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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Issue No. 316 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 I s s u e N o . 3 3 2 DR. Stackpole is an expert on all matters concerning the message of Divine Mercy, as given to us by Our Lord through St.Faustina, and has written several books on the topic. For More information please contact Wanda Leckie on 01536 511200 or 07886 960062 17th February 6.30pm St.Patricks, Gainsborough Road, Corby NN18 0RJ 1 8th February 11am to 1pm St Edward`s London Road Kettering NN15 7QQ 1 8th February 2.45pm to 4.30pm Cathedral, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6AG 1 9th February 5pm to 7pm Sacred Heart, Pyramid Close, Weston Favell, Northampton NN3 8DP 2 0th February 7pm ­ 9pm St Edmund Campion, Henshaw Road, Wellingborough NN6 2AY I s g i v i n g t a l k s o n t h e D I V I N E M E R C Y M E S S A G E a n d d e v o t i o n i n f i v e p a r i s h e s o f t h e N o r t h a m p t o n D i o c e s e . Renowned Theologian, Author and Director of The John Paul II Institute in Stockbridge, Massachussets D R. Robert Stackpole STD W S a l t & L i g h t P a g e 4 H a d d e n h a m ’ s n e w h a l l P a g e 5 S t a t i o n s o f m e r c y P a g e 7 F o c u s o n S t J o h n ’ s P a g e 1 0 O n t h e 8 t h D e c e m b e r S a c r e d H e a r t P r i m a r y S c h o o l p u p i l s p e r f o r m e d f o r p a s s e n g e r s a n d s t a f f a t L u t o n A i r p o r t t h i s D e c e m b e r . T h e c h i l d r e n s a n g t h e i r f a v o u r i t e C h r i s t m a s C a r o l s r e m i n d i n g a l l w h o h e a r d t h e m o f t h e t r u e m e a n i n g o f C h r i s t m a s a n d r a i s ­ i n g f u n d s f o r K e e c h H o s p i c e . P a s s e n g e r s a r r i v i n g f r o m a n d t r a v e l l i n g t o a v a r i e t y o f d e s t i n a t i o n s c o m m e n t e d o n h o w t o u c h e d t h e y w e r e b y t h e c h i l d r e n ’ s p e r f o r m a n c e . T h e c h i l d r e n a l s o e n j o y e d e x p e r i e n c i n g t h e h u s t l e a n d b u s t l e o f t h e a i r p o r t . M e l a n i e f r o m Y e a r 6 c o m m e n t e d , “ I t w a s a f u n a n d c h a l l e n g i n g d a y b e c a u s e w e w e r e s i n g i n g f o r t w o h o u r s b u t I r e a l l y e n j o y e d i t . ” M e g a n a l s o i n Y e a r 6 s a i d , “ I l o v e d s i n g i n g a t t h e a i r p o r t a n d s e e i n g p e o p l e s m i l i n g , s o m e p e o p l e e v e n t o o k s e l f i e s w i t h o u r c h o i r a n d v i d e o e d u s s i n g i n g s o t h a t t h e y c o u l d s h a r e t h e m w i t h t h e i r f a m i l i e s a n d f r i e n d s . ” T h e c h o i r o f S a c r e d H e a r t P r i m a r y S c h o o l h o p e t o p e r ­ f o r m a g a i n n e x t C h r i s t m a s a t L u t o n a i r p o r t . M e a n w h i l e t h e y a r e l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o t h e i r n e x t p e r f o r m a n c e w h i c h i s i n F e b r u a r y a t t h e O 2 w h e n t h e y a r e s i n g i n g i n t h e Y o u n g V o i c e s C o n c e r t . U p , u p . . . . . . . . a n d a w a y

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P a g e 2 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t W E W O U L D L I K E T O T H A N K T H E S C H O O L S O N T H I S P A G E F O R S U P P O R T I N G T H E P A P E R 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 @ 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 c h i l d r e n 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 o n 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 . 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 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 d e a l s w i t h a l l a d v e r t i s i n g . T o p l a c e a n a d v e r t r i n g o 1 4 4 0 ­ 7 3 0 3 9 9 . F o r 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 c o n t a c t t h e e d i t o r .

