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T h e M a y o r o f N o r t h a m p t o n , G a r e t h E a l e s , v i s i t e d t h e c a t h e d a l a n d i t s g r o u n d s t o g e t a f i r s t - h a n d i d e a o f t h e p l a n s f o r t h e C a t h e d r a l C e n t r e a n d i t s p o t e n t i a l c o n t r i b u t i o n t o c o m m u n i t y l i f e i n N o r t h a m p t o n . H e w a s s h o w n a r o u n d b y t h e D e a n , C a n o n M a r k F l o o d y a n d m e t w i t h B i s h o p P e t e r . B e d f o r d . N o r t h a m p t o n a n d M i l t o n K e y n e s g a v e r e c e n t l y b e e n a d d e d t o t h e G o o g l e M a p s 3 D f a c i l i t y , w h e r e b y b u i l d - i n g s i n a c i t y o r t o w n a r e s h o w n i n f u l l 3 D , s o t h a t y o u c a n ‘ f l y ’ a r o u n d t h e m a s i f y o u w e r e a d r o n e c a m e r a . T h i s p h o t o o f t h e c a t h e d r a l i s c o m p u t e r g e n e r a t e d , n o t t a k e n f r o m a p l a n e , b a l l o o n o r d r o n e . S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Issue No. 316 D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 7 I s s u e N o . 3 2 1 C h a p l a i n t o G u a r d i a n s P a g e 5 A n n u a l s c h o o l s ’ M a s s P a g e 6 R o a d t o R o m e P a g e 8 C A F O D ’ s T r i a t h l o n b o y P a g e 1 2 A t a c e r e m o n y a t T h e C u b e , C o r b y , F r G e r a r d B y r n e , o f S t . B r e n - d a n ’ s a n d S t . P a t r i c k ’ s w a s o n e o f t h e r e c i p i e n t s o f t h e S p i r i t o f C o r b y a w a r d s . H e w o n t h e C o m m u n i t y S p i r i t A w a r d ( s p o n s o r e d b y N o r t h a m p t o n s h i r e P o l i c e _ r e c o g n i s i n g h i s c y c l i n g i n i t i a t i v e s . C o r b y C o u n c i l s p o k e s m a n s a i d “ F r G e r a r d h a s c y c l e d t h e l e n g t h o f B r i t a i n a n d I r e l a n d o n h i t i m e o f f f r o m t h e d a y j o b , a n d l a s t y e a r c y - c l e d f r o m C a n t e r b u r y t o R o m e t o r a i s e t h o u s a n d s o f p o u n d s f o r C o r b y ’ s L a k e l a n d s H o s p i c e a b d t h e A i r A m b u l a n c e . A s w e l l a s b e i n g a v e r y w e l l t h o u g h t p r i e s t G e r a r d h a s a l s o g i v e n u p h i s t i m e t o s e t u p a c y c l i n g c l u b s o o t h e r s c a n g e t i n v o l v e d . H e i s a f u n d - r a i s i n g i n s p i r a t i o n a n d a g o o d m e n t o r t o t h o s e w h o w i s h t o t a k e o n v a r i o u s c y c l i n g c h a l l e n g e s b o t h l o c a l l y a n d l o n g - d i s t a n c e ’ . P i c t u r e : N o r t h a n t s T e l e g r a p h T o a s t o f t h e t o w n N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l g o e s w o r l d w i d e C HRISTENING & C OMMUNION W EAR A sumptuous range of gowns and accessories to suit evey budget and grace all occasions Specialists in gifts with a Christian theme, Christening, Dedication, Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination & Christmas. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the perfect gift: Bibles, missals, prayer books, plaques, icons, statues, photo­frames, fountains, fonts, crosses, crucifixes, rosaries, candles, incense, oil burners, mini cards to inspire, occasion cards to celebrate, and all at competitive prices! G IFTS FOR ALL OCCASSIONS MAIL ORDER phone 0116 2513477 COME AND VIEW OUR EXTENSIVE RANGES Militia Immaculatae Trust, 35­37, New Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4RQ. Tel 0116 2513477 Email: store@mitrust.co.uk Website: www.mitrust.co.uk Open Wed ­ Sat 10am ­ 5pm Opposite the New Highcross, Leicester

