Church Papers Archive
Apr 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Apr 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Feb 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Feb 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2020 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Dec 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2019 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2018 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Oct 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Sept 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Aug 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jul 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jun 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
May 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Apr 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Mar 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Feb 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2017 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2016 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Dec 2016 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2016 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Jan 2016 edition of the The Vine - Northampton - Page
Nov 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Nov 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Oct 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Oct 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Sept 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Sept 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jul 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jul 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jun 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jun 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
May 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
May 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Apr 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Apr 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Feb 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Feb 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Dec 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Dec 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Nov 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Nov 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Sept 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Sept 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Aug 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Aug 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jul 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jul 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jun 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jun 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
May 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
May 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Apr 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Apr 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Mar 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Jan 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Dec 2013 edition of the The Vine - Northampton
Dec 2013 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

The Vine - Northampton History

Newspaper for the Diocese of Northampton

.

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

Page 1

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 2

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

T h e V a t i c a n h a s c o n f i r m e d d a t e s f o r P o p e F r a n c i s ’, s e c o n d v i s i t t o A s i a w i l l i s s c h e d u l e d f o r n e x t J a n u a r y . T h e P o p e w i l l v i s i t S r i L a n k a a n d t h e P h i l i p p i n e s ­, t h e f i r s t v i s i t b y a p o n t i f f t o t h e t w o c o u n t r i e s i n 2 0 y e a r s . C a r d i n a l L u i s A n t o n i o T a g l e i n M a n i l a c o n f i r m e d i n a V a t i c a n s t a t e m e n t t h a t t h e p o n t i f f w i l l r e a c h t h e P h i l i p p i n e s o n 1 9 J a n u a r y . T h e C a r d i n a l s a i d : “, I ’, m s u r e t h a t d e s i r e o f t h e h e a r t w i l l p u s h h i m t o g e t i n c o n ­, t a c t w i t h t h e p e o p l e . ”, T h e P o p e i s e x p e c t e d t o v i s i t t h e c e n t r a l P h i l i p p i n e s w h e r e T y p h o o n H a i y a n k i l l e d a t l e a s t 6 , 3 0 0 p e o p l e i n N o v e m b e r . M o r e t h a n 6 , 0 0 0 p e o p l e a r e s t i l l l i v i n g i n t e n t s i n T a c l o b a n C i t y , S a v e t h e C h i l d r e n r e p o r t e d e a r l i e r t h i s m o n t h . “, N o b o d y c o u l d d e n y t h e e f f e c t o f H a i y a n , s o t h e H o l y F a t h e r s a i d p l a i n l y t h a t h e w a s o n e w i t h t h e s u f f e r i n g p e o p l e , t h a t w e s h o u l d n o t b e a f r a i d t o a s k G o d w h y , ”, s a i d T a g l e . L a s t m o n t h , t h e c a r d i n a l s a i d t h e t r i p m i g h t a l s o i n c l u d e a v i s i t t o P a l o C a t h e d r a l i n t h e c e n t r a l p r o v i n c e o f L e y t e w h i c h l o s t i t s r o o f b u t o t h e r w i s e r e m a i n e d i n t a c t f o l l o w i n g t h e t y p h o o n . T h e P o p e i s a l s o s c h e d u l e d t o v i s i t a y o u t h r a l l y a t t h e C a t h o l i c U n i v e r s i t y o f S a n t o T o m a s ( U S T ) i n