d d e d i n W o r d d o c u m e n t s . U r g e n t a n d d a t e d i t e m s s h o u l d r e a c h u s b y t h e f i r s t S u n d a y o f t h e m o n t h b e f o r e p u b l i c a t i o n . A b o o k l e t o f a d v i c e o n w r i t i n g n e w s r e p o r t s f o r T h e V i n e i s a v a i l a b l e o n r e q u e s t . P a r e n t a l p e r m i s s i o n m u s t b e s o u g h t b e f o r e p h o t o g r a p h s o f m i n o r s a r e s e n t f o r p u b l i c a t i o n . W h i l e w e a c c e p t u n s o l i c i t e d f e a t u r e a r t i ­, c l e s , w e r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t t o e d i t t h e t e x t o r n o t t o p u b l i s h . L e t t e r s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n m u s t i n c l u d e a n a m e a n d a d d r e s s , w h i c h w i l l b e o m i t t e d b y r e q u e s t . T h e c o n t e n t o f e a c h i s s u e i s d e c i d e d b y t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , e m a i l : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m V i e w s e x p r e s s e d i n T h e V i n e a r e n o t n e c ­, e s s a r i l y t h o s e o f t h e e d i t o r s o r o f t h e D i o c e s e . T h e p u b l i s h e r o f T h e V i n e , B e l l c o u r t , d e a l s w i t h a d v e r t i s i n g . T h o s e w i s h i n g t o p l a c e a d v e r t i s e m e n t s s h o u l d t e l e p h o n e 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 . D i f f i c u l t i e s w i t h d i s t r i b u t i o n s h o u l d b e r e f e r r e d t o M r s B u s b y . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t Request your FREE copy of Voice of Hope today and get 44 days of inspiring devotions delivered straight to your door. 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A c c o r d i n g t o A s i a N e w s , h e m a d e t h e a n n o u n c e m e n t a t t h e b e a t i f i ­, c a t i o n o f B i s h o p F l a v i a n u s M i c h a e l M e l k i i n H a r i s s a , L e b a n o n , o n S a t u r d a y . T h e a t ­, t a c k , w h i c h t o o k p l a c e O c t o b e r 3 1 , 2 0 1 0 , l e d t o t h e d e a t h s o f 4 8 C a t h o l i c s a t t h e O u r L a d y o f S a l v a t i o n S y r i a c C h a l d e a n C a t h o l i c C a t h e d r a l . A m o n g t h e d e a d w e r e t h e t w o p r i e s t s w h o h a d b e e n c e l e b r a t i n g e v e n i n g M a s s i n t h e c a t h e d r a l a t t h e t i m e o f t h e a t t a c k . S p e a k i n g o u t a g a i n s t a p e r ­, c e i v e d l a c k o f p r o t e c t i o n o f C h r i s t i a n s i n t h e M i d d l e E a s t b y W e s t e r n n a t i o n s P a t r i ­, a r c h Y o u n a n c r i t i c i s e d t h e “, p a s s i v i t y o f t h e g r e a t p o w e r s ”, t h a t “, c l a i m t o d e f e n d l i b ­, e r t y ”, H e l l o m y n a m e i s E l e a n o r , I a m 9 y e a r s o l d . I l i v e i n B l e t c h l e y P a r i s h a n d a t t e n d o n e o f t h e C a t h o l i c s c h o o l s t h e r e . I w a n t e d t o h e l p r a i s e m o n e y f o r t h e P a r k i n s o n ’, s c h a r i t y , P a r k i n s o n ’, s U K . P a r k i n s o n ’, s i s a d i s e a s e w h i c h e f f e c t e d m y P o p p o p w h o d i e d i n M a y t h i s y e a r . I d e c i d e d t o c u t o f f m y h a i r t o r a i s e a w a r e ­, n e s s a n d f u n d s t o s u p p o r t t h e c h a r i t y . M y h a i r i s b e i n g d o n a t e d t o L i t t l e P r i n c e s s T r u s t w h o m a k e w i g s f o r c h i l d r e n w h o h a v e l