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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 T h e 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 w a s c e l e b r a t e d w i t h g r e a t s o l e m n i t y i n N o r t h a m p t o n c a t h e d r a l o n D e c e m b e r 8 . T h e f e a s t o w e s i t s o r i g i n t o B y z a n t i n e C h r i s t i a n i t y . M a r y , m o t h e r o f J e s u s , w a s h o n o u r e d u n d e r t h i s t i t l e f r o m t h e 8 t h c e n t u r y . I t w a s , t h o u g h , m u c h m o r e c o n t r o v e r ­ s i a l i n t h e R o m a n w e s t . T h o m a s A q u i n a s , a D o m i n i c a n , w a s a d a m a n t l y a g a i n s t i t . I n e v i t a b l y , t h e F r a n c i s c a n s w e r e v e r y k e e n o n i t . C h i e f a m o n g t h e m w a s B l e s s e d J o h n D u n s S c o t u s , p r o f e s ­ s o r o f t h e o l o g y i n t h e u n i v e r s i t y o f C o l o g n e , w h o w a s o r d a i n e d p r i e s t i n N o r t h a m p t o n i n M a r c h 1 2 9 1 . B e t w e e n 1 8 5 1 a n d 1 8 5 3 P o p e P i u s 1 X c o n s u l t e d t h e w o r l d ’ s b i s h o p s . G i v e n t h e i r s u p p o r t P i u s d e f i n e d t h e d o c t r i n e i n 1 8 5 4 . ‘ W e d e c l a r e , p r o n o u n c e a n d d e f i n e t h a t t h e d o c t r i n e w h i c h h o l d s t h a t t h e B l e s s e d V i r g i n M a r y , a t t h e f i r s t i n s t a n t o f h e r c o n c e p t i o n , i n v i r t u e o f t h e m e r i t s o f J e s u s C h r i s t , t h e s a v ­ i o u r o f m a n k i n d , w a s p r e s e r v e d f r o m a l l s t a i n o f o r i g i n a l s i n ’ . I t w a s j u s t a t t h i s t i m e t h a t t h e n e w l y r e s t o r e d E n g l i s h d i o c e s e s w e r e o r g a n i s ­ i n g t h e m s e l v e s a n d b u i l d i n g c a t h e d r a l s . S o M a r y I m m a c u l a t e w a s a n o b v i o u s c h o i c e a s p a t r o n , a s i n t h e d i o c e s e a n d c a t h e d r a l o f N o r t h a m p t o n . I n h i s h o m i l y B i s h o p P e t e r r e m i n d e d t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n t h a t a y e a r a g o h e h a d o p e n e d t h e H o l y D o o r f o r t h e s t a r t o f t h e Y e a r o f M e r c y . A c c i d e n t s a n d b r e a k ­ d o w n s p r e v e n t e d a n u m b e r o f p e o p l e f r o m r e a c h i n g t h e C a t h e d r a l . P e r h a p s i t w a s a r e m i n d e r t h a t t h e r e i s a r e a l o p p o s i t i o n t o t h e m e r c y o f G o d , t o t h e f l o u r i s h i n g o f t h e C h u r c h a n d t o ` t h e g r o w t h o f t h e K i n g d o m o f G o d . ‘ T h a t o b s t a c l e i s t h e r e a l i t y o f s i n . . S i n s e p a r a t e s u s f r o m o n e a n o t h e r . S i n c r e ­ a t e s d i s h a r m o n y w i t h i n o u r s e l v e s , b e ­ t w e e n o u r s e l v e s a n d i n s o c i e t y ’ . B i s h o p P e t e r r e c a l l e d t h e f i r s t r e a d i n g w h i c h d e s c r i b e d o u r f a l l f r o m g r a c e . ‘ A l l o f u s a r e w o u n d e d , s u b j e c t t o i g n o ­ r a n c e , s u f f e r i n g a n d t h e d o m i n i o n o f d e a t h , a n d i n c l i n e d t o s i n a n d e v i l ’ . B a p t i s m t u r n s u s b a c k t o t h e F a t h e r , b u t l i f e b e c o m e s a s p i r i t u a l b a t t l e . T h e L o r d a l o n e i s o u r l i g h t a n d o u r h e l p . T h e B i s h o p t h e n t u r n e d t o M a r y , T h e I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n . ‘ A t t h e a n n o u n c e m e n t t h a t s h e w o u l d g i v e b i r t h t o ‘ t h e S o n o f t h e M o s t H i g h ’ a s a v i r g i n b y t h e p o w e r