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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 I ssue No. 316 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Issue No. 316 O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 I s s u e N o . 3 6 4 M i s s i o M o n t h o f M i s s i o n m o r e o n p a g e 4 P a p a l A w a r d f o r 4 0 y e a r s s e r v i c e i n L o u r d e s M o r e o n p a g e 3 F r P a u l H a r d y s t e p s d o w n a s e d i t o r a f t e r 3 0 y e a r s p a g e 4 S HRINE OF THE MIRACULOUS R ELIC IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE THE HOLY CHILD AND ST JOSEPH M IDLAND ROAD BEDFORD MK40 1HU SHRINE EVENTS 2019 LATIN MASS SOCIETY Mass of Reparation Saturday 23 November 12.00 Noon DIVINE MERCY RETREAT Sunday 8 December 12.30pm – 5.00pm FEAST DAY MASS Thursday 12 December 7.30pm THE SHRINE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2012 TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO COME BEFORE OUR LADY’S RELIC IMAGE IN PRAYER AND PETITION ‘AM I NOT HERE YOUR MOTHER? LET NOTHING WORRY OR DISTURB YOU’ OUR LADY’S WORDS TO JUAN DIEGO ­ 1531—MEXICO www.relicourladyofguadalupe.co.uk Y o u n g P e o p l e f r o m a c r o s s o u r D i o c e s e t r a v e l l e d t o A l t o n C a s t l e , S t a f f o r d s h i r e f o r t h i s y e a r s S u m m e r C a m p o r g a n i s e d b y N Y M O . A m i x o f a c t i v i i t e s i n c l u d i n g a b s e i l i n g , b i k i n g , t r e k k i n g , c l i m b i n g a n d s u r v i v a l s k i l l s k e p t o u r t e e n a g e r s b u s y . T h e c a m p i s a m i x o f t h e s e a c t i v i t i e s , b e a u t i f u l l i t u r g i e s a n d c e l e b r a t i o n s o f t h e S a c r a m e n t s a s w e l l a s e n g a g i n g t i m e s o f t e a c h i n g a n d f o r m a t i o n . F r B r e n d a n S e e r y , w h o j o i n e d o u r y o u n g p e o p l e s a i d “ O u r y o u t h a r e i n c r e d i b l e , t h e y a r e a n i n s p i r a t i o n f o r u s a l l ” . R e a d m o r e o n p a g e 6 . O u r j u n i o r c l e r g y e n j o y e d s o m e f o r m a t i o n t i m e i n S e p t e m b e r a s t h e y w e n t ‘ B e y o n d T h e W i l d ’ . P i c t u r e d h e r e a r e o n e o f o u r s e m i n a r i a n ’ s J i t h u J a m e s , F r s B r e n d a n S e e r y , D a v i d D o n a g h u e a n d G r e g o r y M a r c h w i n s k i a n d D e a c o n K e v i n R y a n a l o n g w i t h s u r v i v a l e x p e r t W i l l H i n c e . F u l l s t o r y o n p a g e 5 .