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I n 2 0 1 5 a l o n e , i n E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s , 1 8 5 , 8 2 4 a b o r t i o n s t o o k p l a c e . t h e r e i s w i d e s p r e a d u n e a s e a m o n g m a n y p e o p l e w h o r e c o g n i s e t h a t a w o m a n ’ s d e c i s i o n t o h a v e a n a b o r t i o n c a r r i e s w i t h i t t r a g i c c o n s e q u e n c e s . A t t h e s a m e t i m e , t h e r e a r e s t r o n g v o i c e s t h a t a d v o c a t e a w o m a n ’ s c h o i c e . 2 . W h a t d o e s i t m e a n t o c h o o s e ? T h e l i f e o f b o t h m o t h e r a n d c h i l d a r e p r e c i o u s , v a l u e d a n d t o b e p r o t e c t e d . T h o s e w h o h o l d t h a t t h e f r e e d o m t o c h o o s e i n t h e q u e s t i o n o f a b o r t i o n m u s t f o c u s o n t h e g o o d o f o n e o f t h e s e l i v e s a l o n e . A s u b j e c t i v e d e s i r e i s o f t e n c l a i m e d t o b e a r i g h t f u l c h o i c e . . F o l l o w i n g s l o g a n s i s n e v e r a f i r m b a s i s f o r g o o d d e c i s i o n s . R a t h e r , w e h o l d t h a t s u c h d e c i s i o n s r e - q u i r e a g r o u n d i n g i n g o o d f o r m a t i o n a n d s o u n d p e r s p e c t i v e s . I n m a k i n g c h o i c e s , w e s h o u l d a l w a y s s e e k t o d o t h a t w h i c h u p h o l d s h u m a n d i g n i t y i n t h e s e r v i c e o f h u m a n l i f e . I n t h e c a s e o f a b o r t i o n , d e c i s i o n s a n d c h o i c e s n e e d t o a c k n o w l e d g e t h e d u t y t o c h e r i s h h u m a n l i f e a n d t o f o s t e r i t s f l o u r i s h i n g b e y o n d t h e c i r c u m s t a n c e s o f a n y o n e p e r s o n , h o w e v e r c h a l l e n g i n g t h e s e m a y b e . 3 . R e c o g n i s i n g t h e d i f f i c u l t y o f d e c i s i o n s D e c i d i n g t o h a v e a n a b o r t i o n i s a g r a v e d e c i s i o n . T h e p r o c e s s o f d e c i s i o n m a k i n g o c c u r s i n d i v e r s e c i r c u m s t a n c e s a n d i s i n f l u e n c e d b y d i f f e r e n t c o n s i d e r a t i o n s I n s u c h s i t u a t i o n s , t h e c a p a c i t y t o e x e r c i s e c h o i c e c a n b e c o m p r o m i s e d w i t h a c o n - s e q u e n t l i m i t a t i o n o n a p e r s o n ’ s m o r a l c u l p a b i l i t y . P o p e F r a n c i s h a s w r i t t e n o f t h o s e w h o h a v e h a d a n a b o r t i o n : “ I a m w e l l a w a r e o f t h e p r e s s u r e t h a t h a s l e d t h e m t o t h i s d e c i s i o n . I k n o w t h a t i t i s a n e x i s t e n t i a l a n d m o r a l o r d e a l . I h a v e m e t s o m a n y w o m e n w h o b e a r i n t h e i r h e a r t t h e s c a r o f t h i s a g o n i s i n g a n d p a i n f u l d e c i s i o n . W h a t h a s h a p p e n e d i s p r o f o u n d l y u n j u s t ; y e t o n l y u n d e r s t a n d - i n g t h e t r u t h o f i t c a n e n a b l e o n e n o t t o l o s e h o p e . ” ( L e t t e r t o A r c h b i s h o p F i s i c h e l l a f o r t h e Y e a r o f M e r c y , 1 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 ) B o t h P o p e s , h o w e v e r , r e c o g n i s e t h e b u r - d e n o f g u i l t t h a t o f t e n a c c o m p a n i e s t h e d e c i s i o n t o d e s t r o y a h u m a n l i f e i n t h e w o m b . B o t h s p e a k i n s i s t e n t l y o f t h e u n - f a i l i n g m e r c y o f G o d f o r a l l w h o t u r n t o H i m i n r e p e n t a n c e a n d w i t h a d e s i r e f o r f o r g i v e n e s s . 