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

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P a g e 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 should be e­, m right to edit the t T It is open to all, to those a It will be a day of witness, p For further information see www.manystream­, 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 n e w s e d i t o r , M r s M a r g a r e t B u s b y , 1 B e w c a s t l e C l o s e , B e d f o r d , M K 4 1 8 B Q : e ­, m a i l : v i n e 0 2 at g l o b a l n e t . c o . u k 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 6 3 6 ­, 5 2 5 5 0 3 . 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 . G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t ‘, T h e h a r v e s t i s g r e a t b u t t h e l a b o u r e r s a r e f e w . P r a y t o t h e L o r d o f t h e h a r v e s t t o s e n d l a b o u r e r s i n t o h i s h a r v e s t . . . ’, L k 1 0 : 2 T h e R o s a r y L i n k f o r V o c a t i o n s i s t a k i n g J e s u s a t h i s w o r d a s p a r i s h e s a n d p r a y e r g r o u p s a r e u n i t i n g q u a r t e r l y a r o u n d t h e D i o c e s e i n p r a y e r f o r v o c a t i o n s t o t h e p r i e s t h o o d , d i a c o n a t e a n d r e l i g i o u s l i f e . A l l a r e w e l ­, c o m e t o j o i n u s a s w e o f f e r t h e M a s s , R o s a r y a n d E x p o s i t i o n f o r V o c a t i o n s a t : T u e 3 D e c : S t M a r y , D u n s t a b l e –, 9 . 3 0 a m F r i 7 D e c : C h r i s t t h e K i n g , M i l t o n K e y n e s a t 7 . 3 0 p m S t T h o m a s A q u i n a s –, B l e t c h l e y a t 8 . 3 0 a m S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i , S h e f f o r d a t 9 . 3 0 a m O u r L a d y o f R a n s o m , K e m p s t o n a t 7 . 3 0 p m S a t 8 D e c : O u r L a d y o f t h e S a c r e d H e a r t , W e l l i n g b o r o u g h ­, 1 0 . 3 0 a m F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c o n t a c t F r D a m i e n W a l n e 0 1 6 0 4 4 0 6 4 1 0 M o v e o v e r A r c h b i s h o p G a n s w e i n , t h e r e ’, s a n e w k i d i n t o w n . W e l l , j u s t t e m p o r a r i l y . F o r a b o u t a n h o u r o n S a t u r d a y e v e n i n g , O c t o b e r 2 6 , d u r i n g P o p e F r a n c i s ’, m e e t i n g w i t h f a m i l i e s i n S t . P e t e r ’, s S q u a r e , a l i t t l e b o y t o o k o v e r a s p r e f e c t o f t h e p a p a l h o u s e h o l d : h e h e l p e d b r i n g g u e s t s u p t o t h e p o p e , h e t r i e d t o t a k e p r e s e n t s o f f t h e p o p e ’, s h a n d s , h e a d j u s t e d t h e p o p e ’, s m i c r o p h o n e …, H e d i d n ’, t l e a v e t h e p o p e ’, s s i d e , j u s t l i k e a p e r f e c t p r e f e c t w o u l d d o d u r i n g m a n y p u b l i c a n d p r i v a t e a u d i e n c e s . B u t t h e l i t t l e b o y g o t a l o t m o r e l e e w a y t h a n t h e a r c h b i s h o p a n d w a s a l l o w e d t o s i t i n t h e p a p a l c h a i r w h e n h i s l e g s g o t t i r e d , h e g o t s o m e c a n d y f r o m t h e p o p e ’, s o t h e r h e l p e r s , a n d h e g o t a t o n o f h e a d ­, p a t s , s m i l e s a n d s m i r k s . N o t b a d f o r a f i r s t j o b . W h e n B i s h o p W e n c e s l a o P a d i l l a a r r i v e d i n M o n g o l i a w i t h t w o o t h e r m i s ­, s i o n a r y p r i e s t s i n 1 9 9 2 , t h e r e w e r e n o C a t h o l i c s i n t h e C e n t r a l A s i a n c o u n t r y . H i s m i s s i o n w a s m u c h l i k e t h a t o f t h e e a r l y a p o s t l e s : t o t a k e C a t h o l i c i s m t o a l a n d t h a t h a d n o t y e t e n c o u n t e r e d i t . T w e n t y ­, o n e y e a r s l a t e r , t h e r e a r e m o r e t h a n 9 0 0 C a t h o l i c s i n M o n g o l i a , 7 1 r e l i g i o u s p r i e s t s a n d s i s t e r s f r o m 1 2 c o n g r e g a t i o n s , f o u r C a t h o l i c p a r i s h e s a n d a 6 0 0 ­, s e a t c a t h e d r a l i n t h e c a p i t a l , U l a n B a t o r . I n a r e c e n t i n t e r v i e w w h i l e v i s i t i n g P e r t h , B i s h o p P a d i l l a s a i d h e f o u n d t h e p r o g r e s s o f t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h i n t h e f o r m e r c o m m u n i s t n a t i o n a s t o u n d i n g , b u t t h a t c h a l l e n g e s r e m a i n e d . H e t o l d T h e R e c o r d , n e w s p a p e r o f t h e A r c h d i o c e s e o f P e r t h , t h a t w h i l e h e w a s p l e a s e d w i t h t h e g r a d u a l s p r e a d