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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 e m a i l 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 u b l i s h e r : B e l l c o u r t L t d , N 2 B l o i s M e a d o w B u s i n e s s C e n t r e , S t e e p l e B u m p s t e a d , H a v e r h i l l , S u f f o l k , C B 9 7 B N T e l e p h o n e : 0 2 0 7 1 1 2 6 7 1 0 U p c o m i n g A c r o s s O u r D i o c e s e VIN101 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 2 0 1 9 O C T O B E R ( E x t r a o r d i n a r y M o n t h o f M i s s i o n ) 6 t h C o n s e c r a t i o n o f S t A u g u s t i n e ’ s , D a v e n t r y 7 t h N O R E S L e c t u r e : W h y a r e w e h a v i n g a y e a r o f t h e W o r d ? 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C o n t a c t s a f e g u a r d i n g a d m i n @ n o r t h a m p t o n d i o c e s e . o r g 1 2 t h A y l e s b u r y p a s t o r a l a r e a r e f l e c t i o n d a y 1 2 t h L u t o n p a s t o r a l a r e a r e f l e c t i o n d a y 1 3 t h C a n o n i s a t i o n o f B l e s s e d J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n – f o l l o w o n o u r d i o c e s a n s o c i a l m e d i a 1 3 t h G o l d e n J u b i l e e a t O u r L a d y o f L o u r d e s i n A y l e s b u r y 1 4 t h P r i s o n e r s S u n d a y i n P a r i s h e s 1 9 t h S a f e g u a r d i n g C o n f e r e n c e ( f o r p a r i s h r e p s , c l e r g y a n d r e l i g i o u s o n l y ) N O V E M B E R 2 n d S o u t h B u c k s p a s t o r a l a r e a r e f l e c t i o n d a y 9 t h C h r i s t i n t h i s p l a c e i n 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 c o n t a c t a v r i l @ n o r t h a m p t o n d i o c e s e . c o m 1 6 t h M i l t o n K e y n e s p a s t o r a l a r e a r e f l e c t i o n d a y 2 6 t h N o r t h a m p t o n S o u t h a n d W e s t p a s t o r a l a r e a r e f l e c t i o n d a y 3 0 t h Y o u n g A d u l t B r u n c h a t R E C e n t r e , L u t o n . 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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 B i s h o p P e t e r l e d o u r d i o c e s a n p i l g r i m a g e t o L o u r d e s a t t h e e n d o f A u g u s t a l o n g s i d e t h e C a t h o l i c A s s o c i a t i o n . F A I T H A N D S E R V I C E I N L O U R D E S P i l g r i m s f r o m a c r o s s o u r d i o c e s e j o i n e d w i t h o t h e r p i l g r i m s f r o m t h e d i o c e s e o f S o u t h w a r k , C l i f t o n a n d E a s t A n g l i a f o r t h e a n n u a l C a t h o l i c A s s o c i a t i o n p i l g r i m a g e t o L o u r d e s . M a n y o f o u r p i l g r i m s s e r v e i n t h e A c c u e i l , t h e h o s p i t a l i n L o u r d e s , h e l p i n g t h e a s s i s t e d p i l g r i m s t o e x p e r i e n c e t h e b e a u t y o f t h i s w o n d e r f u l p i l g r i m a g e . O n e o f t h o s e w h o s e r v e s i n t h e A c c u e i l i s M a r y F i e l d i n g . M a r y h a s b e e n h e l p i n g a t t h e L o u r d e s A c c u e i l f o r 4 0 y e a r s a n d r e c i e v e d a p a p a l a w a r d i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h i s t r e m e n d o u s s e r v i c e . M a r y w a s t a k e n a b a c k b y t h i s a w a r d s a y i n g “ I t i s t h e l o v e a n d f r i e n d s h i p s I m a k e t h a t b r i n g m e b a c k e v e r y y e a r , t h i s a w a r d w a s a c o m p l e t e s u r p i s e ! ” . A h i g h l i g h t o f t h e p i l g r i m a g e e a c h y e a r i s t h e G r o t t o M a s s . I t w a s a t t h e G r o t t o i n 1 8 5 7 t h a t M a r y a p p e a r e d t o a y o u n g B e r n a d e t t e . B i s h o p P e t e r c e l e b r a t e d M a s s a t t h e G r o t t o t h i s y e a r a n d s p o k e o f t h e n e e d t o u s e o u r f a i t h f o r a c t i o n i