4 . T h e I n t r i n s i c V a l u e a n d W o r t h o f E v e r y H u m a n L i f e T h e c h a l l e n g e t h a t f a c e s o u r s o c i e t y t o d a y i s t o r e c o v e r a n u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e i m m e a s u r a b l e g o o d o f e a c h u n b o r n c h i l d a n d t o v a l u e h i s o r h e r l i f e w i t h e v e n g r e a t e r r e s p e c t . A p a r t i c u l a r c o n t r a d i c t i o n o c c u r s i n r e - l a t i o n t o t h e l e g i s l a t i o n p e r m i t t i n g t h e a b o r t i o n o f a n u n b o r n c h i l d d i a g n o s e d w i t h a d i s a b i l i t y . a f t e r t h e y a r e b o r n . T h e p a s t f i f t y y e a r s h a v e w i t n e s s e d a d e e p e n - i n g o f s o c i e t y ’ s r e s p e c t a n d u n d e r s t a n d - i n g f o r p e o p l e w i t h d i s a b i l i t y , a n d l e g i s l a t i o n h a s h e l p e d d i s a b l e d p e o p l e a c h i e v e f u l f i l l i n g l i v e s . W e h o p e t h a t g r e a t e r r e f l e c t i o n a n d c o n s i s t e n c y i n t h e a p p r o a c h t o u n b o r n c h i l d r e n w i t h d i s - a b i l i t i e s w i l l l e a d t o a c h a n g e i n u n d e r - s t a n d i n g , w i t h g r e a t e r p r o t e c t i o n p r o v i d e d t h r o u g h n e w l e g i s l a t i o n . I n c o m p a r i s o n w i t h f i f t y y e a r s a g o , o u r s o c i e t y a n d C h u r c h h a v e a m u c h g r e a t e r a c c e p t a n c e o f s i n g l e m o t h e r s , a n d o f t e n p r o v i d e a s s i s t a n c e f o r t h o s e w h o n e e d i t . M u c h m o r e , h o w e v e r , n e e d s t o b e d o n e . W e r e c o g n i z e t h a t t h e r e h a s a l s o b e e n a n e r o s i o n o f r e s p e c t f o r t h o s e w i t h c o n s c i - e n t i o u s o b j e c t i o n s a g a i n s t a b o r t i o n . T h i s h a s a f f e c t e d m e m b e r s o f t h e m e d i c a l a n d h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e s s i o n s w h o f a c e i n c r e a s - i n g d i f f i c u l t y i n b e i n g a b l e t o c o m b i n e t h e i r d e d i c a t e d p r o f e s s i o n a l w o r k w i t h t h e i r p e r s o n a l c o n v i c t i o n . S o m u c h t a l - e n t i s b e i n g l o s t t o i m p o r t a n t p r o f e s - s i o n a l a r e a s . P e r s o n a l c o n s c i e n c e i s i n v i o l a b l e a n d n o - o n e s h o u l d b e f o r c e d t o a c t a g a i n s t t h e i r p r o p e r l y f o r m e d c o n - s c i e n c e i n t h e s e m a t t e r s . 5 . L e a r n i n g t o r e s p e c t l i f e T h e r e i s a n u r g e n t n e e d t o t e a c h a b o u t t h e i n v i o l a b i l i t y o f h u m a n l i f e , f r o m c o n - c e p t i o n t o i t s n a t u r a l e n d , a n d t o h e l p e v - e r y o n e a p p r e c i a t e t h e v a l u e o f e v e r y h u m a n l i f e , w i t h o u t e x c e p t i o n . W e t h a n k t h o s e g e n e r o u s y o u n g p e o p l e w h o s t r i v e t o p r o m o t e p r o - l i f e v a l u e s . T h e y a r e a r e a l e n c o u r a g e m e n t a n d i n - s p i r a t i o n , i n t h e C h u r c h a n d i n s o c i e t y . I t i s v i t a l l y i m p o r t a n t f o r y o u n g p e o p l e t o g a i n a d e e p u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e m e a n i n g o f h u m a n s e x u a l i t y a n d t h e p l a c e o f t h e s e x u a l r e l a t i o n s h i p a s a n e x - p r e s s i o n o f l o v e w i t h i n m a r r i a g e . 