o s t t h e i r h a i r t h r o u g h c a n c e r t r e a t ­, m e n t . T h a t w a y I a m h e l p i n g 2 c h a r i t i e s . T o d a t e I h a v e r a i s e d o v e r £, 1 1 5 0 . P l e a s e r e a d m y s t o r y a n d , i f y o u a r e a b l e , p l e a s e d o n a t e . T h a n k y o u v e r y m u c h . h t t p s : / / w w w . j u s t g i v i n g . c o m / E l e a n o r ­, B e n ­, n e t t / N o t e f r o m M u m –, M y d a u g h t e r a l w a y s w a n t e d h a i r l i k e R a p u n z e l s o t h i s w a s a b i g s h o c k f o r u s . S h e h a d h e r h a i r c u t o f f i n f r o n t o f t h e e n t i r e s c h o o l . S h e w a s / i s a m a z i n g ! P l e a s e h e l p m a k e h e r h a i r c u t w o r t h w h i l e a n d h e l p P a r k i n s o n ’, s U K . M a n y t h a n k s . H a i r l e s s E l e a n o r P o p e F r a n c i s h a s c a l l e d o n E u r o p e a n p a r i s h e s a n d r e l i g i o u s c o m m u n i t i e s t o o f f e r s h e l t e r t o a m i g r a n t f a m i l y . T h e P o p e ’, s a p ­, p e a l c a m e d u r i n g t h e S u n d a y A n g e l u s i n S t P e t e r ’, s S q u a r e t o d a y . “, E v e r y p a r i s h , e v e r y r e l i g i o u s c o m m u n i t y , e v e r y m o n a s t e r y , e v e r y s a n c t u a r y o f E u ­, r o p e , t a k e i n o n e f a m i l y ”, h e s a i d . A n d a p p e a l i n g f o r t h i s g e s t u r e o f s o l i d a r i t y , h e s a i d t h i s s o l i d a r i t y w o u l d s t a r t r i g h t h e r e i n t h e V a t i c a n w h e r e t w o p a r i s h e s w i l l t a k e i n a f a m i l y o f r e f u g e e s i n t h e n e x t f e w d a y s . T h e P o p e s a i d t h a t a s w e w i t n e s s t h e “, t r a g e d y o f t e n s o f t h o u s a n d s o f r e f u g e e s t h a t f l e e d e a t h i n c o n f l i c t a n d h u n g e r a n d a r e o n a j o u r n e y o f h o p e , t h e G o s p e l c a l l s u s t o b e c l o s e t o t h e s m a l l e s t a n d t o t h o s e w h o h a v e b e e n a b a n d o n e d ”, . A n d r e m i n d i n g t h e f a i t h f u l o f t h e u p c o m i n g J u b i l e e Y e a r o f M e r c y , h e s a i d t h a t o f f e r i n g s h e l t e r t o t h e n e e d y i s a “, c o n c r e t e a c t i n p r e p a r a t i o n ”, f o r t h e H o l y Y e a r . T u r n i n g s p e c i f i c a l l y t o E u r o p e a n B i s h o p s , t h e P o p e a s k e d t h e m t o s u p p o r t h i s a p p e a l . N o t e A l l s t o r i e s a n d p i c t u r e s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n i n T h e V i n e m u s t b e s e n t d i r e c t l y t o t h e e d i t o r , F r . 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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 S t a f f , s t u d e n t s , p a r e n t s , f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s c r o w d e d t h e l a r g e s p o r t s h a l l a t T h o r n t o n C o n ­, v e n t o n J u l y 5 f o r a M a s s t o m a r k t h e r e t i r e m e n t o f H e a d ­, t e a c h e r A g n e s W i l l i a m s a f t e r e i g h t e e n y e a r s . T h e r e w a s e v e n a l a r g e c o n t i n g e n t o f e l d e r l y R e l i g i o u s o f J e s u s a n d M a r y , s o m e o f t h e m p r e v i o u s l y o n t h e s t a f f a t T h o r n t o n . P r i n c i p a l c e l e b r a n t w a s B i s h o p P e t e r . ‘, W e g i v e t h a n k s f o r a l l t h a t y o u h a v e a c h i e v e d i n y o u r y e a r s h e r e ’, , h e s a i d . S i s t e r H e l e n R J M p a i