n h i s h o m i l y . B i s h o p P e t e r s a i d o f L o u r d e s “ T h i s p i l g r i m a g e t o L o u r d e s i s r e a l l y p r e c i o u s t o m e . I t i s a r e m i n d e r t h a t w e a r e o n o u r w a y t o H e a v e n a n d m e e t i n g p i l g r i m s f r o m a l l o v e r t h e w o r l d w h o a r e o n t h a t s a m e j o u r n e y ” . D e a c o n M i c h a e l F l e m i n g a n d B i s h o p A l a n H o p e s o f E a s t A n g l i a p r e s e n t M a r y F i e l d i n g w i t h a p a p a l a w a r d f o r 4 0 y e a r s s e r v i c e F r M a r k F l o o d y , w h o t r a v e l l e d w i t h a g r o u p o f p i l g r i m s f r o m N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l s a i d “ I n L o u r d e s , G o d r e a c h e s o u t t o e v e r y p e r s o n . W h a t e v e r o u r c h a l l e n g e s H e s u p p o r t s u s a n d w o r k s p o w e r f u l l y t h r o u g h u s . S e e i n g t h e a s s i s t e d p i l g r i m s a s a f o c u s o f o u r p i l g r i m a g e w a s a c o n t r a s t t o t h e m e s s a g e s w e r e c i e v e i n s o c i e t y . B e i n g p a r t o f t h e w i d e r p i l g r i m a g e w i t h o u r d i o c e s e w a s a j o y a n d t h e t i i m e s o f p r a y e r a n d b o n d s o f f r i e n d s h i p w e r e m i x e d w i t h m o m e n t s o f g r e a t f u n ! ” I f y o u a r e i n t e r e s t e d i n t r a v e l l i n g t o L o u r d e s o n p i l g r i m a g e c o n t a c t t h e p i l g r i m a g e d i r e c t o r , D e a c o n M i c h a e l F l e m i n g b y e m a i l m v f @ b t i n t e r n e t . c o m M i n i s t e r i n g t o p e o p l e w i t h s p e c i a l n e e d s i s o f t e n s u c h a g i f t a n d w e c a n b e b l e s s e d i n m a n y w a y s w e d o n o t i m a g i n e . O u r s a f e g u a r d i n g o f f i c e w o u l d l i k e t o i n v i t e y o u t o a C P D c e r t i f i e d e n t i t l e d ‘ A u t i s m A w a r e n e s s . T h e c o u r s e t a k e s p l a c e o n S a t u r d a y 3 0 t h N o v e m b e r f r o m 1 0 a m ­ 2 p m a t S t M a r y ’ s i n W o b u r n S a n d s . C o n t a c t L o r r a i n e b y p h o n e o n 0 1 6 0 4 7 2 3 5 1 6 . A v a i l a b l e f r o m R e d e m p t o r i s t P u b l i c a t i o n s r e d e m p o r i st p u b l i c a t i o n s www . r p b o o k s . c o . u k 0 1 4 2 0 8 8 2 2 2 c u s t o m e r c a r e @ r p b o o k s . c o . u k  u rsday F rid a y S a t u r day 7 89 M a y Sund a y M o nday T u e s day We d n e s day 3 45 6 M a y

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

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 J U N I O R C L E R G Y T A K E A W A L K O N T H E W I L D S I D E T h e n e w l y o r d a i n e d F r D a v i d D o n a g h u e c e l e b r a t e s M a s s i n t h e w i l d f l a n k e d b y F r s G r e g o r y M a r s h w i n s k i a n d B r e n d a n S e e r y F r G r e g o r y a n d J i t h u J a m e s , a s e m i n a r i a n s t u d y i n g a t O s c o t t c o l l e g e p r e p a r e s u p p e r D e a c o n K e v i n R y a n c o l l e c t s w o o d f o r t h e f i r e T h e m e a l o f V e n i s o n i s c o o k e d o n t h e f i r e , a d m i r e d b y F r G r e g o r y ! F o r t h r e e d a y s a t t h e s t a r t o f S e p t e m b e r , t h r e e p r i e s t s , a t r a n s i t i o n a l d e a c o n a n d a s e m i n a r i a n t o o k t o t h e w o o d s i n t h e o p e n c o u n t r y s i d e o f D o r s e t t o l i v e o f f t h e l a n d a n d f e n d f o r t h e m s e l v e s . T h i s b r a v e g r o u p o f b r o t h e r s , j o i n e d s u r v i v a l e x p e r t W i l l H i n c e o n t h e ‘ B e y o n d T h e W i l d ’ c o u r s e . J i t h u J a m e s , a f o u r t h y e a r s e m i n a r i a n i s o n a n e x t e n d e d p l a c e m e n t a t O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m i n C