6 . G i v i n g t h a n k s a n d l o o k i n g a h e a d W e h a v e t h e h i g h e s t r e g a r d f o r e v e r y w o m a n w h o , i n d i f f i c u l t a n d a d v e r s e c o n d i t i o n s , h a s m a d e t h e c o u r a g e o u s d e - c i s i o n t o c o n t i n u e h e r p r e g n a n c y a n d g i v e b i r t h t o h e r c h i l d . W e t h a n k t h e c h a r i t i e s , a n d t h o s e w h o d o n a t e t o t h e m , f o r t h e i r s o l i d a r i t y a n d s u p p o r t . I t i s o u r d e s i r e a n d a i m 8 p t n i v e r s a r y n e e d s t o b r i n g a b o u t a n e w d e b a t e t o c h a n g e a t t i t u d e s t o w a r d s h u m a n l i f e i n t h e w o m b , t o p r o m o t e w h a t i t m e a n s t o m a k e g o o d a n d a u t h e n t i c c h o i c e s , a n d t o p r o t e c t a n d c a r e f o r m o t h e r s a n d t h e i r c h i l d r e n . A s C a t h o l i c s , w e u r g e t h a t , t h r o u g h o u t o u r c o u n t r i e s , p r a y e r a n d f a s t i n g b e u s e d f o r t h e p r o t e c t i o n o f h u m a n l i f e , e s p e - c i a l l y f o r l i f e w i t h i n t h e w o m b , f o r a l l e x - p e c t a n t m o t h e r s , f o r f a t h e r s a n d f a m i l i e s . L e t t h e f i n a l w o r d c o m e f r o m P o p e F r a n - c i s , p r e a c h i n g i n 2 0 0 5 o n t h e F e a s t o f S t R a y m u n d , w h e n h e w a s A r c h b i s h o p o f B u e n o s A i r e s : “ A l l o f u s m u s t c a r e f o r l i f e , c h e r i s h l i f e , w i t h t e n d e r n e s s , w a r m t h . . . t o g i v e l i f e i s t o o p e n o u r h e a r t , a n d t o c a r e f o r l i f e i s t o g i v e o n e s e l f i n t e n d e r n e s s a n d w a r m t h f o r o t h e r s , t o h a v e c o n c e r n i n m y h e a r t f o r o t h e r s . C a r i n g f o r l i f e f r o m t h e b e g i n - n i n g t o t h e e n d . W h a t a s i m p l e t h i n g , w h a t a b e a u t i f u l t h i n g . . . S o , g o f o r t h a n d d o n ’ t b e d i s c o u r a g e d . C a r e f o r l i f e . I t s w o r t h i t ’ . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 7 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t 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 . P a s t o r a l L e t t e r f r o m a l l t h e b i s o p s o n a b o r t i o n : s u m m a r y D E P U TY H E A D T E A C H E R D E P U TY H E A D T E A C H E R D E P U TY H E A D T E A C H E R T h e D i r e c t o r s o f t h i s s u c c e s s f u l , po p u l a r, u p a n d c o m i n g Ca t h o l i c S c h ool w i s h t o T h e D i r e c t o r s o f t h i s s u c c e s s f u l , po p u l a r, u p a n d c o m i n g Ca t h o l i c S c h ool w i s h t o T h e D i r e c t o r s o f t h i s s u c c e s s f u l , po p u l a r, u p a n d c o m i n g Ca t h o l i c S c h ool w i s h t o re c r u i t a D e p u t y H e a d t e a c h e r t o co m m e n c e a s s oon a s p o s s i b le. re c r u i t a D e p u t y H e a d t e a c h e r t o co m m e n c e a s s oon a s p o s s i b le. re c r u i t a D e p u t y H e a d t e a c h e r t o co m m e n c e a s s oon a s p o s s i b le. L e a d e r s h ip S c a le : L 1 9 L e a d e r s h ip S c a le : L 1 9 L e a d e r s h ip S c a le : L 1 9 ­ ­ ­ 2 3 2 3 2 3 A C a t h o l i c , le a r n i n g , l i ste n i n g s c h oo l . “ I t i s n o t e n o u g h th a t c h i l d r en a r e l o v e d , t h e y must k n o w t h a t t h e y a r e l o v e d ” Thoma s B e c k e t Ca t h o l i c S c h oo l Ke t t e r i ng R d N o r t h Be c k e t Way N o r t h amp t o n N N 3 6 H T 01604 4 93211 Ema i l : o f f i c e @ t h omasbe c k e t . o r g . u k w w w . t homa s b e c k e t . o r g . u k We a r e a C a t h o l i c , l e a rn i n g , l i s t e n i n g s c h oo l w he r e i t i s n o t enough t h a t c h i l d r e n k n ow t hey a r e l o v ed , we s h ow t hem . I f y ou e n j o y t he c h a l l enge t ha t a n ew r o l e b r i ng s a nd a r e e n t h u s i a s t i c t o c o me w i t h u s o n o u r j ou r n e y t hen p l e a s e d o n o t he s i t a t e t o c o n t a c t u s . V i s i t s t o t he s c h oo l a r e mo s t we l c o m ed w he r e y ou wi l l t hen s e e f i r s t ­ hand h ow s p e c i a l o u r s c h oo l i s . P l e a s e c o nta c t J a n H a ye s , Sen i o r H R Manage r o n 0 1604 4 93211 , who w i l l b e m o r