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

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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 P a g e 2 T h e V i n e F e b r 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 T I M E T O S A Y G O O D B Y E O u r D i o c e s e i s t o s a y g o o d b y e t o t w o o f i t s l o n g e s t s e r v i n g m e m b e r s o f s t a f f . F r o m o u r D i o c e s a n E d u c a t i o n S e r v i c e , J a c k i e M c A r t h y , t h e t e a m a d m i n i s t r a t o r h a s r e t i r e d a n d i s l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o s p e n d i n g m o r e t i m e w i t h h e r f a m i l y . J a c k i e h a s b e e n i n p o s t f o r 2 4 y e a r s . M g r K e v i n M c G i n n e l l , t h e E p i s c o p a l V i c a r f o r E d u ­ c a t i o n s a i d “ W e w i l l a l l m i s s J a c k i e , s h e k n o w s e v e r y o n e a n d u n d e r s t a n d s h o w w e w o r k t o g e t h e r ” . J a c k i e i s o n e o f t h e s u r v i v i n g m e m b e r s w h o m o v e d w i t h t h e t e a m i n 2 0 0 9 f r o m t h e i r b a s e i n M i l t o n K e y n e s t o t h e i r n e w o f f i c e s i n L u t o n . A l s o l e a v i n g i s o u r D i o c e s a n F i n a n c i a l S e c r e t a r y , T i m R e d d i n g . T i m h a s w o r k e d f o r o u r D i o c e s e f o r 1 7 y e a r s a n d m o v e s t o b e c l o s e r t o h i s f a m i l y i n S u s s e x . H e h a s n o t e n j o y e d t h e t w o h o u r s c o m m u t e h e h a s h a d t o m a k e f o r t h e l a s t f e w y e a r s ! T i m i s l e a v i n g t o t a k e u p a r o l e f o r t h e A n g l i c a n D i o c e s e o f C h i c h e s t e r . D u r i n g h i s t i m e w i t h o u r D i o c e s e , T i m h a s s e e n v a s t c h a n g e s t o t h e w a y p e o p l e c a n g i v e , w i t h t h e l a t e s t i n t r o d u c t i o n o f c o n t a c t l e s s g i v i n g i n o u r C a t h e d r a l . B i s h o p P e t e r h a s a s s u r e d t h e m o f h i s p r a y e r s a n d w i s h e s t h e m b o t h w e l l a s t h e y t a k e t h e n e x t s t e p s o f t h e i r j o u r n e y ­ o f c o u r s e , h e k n o w s o n l y t o o w e l l w h a t f a c i n g a c h a n g e i s l i k e ! J a c k i e M c A r t h y , c e n t r e w i t h h e r c o l l e a g u e s a t N O R E S T i m R e d d i n g h a s b e e n f i n a n c i a l s e c r e t a r y f o r o u r d i o c e s e f o r 1 7 y e a r s D A T E S F O R Y O U R D I A R Y F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 3 1 s t - 2 n d L u x W e e k e n d , 1 1 - 1 8 y e a r o l d s e m a i l f i o n a @ n y m o . o r g 1 5 t h C a t h o l i c B a s i c s 2 n d M o d u l e e m a i l a d m i n @ n o r e s . o r g . u k 1 4 - 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 e m a i l 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 M a n d a t e d M i n i s t r y - C o m e a n d S e e ! e m a i l 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 - H o l y G h o s t , L u t o n e m a i l f i o n a @ n y m o . o r g M A R C H 2 0 2 0 7 t h Y o u t h M i n i s t r y C o n f e r e n c e e m a i l f i o n a @ n y m o . o r g 1 9 t h E p i s c o p a l O r d i n a t i o n o f C a n o n D a v i d O a k l e y N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l ( T I C K E T   O N L Y ) 2 2 n d B i s h o p P e t e r l e a v i n g M a s s ( A l l W e l c o m e ) N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l 2 8 t h Y o u n g A d u l t s B r u n c h - H o l y G h o s t , L u t o n e m a i l f i o n a @ n y m o . o r g

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C e l e b r a t e L e n t 2 0 2 0 F o l l o w t h e d ov e t o E a s t e r C e l e b r a t e L e n t i s a m a g a z i n e f o r C a t h o l i c k i d s f u l l o f c o o l a c t i v i t i e s a n d f u n q u i z z e s . P e r f e c t f o r 7 ­ 1 2 y e a r o l d s i t w i l l e n c o u r a g e t h e m t o t h i n k a b o u t a n d g r o w i n t h e i r f a i t h w h i l e t h e y h a v e l o a d s o f f u n ! Tw e n t y ­ t w o j a m ­ p a c k e d p a g e s w i t h p u z z l e s a n d f a c t s – a d u l t s m i g h t l e a r n s o m e t h i n g t o o ! F r e e c o p y o f L e n t c a l e n d a r a n d a c t i v i t y s h e e t i n c l u d e d i n s i d e C o d e : 1 8 5 7 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 N e w M a z a g i n e ! ! 