o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t , M a r y r e s p o n d e d w i t h t h e o b e d i ­ e n c e o f f a i t h . S h e e m b r a c e d t h e d i v i n e w i l l f o r s a l v a t i o n w h o l e h e a r t e d l y , w i t h ­ o u t a s i n g l e s i n t o r e s t r a i n h e r , s h e g a v e h e r s e l f e n t i r e l y t o t h e p e r s o n a n d t o t h e w o r k o f h e r S o n ’ . M a r y , o u r m o t h e r , o f f e r s u s a p o s i t i v e c h a l l e n g e i n t h e e x a m p l e o f h e r f a i t h f u l o b e d i e n c e t o G o d ’ s w i l l . F o r M a r y , i t w a s a l i f e c h a n g i n g a c t o f f a i t h a n d o b e ­ d i e n c e . G o d s e e m i n g l y d e m a n d i n g t h e i m p o s s i b l e . Y e t , n o t h i n g i s i m p o s s i b l e t o G o d . A n d t h a t i s a t r u e f o r e a c h o f u s i n o u r l i v e s a s i t w a s a n d i s i n t h e l i f e o f M a r y . B i s h o p P e t e r e n d e d h i s s e r m o n w i t h w o r d s o f h o p e . ‘ L e t u s p r a y t h a t w e m a y b e p e o p l e o f p r a y e r , t h a t w e m a y g r o w i n o u r k n o w l e d g e a n d u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f w h a t w e b e l i e v e a n d h o w w e s h o u l d l i v e , a n d t h a t w e m a y b e a c o m m u n i t y o f w e l c o m e a n d s e r v i c f o r t h e p r a i s e a n d g l o r y o f G o d . W e c e l e b r a t e o u r P a t r o n R e a d e r s a n d s i n g e r s B e l o w l e f t : t h e o p e n i n g p r a y e r Original (RRP £3.99) A fresh new redesign. Includes an Easter story activity book, illustrated by award winning artist, Alida Massari, a high quality milk chocolate egg (125g) & Yummy Bar (25g) Dark (RRP £5.50) An egg made from premium dark Fairtrade chocolate (155g) with dark Yummy Bar (25g) and Easter story activity book. Special Edition (RRP £8.50) Contains a high quality milk chocolate egg (200g), an Easter traditions booklet and orange milk chocolate bar (80g). Special Edition Dark Original A 24 page Easter story­activity book illustrated by Alida Massari is included in the Original and Dark eggs. A l l n e w c o n t e n t ! www.realeasteregg.co.uk Find your nearest shop at Where to Buy Online ­ now or In­Store from March The full range can be bought online now at www.realeasteregg.co.uk From March you can also buy the original egg from Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons or from independent stores, bookshops and Cathedral shops.

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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 D e c l a n , a g e d 1 9 , i s f r o m A y l e s b u r y . H e i s a v e t e r a n a l t a r ­ s e r v e r , i s i n v o l v e d i n p e e r ­ m i n i s t r y w i t h C o n f i r m a t i o n g r o u p s a n d i s a g r a d u a t e o f t h e d i o c e s e ’ s y o u n g l e a d e r ’ s p r o ­ g r a m m e , T h e S a l t & L i g h t P r o j e c t . T h e S a l t & L i g h t P r o j e c t i s a y e a r ­ l o n g p r o g r a m m e f o r t h o s e a g e d 1 6 + w h o w a n t t o t a k e o n a l e a d e r s h i p r o l e , a l o n g s i d e w o r k o r s t u d y . T h e y o u n g l e a d e r s b e g i n t h e i r y e a r b y g o i n g a w a y o n r e t r e a t t o g e t h e r a n d , w i t h t h e h e l p o f a n a d u l t m e n ­ t o r , p l a n a n d l e a d a p r o j e c t i n t h e i r p a r i s h , s c h o o l o r l o c a l a r e a . W e a s k e d D e c l a n t o t e l l u s a b o u t h o w h e g o t i n v o l v e d . “ I w a s s t a n d i n g a t t h e b a c k o f c h u r c h a n d a y o u t h ­ w o r k e r i n o u r p a r i s h j u s t c a m e a n d g r a b b e d m e , s a y i n g ‘ T h i s i s r