e t han h appy t o a r r ange a s c h oo l v i s i t . A l l o u r s t a f f u pho l d t h e c o r e v a l u e s a nd C a t h o l i c e t h o s o f t he s c h oo l . A l l a p p o i n t m e n t s w i l l b e s u b j e c t t o a n e n h a n c e d D B S c l e a r a n c e i n l i n e w i t h o u r S a f e r R e c r u i t m e n t P o l i c y . F u r t h e r d e t a i l s a n d a n a p p l i c a t i o n p a c k a r e a va i l a b l e f r o m M r s J a n H a y es a t t h e s c h o o l a t j a n h @ t h o m a s b e cke t . o r g . u k a p p l i c a t i o n f o r m s c a n a l s o b e o b t a i n e d f r o m t h e sc h o o l w e b s i t e a t w w w . t h o m a s b e cke t . o r g . u k o r d o w n l o a d e d d o c u m e n t s f r o m t h e C E S w e b s i t e a t w w w . ca t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n . o r g . u k . e m p l o y m e n t

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

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

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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 7 I t s g r e a t t h a t y o u h a v e a l l c o m e S t . M a r y ’ s , D u n s t a b l e , w a s c r o w d e d w i t h 8 0 0 y o u n g s t e r s o n O c t o b e r 1 3 f o r t h e a n n u a l s c h o o l s ’ M a s s . T e e n a g e r s w e r e e v e n s q u a t t i n g i n t h e s i d e c h a p e l s , b u t t h a t w a s n o m a t c h f o r t h e c h a o s i n t h e c a r p a r k a s c o a c h e s a r r i v e d t o g e t h e r a n d t e a c h e r s c a r e f u l l y g u a r d e d t h e c h i l d r e n . ‘ T h i s i s n o t h i n g ’ , s a i d o n e o f t h e l a d y - c u s t o d i a n s o f t h e c a r p a r k e n t r a n c e . ‘ A f e w m i n u t e s a g o w e b r o u g h t D u n s t a b l e t o a s t a n d - s t i l l ’ . B i s h o p P e t e r t h a n k e d h e a d t e a c h e r s a n d t e a c h e r s . ‘ I t s g r e a t t h a t y o u h a v e a l l c o m e ’ . A s a l w a y s , t h e c h i l d r e n w e r e m e t i c u l o u s l y p r e p a r e d . P r a y e r b a t o n s f r o m e a c h s c h o o l w e r e c a r r i e d i n t h e e n t r a n c e p r o c e s - s i o n b y s t u d e n t s f r o m S t . J o s e p h ’ s H i g h S c h o o l , S l o u g h a n d S t . T h o m a s B e c k e t , N o r t h a m p t o n . B e d f o r d p r o v i d e d t h e r e a d e r s ; t h e f i r s t r e a d i n g b y a p u p i l f r o m S t . J o h n R i g b y p r i - m a r y a n d t h e i n t e r c e s s i o n s f r o m S t . T h o m a s M o r e . T h e o f f e r - t o r y g i f t s w e r e p r e s e n t e d b y p u p i l s f r o m B i s h o p P a r k e r s c h o o l , B l e t c h l e y . I t h a p p e n e d t o b e t h e f e a s t o f S t . E d w a r d T h e C o n f e s s o r a n d t h e r e a d i n g s r e f l e c t e d h i s f e a s t ; t h e c a l l o f D a v i d t o b e k i n g , a n d C h r i s t ’ s p r o c l a m a t i o n o f h i s m i s s i o n i n t h e s y n a g o g u e i n C a p e r n a u m . B i s h o p P e t e r p i c k e d u p t h e t h e m e : ‘ t o d a y w e a r e t h i n k i n g a b o u t h o w G o d c h o o s e s e a c h o f u s . G o d l o o k s a t t h e h e a r t a n d s e e s t h a t w e c a n b e h i s f r i e n d s . P r a y t h a t e a c h o f u s w i l l b e f a i t h f u l f r i e n d s o f J e s u s . A t t h e e n d o f M a s s e a c h s c h o o l w a s i n v i t e d t o c h o o s e a p r a y e r b a t o n . I t c o u l d n ’ t b e t h e i r o w n . I t h a d t o b e f o r a d i f f e r e n t s c h o o l , f o r w h i c h i n t h e i r o w n c o m m u n i t y t h e y w o u l d p r a y r e g u l a r l y . A n d t h e n , s o t o l u n c h , a f t e r m u c h e n t h u s i a s t i c w a v i n g o f s c h o o l b a n n e r s .