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 s t p u b l i c a t i o n s O n l y £ 1 . 5 0 P a g e 3 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 A f t e r t h e s u d d e n u n e x p e c t e d d e a t h o f h i s b e s t f r i e n d , P e t e D ` S o u z a ( a g e d 4 9 ) , P h i l H a w k e s s t a r t e d a p r o j e c t t o s u p p o r t t h e h o m e l e s s p e o p l e o f N o r t h a m p t o n t o w n . P h i l i s a y e a r 5 t e a c h e r a t O u r L a d y ’ s p r i m a r y s c h o o l i n W e l l i n g b o r o u g h , N o r t h a m p t o n - s h i r e . A l t h o u g h P e t e w a s n o t h o m e - l e s s , h e w a s a g o o d m a n w h o s a d l y p a s s e d a w a y s u d d e n l y a f t e r a s t r o k e . P h i l w a n t e d t o d o s o m e t h i n g i n h i s m e m o r y s o d e c i d e d t o b u y o n e h o m e l e s s m a n a h o t d r i n k a f t e r w o r k o n a F r i d a y e v e n i n g . T a k i n g a w a l k a r o u n d t h e c e n t r e o f N o r t h a m p t o n , h e b e g a n t o s e e m a n y H o m e l e s s f o l k i n v a r i o u s s t a t e s o f n e e d . P h i l w r i t e s … O n o n e e v e n i n g , I m e t ` G e o r g e ` a v e r y w e l l - k n o w n H o m e l e s s c h a p i n N o r t h a m p t o n . W e s t a r t e d t o c h a t , a n d h e a s k e d f o r p o r - r i d g e a n d t h e n n o o d l e s f r o m t h e n e a r b y n o o d l e b a r . T h e c o s t o f t h i s m a d e m e t h i n k i f I c o u l d p r o v i d e t h e s a m e f o r m o r e p e o p l e b u t f o r l e s s m o n e y - a n d t h e p r o j e c t w a s b o r n ! A f t e r a b i t o f b a s i c r e s e a r c h , I f o u n d i t w a s p o s s i b l e t o p r o v i d e a H o m e l e s s p e r s o n w i t h a p o t n o o d l e , a p o t p o r r i d g e , a h a n d - w a r m e r , a f e w c h o c o l a t e s a n d a s p o o n f o r u n d e r a p o u n d . H o w e v e r , I w a s g o i n g t o n e e d m o r e h e l p . I n J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 , d u r i n g a s t a f f m e e t i n g , I a s k e d o u r s t a f f i f t h e y w o u l d l i k e t o h e l p i n a n y w a y . A s a r e s u l t o f t h i s , w e n o w h a v e a s m a l l t e a m o f t e a c h e r s , t e a c h i n g a s s i s t a n t s , p a r e n t s a n d c h i l d r e n w h o a l o n g w i t h t h e p a r i s h h a v e p r o v i d e d h o t f o o d , d r i n k s ( h o t a n d c o l d , d e p e n d i n g o n t h e t i m e o f y e a r ) a n d b a s i c c l o t h i n g t o t h e H o m e l e s s . I n s c h o o l , I h a v e l e d s e v e r a l w h o l e s c h o o l a s s e m b l i e s t o e x - p l a i n t h e p r o g r e s s o f t h e p r o j e c t a n d I a m f o r t u n a t e t o h a v e a m e r r y b a n d o f ` H o m e l e s s H e l p e r s ` . M y c l a s s w r i t e t o c o m p a n i e s a s p a r t o f t h e i r ` P e r s u a s i v e W r i t - i n g ` u n i t t o a s k f o r s u p p o r t a n d w e h a v e b e e n h e l p e d b y s e v - e r a l c o m p a n i e s i n c l u d i n g M o r r i s o n s , T e s c o , S a i n s b u r y s , B & M , I B I S H o t e l , S t a r b u c k s , C a f é N e r o a n d B o o k e r - i n f a c t C a f é N e r o a r e i n t h e p r o c e s s o f o r g a n i s i n g a n i n s t o r e f u n d r a i s i n g e v e n t t o s p e c i f i c a l l y r a i s e m o n e y f o r w a t e r p r o o f s u i t s f o r t h e 4 0 H o m e l e s s f o l k w e s e e . W e a r e g o i n g t o h a v e a ` S i l l y S o c k s ` M U F T I e v e n t i n 2 0 2 0 a n d t h e C h e s s C l u b a r e h a v i n g a s u m m e r T o u r n a m e n t w i t h t h e p r o c e e d s s u p p o r t i n g t h e H o m e l e s s i n N o r t h a m p t o n . W e n o w m e e t o n a S a t u r d a y m o r n i n g f r o m 1 0 - 1 2 n o o n . T h e r e a s o n w e l o v e t h i s p r o j e c t i s t h a t i t i s p u t t i n g o u r f a i t h i n t o a c t i o n . O u r s c h o o l M i s s i o n S t a t e m e n t s a y s : ` J e s u s s a i d , L o v e o n e a n o t h e r a s I h a v e l o v e d y o u ` a n d w i t h t h e s u p p o r t o f t h e c l a s s , s c h o o l , P a r i s h a n d l o c a l b u s i n e s s e s , w e a r e d o i n g e x - a c t l y t h a t . H E L P I N G A L L Y E A R R O U N D