i g h t u p y o u r s t r e e t ! ’ T h e f i r s t t h i n g w e d i d w a s g o a w a y o n a r e t r e a t w e e k e n d w h i c h w a s r e a l l y g o o d . I m e t s o m e g o o d p e o p l e w h o I a m s t i l l i n c o n t a c t w i t h . I t w a s a c t u a l l y r e a l l y c h i l l e d o u t a n d p e o p l e r e a l l y e n j o y e d i t . T h i s w a s a g r e a t e x p e r i e n c e e v e n b y i t s e l f . T h r o u g h T h e S a l t & L i g h t P r o j e c t I g o t t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o b e a y o u n g l e a d e r a t t h e L u x . w e e k e n d ( N Y M O ’ s y e a r l y r e t r e a t f o r 1 1 ­ 1 8 y e a r o l d s ) I a l s o g o t t o f i n d o u t m o r e a b o u t m y p a r i s h t h a t I m i g h t o t h e r w i s e n o t h a v e d o n e . I n o w u n d e r ­ s t a n d h o w d i f f i c u l t i t c a n b e t o o r g a n i s e s o m e t h i n g , e v e n i f i t s e e m s l i t t l e ! I t ’ s i m p o s s i b l e t o d o s o m e t h i n g b y y o u r s e l f , y o u h a v e t o w o r k w i t h o t h e r p e o p l e , s o I ’ v e d e f i n i t e l y d e v e l o p e d c o m m u n i c a t i o n s k i l l s w h i l e w o r k i n g w i t h o t h e r p a r i s h i o n e r s . T h e s e c h a l l e n g e s g i v e y o u g o o d s k i l l s f o r t h e f u t u r e . I t s g i v e n m e a n e w l o v e f o r y o u t h m i n i s t r y . I t ’ s g i v e n m e l e a d e r s h i p s k i l l s . T h i s h a s h e l p e d m e w i t h o t h e r c h u r c h p r o j e c t s t h a t I ’ v e s i n c e b e e n i n v o l v e d i n a n d g i v e n m e c o n f i d e n c e . F o r m y p r o j e c t , I d e c i d e d t o r u n s o m e p r a c t i c a l w o r k s h o p s w i t h o u r a l t a r s e r v e r s . W e h a d s o m e n e w a l t a r s e r v e r s w h o h a d r e c e n t l y m a d e t h e i r F i r s t H o l y C o m m u n i o n . I h a v e s i n c e c o n t i n u e d t r a i n i n g w i t h t h e s e y o u n g e r s e r v e r s , i t ’ s l i k e a c o n ­ t i n u o u s t h i n g : I a m a b l e t o h e l p t h e m i f t h e y d o s o m e t h i n g w r o n g a n d e n c o u r a g e t h e m w h e n t h e y d o t h i n g s w e l l . I n t h e f u t u r e I ’ d l i k e t o g a t h e r o t h e r y o u n g p e o p l e a s a s o r t o f c o r e t e a m a n d t h e n w o r k w i t h C o n f i r m a t i o n g r o u p s . I d o n ’ t w a n t t o s e e y o u n g p e o p l e g e t t i n g C o n f i r m e d a n d t h e n b e d o n e w i t h t h e c h u r c h u n t i l t h e y g e t m a r r i e d ! C h u r c h i s a p e r ­ m a n e n t t h i n g i n y o u r l i f e a n d i t ’ s n o t j u s t a b o u t g o i n g t o M a s s o n c e a w e e k : G o d c a n i n t e r v e n e i n o u r l i v e s ! T h e S a l t a n d L i g h t P r o j e c t w a s a g o o d w a y f o r m e t o b u i l d o n m y f a i t h . I d o n ’ t w a n t t o j u s t t u r n u p a n d s a y t h e r e s p o n s e s . I h a v e b e g u n t o l o o k a t m y c h u r c h a n d s a y , ‘ w h a t c a n I b e i n v o l v e d w i t h , h o w c a n I h e l p o t h e r p e o p l e i n m y p a r i s h ? ’ ” T o f i n d o u t m o r e a b o u t T h e S a l t a n d L i g h t P r o j e c t , v i s i t w w w . n y m o . o r g , ‘ Y o u t h l e a d e r s ’ a n d t h e n ‘ Y o u n g L e a d e r s h i p T e a m ’ . I f y o u k n o w s o m e b o d y w h o m i g h t w a n t t o d o t a k e p a r t i n t h e p r o g r a m m e f o r 2 0 1 6 ­ 2 0 1 7 , e m a i l s t e v e @ n y m o . o r g S a l t & L i g h t