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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 7 Church Pews Uncomfortable? Why not try Top quality upholstered foam pew cushions? Safefoam, Green Lane, Riley Green, Hoghton, Preston PR5 0SN www.safefoam.co.uk Freephone 0800 015 44 33 Free Sample Pack of foam & fabrics sent by first class mail When phoning please quote CN101 P i c t u r e s b y A n n H o s k i n s & N e i l R o s e m a n d m m u s i c . c o m 0 1 5 8 2 7 6 1 1 2 2 SPECIALIST C H U R C H A U D I O / VISUAL INSTALL A T ION A l s o s e r v i n g S c h o o l s , B u s i n e s s a n d H o m e s A l s o s e r v i n g S c h o o l s , B u s i n e s s a n d H o m e s I n d e p e n d e n t l i g h t i n g d e s i g n , c o n s u l t a n c y a n d s u p p l y s e r v i c e I n t e r i o r & e x t e r i o r l i g h t i n g o f C a t h e d r a l s , C h u r c h e s a n d o t h e r p l a c e s o f w o r s h i p O v e r 2 5 y e a r s e x p e r i e n c e o f l i g h t i n g e c c l e s i a s t i c a l b u i l d i n g s L a t e s t u n i q u e r a n g e s o f e n e r g y s a v i n g , h i g h p e r f o r m a n c e , l o w m a i n t e n a n c e a r c h i t e c t u r a l l i g h t i n g e q u i p m e n t , i n c l u d i n g c o m m e r c i a l g r a d e L E D t e c h n o l o g y E x p e r t k n o w l e d g e o f a l l m o d e r n d i m m i n g / l i g h t i n g c o n t r o l s y s t e m s C a r e f u l i n s t a l l a t i o n ( i f r e q u i r e d ) b y a f u l l y q u a l i f i e d a n d e x p e r i e n c e d t e a m o f N I C   E I C r e g i s t e r e d e l e c t r i c i a n s , t o t h e l a t e s t r e g u l a t i o n s

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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 7 T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E arranged for readers of The Vine A A N N N N U U A A L L T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E AVAILABLE TO ANYONE UP TO 85 YEARS OF AGE. MOST PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ACCEPTED T T O O P P Q Q U U A A L L I I T T Y Y C C O O V V E E R R W ith a 24 hour helpline and an air ambulance get-you-home service. M ention this advert to get a Special Vine discount. Don’t forget we can also sell S INGLE-TRIP COVER, with no maximum age limit and up to £20,000 cancellation c over per couple. CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES 0116 272 0500 R eal people ­ not machines! FT Travel I nsurance C ar Hire Authorised and regulated by the FCA M a y t h e S a c r e d H e a r t o f J e s u s b e p r a i s e d , l o v e d , a d o r e d a n d g l o r i f i e d t h r o u g h o u t t h e w h o l e w o r l d , n o w a n d f o r e v e r . S a y s i x t i m e s a d a y f o r n i n e d a y s . A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T You are invited to a Rosary gathering/procession on the vigil Thursday 7th December 2017 at the Angelus time of 6pm Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES O ur Lady promised: “The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven. For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 "" " """"""" """ ! ! " "" " " "" " """ ! !! !!! """"" "" " "" " " "" " !! !! ! ! !!!! !!!! " "" "" " """ "" """ " """ " ! ! !! ! ! ! !! !!! Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee The church needs religious sisters URGENTLY to bring Christ to others by a life of prayer and service lived in the community of Ignation spirituality. Daily Mass is the centre of community Our Lady of Fidelity Our Lady of Fidelity life. By wearing the religious habit we are witnesses to the consecrated way of life. If you are willing to risk a little love and would like to find out how, contact Sister Bernadette. Late vocations up to the age of 46 welcomed. COVENT OF OUR LADY OF FIDELITY Central Hill, Upper Norwood, LONDON SE19 