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

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Firs t N am e S u r nam e Addres s P o stcode E m ail Te l e p hone Her e i s m y g if t o f : £ 3 0 £ 6 0 £ 100 O the r £ B y 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 S t F r a n c i s L e p r o s y G u i l d ) V i s a / M a s t e r C a r d / A m e x / M a e s t r o ( d e l e t e a s a p p r o p r i a t e ) Car d n o. E x p i r y d a t e I s s u e d a t e S e c u r i t y c o d e / / N a m e o n c a r d D a t e / / ( 3 d i g i t s o n t h e b a c k o f y o u r c a r d , 4 o n f r o n t o f A m e x ) Issue n o. ( M a e s t r o o n l y ) Pleas e l l i n y ou r n am e a n d a dd r e ss . W e w il l n eve r p as s o n y ou r d etail s t o a n y o the r o rganisatio n a n d w il l t rea t t he m w it h r espect. W e w il l u s e t h e p ersona l i nfor m a tio n y o u h av e p rovide d t o p roces s y ou r d o n a tio n a n d t o c ontac t y o u w it h n ew s o f o u r w ork . I f y o u w oul d p r e fe r n o t t o r e ceiv e f urthe r c ommunication s p leas e t ic k t hi s b o x o r y o u c a n c al l u s o n 02 0 8 96 9 1 345 t o l et u s k now w h i ch c o m m u n i cati o n s y o u w o u ld l i k e t o r e ceive . T o r e a d m o r e a bo u t h o w w e v alu e y ou r p rivacy , v isi t w ww.stfrancisleprosy.org Pleas e r etur n t hi s f or m w it h y ou r g if t t o: S t F ranci s L epros y G uild , 7 3 S t C harle s S quare, Londo n W 1 0 6 E J . T H A N K Y OU! R e g i s t e r e d C h a r i t y N u m b e r 2 0 8 7 4 1 L e t ’ s c r e a t e a l e p r o s y ­ f r e e w o r l d F o r t h o u s a n d s o f y e a r s l e p r o s y h a s b e e n t h e s c o u r g e o f p o v e r t y ­ s t r i c k e n c o m m u n i t i e s a c r o s s t h e w o r l d . T h e d i s e a s e f r e q u e n t l y l e a d s t o s e v e r e , l i f e ­ c h a n g i n g d i s a b i l i t i e s a n d t h o s e w h o s u e r f r o m i t a r e o f t e n e x c l u d e d b y t h e i r c o m m u n i t y , a n d s t r u g g l e t o f e n d f o r t h e m s e l v e s . 1 2 4 y e a r s d e d i c a t e d t o t h e r e l i e f o f s u f f e r i n g S t F r a n c i s L e p r o s y G u i l d h a s b e e n d e d i c a t e d t o t h e r e l i e f o f s u e r i n g c a u s e d b y l e p r o s y f o r m o r e t h a n a c e n t u r y , d u r i n g w h i c h t i m e m a n y r e l i g i o u s s i s t e r s , b r o t h e r s a n d p r i e s t s h a v e m a d e i t t h e i r l i f e ’ s v o c a t i o n t o c a r e f o r t h o s e w i t h t h e d i s e a s e . T o d a y w e a r e d e t e r m i n e d t o b u i l d o n t h e i r l e g a c y a n d s e i z e o u r o p p o r t u n i t y t o h e l p e r a d i c a t e l e p r o s y o n c e a n d f o r a l l . A l e p r o s y ­ f r e e w o r l d i s n o w w i t h i n s i g h t J u s t a f e w d e c a d e s a g o , m o r e t h a n v e m i l l i o n p e o p l e w e r e b e i n g d i a g n o s e d w i t h l e p r o s y e v e r y y e a r , t h e i r l i v e s d e s t r o y e d p h y s i c a l l y , e m o t i o n a l l y a n d s o c i a l l y b y t h e d i s e a s e . T o d a y , t h i s n u m b e r h a s r e d u c e d s i g n i c a n t l y b u t r e m a i n s s t u b b o r n l y a t o v e r 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 n e w c a s e s a n n u a l l y , w o r l d w i d e . S t F r a n c i s L e p r o s y G u i l d i s c o m m i t t e d t o a c h i e v i n g a l e p r o s y ­ f r e e w o r l d a n d w e g e n u i n e l y b e l i e v e i t i s p o s s i b l e , i f o n l y p e o p l e l i k e y o u a r e p r e p a r e d t o h e l p . E a r l y d e t e c t i o n c a n s t o p l e p r o s y i n i t s t r a c k s B y s u p p o r t i n g e a r l y d e t e c t i o n a n d t r e a t m e n t ­ b e f o r e t h e d i s e a s e t a k e s h o l d ­ y o u c a n h e l p t o p r e v e n t u n t o l d s u e r i n g . I f y o u a r e a b l e t o s e n d a d o n a t i o n o f j u s t £ 3 0 t o d a y , y o u w i l l h e l p u s s u p p o r t o n g o i n g h e a l t h i n i t i a t i v e s , s u c h a s t h e h o s p i t a l s h i p t h a t s e r v e s p a t i e