o f C a t h o l i c i s m , t h e M o n g o l i a n c h u r c h r e m a i n s v e r y m u c h i n i t s i n f a n c y . “, W h e n I s e e t h e p e o p l e w h o h a v e j o i n e d t h e C a t h o l i c f a i t h , I a m r e a l l y v e r y h a p p y , ”, h e s a i d . O n e w o n d e r s w h a t C a r d i n a l B a s i l H u m e w o u l d h a v e m a d e o f t h e i m a g e s o f a b e a m i n g P o p e F r a n c i s h o l d i n g a l o f t a S u n d e r l a n d f o o t b a l l s h i r t p r i n t ­, e d w i t h ‘, P a p a F r a n c i s c o ’, , j u s t d a y s b e f o r e t h e c l u b ’, s b i g d e r b y g a m e w i t h N e w c a s t l e U n i t e d . H u m e o f c o u r s e w a s a h u g e N e w c a s t l e U n i t e d s u p ­, p o r t e r a n d w o u l d h a v e b e e n c r e s t f a l l e n a t w h a t n o w l o o k s l i k e a c l e a r c a s e o f d i v i n e i n t e r v e n t i o n i n t h e s t u n n i n g 2 : 1 d e f e a t o f h i s t e a m o n S u n d a y . P o p e F r a n c i s i s f a m o u s l y a c a r d ­, c a r r y i n g f a n o f S a n L o r e n z o f o o t b a l l c l u b i n h i s n a t i v e B u e n o s A i r e s . D e s p i t e b e i n g d o m i c i l e d i n t h e V a t i c a n , h e s t i l l p a y s h i s m o n t h l y c l u b m e m b e r s h i p s u b s a c c o r d i n g t o t h e c l u b ’, s v i c e p r e s i d e n t , M a r c e l o T i n e l l i . P o p e F r a n c i s a l s o g r a n t e d I t a l y ’, s a n d A r g e n t i n a ’, s n a t i o n a l f o o t b a l l t e a m s a p r i v a t e a u d i e n c e a t t h e V a t i c a n i n A u g u s t . 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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 T h e m o s t r e c e n t d a y c o u r s e , o r g a n i s e d b y t h e P a s t o r a l A r e a f o r C e n t r a l B e d f o r d s h i r e , w a s f o r C a t e c h i s t s . T h i s w a s t h e t h i r d s u c h e v e n t , t h e o t h e r s h a v i n g b e e n f o r R e a d e r s a n d E u c h a r i s t i c M i n i s t e r s . T h e y h a v e a l l b e e n m o s t s u c c e s s f u l a n d v e r y h e l p f u l ­, t h i s l a s t o n e w a s n o e x c e p ­, t i o n . “, A t t h e H e a r t o f b e i n g a C o n f i d e n t C a t e c h i s t ”, w a s t h e t h e m e . T h e d a y w a s h o s t e d i n L e i g h t o n B u z z a r d , a n d C a t e c h i s t s a n d L e a d e r s o f C h i l d r e n ’, s L i t u r g y g a t h e r e d f r o m B i g g l e s w a d e , D u n s t a b l e , F l i t w i c k , H o u g h t o n R e g i s , L e i g h t o n B u z z a r d a n d S h e f f o r d . T h e c o u r s e l e a d e r , C a r o l i n e D o l l a r d w a s i n s p i r a t i o n a l . S h e i s b a s e d i n t h e D i o c e s e o f M i d d l e s b r o u g h a n d h a s a w i d e r a n g e o f c r e d i t s t o h e r n a m e . H e r s p e c i a l i n t e r e s t i s c a t e c h e s i s , w h i l e p r o v i d i n g r e t r e a t s , c o u r s e s a n d s p i r i t u a l a c c o m p a n i m e n t f o r p e o p l e f r o m a l l w a l k s o f l i f e . W i t h t h e e x c e p t i o n o f D u n s t a b l e p a r i s h , o u r f a m i l i e s a n d t h e i r c h i l d r e n d o n o t h a v e a c c e s s t o C a t h o l i c s c h o o l i n g , a n d s o t h e f o r m a t i o n i n t h e f a i t h o f o u r c h i l d r e n a n d y o u n g p e o p l e r e l i e s h e a v i l y o n o u r p a r i s h c o m m u n i t i e s i n t h e M i n i s t r y o f C a t e c h e s i s . T h e d a y w a s s t r u c t u r e d s o t h a t w e h a d t i m e f o r p e r s o n a l t h o u g h t , p a i r e d a n d g r o u p d i s c u s ­, s i o n s a s w e l l a s m u c h t h o u g h t p r o v o k i n g l e a d ­, e r s h i p f r o m C a r o l i n e . W h a t a r e o u r a i m s a s c a t e c h i s t s ? T h e o v e r ­, r i d i n g a n s w e r w a s t o e n s u r e o u r c h i l d r e n k n o w t h a t “, G o d i s r e a l i n t h e i r l i v e s , l o v e s t h e m a n d t h e y a r e s p e c i a l ”, . W e t h o u g h t a b o u t a w h o l e r a n g e o f k e y s k i l l s f o r a c a t e c h i s t i n r e l a t i o n t o h o w J e s u s h i m s e l f w a s a s a “, C a t e c h i s t ”, ­, k i n d , g e n e r o u s , w e l c o m ­, i n g , l i s t e n e r , h u m b l e , p a t i e n t , i n e m p a t h y –, t o n a m e b u t a f e w . A n o v e r ­, r i d i n g e l e m e n t w h i c h p r e v a i l e d w a s t h a t w h a t e v e r c a t e c h i s t s d o f o r o u r c h i l d r e n a n d y o u n g p e o p l e , i