d t r i b u t e a t t h e e n d o f M a s s . ‘, W e k n e w y o u f r o m C e l e b r a t i o n a n d f r o m o u r c o n t a c t s w i t h S t . P a u l ’, s s c h o o l . W e r e a l i s e d y o u w e r e a w o m a n o f v i s i o n , s o w e h e a d ­, h u n t e d y o u . W e c o u l d n o t h a v e d o n e w i t h o u t y o u . Y o u h a v e g i v e n e n d l e s s s u p p o r t t o t e a c h ­, e r s , t o s t u d e n t s a n d t o p a r e n t s . U n d e r y o u r g u i d a n c e T h o r n t o n h a s b e c o m e o n e o f t h e b e s t i n ­, d e p e n d e n t s c h o o l s i n t h e r e g i o n a n d i n t h e c o u n t r y . T h o r n t o n i s n o w f u l l y e q u i p p e d f o r t h e 2 1 s t c e n t u r y . F o r t u n a t e l y w e h a v e f o u n d a s u c c e s s o r w h o c a n f i t i n t o y o u r v e r y l a r g e s h o e s ’, . ‘, I ’, v e e n j o y e d e v e r y m i n u t e o f i t ’, r e p l i e d A g n e s , w i t h p e r h a p s j u s t a l i t t l e e x a g g e r a t i o n . L e t m e t h a n k t h e T r u s t e e s , t h e g o v e r n o r s a n d t h e s t a f f f o r m a k i n g e v e r y t h i n g p o s s i b l e ’, . T h e s c h o o l c h o i r p a i d t h e i r o w n t r i b u t e w i t h J o h n R u t t e r ’, s m u s i c f o r t h e b l e s s i n g i n t h e b i b l i c a l B o o k o f N u m b e r s : T h e L O R D b l e s s y o u a n d k e e p y o u , t h e L O R D m a k e h i s f a c e s h i n e o n y o u a n d b e g r a c i o u s t o y o u , t h e L O R D t u r n h i s f a c e t o w a r d y o u a n d g i v e y o u p e a c e . ”, ’, A n d t h e n i t w a s o u t o n t o t h e l a w n f o r d r i n k s a n d c a n a p é, s . L a t e r i n t h e w e e k A g n e s s a i d ‘, T h a n k y o u ’, t o t h e s t u d e n t s w i t h a g r a n d s t r e e t p a r t y f o r e v e r y o n e . A b o v e : A g n e s w i t h p u p i l s f r o m T h o r n t o n C o l l e g e . R i g h t : t h e s t r e e t p a r t y . B e l o w : d r i n k s a n d c a n a p é, s . ‘, I ’, v e e n j o y e d e v e r y m i n u t e o f i t ’,

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P r o c l a i m 1 5 i s t h e r e s p o n s e o f t h e B i s h o p s o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s t o t h e c a l l t o a n e w e v a n g e l i s a t i o n b y P o p e F r a n c i s , w h o i n E v a n g e l i i G a u d i u m s a y s , “, I w i s h t o e n ­, c o u r a g e t h e C h r i s t i a n f a i t h f u l t o e m b a r k u p o n a n e w c h a p t e r o f e v a n g e l i s a t i o n m a r k e d b y t h i s j o y , w h i l e p o i n t i n g o u t n e w p a t h s f o r t h e C h u r c h ’, s j o u r n e y i n y e a r s t o c o m e ”, . O n 1 1 t h J u l y 2 0 1 5 i n B i r m i n g h a m a n a s ­, s o r t m e n t o f l a i t y a n d D e a c o n s a l o n g w i t h 7 0 p r i e s t s , 1 4 B i s h o p s , 2 A r c h b i s h o p s a n d a C a r d i n a l , t o t a l i n g 8 5 0 i n a l l . T h e d a y i n ­, c l u d e d w o r k s h o p s , s h a r i n g e x p e r i e n c e s , p r a y e r a n d c u l m i n a t i n g i n a w o n d e r f u l M a s s p r e s i d e d o v e r b y C a r d i n a l V i n c e n t N i c h o l l s . T o b e w i t h s o m a n y o t h e r C a t h o l i c s j o y f u l l y s i n g i n g a n d w o r s h i p i n g G o d w a s a m o v i n g a n d u p l i f t i n g e x p e r i ­, e n c e . W e w e r e w e l c o m e d b y A r c h b i s h o p B e r n a r d L o n g l e y w h o b e g a n b y s a y i n g b e g a n b y s a y ­, i n