1RS Telephone: 07973 6002563 or Fax: 0208 766 6579 Mobile: 07760 297001 Ministers of Religion T w e n t y M i l t o n K e y n e s t e e n a g e r s s p e n t t h e i r h a l f - t e r m w e e k i n R o m e , m a r k i n g t h e 4 0 y e a r s o f C e l e b r a t i o n , t h e a n n u a l c a t e - c h e t i c a l w e e k e n d . T h e t r i p w a s l e d b y F r P a u l H a r d y a n d a d u l t s f r o m S t . E d w a r d ’ s . R o m e w a s v e r y c r o w d e d . T h e y q u e u e d f o r 9 0 m i n u t e s t o g e t i n t o S t . P e t e r ’ s . B u t t h e y s a w a l l t h e s i g h t s , i n c l u d i n g t h e W e d n e s d a y p a p a l a u d i e n c e . T h e r e w e r e t w o e x t r a t r e a t s – a t o u r o f E W T s h e a d q u a r t e r s a n d a p a d - d l e i n L a k e A l b a n o . B u t b y f a r t h e m o s t p o p u l a r i t e m o n t h e t r i p w a s t h e i c e c r e a m . A n a p p r e c i a t i v e p a r e n t w r o t e : ‘ W e w o u l d j u s t l i k e t o t h a n k y o u a n d a l l t h o s e i n v o l v e d i n o r g a n i s i n g a n d l e a d i n g t h e t r i p t o R o m e . O u r s o n t h o r o u g h l y e n j o y e d t h e w h o l e e x - p e r i e n c e a n d I k n o w h e w i l l c h e r i s h t h e m e m o r i e s f o r e v e r . P l e a s e p a s s o n o u r t h a n k s a n d a p p r e c i a t i o n f o r m a k i n g t h e t r i p s u c h a s u c c e s s ’ . A n o t h e r r o a d t o R o m e

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

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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 7 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 Tyne Crescent, Bedford MK41 7UL Headteacher Alison Wilshaw Telephone 01234 400222 S S t t T T h h o o m m a a s s M M o o r r e e C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c T T ee aa cc hh ii nn gg S S c c h h o o o o l l Catholic Independent School and Pre-school for girls and boys aged 3-11 Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire, HP27 0JW Headmaster Mr Simon Detre 01844 345005 www.st-teresas.bucks.sch.uk S t Mary’s is in top 3% of all Primary Schools for outstanding achievement in phonics. Parents welcome to visit school s O U R L A D Y ’ S C A T H O L I C P R I M A R Y S C H O O L H e n s h a w R o a d , W e l l i n g b o r o u g h N N 8 2 B E H e a d t e a c h e r M r C R o b i n s o n T e l e p h o n e 0 1 9 3 3 2 2 4 9 0 0 ‘The staff and pupils at St Michaels Catholic School would like to wish readers of the Vine a happy and holy Christmas’ St Michael`s Catholic School Daws Hill Lane, High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1PW [t] 01494 535196 [w] www.stmichaels.bucks.sch.uk A re you interested in Catholic Education? If so, there is an opportunity to be a Governor at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Milton Keynes. Why not call for an informal chat with Mary McGowan, Chair of Governors? Contact her via the school on 01908 692438 or stbernadettes@ milton­keynes.gov.uk IND E P END E N T C ATHOLIC D AY & B OARDIN G S C H O O L F O R G I RL S A G ED 4 ­ 1 8 W W W . T H O R N T O N C O LLE G E . C OM Thornton C o ll e g e, C o nv e n t o f J e s us a nd M ary, Thornton, M ilton K e y n e s , M K17 0 H J . M y n a m e i s M i c h a e l J o n e s , I b e l o n g t o t h e p a r i s h o f H o l y F a m i l y , L a n g l e y . I ’ m a   u n i v e r s i t y s t u d e n t w h o r e c e n t l y c o m p e t e d i n t h e R e a d i n g T r i a t h l o n o n S u n - d a y 3 r d S e p t e m b e r t o f u n d r a i s e f o r C A F O D .     