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2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 Y Y O O U U T T H H M M I I N N I I S S T T R R Y Y C C O O N N F F E E R R E E N N C C E E SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 2020 RE CENTRE, LUTON, LU48JD WWW.NYMO.ORG/CONFERENCE J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 I s s u e N o . 3 6 7 B I S H O P P E T E R V I S I T S A Y L E S B U R Y S C H O O L Y O U N G A D U L T B R U N C H W I N S L O W T U R N S R E D ! O U R L A D Y O F F A T I M A V I S I T S B E D F O R D N E W D I O C E S A N W E B S I T E O u r D i o c e s a n c o m m u n i c a t i o n s t e a m h a v e l a u n c h e d a b r a n d n e w D i o c e s a n w e b s i t e . T h e D i o c e s a n C o m m u n i c a t i o n s M a n a g e r , N e i l R o s e m a n s a i d “ W e h o p e t h e n e w w e b s i t e w i l l b e t t e r s e r v e t h e p r i e s t s a n d p e o p l e o f o u r D i o c e s e . T h e o l d w e b s i t e , w a s b u i l t 1 5 y e a r s a g o s o h a s s e r v e d u s w e l l b u t i t i s t i m e f o r c h a n g e ” T h e N a t i o n a l P i l g r i m S t a t u e o f o u r l a d y o f F a t i m a a n d t h e r e l i c s o f S a i n t s J a c i n t a a n d F r a n c i s c o w e r e i n S s P h i l l i p a n d J a m e s C h u r c h i n B e d f o r d i n D e c e m b e r f o r a F a t i m a D e v o t i o n a l D a y .

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

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

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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 9 A Y e a r T o R e m e m b e r I n F e b r u a r y M g e r J o h n A r m i t a g e a n d t h e t e a m f r o m W a l s i n g h a m c a m e t o N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l a s p a r t o f t h e D o w r y t o u r . I n M a r c h , N Y M O h o s t e d o v e r 3 5 0 y o u n g p o e l p e p r e p a r i n g t o m a k e t h e i r C o n f i r m a t i o n a t B l a z e . T h e n e w c l u s t e r o f p a r i s h e s i n M i l t o n K e y n e s c e l e b r a t e d t h e i r f e a s t d a y o f S t B a r n a b a s . I n J u n e a l a r g e g r o u p o f p i l g r i m a s f r o m a l l 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 W a l s i n g h a m f o r t h e a n n u a l d i o c e s a n p i l g r i m a g e l e d b y B i s h o p P e t e r a n d D e a c o n M i c h a e l F l e m i n g F r T o n y B r e n n a n a n d F r P a t r i c k H u t t o n w e r e a m o n g o u r j u b i l a r i a n s c e l e b r a t i n g i n J u n e . A h i g l i g h t o f t h e y e a r w a s t h e p r i e s t l y o r d i n a t i o n o f F r D a v i d D o n a g h u e . A t t h e e n d o f t h e c e l e b r a t i o n , B i s h o p P e t e r a n n o u n c e d t h a t F r D a v i d w o u l d b e a s s i s t a n t p r i e s t i n C o r b y . H u n d r e d s o f s t u d e n t s g a t h e r e d , o n c e a g a i n i n D u n s t a b l e f o r o u r d i o c e s a n s c h o o l s M a s s i n O c t o b e r B u i l d i n g w o r k b e g a n o n o u r n e w C a t h e d r a l C e n t r e . T h a n k s t o d o ­ n a t i o n s f r o m g e n e r o u s p a r i s h i o n e r s f r o m a c r o s s o u r w h o l e d i o c e s e , t h e p r o j e c t w i l l b e f i n i s h e d i n t h e f i r s t h a l f o f 2 0 2 0 ( h o p e f u l l y ! ) I n t h e s u m m e r p a r i s h e s f r o m G e r r a r d s C r o s s a n d C h e s h a m h o s t e d a g r o u p o f C a t h o l i c s f r o m E q u a d o r . T h i s l i v e l y g a t h e r i n g w a s u p l i f t i n g f o r a l l i n v o l v e d