g t h a t w e m u s t b e a w e l c o m i n g c h u r c h a n d t h a t t h e m e s s a g e o f r e c o n c i l i a t i o n h a d t o b e a p a r t o f o u r m e s s a g e f o r t o d a y . A t r e m e n d o u s a m o u n t o f d a m a g e h a s b e e n d o n e t o t h e C h u r c h w h e n w e f a i l t o s p e a k w i t h i n t e g r i t y . S c a n d a l u n d e r m i n e s o u r m e s s a g e . T h e r e n e w a l o f t h e p a r i s h i s t h e p r i m a r y p l a c e o f e v a n g e l i s a t i o n a n d l a c k o f u n i t y w i t h o t h e r C h r i s t i a n s w e a k e n s o u r m e s s a g e o f t h e g o s p e l . T h e r e w e r e s e v e r a l k e y n o t e s p e a k e r s , i n c l u d i n g N i c k y G u m b l e w h o h a s w o r k e d s o h a r d t o b r i n g A l p h a t o n o n ­, c h u r c h g o e r s . M i c h e l l e M o r a n , P r e s i ­, d e n t o f t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l C a t h o l i c C h a r i s ­, m a t i c R e n e w a l S e r v i c e s , a n d C a r d i n a l V i n c e n t N i c h o l s , A r c h b i s h o p o f W e s t m i n ­, s t e r . W e e a c h h a d t h r e e o f e l e v e n w o r k s h o p s t o a t t e n d i n c l u d i n g a c o m p u l s o r y w o r k s h o p o n P r a y e r . T h e m a i n t h e m e s w e r e t h e n e e d t o r e a c h o u t t o t h o s e w h o w e r e l a p s e d a n d t o t h o s e w h o h a d n o k n o w l e d g e o f J e s u s a n d t o e n e r g i s e o u r p a r i s h e s t o b e e v a n ­, g a l i s e r s . B u t m o s t i m p o r t a n t w a s P r a y e r a n d t h e n e e d t o r e f l e c t p r a y e r f u l l y b e f o r e a t t e m p t i n g e a c h a n d e v e r y s t e p , n o t r u s h ­, i n g i n a s w e m a y b e t e m p t e d t o d o , b e ­, c a u s e w e c a n n o t e v a n g a l i s e s u c c e s s ­, f u l l y i n o u r o w n p o w e r b u t o n l y w i t h t h e H o l y S p i r i t w o r k ­, i n g i n a n d t h r o u g h u s . S o w h a t h a p p e n s n o w ? T h e r e a r e t w o “, L e g a c y ”, e v e n t s p l a n n e d i n t h e D i o ­, c e s e , o n e a t S t G r e ­, g o r y ’, s N o r t h a m p t o n o n S a t u r d a y 1 9 t h S e p t e m b e r a n d a n ­, o t h e r a t I m m a c u l a t e H e a r t o f M a r y , G r e a t M i s s e n d e n o n S a t u r ­, d a y 1 7 t h O c t o b e r b o t h f r o m 1 0 a m t o 3 p m . M o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e s e e v e n t s w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e i n t h e n e a r f u t u r e i f n o t a l r e a d y , b u t t h e m a i n t h i n g i s t o p a s s o n i n f o r m a t i o n a n d i d e a s f r o m t h e C o n ­, f e r e n c e s o t h a t P a r i s h e s c a n f o r m t h e i r o w n p r o g r a m m e s a n d t e a m s f o r t h e p u r p o s e o f e v a n g a l i s a t i o n . W e a r e A L L c a l l e d t o e v a n g a l i s e , s o p l e a s e k e e p t h e s e d a t e s i n y o u r d i a r y . JOE WALSH TOURS PILGRIMAGE SPECIALISTS 0203 468 0617 | 0161 820 8790 | 0151 909 2871 0141 530 5060 | FOLLOW: 0292 000 3865 www.joewalshtours.co.uk | info@joewalshtours.co.uk Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 0203 468 0617 CEBU, PHILIPPINES 2016 51ST INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 21 JANUARY | 10 NIGHTS From London Heathrow £, 1,895 pp from », IEC2016 Registration package »,