t w i l l b e l o s t i f t h e r e i s n o t t h e b a c k ­, u p f r o m t h e f a m i l y . P a r e n t s a r e k e y t o g i v i n g e x a m p l e , l e a d e r s h i p a n d s u p p o r t . T h i s a l s o a p p l i e s f o r t h e o t h e r b i g c o n c e r n –, k e e p i n g t h e y o u n g s t e r s i n v o l v e d i n c h u r c h l i f e b e t w e e n F i r s t H o l y C o m m u n i o n a n d C o n f i r m a t i o n , a n d t h e n b e y o n d . W e c o n c l u d e d : “, W e w i l l b e m o s t p r o u d i n 2 0 1 4 i f m o r e t e e n a g e r s t h i n k l i k e A m y –, a y o u n g w o m a n w h o g r e w o n w a r d s f r o m h e r C h i l d r e n ’, s L i t u r g y a n d w e s e e o u r c h i l d r e n b e c o m i n g a c t i v e l y i n v o l v e d i n p a r i s h l i f e . ”, T h e r e s a S h o r t , S a c r e d H e a r t , L e i g h t o n B u z z a r d P i c t u r e s : l e f t , C a r o l i n e D o l l a r d T h i s y e a r ’, s o u t i n g p r o v i d e d a d o u b l e t r e a t f o r p a r i s h i o n e r s o f S t P e t e r ’, s , M a r l o w , w i t h v i s i t s t o b o t h S t . M a r y ’, s i n t h e h i s t o r i c v i l l a g e o f E a s t H e n d r e d i n O x f o r d s h i r e a n d a l s o t o D o u a i A b b e y . W e e n j o y e d s e e i n g t h e l o v e l y g o t h i c ­, i n s p i r e d c h u r c h o f S t M a r y w i t h i t s m u c h a d m i r e d s t a i n e d g l a s s . I t w a s b u i l t a n d c o n s e c r a t e d a f t e r t h e C a t h o l i c E m a n c i p a t i o n A c t a n d t h e 1 8 5 0 r e s t o r a ­, t i o n o f t h e E n g l i s h h i e r a r c h y . I t s e r v e s E a s t H e n d r e d a n d s u r r o u n d i n g D o w n l a n d v i l l a g e s . I t s b u i l d i n g w a s l a r g e l y d u e t o t h e g e n e r o s i t y o f C h a r l e s J o h n E y s t o n , a m e m ­, b e r o f a d i s t i n g u i s h e d C a t h o l i c f a m i l y w h o t r a c e t h e i r a n c e s t r y b a c k t o S t T h o m a s M o r e . T h e E y s t o n f a m i l y h o m e i s n e i g h b o u r i n g H e n d r e d H o u s e , f o r m e r l y t h e M a n o r o f A r c h e s , o n e o f f i v e m e d i a e v a l m a n o r s i n t h e v i l l a g e . I t h a s b e e n t h e f a m i l y h o m e f o r n e a r l y 6 0 0 y e a r s . I t h a s o n e o f o n l y t h r e e C a t h o l i c c h a p e l s w h e r e M a s s h a s b e e n c e l e b r a t e d s i n c e t h e R e f o r m a t i o n , i n f a c t M a s s h a s b e e n c e l e b r a t e d t h e r e s i n c e t h e 1 3 t h c e n t u r y . T h e i r c h a p e l , d e d i c a t e d t o S t A m a n d a n d S t J o h n t h e B a p t i s t w a s w h e r e w e w e r e p r i v i l e g e d t o h o l d o u r o w n M a s s c e l e b r a t e d b y C a n o n A n t h o n y G r i f f i t h s . A f t e r w a r d s , i n t h e p a r i s h h a l l w e w e r e t r e a t e d t o a f a s c i n a t i n g t a l k o n t h e h i s ­, t o r y o f E a s t H e n d r e d b y l o c a l h i s t o r i a n N o r m a n F r a n c i s . N e x t w e v i s i t e d t h e B e n e d i c t i n e D o u a i A b b e y a t W o o d h a m p t o n , n e a r T h a t c h a m . F o u n d e d i n 1 9 0 3 i t w a s h o m e t o a c o m m u n i t y o f m o n k s f r o m D o u a i , F r a n c e , w h o h a d b e e n e v i c t e d b y t h e a n t i ­, c l e r i c a l L a w o f A s s o c i a t i o n i n 1 9 0 1 , t h e i r p r e d e c e s s o r s h a v i n g b e e n f o r c e d o u t o f P a r i s d u r i n g t h e R e v o l u t i o n . T h e A b b e y C h u r c h w a s f i n a l l y o p e n e d i n 1 9 3 3 b u t c o m p l e t e d o n l y i n 1 9 9 3 o w i n g t o f i n a n c i a l c o n s t r a i n t s . T h i s G r a d e I I l i s t e d b u i l d i n g i s b u i l t i n t h e G o t h i c R e v i v e d s t y l e a n d i s m o s t i m p r e s s i v e . I t s p a t r o n i s S t E d m u n d , K i n g a n d M a r t y r . I t h o l d s c o n f e r e n c e s , c o u r s e s a n d r e t r e a t s . I t s n e w l i b r a r y a n d a r c h i v e h o u s e r i c h r e s o u r c e s f o r s t u d y a n d r e s e a r c h . H o w e v e r i t i s p e r h a p s r e n o w n e d f o r i t s s p l e n d i d a c o u s t i c s , w h i c h h a v e l e d t o i t s b e i n g w i d e l y u s e d f o r s a c r e d c o n c e r t s g i v e n b y l e a d i n g p e r f o r m e r s . F i n a l l y w e m e t t h e A b b e y G u e s t M a s t e r w h o i n v i t e d u s t o t a k e a f t e r n o o n t e a i n t h e R e f e c t o r y –, a p e r f e c t e n d t o a m e m o r a b l e o u t i n g ! M a l c o l m T h o m a s . P i c t u r e s , t o p . D o u a i a b b e y b o t t o m , c h a p e l a t E y s t o n . M a r l o w ’, s D a y O u t C o n f i d e n t C a t e c h i s t s