n t s i n t h e A m a z o n r e g i o n . T h i s i n i t i a t i v e h a s a l r e a d y h e l p e d t o t r a i n 6 0 0 l o c a l h e a l t h c a r e a s s i s t a n t s , a n d t h e s h i p v i s i t s r e m o t e c o m m u n i t i e s a l o n g t h e r i v e r w h e r e l e p r o s y i s s t i l l r i f e , m o n i t o r i n g p e o p l e f o r e a r l y s y m p t o m s a n d p r o v i d i n g p r o m p t m e d i c a t i o n . H e l p t o b e a t l e p r o s y f o r g o o d T h e h o s p i t a l s h i p i s j u s t o n e o f a r o u n d 6 0 i n s p i r a t i o n a l p a r t n e r o r g a n i s a t i o n s s u p p o r t e d b y S t F r a n c i s L e p r o s y G u i l d , w h i c h a r e w o r k i n g w i t h r e m o t e a n d m a r g i n a l i s e d c o m m u n i t i e s i n c o u n t r i e s s u c h a s I n d i a a n d B r a z i l . P l e a s e s e n d £ 3 0 t o d a y t o h e l p t h i s e s s e n t i a l w o r k c o n t i n u e . T o g e t h e r , l e t ’ s s e i z e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o c r e a t e a l e p r o s y ­ f r e e w o r l d a n d h e l p p u t a n e n d t o p e o p l e ’ s s u f f e r i n g a t l a s t . 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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 O n W e d n e s d a y 8 t h J a n u a r y 2 0 2 0 , T h e H o l y F a t h e r a p p o i n t e d C a n o n D a v i d O a k l e y , a p r i e s t o f 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 c u r r e n t l y r e c t o r o f S t . M a r y ’ s C o l l e g e , O s c o t t , t o b e t h e t h i r ­ t e e n t h B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n . B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e r e j o i c e d i n t h i s g o o d n e w s . T h e B i s h o p h a s w o r k e d c l o s e l y w i t h B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d d u r i n g h i s s e v e n y e a r s a s r e c t o r o f t h e s e m i n a r y a t O s c o t t a n d k n o w s h i m t o b e a m a n o f f a i t h a n d p r a y e r , a n d a p a s t o r a l p r i e s t a n d w i s e t e a c h e r . B i s h o p P e t e r j o i n s t h e p r i e s t s a n d d e a c o n s , a n d t h e r e l i g i o u s a n d p e o ­ p l e o f t h e D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n i n g i v i n g t h a n k s t o G o d a n d w e l c o m i n g B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d a n d p r a y i n g f o r h i m a s h e p r e p a r e s f o r h i s o r d i n a t i o n a s B i s h o p . O n s p e a k i n g t o t h e C o l l e g e C o n s u l t e r s , t h e C a t h e d r a l C h a p t e r a n d D i o c e s a n s t a f f , B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d a c k n o w l e d g e d t h a t h e h a d b i g s h o e s t o f i l l a n d t h a t h e h a d b e e n a s k i n g G o d t o g i v e h i m t h e c o u r a g e h e n e e d s . T h e B i s h o p E l e c t h a d b e e n c a l l e d t o W i m b l e d o n , t h e h o m e o f t h e P a p a l N u n ­ c i o , t h e P o p e ’ s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e t o G r e a t B r i t a i n b e f o r e C h r i s t m a s . H e h a s e x ­ p r e s s e d h i s s u r p r i s e a t t h e c a l l i n g s a y ­ i n g , “ I d i d h a v e a g a m e p l a n f o r m y l i f e b u t a s a l w a y s , G o d l a u g h s a t o u r p l a n s ! ” . W i t h t h e a p p o i n t m e n t o f B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d O a k l e y , B i s h o p P e t e r b e c o m e s t h e E m e r i t u s B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n , b u t P o p e F r a n c i s h a s a p p o i n t e d h i m a s A p o s t o l i c A d m i n i s t r a t o r o f t h e D i o c e s e u n t i l t h e n e w B i s h o p t a k e s p o s s e s s i o n o f t h e D i o c e s e w h e n h e i s o r d a i n e d B i s h o p o n 1 9 t h M a r c h . C a r d i n a l V i n c e n t N i c h o l s w i l l c e l e b r a t e t h e E p i s c o p a l O r d i n a t i o n o f B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d i n N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l a t 1 1 : 0 0 a m o n t h e S o l e m n i t y o f S t . J o s e p h , 1 9 t h M a r c h 2 0 2 0 . C a r d i n a l N i c h o l s s a i d “ I a s s u r e