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 T h e s u n s h o n e b r i g h t l y , B e n e d e t t o D ’, A u t i l i a w a s b e a m i n g a n d B i s h o p P e t e r w a s a h a p p y p r e l a t e i n d e e d w h e n h e v i s i t e d S a i n t A i d a n ’, s , N o r t h a m p ­, t o n o n 1 s t A u g u s t , t o o r d a i n y e t a n o t h e r p r i e s t f o r t h e d i o c e s e , t h e s e c o n d i n a m o n t h . W e l c o m i n g e v e r y o n e t o t h e s e r v i c e , B i s h o p P e t e r b e g a n w i t h a b i ­, l i n g u a l g r e e t i n g i n f l u e n t I t a l i a n f o l l o w e d b y t h e E n g l i s h t r a n s l a t i o n . T h i s w a s t o t h e e v i d e n t d e ­, l i g h t o f A n n a a n d M a r i o , B e n e d e t t o ’, s p a r ­, e n t s a s t h e y w a t c h e d t h e i r s o n b e i n g g i f t e d t o t h e D i o c e s e . V i s i t i n g p r i e s t s f r o m s e v e r a l o t h e r d i o c e s e , c o n c e l e b r a t e d t h e M a s s o f O r d i n a t i o n , i n ­, c l u d i n g A u x i l i a r y B i s h o p R o b e r t B y r n e , C o n g O r a t ( B ’, h a m ) , a l o n g w i t h M g r G i a ­, c o m o P a p p a l a r d o , C h a n c e l l o r a t t h e S a ­, c r e d C o n g r e g a t i o n o f t h e C a u s e o f t h e S a i n t s i n R o m e . T h e R e c t o r a n d V i c e R e c ­, t o r f r o m O s c o t t , p l u s C a n o n M a r k F l o o d y a n d C a n o n J o h n U d r i s , a l o n g w i t h p r i e s t i n c h a r g e o f S a i n t A i d a n ’, s , F r D a v i d C C l a r k a n d f o r m e r p a r i s h p r i e s t , M g r P a u l D o n o v a n h a d p r i n c i p a l r o l e s . T h e g u e s t o r g a n i s t , J o s h u a C r u n d e n , p l a y e d t h r o u g h ­, o u t w h i l s t A M I C O R U M , a l a d i e s c h o i r , s a n g b e a u t i f u l l y a s w e l l a s c h a n t i n g t h e L i t a n y o f t h e S a i n t s . T h e c o n g r e g a t i o n w a s e n l a r g e d w i t h a c o n ­, t i n g e n t o f p a r i s h i o n e r s f r o m S a i n t W i n e ­, f r i d e ’, s ( H o l y w e l l ) , S a i n t J o h n t h e B a p t i s t ’, s ( B a n b u r y ) , S a i n t T h o m a s A q u i n a s a n d A l l S a i n t s ( B l e t c h l e y ) , S a i n t P h i l i p H o w a r d ( C a m b r i d g e ) a n d f r o m S a i n t B e r n a d e t t e ’, s , B r o w n h i l l s , B i r m i n g h a m , w h e r e B e n e d e t t o h a d s p e n t s o m e t i m e o n p l a c e m e n t a s a D e a c o n . T h r e e B r i d g e t t i n e C o m m u n i t i e s a d d e d a s p l a s h o f c o l o u r a s t h e y a r r i v e d t o t a k e t h e i r p l a c e s . B i s h o p P e t e r g a v e a t h o u g h t f u l , e v e n c h a l l e n g i n g a d d r e s s a s w e l l a s g i v i n g h e a r t ­, f e l t t h a n k s t o A n n a a n d M a r i o f o r t h e g i f t o f t h e i r s o n t o t h e p r i e s t h o o d ( a g a i n i n b o t h I t a l i a n a n d E n g ­, l i s h ) . F r B e n e d e t t o ’, s j o u r n e y t o t h e p r i e s t h o o d b e g a n b a c k h o m e i n P a l e r m o w h e n h e w a s i n s p i r e d b y a V o c a t i o n i s t p r i e s t , F r V i n ­, c e n z o A m a t o , S D V , w a y b a c k i n A p r i l , 2 0 0 5 . I n d u e t i m e , F r B e n e d e t t o m a d e h i s f i r s t p r o f e s s i o n w i t h t h e V o c a t i o n i s t F a ­, t h e r s a t t h e i r W e l s h c o m m u n i t y . A s h e b e g a n h i s p r i e s t l y s t u d i e s a t O s c o t t , h e b e ­, c a m e i n t e r e s t e d i n t h e h i s t o r y o f t h e E n g ­, l i s h C h u r c h . I t w a s d u r i n