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

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T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 O n 8 t h S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 3 B r o t h e r P e t e r S i m m o n d s c e l e b r a t e d 6 0 y e a r s o f p r o f e s s i o n i n t h e S a l e s i a n O r d e r f o u n d e d b y D o n B o s c o i n T u r i n i n 1 8 6 0 ’, s . P e t e r w a s b o r n i n T u n b r i d g e W e l l s i n N o v e m b e r 1 9 2 7 b u t w h e n h e w a s s i x m o n t h s o l d h i s p a r e n t s m o v e d t o B e d f o r d w h e r e h i s F a t h e r a n d G r e a t U n c l e f o u n d e d t h e b u s i n e s s o f H a r r i s o n &, S i m m o n d s i n t h e H i g h S t r e e t . P e t e r w e n t t o B e d f o r d M o d e r n S c h o o l a n d d i d w e l l a n d w h i l e s t i l l a t s c h o o l d i d p a r t t i m e w o r k i n a l o c a l f a c t o r y . O n l e a v i n g s c h o o l h e w o r k e d a t D e H a v i l l a n d ’, s i n H a t f i e l d w h e r e t h e y w e r e d e s i g n i n g t h e C o m e t a e r o p l a n e . I n t h e l a t e 1 9 4 0 ’, s h e s a w a f i l m a b o u t D o n B o s c o a n d h e r e s o l v e d t o j o i n t h e o r d e r . I n 1 9 5 0 h e c y c l e d t o R o m e f o r t h e H o l y Y e a r a n d w r o t e a f a s c i n a t i n g d i a r y w h i c h i s s t i l l i n t h e f a m i l y . H e j o i n e d t h e S a l e s i a n ’, s a n d w a s P r o f e s s e d o n 8 t h S e p t e m b e r 1 9 5 3 a t B u r w a s h . S o o n a f t e r w a r d s h e w a s s e n t o u t t o t h e S a l e s i a n I n s t i t u t e i n S o m e r s e t R o a d , C a p e T o w n , S o u t h A f r i c a , w h e r e h e h a s w o r k e d e v e r s i n c e . A t t h a t t i m e t h e y r a n a s c h o o l f o r w h i t e b o y s b e c a u s e o f A p a r t h e i d . P e t e r t a u g h t c a r p e n t r y a n d t h e n r a n a r e p o s i t o r y f o r m a n y y e a r s s e l l i n g C a t h o l i c S t a t u e s , b o o k s e t c . a l l o v e r S o u t h A f r i c a . H e a l s o s p e n t s o m e y e a r s a s H e a d M a s t e r o f t h e s c h o o l . W h e n A p a r t h e i d w a s f i n a l l y a b o l i s h e d , i t w a s P e t e r w h o s u g g e s t e d t h e y s h o u l d t a k e i n c h i l d r e n o f a l l c o l o u r s o f f t h e s t r e e t ! A t f i r s t t h e c o m m u ­, n i t y w a s d o u b t f u l b u t P e t e r p r a y e d a n d p e r s i s t e d a n d s o o n h i s i d e a w a s a c c e p t e d . I n J a n u a r y 1 9 9 0 t h e y f i n a l l y i n v i t e d c h i l d r e n i n a n d a t f i r s t t h e b o y s f o u g h t f o r t h e f o o d , b u t t h e y s o o n l e a r n t t h a t t h e r e w o u l d b e p l e n t y f o r e v e r y o n e a n d m o r e l a t e r . T h e b o y s l i v e d i n t h e i n s t i t u t e f o r a c o u p l e o f y e a r s a n d w e r e t a u g h t b a s i c l i f e s k i l l s , h o w t o w r i t e a l e t t e r , a p p r o p r i a t e b e h a v i o u r , a n d d i f f e r ­, e n t t r a d e s . W h e n M i c h a e l , P e t e r ’, s y o u n g e r b r o t h e r , a n d h i s w i f e A n n e v i s i t e d 1 0 y e a r s a g o , t h e y w e r e t e a c h i n g , c a r p e n t r y , l e a t h e r w o r k , m e t a l w o r k a n d p r i n t i n g s k i l l s . N o w t h e y a l s o t e a c h b r i c k l a y i n g , t i l i n g , a n d b a s i c c o m p u t e r s k i l l s , b o t h m e n d i n g a n d p r o g r a m m i n g . T h e y s t i l l r u n a s c h o o l f o r b o y s a n d g i r l s a n d t h e H o s t e l n o w t a k e s o l d e r b o y s t o t r a i n . W h e n A n n e a n d M i c h a e l w e r e s h o w n a r o u n d t h e s c h o o l o n e s m a l l b o y w a s a s l e e p o n h i s d e s k . T h e t e a c h e r s a i d : “, I n e v e r w a k e h i m , a t l e a s t h e f e e l s s a f e h e r e . I d o n ’, t k n o w i f h e h a s a p l a c e t o s l e e p ! ”, T h e y h e l p t h e l a d s t o f i n d j o b s a n d s o m e w h e r e t o l i v e a n d k e e p i n t o u c h w i t h t h e m l a t e r . T h e c e l e b r a t i o n s i n c l u d e d a s p e c i a l M a s s w i t h s e v e n p r i e s t s w h o h a d w o r k e d w i t h P e t e r a n d m a n y o t h e r f r i e n d s . L a t e r a f