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 T h e p a r i s h i o n e r s o f H a d d e n h a m a n d L o n g C r e n d o n w e r e d e l i g h t e d t o w e l c o m e B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e o n S u n d a y 4 t h D e ­ c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 w h e n h e c a m e t o s p e n d a d a y w i t h t h e m . H e c e l e b r a t e d M a s s e s i n b o t h p a r i s h e s , c o n d u c t e d a s e r v i c e o f h e a l i n g i n H a d d e n h a m a n d b l e s s e d t h e n e w m e e t i n g r o o m w h i c h h a s j u s t b e e n b u i l t a t H a d d e n h a m . F o r m a n y y e a r s , t h e p a r i s h i o n e r s o f t h e C h u r c h o f t h e G o o d S h e p h e r d i n H a d d e n ­ h a m h a v e r e c o g n i s e d t h e n e e d f o r a m e e t ­ i n g r o o m a n d p l a n s h a v e b e e n d r a w n u p o n l y t o b e r e j e c t e d b y t h e p l a n n i n g a u ­ t h o r i t i e s f o r a v a r i e t y o f r e a s o n s . A c o u p l e o f y e a r s a g o , F r L e s z e k s e t u p a s m a l l t a s k f o r c e o f e x p e r t s u n d e r t h e l e a d e r s h i p o f E u g e n e T o o l a n t o p r o d u c e a p l a n w h i c h w o u l d b e a c c e p t a b l e t o t h e p l a n n e r s . A f t e r n u m e r o u s d i s c u s s i o n s a n d m o d i f i ­ c a t i o n s , p l a n n i n g p e r m i s s i o n w a s o b ­ t a i n e d a n d t h e d i o c e s a n a u t h o r i t i e s g a v e t h e i r a p p r o v a l t o t h e p l a n s . W o r k c o m ­ m e n c e d i n A p r i l 2 0 1 6 a n d w a s c o m p l e t e d b y t h e e n d o f N o v e m b e r . T h e q u e s t i o n o f h o w t h e b u i l d i n g w a s t o b e f i n a n c e d w a s s o l v e d v e r y n e a t l y w h e n M a r y C h e t t l e w h o u s e d t o a t t e n d M a s s a t t h e c h u r c h o n a r e g u l a r b a s i s , d i e d a n d l e f t a v e r y g e n e r o u s l e g a c y t o t h e p a r i s h . T h i s t o g e t h e r w i t h m o n e y f r o m “ T o g e t h e r i n F a i t h ” a n d c a s h i n t h e b a n k w a s s u f f i ­ c i e n t t o c o v e r t h e c o s t o f t h e n e w b u i l d i n g w i t h o u t p a r i s h i o n e r s b e i n g a s k e d t o m a k e a n y f u r t h e r c o n t r i b u t i o n . A s M a r y l i v e d i n a h o u s e i n L o n g w i c k c a l l e d “ R o s a r y H o u s e ” i t s e e m e d a p p r o p r i a t e t o n a m e t h e n e w r o o m “ T h e R o s a r y R o o m . T h e n e w b u i l d i n g h a s b e e n d e s i g n e d i n t h e s a m e s t y l e a s t h e c h u r c h a n d t h e c a r p a r k i n g h a s b e e n r e o r d e r e d t o i n c r e a s e t h e n u m b e r o f s p a c e s a v a i l a b l e . T h e b u i l d i n g c o n t a i n s a m e e t i n g r o o m , a w e l l ­ d e s i g n e d k i t c h e n , a w a s h r o o m d e s i g n e d t o a c c o m m o d a t e t h e d i s a b l e d a n d a n o f ­ f i c e f o r t h e p a r i s h p r i e s t . T h e p r i e s t ’ s s m a l l g a r d e n h a s b e e n r e d e s i g n e d a n d p r o v i d e s a s p a c e f o r h i m t o r e l a x d u r i n g t h e s u m m e r . B i s h o p P e t e r , i n f u l l l i t u r g i c a l d r e s s , s t o o d b e f o r e t h e n e w b u i l d i n g a n d b l e s s e d i t . T h e n h e j o i n e d t h e p e o p l e i n t h e n e w m e e t i n g r o o m w h e r e h e c u t t h e c e r e m o n i a l c a k e a n d e n j o y e d m e e t i n g p a r i s h i o n e r s . M i c h a e l P i t t ­ P a y n e H a d d e n h a m ’ s n e w h a l l

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