g a n e x t e n d e d p l a c e m e n t a t S a i n t J o h n T h e B a p t i s t p a r i s h , B a n b u r y , t h a t h e c a m e u n d e r t h e i n f l u e n c e o f C a n o n M e r v y n T o w e r a n d l e a r n e d m u c h o f t h e l i f e o f t h e d i o c e s a n c l e r g y . I n F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 , B e n e d e t t o a p ­, p l i e d t o B i s h o p P e t e r , w h o r e a d i l y a c c e p t e d h i m f o r t h e d i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n . T h e r e s t , a s t h e y s a y , i s h i s t o r y . F u r t h e r i n ­, s p i r a t i o n a l g u i d a n c e w a s g i v e n b y O s c o t t C o l l e g e s t a f f a s w e l l a s e n c o u r a g e m e n t f r o m M g r P a u l D o n o v a n , t h e n p a r i s h p r i e s t a t S a i n t A i d a n ’, s . H a v i n g c o m p l e t e d h i s s t u d i e s f o r h i s S T B d e g r e e , h e g r a d u ­, a t e d , ‘, M a g n a c u m L a u d e ’, ( h i g h e s t h o n o u r s ) w h i c h i s a n o m e a n f e a a t f o r a n y s t u d e n t t o a t t a i n ! T h e d a y a f t e r t h e o r d i n a t i o n , S u n d a y , s e c ­, o n d o f A u g u s t , F r B e n e d e t t o c e l e b r a t e d h i s f i r s t , S o l e m n M a s s t o g r e a t r e j o i c i n g . ‘, F a i t h o f O u r F a t h e r s ’, a n d o t h e r t r a d i t i o n a l h y m n s , t o g e t h e r w i t h s o m e L a t i n p l a i n ­, c h a n t , w e r e s u n g w i t h g r e a t e n t h u s i a s m a n d p l e n t y o f v o l u m e . 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B o r n b e f o r e t h e e n d o f t h e F i r s t W o r l d W a r a n d o r d a i n e d d u r i n g t h e S e c ­, o n d ( 1 9 4 2 ) , h e h a d s e r v e d a t S t G e o r g e ’, s N o r w i c h , S t J o s e p h s A y l e s b u r y , B l e t c h l e y a n d t h e n S t E t h e l b e r t ’, s S l o u g h ( 2 2 y e a r s a t e a c h ) , w i t h h i s f i n a l f e w y e a r s o f m i n i s t r y a t B o u r n e E n d b e f o r e r e t i r i n g i n 1 9 9 6 . H i s F u n e r a l M a s s w a s o n F r i d a y 3 1 s t J u l y a t S t E t h e l b e r t ’, s , S l o u g h , a t 2 p m . C a n o n D e n i s M c S w e e n e y C a n o n D e n i s M c S w e e n e y d i e d p e a c e f u l l y a t h i s h o m e i n F l i t w i c k , i n t h e e a r l y e v e n i n g o f 2 1 J u l y a f t e r s e v e r a l m o n t h s o f i l l n e s s . H a v i n g r e a c h e d t h e m i l e s t o n e o f 4 0 y e a r s i n t h e p r i e s t h o o d , F r D e n i s w a s a m a n o f m a n y t a l e n t s a n d i n t e r e s t s w h o d e d i c a t e d h i s l i f e o f p r i e s t l y m i n i s t r y t o t h e d i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n . H e s e r v e d a s p a r i s h p r i e s t i n a n u m b e r o f p l a c e s . O n e o f f o u r c h i l d r e n b o r n t o O w e n a n d M a i r e a d M c S w e e n e y o f t h e s m a l l c o u n t r y t o w n o f K a n t u r k , C o . C o r k , a f t e r p r i m a r y s c h o o l i n g l o c a l l y h e w a s s e n t t o b o a r d a t a p r i v a t e s c h o o l i n N o r t h W a l e s . H e r e h i s t a l ­, e n t f o r m u s i c b u r g e o n e d , s o m e t h i n g t h a t w o u l d l e a d h i m t o o n e o f h i s g r e a t i n t e r e s t s i n l i f e . A f t e r a p e r i o d o f t e a c h i n g M u s i c a n d E n g ­, l i s h , D e n i s d i s c e r n e d h i s v o c a t i o n f o r t h e p r i e s t h o o d e l e c t i n g t o t