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

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 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 a rranged 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. M OST PRE­EXISTING 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 With a 24 hour helpline and an air ambulance get­you­home service. Mention this advert to get a S pecial Vine discount. Don’t forget we also offer SINGLE­TRIP COVER, with no maximum age limit and up to £20,000 cancellation cover per couple. CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES 0 116 272 0500 R eal people ­ n ot nachines! Authorised and r egulated by the FCA FT Travel Insurance UK based C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c c c o o u u n n s s e e l l l l o o r r o o ff ff e e r r i i n n g g f f a a c c e e t t o o f f a a c c e e o o r r S S k k y y p p e e s s e e s s s s i i o o n n s s . . S S t t r r e e s s s s ‐ ‐ f f r r e e e e , , r r e e l l a a x x e e d d e e n n v v i i r r o o n n m m e e n n t t w w h h e e r r e e y y o o u u a a r r e e f f r r e e e e t t o o s s a a y y a a n n d d e e x x p p l l o o r r e e w w h h a a t t y y o o u u w w a a n n t t w w i i t t h h o o u u t t f f e e a a r r o o f f b b e e i i n n g g j j u u d d g g e e d d . . w w w w w w . . w w i i t t h h y y o o u u c c o o u u n n s s e e l l l l i i n n g g . . c c o o . . u u k k M M 4 4 J J u u n n c c o o n n 7 7 C C o o n n t t a a c c t t m m e e : : ( ( 2 2 4 4 ‐ ‐ h h o o u u r r r r e e s s p p o o n n s s e e m m e e ) ) M M o o b b i i l l e e ( ( t t e e x x t t s s o o n n l l y y p p l l e e a a s s e e ) ) : : 0 0 7 7 5 5 0 0 8 8 7 7 7 7 3 3 1 1 0 0 7 7 E E m m a a i i l l : : j j a a g g a a @ @ w w i i t t h h y y o o u u c c o o u u n n s s e e l l l l i i n n g g . . c c o o . . u u k k New contemporary and traditional stained glass designed, made and fitted. Professional repairs and restoration. Website: customstainedglass.co.uk Email: wayne.ricketts@btconnect.com Tel: 0117 955 5390 Wayne Ricketts S tained Glass w Free Sample Pack of Foam & fabrics sent by first class mail. When phoning please quote VIN101 B i s h o p P e t e r h a s d e s c r i b e d t h e p u r p o s e o f t h e Y e a r i n t h e s e w o r d s : “ A t M a n y C a t h o l i c s f e e l t h a t t h e y d o n ’ t k n o w t h e B i b l e a s t h e y w o u l d l i k e t o s c h o o l s a n d i n o u r p a r i s h l i f e . L o o k o u t f o r t h e “ G o d w h o s p e a k s ” b a n n w e b s i t e f o r m o r e d e t a i l s w w w . n o r t h a m p t o n d i o c e s e . c o m T h e r e w i l l b e a D i o c e s a n f e s t i v a l d a y , W o r d F e s t 2 0 2 0 w i t h f a n t a s t i c s p e a k e r s w r o t e a p a s t o r a l l e t t e r a b o u t t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f p r o c l a i m i n g a n d h e a r i n g t h e W m o s t o f t h i s y e a r , t o g r o w i n t h e i r o w n e x p e r i e n c e o f t h e B i b l e , a n d t o b e a b l e T H E G O D J O E W ALSH T OURS PILGR I M AGE S 2 020 F A T IMA MA Y ­ O CTOBE R | 7 N I G H TS From L o n d o n & M a n c hester £ £ 5 9 5 p p s » Direc t r etur n ight s t o L isbon » B r e akfast, l unch & d i n n e r s erve d d aily » Privat e air­c o n d i t i o n e d t rans f e rs thr o u gh o u t » Ful l r eligiou s p rogramm e l e d b y S piritua l D irector MEDJ U G O R JE APRI L ­ O CTOBE R | 7 N I G H TS From L ondo n , B r ist o l & M a n c h ester £ £ 6 4 5 p p s » Direc t r etur n ight s t o C roatia » Breakfas t & e venin g m eal s erve d d aily » Stayin g n ea r St . J ames’ s c hurch » Le d b y l o cal g u i d e P h i l i p R yan f r o m f r o m L O N D O N : 0 20 3 4 6 8 0 61 7 | MANCHESTER : 0 16 1 8 2 0 8 790 www.jo e w a lshtours.co.uk | i n f o @ j o e w al s h t o u r s.co. u k Licence d b y t h e C ommissio n f o r A viatio n R egulation , T O 0 5 2 a n d T A 0 68 9 i n c ompliance wi t h t h e P a c ka g e T rav e l a nd L inked T rav e l A rra n g e m e n t P a c ka g e R egulati o n 2 018.