o r b y a n d ‘ B e y o n d T h e W i l d ’ p a r t i c i p a n t t e l l s t h e s t r y o f t h e i r a d v e n t u r e : “ I w a s a s k e d , b y F r B r e n d a n S e e r y w h o c o o r d i n a t e s t h e j u n i o r c l e r g y f o r m a t i o n p r o g r a m , t o j o i n s o m e o f t h e j u n i o r c l e r g y f r o m t h e d i o c e s e o n t h e o n g o i n g f o r m a t i o n d a y s a w a y , a n d t h i s t i m e i t h a p p e n e d t o b e a c o u r s e o n s u r v i v i n g o u t i n t h e w i l d c o n d u c t e d b y W i l l ( H i n c e ) . I t w a s f o r t w o n i g h t s a w a y , I w e n t t o t h i s c o u r s e a n t i c i p a t i n g t h a t I a m n o t g o i n g t o l i k e w h a t I e x p e r i e n c e . H o w e v e r , t o m y s u r p r i s e I l o v e d t h e s e f e w d a y s a w a y w i t h y o u n g c l e r g y a s w e g e t t o k n o w G o d a n d c o m e c l o s e t o H i m i n f r a t e r n a l b r o t h e r h o o d . T h e e x p e r i e n c e h a s h e l p e d t o b u i l d a s t r o n g e r f r a t e r n i t y a m o n g u s . B e i n g a w a y f r o m t h e w o r l d i s s o m e t i m e s e s s e n t i a l a n d s p e n d i n g t h a t t i m e w i t h G o d i s v e r y s i g n i f i c a n t f o r t h e o n g o i n g c o n f i g u r a t i o n t o J e s u s . F o r u s t h i s w a s i n t h e n a t u r e o n t h i s o c c a s i o n . T h r o u g h t h i s p r i v i l e g e d e x p e r i e n c e o f l i v i n g w i t h n a t u r e a l l o f u s a p p r e c i a t e d t h i n g s t h a t a r e c o n s i d e r e d s m a l l i n t h e w o r l d , s o f o r m e i t w a s a l e a r n i n g e x p e r i e n c e a b o u t b e i n g g r a t e f u l t o G o d a n d H i s c r e a t i o n . ” D e a c o n K e v i n p u t s t h e k e t t l e o n , w a t c h e d b y J i t h u , F r B r e n d a n S e e r y a n d F r D a v i d D o n a g h u e To: World Mission Sunday, Missio, 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU I enclose my donation of £ (cheque payable to World Mission Sunday ) I wish to Gift Aid this donation. Please send me a Gift Aid declaration form. Name Address Postcode Registered Charity Number 1056651 C C O M 1 9 You can find out more about Missio at m issio.org.uk WORLD MISSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 2019 In India, Sr Clara has dedicated her life to educating vulnerable young girls, giving them the skills to break free from exploitation and abuse. Through their devotion and faith, the Sisters help the children to see their worth as a beloved child of God: ‘ We always give them the confidence that Jesus loves them .’ By supporting Missio, you play a valuable part in creating a vibrant Catholic Church for the future. This World Mission Sunday, join with Missio to help missionaries rescue more vulnerable children. You can give a child a new home, show them how much God loves them and change their life forever. To donate by credit card, or to make a regular gift to Missio, p l e a se ca l l 0 20 7821 9755 or go online: m issio.org.uk Thanks to you Sr Clara rescued these girls from exploitation M

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

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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 P l e a s e s u p p o r t o u r A d v e r t i s e r s ST JOHN RIGBY PRIMARY ST JOSEPH’S & ST GREGORY’S PRIMARY ST THOMAS MORE SECONDARY INSPIRIT ST THOMAS MORE TEACHING SCHOOL Executive Principal: Mr Tony Bishop Tel: 01234 334635 bedfordcatholicschools.org @BedsCatholicEd BedfordCatholicSchools F F OO RR C C OO MM PP EE TT EE NN TT ,, C C AA RR II NN GG L L EE GG AA LL A A D D V V I I C C E E W W E E O O F F F F E E R R : : > CONVEYANCING > WILLS AND PROBATE > DIVORCE AND FAMILY MATTERS > CHILD CARE LAW > CRIMINAL LITIGATION > HOME VISITS ARRANGED Tel: (020) 