t e r a s p l e n d i d d i n n e r t h e r e w e r e s p e e c h e s d e t a i l i n g h i s l o n g c a r e e r a n d h i s m a n y a c h i e v e m e n t s o v e r t h e s i x t y y e a r s . T h e y h a v e a p i c t u r e u p o n t h e w a l l o u t s i d e t h e s c h o o l m a r k i n g t h e f a c t t h a t P e t e r w a s t h e F o u n d e r o f t h e Y o u t h P r o j e c t . I t w a s t a k e n o n h i s 8 0 t h b i r t h d a y i n 2 0 0 7 . P e t e r ’, s h e a l t h i s n o t g o o d , h e w a l k s w i t h c r u t c h e s a n d i s v e r y d e a f b u t h e i s a l w a y s f i r s t i n C h a p e l f o r t h e O f f i c e a n d h e i s s t i l l w o r k i n g . H e s h o w e d u s a S t a t u e o f t h e S a c r e d H e a r t t h a t h e h a d r e p a i r e d a n d w a s r e p a i n t i n g . H e a l s o i n v e n t e d t h e “, J a w s ”, C a n d l e S t i c k w h i c h w i l l t a k e a n y s i z e o f c a n d l e , a n d t h e y h a v e s o l d a l l o v e r A f r i c a . P e t e r w i l l b e 8 6 i n N o v e m b e r b u t h e i s s t i l l w o r k i n g f o r t h e L o r d i n a n y w a y h e c a n . A n n e T . S i m m o n d s S t T e r e s a ’, s P a r i s h i n B e a c o n s f i e l d h e l d i t s a n n u a l S V P H e a l i n g M a s s f o r t h e s i c k o n 2 6 t h S e p t e m b e r . P a r i s h i o n e r s f r o m S t D u n s t a n ’, s , B o u r n e E n d , j o i n e d t h e m f o r t h e s e r v i c e . T h e M a s s w a s v e r y m o v i n g a s p a r i s h p r i e s t F r F r a n c i s H i g g i n s i n d i v i d u a l l y b l e s s e d a n d a n o i n t e d e v e r y o n e w h o w i s h e d t o r e c e i v e t h e S a c r a m e n t o f t h e S i c k . A f t e r w a r d s e v e r y o n e e n j o y e d t h e e x c e l l e n t t e a p r o v i d e d b y t h e S V P i n t h e P a r i s h C e n t r e . M a r g a r e t F r a l l B e a c o n s f i e l d M a s s f o r H e a l i n g S i x t y Y e a r s f o r B r o . 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P a g e 8 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 2 4 S e p t e m b e r , t h e f e a s t o f O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m , s a w H e a d t e a c h e r s o f t h e D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n j o i n i n g t h e i r c o u n t e r p a r t s f r o m s c h o o l s a c r o s s t h e W e s t m i n s t e r P r o v i n c e f o r M a s s i n W e s t m i n s t e r C a t h e d r a l . I t w a s a C e l e b r a t i o n o f C a t h o l i c E d u c a t i o n . 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I n C a t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n w e s t r i v e t o s e e t h e g o o d t h i n g s o f t h e L o r d i n e v e r y h u m a n b e i n g , f r o m t h e f i r s t m o m e n t o f c o n c e p ­, t i o n t o t h e i r n a t u r a l d e a t h . W e s e e t h e g o o d t h i n g s o f t h e L o r d i n e v e r y c h i l d w h o s t a n d s b e f o r e u s , i n e v e r y v e n t u r e i n t o t h e r e a l m s o f s c i e n c e , o f b e a u t y i n a r t a n d m u s i c , i n t h e w o n d e r s o f o u r e n v i r o n m e n t a n d i n t h e d e p t h o f t h e s t r u g g l e i n e v e r y h u m a n h e a r t t o f i n d a n d f o l l o w a l l t h a t i s g o o d . ”, H e q u o t e d P o p e F r a n c i s : ‘, G o d i s i n e v e r y o n e ’, s l i f e . E v e n i f t h e l i f e o f a p e r s o n h a s b e e n a d i s a s t e r , e v e n i f i t i s d e s t r o y e d b y v i c e s , d r u g s o r a n y ­, t h i n g e l s e –, G o d i s i n t h i s p e r s o n ’, s l i f e . Y o u c a n , y o u m u s t t r y t o s e e k G o d i n e v e r y h u m a n l i f e . A l t h o u g h t h e l i f e o f a p e r s o n i s a l a n d f u l l o f t h o r n s a n d w e e d s , t h e r e i s a l w a y s a s p a c e i n w h i c h t h e g o o d s e e d c a n g r o w . Y o u h a v e t o t r u s t G o d . ’, “, T h e a i m o f e v e r y C a t h o l i c s c h o o l i s t o r e a c h o u t f o r t h a t h o r i z o n o f G o d , i n e v e r y p e r s o n , i n e v e r y e n t e r p r i s e , i n e v e r y s u b j e c t i n t h e c u r r i c u l u m . T h e c o m m i t m e n t o f C a t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n …, i s t o l e a r n t o r e s p e c t a n d r e v e r e n c e t h e t r u t h a n d l o v e o f G o d i n a l l t h i n g s , g o i n g b e y o n d e x p e d i e n c y t o s o m e t h i n g m o r e e n d u r i n g , m o r e f a r ­, r e a c h i n g w h i c h t r u l y s h