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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 Pl e a s e remem b e r m y i n t e n t i o n /s i n p r a y e r . … … … … . ..... … … … . ... … … ........................................ ........... … … … … … … . .… … . … … … . ........................... ........................… … … … … … . .….…… … . .................. ..................................................................................... I w o u l d like t o h e l p y o u r Mi s s i o n Fo u n d ati o n s . My gift o f £____ i s e n c l o s e d ( p a yable t o A d o r e r s o f t h e Sac r e d H e a r t o f J e s u s ). T h a nk yo u ! Plea s e s e n d me v o c ati o n s i n f o r m ati o n . Name :… … . … … … … . ...........................….................. ...... Add r e s s : … . . … … … . ............................................................. . . … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .......… … . ..........................… … . .. Please p r i n t . R E P LY TO: Mo t h er General, Tyburn C o nvent , 8 H y d e Park Place, Lon d o n, W2 2LJ Tel.: 020 7723 7262 L i vi n g i n t h e h e a r t o f L o n d o n , t h e Ty b u r n Be n e dicti n e C o mm u n i ty h a s a s it s s p e cial mi s s i o n , p r a yer f o r t h e p e o p le o f E n g la n d and Wale s . O u r m o n a s t e r y i s b u i lt o n t h e s i te o f t h e Ty b u r n gall o w s w h e r e 105 Cat h o lic s w e r e ma r t y r e d d u r i n g t h e r e f o r m ati o n . O u r life o f p r a ye r draw s S i s t e r s f r o m ma n y nati o n s . Already We hold you in prayer. 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 B B e e n n e e d d i i c c t t F F u u n n e e r r a a l l B B e e n n e e d d i i c c t t F F u u n n e e r r a a l l D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r s s L L t t d d D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r s s L L t t d d