B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d O a k l e y o f m y m o s t s i n c e r e p r a y e r s a n d t o t a l s u p ­ p o r t a s h e p r e p a r e s t o t a k e u p h i s a p ­ p o i n t m e n t a s B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n , i n s u c c e s s i o n t o B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e . B i s h o p P e t e r w i l l b e m u c h m i s s e d ; B i s h o p D a v i d w i l l b e w a r m l y w e l c o m e d ” . A s n e w s o f h i s a p p o i n t m e n t s p r e a d , c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s b e g a n t o a r r i v e . O n s o ­ c i a l m e d i a , B i s h o p P a t r i c k M c K i n n e y , B i s h o p o f N o t t i n g h a m t w e e t e d ‘ D e ­ l i g h t e d t h a t m y g o o d f r i e n d i s t o b e t h e n e x t B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n . P l e a s e d o j o i n m e i n k e e p i n g h i m i n y o u r p r a y e r s . ’ T h i s j o i n e d a n o u t p o u r i n g o f p r a y e r s a n d c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s a c r o s s t h e i n t e r n e t f r o m o t h e r C a t h o l i c D i o c e s e , o u r A n g l i ­ c a n n e i g h b o u r s a n d p a r i s h e s f r o m b o t h t h e D i o c e s e s o f N o r t h a m p t o n a n d B i r m ­ i n g h a m . O n t h e d a y o f h i s a p p o i n t m e n t , B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d a r r i v e d a t B i s h o p ’ s H o u s e a t 1 0 . 0 0 a m . H e s p e n t s o m e t i m e w i t h B i s h o p P e t e r b e f o r e m e e t i n g w i t h o u r V i c a r G e n e r a l , M g r S e a n H e a l y . A t 1 1 . 0 0 a m B i s h o p P e t e r m a d e t h e a n ­ n o u n c e m e n t t h r o u g h t h e l i v e s t r e a m i n g s e r v i c e f r o m o u r C a t h e d r a l , w i t h B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d s a t n e x t t o h i m . F o l l o w i n g t h e a n n o u n c e m e n t B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d a d d r e s s e d t h e p r i e s t s a n d p e o p l e f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e . A t 1 1 . 3 0 a m B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d t o o k t e a w i t h t h e c l e r g y p r e s e n t a n d l i s t e n e d a s t h e y s p o k e o f o u r D i o c e ­ s a n p r i o r i t i e s . L u n c h w a s t h e n s e r v e d i n t h e d i n i n g r o o m a t B i s h o p ’ s H o u s e a f t e r w h i c h B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d h e l d f u r t h e r m e e t i n g s a n d w a s i n t r o d u c e d t o t h e s t a f f a t B i s h o p ’ s H o u s e . T H E D A Y O F T H E A N N O U N C E M E N T B i s h o p E l e c t D a v i d O a k l e y H A B E M U S P O N T I F I C E M ! W E H A V E A N E W B I S H O P ! 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Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES n ote: these devotions will not be cancelled due to bad weather. Praying in the wind, cold and rain is penance and reparation (wind and rain bless The Lord. To Him be highest glory and praise forever). For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 F east of Our Lady of Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us. B I S H O P E L E C T D A V I D O A K L E Y W I L L B E T H E T H I R T E E N T H B I S H O P O F N O R T H A M P T O N D a v i d J a m e s O a k l e y w a s b o r n o n 2 8 t h N o v e m b e r , 1 9 5 5 i n S t o u r b r i d g e . H e i s t h e e l d e s t o f f i v e c h i l d r e n t o J o y c e a n d F r e d O a k l e y . T h e f a m i l y m o v e d t o B i r m i n g h a m w h e n D a v i d w a s 7 y e a r s o l d . A f t e r s c h o o l , h e w o r k e d i n a w e l l ­ k n o w n d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e a n d e n t e r e d O s c o t t i n S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 4 . F r D a v i d w a s o r ­ d a i n e d o n 5 t h J u l y 1 9 8 0 a n d h a s s e r v e d i n s e v e r a l p a r i s h e s w i t h i n 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 . H e h a s a l w a y s s u g g e s t e d t h a t t h e p a r i s h i s h i s n a t u r a l h a b i t a t . F r D a v i d s t u d i e d c a t e c h e t i c s a t t h e M a r y v a l e I n s t i t u t e a n d