a p e s a h u m a n p e r s o n f o r t h e i r e t e r n a l d e s t i n y ”, H e s a i d t h a t t h e c h a l l e n g e o f C a t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n i s t o k e e p C h r i s t a t t h e c e n t r e . “, A n d I k n o w i t i s a c h a l l e n g e t o w h i c h y o u a r e a l l d e d i c a t e d . ”, “, T o d a y w e r e n e w o u r e n t h u s i a s m f o r t h i s t a s k . W e k n o w t h a t i t i s a g r e a t c o n t r i b u t i o n t o o u r s o c i e t y , t h r o u g h t h e f o u n d a t i o n s f o r l i f e t h a t w e g i v e t o f u t u r e a d u l t s a n d t h r o u g h t h e d i v e r s i t y w e h e l p t o p r o v i d e w i t h i n t h e e d u ­, c a t i o n a l s y s t e m s o f t h i s c o u n t r y . T h i s d i v e r s i t y i s r o o t e d i n r e s p e c t f o r p a r e n t a l c h o i c e a n d f o r t h e i r r o l e a s t h e f i r s t a n d e s s e n t i a l e d u c a t o r s o f t h e i r o w n c h i l d r e n . “, T o d a y , o n t h i s F e a s t o f O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m , w e c o m m i t o u r e f f o r t s t o t h e p r o t e c t i o n o f h e r m a n t l e a n d t o t h e p o w e r o f h e r i n t e r c e s s i o n . . . M a r y i s g i v e n t o b e m o t h e r t o u s a l l . S o w e c a n t u r n t o h e r a t e v e r y m o m e n t , r e l y o n h e r h e l p w h e n w e a r e i n n e e d , s h e l t e r i n h e r e m b r a c e w h e n w e a r e w e a r y a n d r e j o i c e w i t h h e r w h e n a r e e x u l t a n t . J e s u s s a y s t o u s t o d a y ‘, B e h o l d y o u r M o t h e r ’, . L e t u s t a k e h i s w o r d s t o h e a r t a n d s h a r e t h e i r r i c h ­, n e s s w i t h a l l w h o a r e i n o u r c a r e . ”, S c h o o l s a r e P i l g r i m s Y e a r 6 p u p i l s a t O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m C a t h o l i c P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n C o r b y p r e s e n t e d a n a s s e m b l y t o t h e s c h o o l t o l a u n c h C A F O D ’, s B i g S h a r e . D o n a t i o n s o f c a n s a n d p a c k e t s o f f o o d w e r e s e n t t o t h e l o c a l f o o d b a n k . T h e s c h o o l g a t h e r e d e n o u g h t o f e e d e i g h t e e n f a m i l i e s f o r 3 w h o l e d a y s ! T h e S c h o o l w a s a l s o h a p p y t o p r e s e n t a c h e q u e f o r £, 2 2 5 t o C A F O D f o l l o w i n g a v e r y s u c c e s s f u l B i g S h a r e e v e n t . C o r b y ’, s B i g S h a r e O V i r g i n d e f e n d m e a l l p u r e a n d s w e e t F e a s t o f t h e I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n y o u a r e i n v i t e d t o a R o s a r y p r o c e s s i o n t o p r a y f o r w o r l d p e a c e . M o n d a y 9 t h D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 a t t h e A n g e l u s t i m e o f 6 p m . G a t h e r i n g i n t h e n a m e o f J e s u s o u t s i d e C h r i s t t h e C o r n e r s t o n e c h u r c h 3 0 0 S a x o n G a t e W e s t M i l t o n K e y n e s M K 9 2 E S H o l y , H o l y , H o l y , L o r d G o d o f H o s t s . H e a v e n a n d e a r t h a r e f i l l e d w i t h T h y g l o r y . B l e s s e d i s H e W h o c o m e s i n t h e n a m e o f t h e L o r d . P r a i s e , t h a n k s g i v ­, i n g , l o v e a n d g l o r y b e t o G o d , W h o g a v e u s t h e V i c t o r i o u s Q u e e n o f t h e W o r l d . T h e f a m i l y t h a t p r a y s t o g e t h e r - s t a y s t o g e t h e r . F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n p l e a s e p h o n e C a t h e r i n e o n 0 7 7 6 8 1 6 1 6 6 4 W h e r e o l d e r p e o p l e f i n d c a r e i n h o u s i n g A u s t e n m e a d , C h a l f o n t S t P e t e r o p p o s i t e S t J o s e p h ` s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h i s h o m e t o e l e v e n o l d e r p e o p l e w h o e n j o y a u n i q u e b l e n d o f p r i v a c y , s e c u r i t y a n d c o m p a n i o n s h i p . R e s i d e n t s f u r n i s h t h e i r o w n a c c o m m o d a t i o n ( 1 o r 2 r o o m s ) w i t h t h e i r t r e a s u r e d p o s s e s s i o n s , a l l h a v e e n s u i t e f a c i l i t i e s . T h e f i r s t f l o o r c a n b e r e a c h e d b y l i f t . A r e s i d e n t H o u s e M a n a g e r p r o v i d e s t h e m a i n m e a l s o f t h e d a y a n d a c o m m i t t e d g r o u p o f v o l u n t e e r s e n s u r e t h a t t h e s o c i e t y i s w e l l r u n a n d t h a t t h e r e s i d e n t s r e c e i v e e v