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

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P a g e 9 T h e V i n e J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 Format: Paperback Pages: 38 pages Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) ISBN: 9781528905862 £10.99 Monsieur Claude’s Great French Adventure By Julia Beacroft Monsieur Claude, the ‘Beanie Baby’ crab, is upset and worried. His family lives in France and he would dearly love to visit them because his mum hasn’t been well. His owner, Jamie, is going on holiday to Paris but only two of Jamie’s ‘Beanie Babies’ can go with him. And Monsieur Claude isn’t chosen to be one of them... However, the rest of his ‘Beanie Baby’ friends devise a cunning plan to smuggle Monsieur Claude into Jamie’s backpack! But disaster strikes at the airport when Monsieur Claude falls from the bag! Will he be rescued? Will he ever see his owner again? The little crab has a thrilling series of adventures along the way, but will he ever be re­united with his mum? Age 6­8 years Available online at Amazon, Book Depository And Austin Macauley Publishers ­ £10.99p A w o n d e r f u l e v e n i n g i n D e c e m b e r r o u n d e d o f f a 5 w e e k c o u r s e f o r c a t e c h i s t s i n L u t o n . T h e d e d i c a t e d g r o u p w a s a w a r d e d t h e i r B i s h o p ` s C e r t i f i c a t e i n C a t e c h e s i s L e v e l 1 c e r t i f i c a t e s , c o m p l e t i n g t h e i r l e a r n i n g j o u r n e y a b o u t w h a t i t m e a n s t o b e c a l l e d a n d s e r v e a s a c a t e c h i s t i n t h e C h u r c h t o d a y . A s w e l l a s t h e B i s h o p ` s C e r t i f i c a t e i n C a t e c h e s i s , w h i c h i s o f f e r e d o v e r 4 l e v e l s , t h e r e a r e a l s o o t h e r o p p o r t u n i t i e s s u c h a s a r e t r e a t f o r c a t e c h i s t s a n d a s e s s i o n i n t r o d u c i n g t h e Y o u C a t f o r K i d s r e s o u r c e . A C a t e c h i s t B r o c h u r e i s n o w a v a i l a b l e f r o m t h e N o r e s w e b s i t e ( C a t e c h e s i s s e c t i o n ) o r o n r e q u e s t f r o m t h e N O R E S o f f i c e w i t h f u l l d e t a i l s a b o u t t h e s u p p o r t a n d t r a i n i n g a v a i l a b l e f o r o u r w o n d e r f u l c o m m u n i t y o f c a t e c h i s t s i n t h e D i o c e s e . R E D W E D N E S D A Y I N W I N S L O W V O L U N T E E R W I T H C A F O D W e a l l k n o w t h a t d r e a d e d s i n k ­ i n g f e e l i n g . I t ’ s 2 n d J a n u a r y a n d , d e s p i t e p r o m i s i n g t h i s y e a r w a s g o i n g t o b e d i f f e r e n t , y o u r N e w Y e a r ’ s R e s o l u t i o n f e e l s h o p e l e s s l y i m p o s s i b l e . 2 0 2 0 i s t h e t i m e t o s h a k e t h i n g s u p . M a k e a c o m m i t m e n t t o h e l p o t h e r s , n o t o n l y w i l l y o u g a i n n e w f r i e n d s a n d s k i l l s , b u t y o u ’ l l b e i n t e g r a l i n s u p p o r t i n g o u r l i f e ­ s a v i n g w o r k . F r o m t o t h r o u g h c a m p a i g n i n g , t h i s r e s o l u t i o n w i l l s u p p o r t o u r m i s s i o n t o e n s u r e e v e r y o n e c a n r e a c h t h e i r f u l l p o t e n t i a l a n d l i v e w i t h d i g n i t y . W e h a v e a w h o l e r a n g e o f v o l u n t e e r i n g o p ­ p o r t u n i t i e s a v a i l a b l e , f r o m p a r i s h t o c a m p a i g n i n g a n d e v e n t s o p p o r t u n i t i e s , t o p r a y e r w r i t i n g . W e a r e p a r t i c u l a r l y l o o k i n g f o r s c h o o l v o l u n t e e r s ( a l l t r a i n i n g g i v e n ) a n d t h o s e w h o c a n h e l p w i t h p r o m o t i n g C A F O D i n l o c a l a n d s o c i a l m e d i a . I t d o e s n ’ t m a t t e r h o w m u c h t i m e y o u c a n v o l u n t e e r f o r ­ i t m a t t e r s t h a t y o u ’ r e d o i n g i t ! T h e r e a r e a l r e a d y m a n y p e o p l e a c r o s s t h e D i o c e s e w h o a r e v o l ­ u n t e e r i n g t h e i r t i m e a n d u s i n g t h e i r t a l e n t s t o h e l p , a n d w e w o u l d l o v e f o r y o u t o j o i n u s . O n e o f t h e s e i n s p i r i n g v o l u n ­ t e e r s i s M a r i e P e n n e l l , a p a r i s h ­ i o n e r a t t h e p a r i s h o f S t T e r e s a , P r i n c e s R i s b o r o u g h . S h e h a s b e e n v o l u n t e e r i n g f o r C A F O D f o r a n a m a z i n g 1 6 y e a r s , d o i n g e v ­ e r y t h i n g f r o m r a i s i n g a w a r e n e s s i n h e r p a r i s h , t o s p e a k i n g u p t h r o u g h c a m p a i g n i n g t o h e l p i n g t o o r g a n i s e e v e n t s . S h e r e ­ c e n t l y s a i d o f h e r v o l u n t e e r i n g e x p e r i e n c e : “ C A F O D r e p r e s e n t s t h e c a t h o l i c c h u r c h a n d h a s a g o o d r e p u t a t i o n a b r o a d . S t r e t c h i n g o u r h a n d s a c r o s s t h e o c e a n t o h e l p o u r f e l l o w c o m ­ m u n i t i e s i s t h e l e a s t w e c a n d o . ” W a n t t o g e t i n v o l v e d ? E m a i l u s a t n o r t h a m p t o n @ c a f o d . o r g . u k o r c a l l D e b o r a h o n 0 1 4 9 4 8 6 3 7 7 7 F o r t h e f i r s t t i m e , t h e t h r e e c h u r c h e s i n W i n s l o w , l e d b y t h e R C p a r i s h o f S t A l b a n a r r a n g e d f o r t h e p a r i s h c h u r c h i n t h e t o w n t o b e i l l u m i n a t e d i n r e d , a s p a r t o f t h e R e d W e d n e s d a y c o m m e m o r a t i o n . P r i o r t o t h e d a y , t h e r e h a d b e e n p u b l i c i t y e x p l a i n ­ i n g t h e s i g n i f i c a n c e o f R e d W e d n e s d a y , s o t h a t p e o p l e u n d e r s t o o d t h e r e d i l l u m i n a t i o n s . T h e c h u r c h e s a l s o l e d a s h o r t a c t o f r e f l e c t i o n a n d p r a y e r i n t h e c h u r c h t h a t e v e n i n g , w h i c h w a s w e l l a t t e n d e d b y a l l t h e c h u r c h e s ’ p a r i s h i o n e r s . O u r t h a n k s t o t h e V i c a r , R e v A n d r e w L i g h t b o w n f o r p e r m i t t i n g t h i s t o h a p p e n . T h e g r o u p n o w h o p e t o r e p e a t t h i s e a c h y e a r . A W A R D S F O R C A T E C H I S T S

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

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

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