8778 1126 Email: enquiry@ewings.uk.com Web: ewings.uk.com Professional advice, community minded 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 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 A m e r s h a m R o a d , C h e s h a m B o i s , A m e r s h a m H P 6 5 P L H e a d t e a c h e r M r H o l d s w o r t h T e l e p h o n e 0 1 4 9 4 7 2 6 3 9 0 C E N T R E T A K E S S H A P E ! C A T E N I A N S A N N U A L G O L F C H A L L E N G E H e l d t h i s y e a r a t B e d f o r d & C o u n t y G o l f C l u b o n 9 t h A u g u s t a n d o r ­ g a n i s e d b y B e d f o r d C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c , t h i s a n n u a l g o l f c h a l l e n g e , b e t w e e n N o r t h a m p t o n , M i l t o n K e y n e s , L u t o n a n d B e d ­ f o r d C i r c l e s h a s b e e n r u n n i n g f o r t h e p a s t t w e n t y ­ f i v e y e a r s . L a d i e s a n d g u e s t s j o i n e d t h e g o l f e r s f o r a v e r y g o o d e v e n i n g d i n n e r a n d p r i z e g i v i n g . T h e f i r s t p r i z e w a s a w a r d e d t o K e i t h A l l e n , a n e w m e m b e r o f B e d f o r d C i r c l e , w h o a l s o w o n t h e N e i l W a r d T r o p h y ( d o ­ n a t e d b y P a t W a r d o f M i l t o n K e y n e s C i r c l e a n d h i s l a t e w i f e L a u r a i n m e m o r y o f t h e i r s o n ) . T h e r u n n e r u p w a s C a r l o L a u r e n t i o f N o r t h a m p t o n C i r c l e . T h e f o u r C i r c l e s c o m p e t e f o r t h e C a t e n a 4 C u p , w o n t h i s y e a r b y B e d f o r d C i r c l e . ` O r g a n i s e r , B e r n a r d W a d d i n g h a m , c o m m e n t e d , “ T h e w e a t h e r f o r e c a s t s i n c l u d e d p o t e n t i a l t h u n d e r y s h o w e r s , s o a p o s t p o n e m e n t w a s a l w a y s p o s s i b l e a s i t p o s e s a s i g n i f i c a n t d a n g e r o n a g o l f c o u r s e . I n t h e e v e n t t h e r e w a s p l e n t y o f s u n s h i n e a n d a l ­ t h o u g h w i n d y c o n d i t i o n s k e p t t h e s c o r e s d o w n , t h e g o l f w a s v e r y e n ­ j o y a b l e , h e l p e d , b y t h e c o u r s e ’ s e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n ” . O u r d i o c e s a n c e n t r e b a s e d a t o u r C a t h e d r a l i n N o r t h a m p t o n i s b e g i n n i n g t o t a k e s h a p e . A f t e r y e a r s o f p l a n n i n g , f u n d r a i s i n g a n d m o s t o f a l l p r a y i n g t h e f r u i t s o f t h i s p r o j e c t a r e b e g i n n i n g t o s h o w . F r M a r k F l o o d y i s d e l i g h t e d b y t h e p r o g r e s s a n d l o o k s t o t h e f u t u r e a s h e d r e a m s b i g , “ I h o p e t h a t t h i s w i l l b e a c e n t r e f o r t h e w h o l e d i o ­ c e s e . I k n o w i t w i l l m a k e a b i g i m p a c t h e r e i n N o r t h a m p t o n a n d e s ­ p e c i a l l y f o r o u r v i s i t o r a n d f r i e n d s . T o b e a b l e t o s h o w t r u e N o r t h a m p t o n h o s p i t a l i t y i s s o i m p o r t a n t o u r m i s s i o n h e r e a t o u r C a t h e d r a l . ” “ S o m a n y p e o p l e h a v e g i v e n g e n e r o u s l y , t o m a k e t h i s d r e a m a p o s s i b i l t y a n d i t i s b e g i n n i n g t o l o o k l i k e a r e a l i t y , w e a r e a l l s o g r a t e f u l ” F r M a r k s a i d b e f o r e a d d i n g s w i f t l y “ B u t t h e r e i s s t i l l m o r e t i m e t o g i v e ! ” T o m a k e a d o n a t i o n t o o u r c e n t r e a p p e a l p l e a s e c o n t a c t A n g e l a M a d g e b y e m a i l c a t h e d r a l c a m p a i g n @ n o r t h a m p t o n d i o c e s e . c o m . 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