e r y p o s s i b l e s u p p o r t . A u s t e n m e a d e n j o y s a d e l i g h t f u l p o s i t i o n o v e r l o o k i n g A u s t e n w o o d C o m m o n . A u s t e n m e a d i s a m e m b e r o f t h e A b b e y f i e l d S o c i e t y , a U K ­, w i d e c h a r i t y w h i c h p r o v i d e s h i g h s t a n d a r d s b u t a f f o r d a b l e h o u s i n g a n d s u p p o r t f o r o l d e r p e o p l e . F o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n p l e a s e c o n t a c t t h e H o u s e M a n a g e r 0 1 7 5 3 8 8 7 2 6 7 o r v i e w o u r w e b s i t e a t : w w w . a b b e y f i e l d c h a l f o n t s . c o . u k S c h o o l L a n e , C h a l f o n t S t P e t e r , B u c k s T h e A b b e y f i e l d C h a l f o n t s S o c i e t y L t d R e g i s t e r e d C h a r i t y 2 6 1 9 7 0 For information about life as a priest or brother in the Society of Jesus please contact Vocations Promoter 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH E: vocations@jesuit.org.uk W: jesuit.org.uk 

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P a g e 9 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 O n 8 S e p t e m b e r t h e a n n u a l M a s s i n I t a l i a n , o r g a n i s e d f o r t h e I t a l i a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t o n a n d D u n s t a b l e , w a s 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 . I t w a s t h e f i r s t s u c h c e l e b r a t i o n s i n c e t h e e l e c t i o n o f P o p e F r a n c i s w h o h a s t a k e n t h e n a m e o f t h e s a i n t c a l l e d “, I l P o v e r e l l o ”, t h e p o o r l i t t l e m a n . A f t e r M a s s t h e r e w a s t h e t r a d i t i o n a l b l e s s i n g o f a n i m a l s –, l i n k e d t o S t F r a n c i s ’, l o v e f o r G o d ’, s c r e a t i o n . T h e n t h e s t a t u e o f S t F r a n c i s , g i v e n t o t h e c h u r c h b y t h e I t a l i a n c o m m u n i t y f o r t h e m i l l e n ­, n i u m , w a s c a r r i e d t h r o u g h t h e s t r e e t s i n p r o ­, c e s s i o n . T h e L u t o n F o r u m I r i s h P i p e B a n d l e d t h e w a y . T h e M u s l i m n e i g h b o u r s c a m e t o t h e d o o r s a n d w i n d o w s a s t h e y o f t e n h a v e t h e i r o w n p r o ­, c e s s i o n s a n d m a n y a l s o r e c o g n i s e F r a n c i s a s a h o l y m a n o f G o d . T h e p r o c e s s i o n e n d e d w i t h t h e b l e s s i n g i n t h e P a r i s h C e n t r e w h i c h l e d i n t o a f i n e m e a l o f h o m e c o o k e d p a s t a a n d a s p l e n d i d b a r b e c u e . I t a l i a n F a i t h o n S h o w T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E a r r a n g e d f o r r e a d e r s o f T h e V i n e A N N U A L T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E A V A I L A B L E T O A N Y O N E U P T O 8 5 Y E A R S O F A G E . M O S T P R E - E X I S T I N G M E D I C A L C O N D I T I O N S A C C E P T E D T O P Q U A L I T Y C O V E R W i t h a 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e a n d a n a i r a m b u l a n c e g e t - y o u - h o m e s e r v i c e . M e n t i o n t h i s a d v e r t t o g e t a S p e c i a l V i n e d i s c o u n t . D o n ’, t f o r g e t w e c a n a l s o s e l l S I N G L E - T R I P C O V E R , w i t h a n y d u r a t i o n u p t o o n e y e a r , w i t h n o m a x i m u m a g e l i m i t a n d u p t o £, 2 0 , 0 0 0 c a n c e l l a t i o n c o v e r p e r c o u p l e . C A L L  , F O R  , D E T A I L S A N D P R I C E S 0 1 1 6 2 7 2 0 5 0 0 R e a l p e o p l e ­, n o t m a c h i n e s ! F T T r a v e l I n s u r a n c e C a r H i r e A u t h o r i s e d a n d r e g u l a t e d b y t h e F S A Already We Hold Yo u I n P r a y e r. Living in the heart of London, the Tyburn Benedictine Commu­, nity has as its special mission, prayer for the people of England and Wales. Our monastery is built on the site of the Tyburn gallows where 105 Catholics were martyred during the reforma­, tion. Our life of prayer draws Sisters from many nations. If you have a special intention, let us know and we will remem­, ber it specifically in our prayer. You may like to use the space below. [ ]Yes, please remember my intention/s in prayer. …,…,…,…,......…,…,…,....…,…,................................................... …,…,…,…,…,…,..…,…,.…,…,…,.................................................... …,…,…,…,…,…,..…,.…,…,…,...................................................... [ ] Yes, please send me the free booklet on the Tyburn Martyrs [ ] Yes I’,m interested –, please send me vocations details. [ ] I’,d like to help your Mission Foundations in other countries. My gift of £, is enclosed payable to Tyburn Mission. Name:…,…,.…,…,…,…,............................. …,.......................…,…,. Address:…,..…,…,…,................................................................…, …,…,…,…,…,.......…,…,...........................…,…,…,…,…,…,…,…,..…, ................................................................................…,Please print RETURN TO: RETURN TO: Mother General, Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London, W2 2LJ. Phone: 020 7723 7262. 