r a i n a t A l l H a l l o w s i n D u b l i n f o r t h e d i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n . T h r o u g h h i s t a l e n t f o r m u s i c , h e w a s p e r ­, m i t t e d t o l e a v e t h e a l m o s t m o n a s t i c e n v i ­, r o n m e n t o f t h e s e m i n a r y f o r h i s e x t e r n a l s t u d i e s a n d w o u l d o f t e n r e g a l e f r i e n d s w i t h t a l e s o f h i s e x p e r i e n c e s w i t h i n t h e c o n f i n e s o f t h e c o l l e g e a n d a r o u n d D u b l i n i n t h e e a r l y 1 9 7 0 s . O r d a i n e d o n 1 5 J u n e 1 9 7 5 , h e w a s c a l l e d b y B i s h o p G r a n t t o j o i n t h r e e o t h e r p r i e s t s a t t h e C a t h e d r a l i n N o r t h a m p t o n . H e r e h i s a s s i g n m e n t t o c a r e f o r t h e h o s p i t a l s e t t h e s e a l o n a v e r y i m p o r t a n t p a r t o f F r D e n i s ’, s m i n i s t r y : t h a t o f v i s i t i n g t h e s i c k , h o u s e ­, b o u n d a n d t h o s e i n c a r e h o m e s . I n r e c e n t m o n t h s , h e w a s s t i l l m a i n t a i n i n g t h i s c a l l i n g e v e n w h i l e u n w e l l . H i s n e x t a p ­, p o i n t m e n t a s a c u r a t e t o K e t t e r i n g a n d i t s t w o c o m m u n i t i e s o f R o t h w e l l a n d D e s b o r ­, o u g h a l l o w e d a n o t h e r o f h i s m a n y t a l e n t s t o f i n d e x p r e s s i o n . H e r e h i s s o c i a b i l i t y a n d h i s d e s i r e t o p e r ­, f o r m b e c a m e p a r t o f t h e s o c i a l l i f e o f t h e c o m m u n i t i e s h e s e r v e d , a n d a s t a n d ­, u p e n ­, t e r t a i n e r w a s b o r n . S e r v i c e w i t h F r B u s t i n i n L e i g h t o n B u z ­, z a r d f o r a f u r t h e r t w o y e a r s l e d F r D e n i s t o h i s f i r s t a p p o i n t m e n t a s p a r i s h p r i e s t a t C o f f e e H a l l i n M i l t o n K e y n e s . I n v o l v e m e n t w i t h t h e C h u r c h o f t h e C o r n e r s t o n e e n c o u r ­, a g e d h i s d e s i r e t o w o r k w i t h o t h e r d e n o m i ­, n a t i o n s a n d h i s f r a t e r n a l f r i e n d s h i p w i t h m i n i s t e r s f r o m a l l t h e m a i n c h u r c h e s a n d f a i t h s . O v e r t h e n e x t f e w y e a r s F r D e n i s s e r v e d a t J o h n t h e A p o s t l e i n S u n d o n P a r k , F r F r a n c i s ’, s S h e f f o r d a n d t h e n h e b e c a m e D e a n o f t h e C a t h e d r a l . A l o n g t h i s j o u r n e y o f m i n i s t r y F r D e n i s h a d t i m e t o b e a c h a p ­, l a i n t o t h e T A , j o i n T h e R o y a l B r i t i s h L e ­, g i o n a n d p u r s u e h i s i n t e r e s t i n v i n t a g e c a r s a n d m o t o r b i k e s . F o u r y e a r s o f i n t e n s i v e w o r k w i t h o u t t h e b e n e f i t o f a c u r a t e , t h o u g h w i t h t h e s u p p o r t o f r e t i r e d p r i e s t s , s t a r t e d t o t a k e a t o l l o n F r D e n i s ’, s h e a l t h . A d i a g n o s i s o f d i a b e t e s , w h i c h g r e w s t e a d i l y w o r s e , l e d t o t h e a d v i c e o f t h e d o c t o r s t o m o v e t o a s m a l l e r p a r i s h . A f t e r o n l y a y e a r a s p a r i s h p r i e s t o f B e a ­, c o n s f i e l d , p r o s t a t e c a n c e r r e s u l t e d i n a n e x ­, t e n d e d p e r i o d o f t r e a t m e n t a n d c o n v a l e s c e n c e . I n 2 0 0 6 , F r D e n i s b e c a m e p a r i s h p r i e s t i n F l i t w i c k . A v i s i t t o h i s h