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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 G O L D E N C E L E B R A T I O N F O R W A L T E R W a l t e r G i l e s , b r o t h e r o f L u t o n C i r c l e ( 2 1 6 ) w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h h i s f i f t y y e a r s c r o l l b y D i r e c t o r o f P r o v i n c e 1 4 , D e n i s M u r p h y a t t h e j o i n t c i r c l e m e e t i n g w i t h M i d H e r t s o n 1 4 t h A u g u s t 2 0 1 9 . I n a m o v i n g a c c e p t a n c e s p e e c h , W a l t e r r e c a l l e d n o t o n l y h i s t i m e a s a C a t e n i a n b u t c h i l d h o o d m e m o r i e s f r o m h i s n a t i v e B e l f a s t a n d h i s w a r t i m e e v a c u a t i o n t o E n g l a n d . I t w a s d u r i n g t h e w a r t h a t W a l t e r a d o p t e d B l e s s e d J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n a s h i s s o u l m a t e . H e h a d w a n d e r e d i n t o a l i b r a r y i n t h e p r o t e s t a n t p a r t o f B e l f a s t a n d p u l l e d o u t p o s s i ­ b l y t h e o n l y C a t h o l i c b o o k h e c o u l d f i n d , ‘ A p o l o g i a P r o V i t a S u a ’ b y J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n . O n o n e o f t h e p a g e s s o m e o n e h a d s c r i b b l e d ‘ r u b b i s h ’ a n d o t h e r s i m i l a r n e g a t i v e c o m m e n t s . T h i s e n c o u r a g e d W a l t e r t o r e a d t h e b o o k a n d t h u s i t b e g a n h i s d e v o t i o n t o t h e n o w s o o n t o b e m a d e s a i n t . A t a t i m e o f s e r i o u s i l l n e s s , W a l t e r w a s c o m f o r t e d e a c h d a y , k n o w i n g h e w a s b e i n g w a t c h e d o v e r a n d h e l p e d b y B l e s s e d J o h n H e n r y . H e e x p r e s s e d g r e a t j o y a t t h e i m p e n d i n g c a n o n i s a t i o n . H e w e n t o n t o r e c o u n t , w h e n b e i n g a p p o i n t e d a s G e n e r a l M a n a g e r i n 1 9 6 4 o f a p a c k a g i n g c o m p a n y i n K e n t , h e a t t e m p t e d t o u n i t e t h e s e p a r a t e m a l e a n d f e m a l e d i n i n g a r e a s , t h i n k i n g i t a n e n l i g h t e n e d a n d p o s i t i v e m o v e , o n l y f o r t h e f e m a l e s t o o b j e c t a s t h e y d i d n ’ t w a n t t o l i s t e n t o t h e m e n ! ! R e f l e c t i n g o n m e m b e r s h i p , W a l t e r w i s e l y c o u n s e l l e d a s s e m b l e d b r o t h e r s t h a t b e i n g a C a t e n i a n , w i t h i t s e t h o s a n d f e l l o w s h i p , w a s v e r y i m p o r t a n t . H e w a s c o n f i d e n t t h a t C a t e n i a n i s m h a s a n e v e n g r e a t e r r o l e i n a n i n c r e a s i n g l y s e c u l a r w o r l d a n d c o m m e n d e d t h e a s s o c i a t i o n t o a l l t h o s e p r e s e n t . W a l t e r j o i n e d M a i d s t o n e C i r c l e i n 1 9 6 9 , a j o b m o v e s a w h i m j o i n S o u t h p o r t C i r c l e i n 1 9 7 6 , b e f o r e r e t u r n i n g s o u t h t o j o i n M i d H e r t s C i r c l e i n 1 9 7 9 , a n d t h e n t r a n s f e r r i n g t o L u t o n C i r c l e i n 2 0 0 0 w h e n m o v i n g t o l i v e i n H a r p e n d e n . I t w a s f i t t i n g t h a t h e w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h h i s s c r o l l , w i t h b r o t h e r s o f h i s l a s t t w o c i r c l e s p r e s e n t . W a l t e r m a r r i e d h i s w i f e M a r j o r i e i n M a i d s t o n e i n 1 9 6 2 , a r e p a r i s h i o n e r s o f O u r L a d y o f L o u r d e s , H a r p e n d e n a n d h a v e t h r e e c h i l d r e n a n d s i x g r a n d c h i l d r e n . W a l t e r i s p i c t u r e d l e f t w i t h P e t e r W a r d , P r e s i d e n t o f L u t o n C i r c l e . W a l t e r G i l e s , w i t h h i s 5 0 ­ y e a r s c r o l l . D e n i s M u r p h y , D i r e c t o r P r o v i n c e 1 4 . 