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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 T h e y e a r o f M e r c y m a y h a v e c o m e t o a n e n d b u t , a s w e k n o w , G o d ’ s m e r c y n e v e r e n d s w h i c h w a s a p a r t o f t h e l e a r n i n g a n d e x p e r i e n c e o f S t . M a r y ’ s C a t h o l i c p r i m a r y S c h o o l , N o r t h a m p t o n a t t h e e n d o f N o v e m b e r . W e i n v i t e d m a n y m e m b e r s o f t h e p a r i s h e s a n d t h e c o m m u n i t y t o h e l p u s r e f l e c t o n G o d ’ s m e r c y a n d o u r o w n . D u r i n g t h e c o u r s e o f t h e d a y e a c h c l a s s v i s i t e d t h e s c h o o l h a l l w h e r e t h e r e w e r e 6 ‘ S t a t i o n s ’ , i n s p i r e d b y t h e S t a t i o n s o f M e r c y a t L i v e r p o o l C a t h e d r a l a n d m a n n e d b y o u r b r i l l i a n t v o l u n ­ t e e r s . T h e a c t i v i t i e s a t e a c h w e r e d i f f e r ­ e n t a n d i n c l u d e d w r i t i n g t h e n a m e s o f p e o p l e w e n e e d e d t o f o r g i v e i n s a n d s o t h a t i t c o u l d b e w i p e d a w a y a s t h e y f o r g a v e , c o n ­ s i d e r i n g t h e g i f t o f t h e E u c h a r i s t a n d w r i t i n g ‘ t h a n k y o u ’ p o s t i t s t o p u t o n a c r o s s . W e e n g a g e d i n a g u i d e d m e d i t a t i o n a n d b l e w b u b b l e s t o s h o w h o w q u i c k l y G o d f o r g i v e s ; w e a l s o t o o k a p o t o f b u b b l e s e a c h h o m e t o r e m i n d u s o f t h a t f a c t a n d t h a t G o d c a n m a k e u s s m i l e ! W e w a t c h e d a D V D o n t h e P r o d i g a l S o n a n d c o n s i d e r e d w h a t p r a c t i c a l l y w e h a d d o n e i n s c h o o l t o s h o w m e r c y a n d e a c h , m a d e a p r o m i s e o f s o m e t h i n g t h e y c o u l d d o N O W ! S t a t i o n s o f m e r c y

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O n a c o l d n i g h t , a b o a t f i l l e d w i t h r e f u g e e s t r y i n g t o r e a c h E u r o p e c a p s i z e d o f f t h e c o a s t o f L a m p e ­ d u s a . O v e r t h r e e h u n d r e d p e o p l e p e r i s h e d . M o v e d b y t h e l o s s o f l i f e , t h e l o c a l c a r p e n t e r , F r a n c e s c o T u c c i o , m a d e c r o s s e s f r o m t h e w r e c k ­ a g e o f t h e b o a t a n d o f f e r e d t h e m t o t h e s u r v i v o r s o f t h e d i s a s t e r a s a s i g n o f h o p e . P o p e F r a n c i s c a r r i e d a c r o s s a t a m e m o r i a l s e r v i c e v i s i t i n g t h e s i t e o f t h e t r a g e d y s t a t i n g t h a t “ W e a r e a s o c i e t y w h i c h h a s f o r g o t t e n h o w t o w e e p , h o w t o e x p e r i ­ e n c e c o m p a s s i o n ” . A s p a r t o f t h e y e a r o f M e r c y , C A F O D a s k e d F r a n c e s c o t o m a k e c r o s s e s f o r e v e r y c a t h e d r a l a c r o s s E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s w h i c h h e d i d f r o m w r e c k a g e o f b o a t s w h i c h c o n t i n u e d t o l a n d . T h e N o r t h a m p t o n d i o c e s e L a m p e d u s a C r o s s h a s b e e n t o u r i n g t h e d i o c e s e i n t h e y e a r o f M e r c y a n d u s e d i n m a n y p a r i s h e s , s c h o o l s a n d g r o u p s a s a p o w e r f u l s i g n o f s o l i d a r i t y w i t h o u r b r o t h e r s a n d s i s t e r s w h o a r e f a c i n g s u c h d i f f i c u l t i e s . I t w a s v e r y m o v i n g t o s e e h o w p e o p l e r e s p o n d e d t o t h i s a n d t o r e a d t h e m e s s a g e s o f h o p e t h a t w e r e s e n t t o C A F O D ( s e e o u r b l o g f o r e x a m p l e s ) . T h e c r o s s w i l l b e l e f t a s a L e g a c y f o r t h e d i o c e s e P a g e 8 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 JOE WALSH TOURS PILGRIMAGES L OURDES D AILY BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER LONDON: 0203 4680617 | CARDIFF: 0292 0003865 www.joewalshtours.co.uk | info@joewalshtours.co.uk Bonded & Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 | ABTOT 5332 7 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Leeds­Bradford £ 669 pp f rom £ 10 JULY | 5 NIGHTS From East Midlands £ 639 pp from £ £ 7 19 p p from £ 21 JULY | 7 NIGHTS From Liverpool £ 6 89 pp from £ 2 8 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Manchester WE OFFER » Direct Flights to Tarbes ­ Lourdes Airport » Full religious programme led by Spiritual Director » Return airport transfers in Lourdes » Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner » Full assistance o f p r o f e s s i o n a l g u i d e s & representatives throughout » B onded & licensed for

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T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 P a g e 9 w w w . c o m t e c ­ s e r v i c e s . c o . u k T e l : 0 1 4 6 2 6 7 9 6 5 5 E m a i l : i n f o @ c o m t e c ­ s e r v i c e s . c o . u k

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 B i s h o p P e t e r c o n s e c r a t e d S t . J o h n ’ s c h u r c h , L u t o n , o n N o v e m b e r 1 . T h e d a t e w a s s i g n i f i c a n t . T h e f i r s t M a s s w a s c e l e ­ b r a t e d t h e r e o n N o v e m b e r 1 , 1 9 6 6 . T h e b u i l d i n g h a d p r e v i o u s l y d o n e d u t y a s a b a r n . B u t i t l a y t o t h e w e s t o f t h e t o w n , u n d e r g o i n g a r a p i d i n d u s t r i a l d e v e l o p ­ m e n t , a n d t h e g r o w t h o f n e w h o u s i n g e s t a t e s . I n f a c t t h e a r e a c a m e u n d e r c l o s e s c r u t i n y f r o m s o c i o l o g i s t s w h o s a w n e w s t y l e s o f l i f e e m e r g i n g a n d w o n ­ d e r e d i n n u m e r o u s b o o k s w h e t h e r w e w e r e a l l b e c o m i n g m i d d l e c l a s s . T w o f o r m e r p a r i s h p r i e s t s a t t e n d e d t h e c e l e b r a t i o n , F r T o m K e n n y a n d C a n o n M a r k F l o o d y . A n d t h e r e w a s a c e l e b r a ­ t i o n o f a d i f f e r e n t k i n d , M a u r e e n B o r ­ b o n e , r e t i r e d d e p u t y h e a d t e a c h e r o f t h e t o w n ’ s C a r d i n a l N e w m a n s c h o o l , r e c e i v e d a B e n e r M e r e n t i m e d a l f o r h e r l o n g s e r v i c e t o t h e C a t h o l i c c o m m u n i t y . P i c t u r e s : t o p r i g h t ” C a n o n F l o o d y , B i s h o p P e t e r , F r . K e n n y , F r . B r e n n a n . R i g h t , b e l o w a n ‘ a s p e r g e s f o r t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n ; b e l o w , M a u r e e n B o r b o n e r e c e i v e s h e r m e d a l ; b e l o w l e f t : t h e E u c h a r i s t : t o p l e f t : F r . K e n n y w i t h p a r i s h i o n e r s . C o n s e c r a t i o n o f S t J o h n ’ s

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

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P a g e 1 2 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 7 A t o u c h o f S p a n i s h s u n f o r C a t e n i a n s T h e L u t o n C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c i a ­ t i o n i s p i c t u r e d o u t s i d e t h e R o y a l P a l a c e , M a d r i d . T h e a c t i o n p a c k e d f e w d a y a s , i n t h e O c t o ­ b e r h a l f t e r m w a s p a r t l y o r g a n i s e d b y C a t e n i a n B r o t h e r J e s u s B a r r a s a , w h o i s f r o m M a d r i d . Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e : J a n u a r y 3 1 P r i n t e d o n 1 0 0 % r e c y c l e d p a p e r P l e a s e r e c y c l e t h i s p a p e r

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