w a s a w a r d e d a M E d d e g r e e . H e w a s a p p o i n t e d P a s t o r a l D i r e c t o r a n d P r o c u r a t o r a t O s c o t t i n 1 9 9 4 . D u r i n g t h i s t i m e h e r e s e a r c h e d a P h D t h e s i s i n P a s t o r a l T h e o l o g y , w h i c h w a s l a t e r p u b l i s h e d . A s P a r i s h P r i e s t a t M a r y v a l e , B i r m i n g h a m , F r D a v i d d i r e c t e d t h e d i o c e s a n D e p a r t m e n t f o r P a r i s h a n d F a m i l y C a t e c h e s i s , d e v e l o p i n g r e s o u r c e s i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n w i t h C a F E . A t t h e s a m e t i m e , h e u n d e r t o o k l i ­ c e n t i a t e s t u d i e s i n t h e P o n t i f i c a l U n i v e r s i t y o f S t P a t r i c k ’ s , M a y n o o t h , C o u n t y K i l d a r e , a n d w a s a w a r d e d t h e S T L d e g r e e . S i n c e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 , h e h a s b e e n t h e t w e n t y ­ t h i r d R e c t o r o f O s c o t t . T h e f u n d r a i s i n g e f f o r t s o f s t u d e n t s , s t a f f a n d t h e w i d e r c o m m u n i t y o f S t P a u l ’ s C a t h o l i c S c h o o l h a v e r e s u l t e d i n a d o n a t i o n o f s h o e - b o x e s f i l l e d w i t h g i f t s a n d e s s e n t i a l i t e m s , a s w e l l a s f i n a n c i a l a n d f o o d d o n a t i o n s t o t w o l o c a l c h a r i t i e s , W i n t e r N i g h t S h e l t e r M i l t o n K e y n e s a n d M K F o o d B a n k . L a s t t e r m , s t u d e n t s i n Y e a r s 7 – 1 3 w e r e c h a l l e n g e d t o b r i n g i n i t e m s t o f i l l s h o e b o x e s f o r a h o m e l e s s p e r s o n i n M i l t o n K e y n e s . T h e i t e m s i n c l u d e d t o o t h b r u s h e s , t o o t h p a s t e , d e o d o r a n t , s o c k s , h a t s , g l o v e s , s w e e t s a n d c r i s p s . E a c h o f t h e 7 5 s h o e b o x e s i n - c l u d e d a h a n d w r i t t e n c a r d a n d a l l w e r e f i l l e d a n d w r a p p e d b y t h e s c h o o l ’ s S i x t h F o r m s t u d e n t s . A f u r t h e r f o u r b a g s o f h a t s a n d g l o v e s a n d s o m e f o o d d o n a t i o n s w e r e a l s o g i v e n t o t h e W i n t e r N i g h t S h e l t e r . T h i s y e a r S i x t h F o r m s t u d e n t s a l s o d e c i d e d t o s p l i t m o n e y a n d d o n a t i o n s f r o m f u n d r a i s i n g a c t i v i t i e s i n c l u d i n g t h e i r t u c k s h o p b e t w e e n C A F O D , w h o r e c e i v e d £ 5 5 0 , a n d t h e t w o l o c a l c h a r i t i e s — W i n t e r N i g h t S h e l t e r M K r e - c e i v e d £ 4 0 0 t o p u r c h a s e e s s e n t i a l s u p p l i e s , a n d t h e M K F o o d B a n k r e c e i v e d 5 7 6 f o o d i t e m s . K a r e n C o b b e t t f r o m W i n t e r N i g h t S h e l t e r M K s a i d : “ W e r e a l l y d o a p p r e c i a t e y o u r p e r s o n a l e f f o r t t o c o - o r d i n a t e t h e C h r i s t m a s s h o e b o x a p p e a l a n d t h e g e n e r o u s d o n a t i o n o f £ 4 0 0 . B o t h t h e s h o e b o x e s a n d t h e m o n e t a r y d o - n a t i o n w i l l h e l p u s t o h e l p m a k e t h e h o m e l e s s i n M i l t o n K e y n e s m o r e c o m f o r t a b l e a n d h e l p u s t o c o n t i n u e d o i n g w h a t w e a r e d o i n g . ” 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 a i d : “ O n c e a g a i n o u r s t u d e n t s , s t a f f a n d c o m m u n i t y h a v e r i s e n t o t h e f u n d r a i s i n g c h a l l e n g e a n d g e n e r o u s l y s u p p o r t e d t w o l o c a l c h a r i t i e s a n d C A F O D . 