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P a g e 9 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 F u n e r a l S e r v i c e s H e l p i n g w i t h a l l y o u r n e e d s I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o a d v e r t i s e i n t h i s s e c t i o n p l e a s e c a l l J a n e t o n 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 · A f a m i l y r u n Catholic funeral Directors · A v e r y p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e · 24 hour call out · Order of Service printing · Florist · Pre­Paid funeral plans available C hapels Of Rest in Houghton Regis and Arlesey e­mail peter@benedictfuneral.co.uk w e b s i te www . b e n e d i c t f u n e r a l . c o . u k Te l 0 8 0 0 6 3 4 4 5 0 5 · A family run C a t h o l i c F u n e r a l D i r e c t o r s · A v e r y p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e · 2 4 h o u r c a l l o u t · O r d e r o f S e r v i c e p r i n t i n g · In Hous e Fl o r ist · P r e ­ P a i d f u n e r a l p l a n s a v a i l a b l e C h a p e l s O f R e s t i n H o u g h t o n R e g i s a n d A r l e s e y e ­ m a i l p e t e r @ b e n e d i c t f u n e r a l . c o . u k w e b s i te w w w . b e n e d i c t f u n e r a l . c o . u k H o u g h t o n R e g i s 0 1 5 8 2 2 4 9 2 6 8 o r A r le s e y 0 1 4 6 2 3 3 7 6 8 4 e­mail info@benedictfuneral.co.uk w ebsite www.benedictfuneral.co.uk "Compassionate care when you need it most" I ndependent Family Funeral Directors with over 15 years experience We cover Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes • Cremations • Burials • Green Burials • Private Chapel of Rest • Flowers • Catering • Headstones • Pre paid Funeral Plans • Home Arrangements • Personal Service •24 Hour Service 01234 757529 www.haseldines.co.uk

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 E v e r y w e e k , C a t h o l i c c h a p l a i n s a n d c h a p l a i n c y v o l u n t e e r s p r o v i d e s p i r i t u a l a n d p a s t o r a l s u p p o r t t o t h e t h o u s a n d s o f p r i s o n e r s h o u s e d i n s e v e n p r i s o n s a c r o s s o u r d i o c e s e . T h e y w o r k w i t h p r i s o n e r s t o h e l p t h e m c o m e t o t e r m s w i t h t h e i r l i v e s , a n d t o o f f e r h o p e a n d s u p p o r t t o c h a n g e , t h r o u g h w e e k l y p r a y e r s e r v i c e s , M a s s a n d c o n f e s s i o n , s m a l l g r o u p s a n d R C I A . C h a p l a i n s a l s o p r o v i d e p a s t o r a l s u p p o r t t o t h e w h o l e p r i s o n p o p u l a t i o n , f o r e x a m p l e w h e n a f a m i l y m e m b e r i s i l l o r d i e s . 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O p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r v o l u n t e e r s P r i s o n c h a p l a i n c i e s d e p e n d h e a v i l y o n v o l u n t e e r s , a n d t h e r e a r e l o t s o f d i f f e r e n t w a y s t h a t y o u c a n g e t i n v o l v e d a s a n i n d i v i d u a l t o o : • A t G r e n d o n ( n e a r B i c e s t e r ) , t h e t h e r a p e u t i c p r i s o n c o m m u n i t y , w e a r e l o o k i n g f o r a E u c h a r i s t i c M i n i s t e r t h a t c o u l d l e a d a S e r v i c e o f W o r d a n d C o m m u n i o n f o r t h e m e n o n c e a m o n t h . • A t S p r i n g h i l l ( n e a r B i c e s t e r ) , a n o p e n c a t e g o r y D p r i s o n , i t w o u l d b e g o o d t o d e v e l o p a c a t e c h e s i s t e a m t o l e a d p r a y e r g r o u p s , r o s a r y c i r c l e s o r c l a s s e s . • A t A y l e s b u r y Y o u n g O f f e n d e r s , w e a r e l o o k i n g f o r v o l u n t e e r s w h o c a n g i v e a t l e a s t h a l f a d a y a w e e k t o v i s i t i n g t h e y o u n g m e n a n d p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e l i t u r g i e s w i t h t h e m . 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