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

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

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P a g e 1 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 3 A healthy diet during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects and clefts. Eat a healthy diet that contains lots of fruits and vegetables and foods fortified with folic acid. The U.K. Government recommends women should take sufficient levels of folic acid (400 micrograms/day) during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects and reduce the risk for cleft lip and palate. When folic acid is taken one month before conception and throughout the first trimester, it has been proven to reduce the risk for neural tube defects by 50 to 70 percent. Be sure to receive proper prenatal care, quit smoking and drinking alcohol and follow your health care provider’,s guidelines for foods to avoid during pregnancy. Foods to avoid may include raw or undercooked seafood, beef, pork, poultry, delicatessen meats, fish that contain high levels of mercury, smoked seafood, fish exposed to pollutants, raw shellfish, eggs, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, pâ,té,, caffeine and unwashed vegetables. For more information, visit www.smiletrain.org.uk D D o o n n a a t t e e o o n n l l i i n n e e : : w w w w w w . . s s m m i i l l e e t t r r a a i i n n . . o o r r g g . . u u k k C C a a l l l l : : 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 9 9 6 6 3 3 0 0 Registered Charity No. 1114748 Registered Company No. 05738962 ©, 2013 The Smile Train UK N13101U353FEZ3A These details, including your email address/telephone number, may be used to keep you informed about our future developments. If you do not want to receive such information please tick this box   £, £, 1 1 5 5 0 0 t t o o w w a a r r d d s s s s u u r r g g e e r r y y f f o o r r o o n n e e c c h h i i l l d d £, £, 7 7 5 5 c c o o u u l l d d c c o o v v e e r r h h a a l l f f t t h h e e c c o o s s t t o o f f o o n n e e s s u u r r g g e e r r y y £, £, 3 3 0 0 t t o o w w a a r r d d s s a a n n o o v v e e r r n n i i g g h h t t h h o o s s p p i i t t a a l l s s t t a a y y £, £, W W e e ’, ’, l l l l g g r r a a t t e e f f u u l l l l y y a a c c c c e e p p t t a a n n y y a a m m o o u u n n t t I I w w a a n n t t t t o o g g i i v v e e a a c c h h i i l l d d a a s s e e c c o o n n d d c c h h a a n n c c e e a a t t l l i i f f e e . . Mr/Mrs/Ms Address Postcode Email Telephone Charge my gift to my:   Visa   Master Card   Maestro Card No. Valid From Exp. Date Issue No. Signature   My cheque is enclosed, made payable to The Smile Train UK Send this coupon with your donation to: T T h h e e S S m m i i l l e e T T r r a a i i n n U U K K , , P P O O B B o o x x 9 9 0 0 9 9 , , N N o o r r t t h h a a m m p p t t o o n n N N N N 3 3 0 0 B B F F U U s s e e G G i i f f t t A A i i d d t t o o i i n n c c r r e e a a s s e e y y o ou u r r d d o o n n a a t t i i o on n b b y y 2 2 5 5 % %   YES! I would like Smile Train to claim Gift Aid on any donations I have made within the last 4 tax years (6 April to 5 April) and on all donations I make in the future until further notice. I confirm that I have paid or will pay at least as much UK Income tax and/or Capital Gains tax for each tax year as Smile Train UK and all other charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council tax do not qualify. I understand that the charity will reclaim 25p of tax for every £,1 that I have given/will give.   NO, I am not a UK taxpayer. You can make a gift today that changes a child’,s life forever Free cleft surgery which takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as £,150, can give desperate children not just a new smile –, but a new life.

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