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P a g e 9 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 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 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 1 0 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 T H E G U I L D G R O W S H o l y G h o s t L u t o n S e r v e r s a d m i t t e d t o t h e G u i l d o f S t S t e p h e n I t i s a l w a y s a g r e a t m o m e n t o n t h e d a y a f t e r C h r i s t m a s w h e n t h o s e c o n f i r m e d i n t h e p r e v i o u s M a y   a s k t o b e a d m i t - t e d t o t h e A r c h c o n f r a t e r n i t y o f S t S t e p h e n , r e c e i v e t h e m e d a l t h e y w e a r o n t h e a l t a r , a n d s i g n t h e e n r o l m e n t r e g i s - t e r . W i t n e s s e d b y f a m i l i e s a n d p e o p l e f r o m p a r i s h , i t m a k e s s o m e t h i n g v e r y s p e c i a l o f o u r B o x i n g D a y m a s s . A l l t h e s e r v e r s r e n e w t h e i r p r o m i s e s t o g e t h e r a n d f o r m a c l o s e k n i t g r o u p w h o a r e g e n e r o u s i n t h e i r s e r v i c e o f t h e l i t u r g y . T h i s y e a r s a w s i x n e w s e r v e r s e n r o l l e d , w h o j o i n a b a n d o f o v e r t w e n t y s e r v e r s , r a n g i n g f r o m 1 4 y e a r s t o m a t u r e a g e . I t i s g o o d t o r e c o g n i s e t h e i r w o r t h a s w e d o f o r s o m a n y o t h e r s e n g a g e d i n t h e C h u r c h ’ s w o r s h i p . O u r L a d y O f G u a d a l u p e F e a s t D a y C e l e b r a t i o n s “ W h e n D e a c o n K e v i n R y a n s a i d , ` G o i n t h e p e a c e a n d l o v e o f C h r i s t ` , I a c t u a l l y f e l t t h e p e a c e a n d l o v e o f C h r i s t ! ” s a i d S h r i n e C o o r d i ­ n a t o r D o n n a G a r d n e r a f t e r t h e F e a s t D a y M a s s o f o u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e , w h i c h t o o k p l a c e a t t h e S h r i n e i n B e d f o r d o n 1 2 t h D e c e m b e r . A s a l w a y s o n t h i s o c c a s i o n , t h e r e w a s a f u l l c h u r c h f o r t h e M a s s . T h e p r i n c i p a l c e l e b r a n t a n d p r e a c h e r w a s t h e M o s t R e v e r e n d K e v i n M c D o n a l d , A r c h b i s h o p E m e r i t u s o f S o u t h w a r k a n d f o r m e r B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n . H e r e ­ m i n d e d u s i n h i s h o m i l y t h a t w e a r e c a l l e d t o ` a c c o m p a n y ` p e o p l e i n l i f e a n d t o s h a r e t h e i r j o u r ­ n e y s o n m a n y l e v e l s . I t w a s a l s o l o v e l y t o h a v e o u r o w n B i s h o p P e t e r p r e s e n t t o c o n c e l e b r a t e . T h e A n g l i c a n B i s h o p o f B e d f o r d , R e v R i c h a r d A t k i n s o n w a s a l s o w i t h u s , a s w e r e t h e H i g h S h e r i f f o f B e d f o r d ­ s h i r e a n d h e r h u s b a n d , s e n i o r K n i g h t s o f S t C o l u m b a , o t h e r d i s t i n g u i s h e d g u e s t s a n d m a n y p e o p l e w h o t r a v e l l e d f r o m f a r a n d n e a r t o b e p r e s e n t . T h e K n i g h t s o f S t C o l u m b a l o o k e d a f t e r t h e p a r k i n g a n d t h e g u e s t s a n d t h e a l t a r s e r v e r s w e r e d i r e c t e d b y F r G e r a r d B y r n e , t h e D i o c e ­ s a n M C . T h e f l o w e r s b y t h e R e l i c I m a g e w e r e s t u n n i n g , t h a n k s t o M a u r e e n B r e w e r a n d t h e f l o w e r a r r a n g e r s ; t h e m u s i c p r o v i d e d b y C l a r e M o u b a r a k a n d t h e A M D G m u s i c g r o u p a d d e d a n e x t r a d i m e n s i o n t o t h e l i t u r g y . K i e r o n R e n t l e w a s o u r p h o t o g r a p h e r f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e , a n d M a r y F r o s t a n d t h e c a t e r i n g t e a m o r g a n i s e d t h e r e c e p t i o n w h e r e w e w e r e a b l e t o s o c i a l i s e o v e r p l e n t i f u l a n d d e l i c i o u s f o o d . A l t o g e t h e r i t w a s a h a p p y a n d m e m o r a b l e e v e n i n g . M a y t h e p e a c e a n d l o v e o f C h r i s t a n d t h e b l e s s i n g s r e c e i v e d f r o m O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e r e m a i n w i t h u s a l w a y s . V O L U N T E E R S P R E P A R E F O R L U X Y o u n g a d u l t v o l u n t e e r s f r o m a c r o s s o u r D i o c e s e g a t h e r e d t o g e t h e r f o r t r a i n i n g a s t h e y p r e p a r e t o w e l c o m e t h e m a n y y o u n g p e o p l e w h o w i l l b e a t t e n d i n g t h e L U X r e s i d e n t i a l w e e k e n d a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f F e b r u a r y . W i t h a m i x o f t h e o l o g y a n d y o u t h m i n i s t r y t r a i n i n g t h e r e i s a l w a y s a h u g e a m o u n t t h a t t