I ’ m a n a c t i v e p e r s o n a n d I w a s l o o k i n g f o r a c h a l l e n g e , b o t h m e n t a l a n d p h y s i c a l t o k e e p m e o c c u p i e d . A t t h e s a m e t i m e I f o u n d o u t I c o u l d f u n d r a i s e f o r a n y c h a r - i t y o f m y c h o i c e , w h i c h g a v e m e a n o t h e r i n c e n t i v e t o t a k e u p t h i s c h a l l e n g e . I s p e c i f i c a l l y c h o s e C A F O D ’ s S y r i a C r i s i s A p p e a l a s t h e c r i s i s i s o n e t h a t i s s p o k e n a b o u t s o m u c h a n d d e e p l y s a d d e n s m e . I f e e l v e r y p r i v i l e g e d t o h a v e g o o d h e a t h , a s a f e h o m e a n d e n d - l e s s o p p o r t u n i t i e s , s o I f e l t   c o m p e l l e d t o   r a i s e a w a r e - n e s s t h r o u g h f u n d r a i s i n g .       T h e t r i a t h l o n w a s a n i m m e n s e c h a l l e n g e , I t r a i n e d a s h a r d a s p o s s i b l e , t w i c e a d a y f o r a t l e a s t 3 h o u r s o f s t r e n u o u s e x e r c i s e a d a y . I s h o u l d b e s a y i n g I ’ m g l a d i t ’ s o v e r b u t t h e t r u t h i s I d o n ’ t k n o w w h a t t o d o w i t h m y s e l f n o w ! T h e d a y b e f o r e , I f e l t v e r y c a l m a n d h a d a b l e s s i n g b e f o r e M a s s . O n t h e d a y i t s e l f , I w a s v e r y n e r v o u s b u t I h a d a m a z i n g s u p p o r t f r o m m y M u m , D a d , l i t t l e b r o t h e r P h i l i p a n d m y A u n t i e C h r i s t i n a a n d U n c l e P a u l . T h e y c h e e r e d f o r m e a t e v e r y s t a g e o f t h e r a c e , a n d I c o m p e t e d i n a l l s t a g e s w i t h a b i g s m i l e o n m y f a c e . M y d a d f u n d e d a l l m y t r a i n i n g , b i k e h i r e a n d g e a r . A n d m y m u m m a d e s u r e I a t e l i k e a k i n g , w i t h t h e m o s t n u t r i t i o n a l m e a l s p r e p a r e d e v e r y d a y . I d e f i n i t e l y c o u l d n ’ t h a v e d o n e t h i s w i t h - o u t m y f a m i l y , t h e y w e r e i m m e n s e . E v e r y o n e t h a t d o n a t e d a n d s u p p o r t e d m e g a v e m e t h e c o n f i d e n c e t o t r a i n h a r d e r a n d I a m f o r e v e r g r a t e f u l f o r t h e s u p - p o r t ! T o g e t h e r , w e ’ v e r a i s e d £ 9 3 4 a n d t h e r e i s s t i l l t i m e f o r m o r e ! T h i s e x p e r i e n c e h a s b e e n o n e o f t h e b e s t t h i n g s I ’ v e e v e r d o n e , I h a d s o m u c h f u n , a n d f e l t p r i v i l e g e d t o r a i s e m o n e y f o r C A F O D a n d s u c h a w o r t h y c a u s e . I w o u l d d e f i n i t e l y d o i t a g a i n ! F r K e v i n h a s s a i d h e ’ l l j o i n m e f o r t h e n e x t T r i a t h l o n ! O u r t r i a t h l o n b o y St Bernard’s Preparatory School We invite you to come and visit us on our Open Mornings: Thursday 1st February 2018 between 9.30am and 11.30am and Saturday 3rd February between 10.00am and 12.00pm where you could meet our Headmaster Mr N Cheesman A co­educational I.A.P.S. School 2 ½ ­11years Hawtrey Close, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1TB. Telephone : 01753 521821 ! !! ! !! ! ! !!!! ! ! )) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )) ) )) ) ))) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! • Excellent across all areas in a recent ISI Inspection • An outstanding Catholic school embracing children of all faiths • Excellent SATS results at KS1 and KS2 • Outstanding results at 11+ • A caring, committed and highly qualified staff • Strong and effective partnership with parents • Beautifully behaved and motivated children • A wide range of after school activities and holiday clubs 5 x 2 r e q u i r e d St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School 1 Langley Road, Slough, Berkshire SL3 7AF Headteacher: Mr. Paul Kassapian MA www.st­bernards.slough.sch.uk We invite you to our Christmas Fair on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 1.00pm – 4.00pm Christmas Blessings from St Bernard`s School Community s

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