o m e i n P o p e C l o s e r e v e a l s h i s i n t e r e s t i n c o l l e c t i n g t h e u n ­, u s u a l –, a n t i q u e t e l e p h o n e s t h a t h e m a d e t o w o r k , s o m e f i n e w i n d ­, u p g r a m o p h o n e s , a n d a n e c l e c t i c a r r a y o f a r t w o r k . H i s p h o t o ­, g r a p h i c d i s p l a y f e a t u r e d a n o t h e r o f h i s g r e a t l o v e s , h i s m o t o r b i k e s , a n d n e w p a r i s h i o n e r s w e r e a m a z e d t o h e a r t h a t h e w a s a b i k e r ! 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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 H o w t o g e t m o r e o u t o f H o l y C o m m u n i o n B y S t P e t e r J u l i a n E y m a r d S o p h i a I n s t i t u t e P r e s s w w w . S o p h i a I n s t i t u t e . c o m A n e w H e a d m a s t e r h a s b e e n a p ­, p o i n t e d f o r S t T e r e s a ’, s S c h o o l i n P r i n c e s R i s b o r o u g h . M r S i m o n D e t r e t o o k t h e h e l m i n S e p t e m b e r f o l l o w i n g t h e r e t i r e m e n t o f M r s T h a l i a M i l t o n . A M a s s o f I n d u c t i o n f o r M r D e t r e w a s r e c e n t l y c e l e ­, b r a t e d b y M g r K e v i n M c G i n n e l l . M r D e t r e s a i d “, I a m h u g e l y e n j o y ­, i n g m y f i r s t t e r m . S t T e r e s a ’, s i s a s p e c i a l s c h o o l w i t h a r e a l l y w a r m a t m o s p h e r e . W h e n I w e n t t h r o u g h t h e s e l e c t i o n p r o c e s s –, w h i c h i n ­, c l u d e d a s e a r c h i n g i n t e r v i e w a t t h e h a n d s o f t h e S c h o o l C o u n c i l , c o v e r ­, i n g a w i d e r a n g e o f t o p i c s ! –, I f o u n d t h e c h i l d r e n t o b e u n f a i l i n g l y p o ­, l i t e , k e e n t o l e a r n a n d f u l l o f e n t h u ­, s i a s m a n d p r i d e f o r t h e i r s c h o o l . T h a t w a s w h a t c l i n c h e d i t f o r m e i n d e c i d i n g w h e t h e r I w a n t e d t o c o m e , a n d I a m v e r y g l a d I d i d . ”, H e p a i d t r i b u t e t o h i s p r e d e c e s s o r , T h a l i a M i l t o n , s a y i n g t h a t s h e d i d a “, t r e m e n d o u s j o b o f n u r t u r i n g t h e s c h o o l ”, . S i m o n D e t r e w a s p r e v i o u s l y S e n i o r D e p u t y H e a d a t S t A n t h o n y ’, s S c h o o l i n H a m p s t e a d , w h i c h i s a C a t h o l i c p r e p s c h o o l . 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F r a n c i s P h i l l i p s N e w H e a d i n R i s b o r o u g h O n t h e l a s t d a y o f t e r m w e w e r e p r i v i l e g e d t o h a v e t h e B i s h o p c e l e b r a t e M a s s w i t h u s a s i t w a s a s p e c i a l t i m e f o r u s w i t h D e p u t y H e a d , I l o n a B o n d , r e t i r i n g . I l o n a j o i n e d S t T h o m a s M o r e S c h o o l i n 1 9 8 9 o n a m a t e r n i t y P E c o v e r a n d . . . s h e ’, s b e e n h e r e e v e r s i n c e . P E t e a c h e r , R E t e a c h e r , E n g l i s h t e a c h e r a t o n e p o i n t t o o , Y e a r C o ­, o r d i n a t o r , A s s i s t a n t H e a d a n d D e p u t y H e a d a r e t h e m a n y r o l e s s h e h a s e x p e r t l y u n d e r ­, t a k e n . H e r t a l e n t s a r e e n d l e s s a n d s h e w i l l b e s a d l y m i s s e d w i t h i n t h e l i f e o f t h e s c h o o l . L a s t i n g m e m o r i e s s t r e t c h b e ­, y o n d c o l d t i t l e s t h o u g h . 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