a k e s p l a c e a s t h e y o u n g a d u l t s b r i n g t h e i r o w n u n o r t h o d o x a p p r o a c h t o t h e t h e m e . T h i s y e a r t h e t h e m e i s ‘ V O X ’ m e a n i n g v o i c e . B a s e d o n t h e y e a r o f t h e w o r d a n d l i s - t e n i n g t o G o d ’ s v o i c e t h e w e e k e n d a i m s t o e m p o w e r y o u n g p e o p l e t o p r a y w i t h s c r i p - t u r e d a i l y a n d g e n t l y r e s t i n t h e s i l e n c e t o a l l o w o u r l o v i n g F a t h e r t o s p e a k i n t o t h e i r h e a r t s . B i s h o p P e t e r i s j o i n e d b y A r c h b i s h o p K e v i n M c D o n a l d o u r f o r m e r B i s h o p

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P a g e 1 1 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 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 F r o n t R o w , l e f t t o r i g h t : F r . N i c o l a s A l d r i d d , M g r . J o h n B r o a d h u r s t , O d r a n S t e e d , P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t E d d i e G i b b o n s , B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e , C i r c l e P r e s i d e n t M a r k W i l s o n , C a n o n J o h n K o e n i g , C a n o n M i c h a e l H a r r i s o n , F r . G r e g o r y M a r c h w i n s k i , B a c k R o w , l e f t t o r i g h t : D e a c o n M i c k O ` L e a r y , G a r e t h D a v i e s , D e a c o n M i c h a e l F l e m m i n g , S e m i n a r i a n J i t h u J a m e s , F r . J a m e s C a s s i d y . N O R T H A M P T O N C L E R G Y N I G H T T h e P r e s i d e n t a n d B r o t h e r s o f N o r t h a m p t o n C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c i a t i o n w e r e d e l i g h t e d t o w e l c o m e t h e B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n , t h e R t . R e v . P e t e r D o y l e a n d 1 0 m e m b e r s o f t h e C l e r g y a n d R e l i g i o u s t o t h e i r A n n u a l C l e r g y N i g h t w i t h t h e l a d i e s . S o m e 6 6 g u e s t s w e r e i n a t t e n d a n c e . H o s t e d b y C i r c l e P r e s i d e n t M a r k a n d K r y i s a W i l s o n , t h e p r i n c i p a l C a t e n i a n g u e s t s w e r e P r o v i n c e 8 P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t , E d d i e a n d E i t h n e G i b b o n s , a l o n g w i t h P a s t P r o v i n c e 8 D i r e c t o r , O d r a n a n d M a r g a r e t S t e e d . P r e s i d e n t M a r k p r o p o s e d a t o a s t " t o o u r C l e r g y a n d o u r l a d i e s " , t h a n k i n g t h e m f o r t h e i r s u p p o r t a n d a t ­ t e n d a n c e . P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t E d d i e r e s p o n d e d o n b e h a l f o f t h e g u e s t s . H e r e f e r r e d t o t h e g r e a t s u c c e s s o f t h e A s s o c i a t i o n ` s R o s a r y L e a f l e t , b e i n g d i s ­ t r i b u t e d a c r o s s p a r i s h e s , s c h o o l s a n d e v e n i n t o p r i s o n s . H e s p o k e o f t h e i m p o r t a n t w o r k t h e C a t e n i a n s c a r r i e d o u t i n m a n y a r e a s w i t h i n t h e p a r i s h e s s u p p o r t i n g t h e C l e r g y . I n h i s r e f l e c t i o n s , B i s h o p P e t e r r e f e r r e d t o t h e u n c e r t a i n t y o f t h e p r e s e n t a n d q u o t i n g f r o m S t . F r a n c i s s a i d " C a t h o l i c s c a n n o t s i t o n t h e b a l c o n y a n d w a t c h " . L o o k i n g a h e a d t o 2 0 2 0 t h e B i s h o p h i g h l i g h t e d t h e r e ­ d e d i c a t i o n o f E n g l a n d a s t h e D o w r y o f M a r y a n d T h e Y e a r o f t h e W o r d a s i m p o r t a n t e v e n t s i n w h i c h o n e c a n e n g a g e . I n t h a n k i n g N o r t h a m p t o n C i r c l e f o r t h e i r h o s p i t a l i t y B i s h o p P e t e r s a i d " a s t h i s w o u l d b e h i s l a s t C l e r g y N i g h t h e w a s p l e a s e d t o h a v e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o t h a n k N o r t h a m p t o n C a t e n i a n s f o r t h e i r h o s p i t a l i t y , k i n d n e s s a n d l o v e d u r i n g h i s t i m e a s B i s h o p . ” A t o m b o l a r a i s e d £ 4 1 5 t o w a r d s C i r c l e C h a r i t i e s .

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