M a n i l a . “, U S T h a s a l w a y s f i g u r e d a s o n e o f t h e s i t e s e s p e c i a l l y f o r t h e p o p e ’, s i n t e r a c t i o n w i t h t h e y o u t h a n d s t u d e n t s , s o w e a r e c o m i n g f r o m t h a t h i s t o r i c a l d a t u m , ”, C a r d i n a l T a g l e s a i d i n a n i n t e r v i e w . I t w i l l b e t h e f o u r t h v i s i t b y a p o p e t o S a n t o T o m a s , w h i c h w a s e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e D o m i n i c a n s i n 1 6 1 1 a n d d e c l a r e d a p o n ­, t i f i c a l u n i v e r s i t y i n 1 9 0 2 : P o p e P a u l V I v i s i t e d i n 1 9 7 0 a n d P o p e J o h n P a u l I I m a d e t w o t r i p s t h e r e i n 1 9 8 1 a n d 1 9 9 5 . T h e f i n a l i z e d s c h e d u l e f o r F r a n c i s ’, f i v e ­, d a y v i s i t t o t h e P h i l i p p i n e s w o u l d b e c o n ­, f i r m e d b y t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r , T a g l e s a i d o n T u e s d a y , a s P r e s i d e n t B e n i g n o A q u i n o ’, s o f f i c e a n n o u n c e d f u l l g o v e r n ­, m e n t c o o p e r a t i o n . “, F i l i p i n o s w i l l m o s t c e r t a i n l y a c c o r d t o P o p e F r a n c i s t h e w a r m t h o f t h e i r h o s p i t a l i t y a n d m a n i f e s t t h e f e r v o r o f t h e i r f a i t h a s t h e y w e l c o m e t h e f i r s t p o n t i f f f r o m S o u t h A m e r i c a , ”, p r e s i d e n t i a l s p o k e s m a n H e r m i n i o C o l o m a s a i d i n a s t a t e m e n t i s s u e d f r o m A q u i n o ’, s o f f i c e o n T u e s d a y . T h e P o p e ’, s l a n d m a r k v i s i t t o t h e P h i l i p p i n e s c o i n ­, c i d e s w i t h t h e 2 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e W o r l d Y o u t h D a y c e l e b r a t i o n i n M a n i l a l e d b y S a i n t J o h n P a u l I I o n J a n u a r y 1 4 , 1 9 9 5 , t h e l a s t p a p a l v i s i t t o A s i a ’, s m o s t p o p u l o u s m a j o r i t y C a t h o l i c n a t i o n . T h e d a y a f t e r W o r l d Y o u t h D a y i n 1 9 9 5 , J o h n P a u l I I o f f e r e d M a s s t o a c r o w d e s t i m a t ­, e d a t b e t w e e n f o u r a n d f i v e m i l l i o n p e o ­, p l e i n M a n i l a ’, s L u n e t a P a r k , t h e b i g g e s t p a p a l c r o w d e v e r S e n d n e w s r e p o r t s , p h o t o s a n d o t h e r m a t e r i a l t o t h e n e w s e d i t o r , M r s M a r g a r e t B u s b y , 1 B e w c a s t l e C l o s e , B e d f o r d , M K 4 1 8 B Q : e ­, m a i l : v i n e 0 2 at g l o b a l n e t . c o . u k W e p r o m i s e t o p r i n t y o u r n e w s a s s o o n a s w e c a n f i n d s p a c e f o r i t . M a t e r i a l s h o u l d b e e ­, m a i l e d w h e n e v e r p o s s i b l e . I f t h i s c a n n o t b e d o n e f o r d i g i t a l p i c t u r e s t h e y s h o u l d b e s e n t t o u s o n d i s c . S e n d p h o t o g r a p h s i n j p g f o r m a t a s s e p a r a t e a t t a c h m e n t s , a n d n o t e m b e d d e d i n W o r d d o c u m e n t s . U r g e n t a n d d a t e d i t e m s s h o u l d r e a c h u s b y t h e f i r s t S u n d a y o f t h e m o n t h b e f o r e p u b l i c a t i o n . A b o o k l e t o f a d v i c e o n w r i t i n g n e w s r e p o r t s f o r T h e V i n e i s a v a i l a b l e o n r e q u e s t . P a r e n t a l p e r m i s s i o n m u s t b e s o u g h t b e f o r e p h o t o g r a p h s o f m i n o r s a r e s e n t f o r p u b l i c a t i o n . W h i l e w e a c c e p t u n s o l i c i t e d f e a t u r e a r t i ­, c l e s , w e r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t t o e d i t t h e t e x t o r n o t t o p u b l i s h . L e t t e r s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n m u s t i n c l u d e a n a m e a n d a d d r e s s , w h i c h w i l l b e o m i t t e d b y 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 , F r . P a u l H a r d y , e m a i l : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m 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 s 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 , B e l l c o u r t , d e a l s w i t h a d v e r t i s i n g . T h o s e w i s h i n g t o p l a c e a d v e r t i s e m e n t s s h o u l d t e l e p h o n e 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 . 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 s h o u l d b e r e f e r r e d t o M r s B u s b y . should be e­, m right to edit the t erts Many Streams One River is calling all young Catholics who want more from their faith! It is a follow up to the 1998 gathering with Pope John Paul II at St Peter’,s, Rome, right here in London. On that occasion the Pope said: “,I often had occasion to stress that there is no conflict or opposition in the Church between the institutional dimension and the charismatic dimension of which movements are a significant expression. Both are co­,essential to the divine constitution of the Church founded by Jesus, because they both help to make the mystery of Christ and his saving work present in the world.”, This meeting will show in various ways how the movements are a gift at the service of the Church today. It is open to all, to those already belonging to a movement, as well as those who would like to know more about these new charisms sent by the Holy Spirit. The all day event takes place on Saturday 9 November in the Methodist Hall, Westminster, SW1H 9NH. It will be a day of witness, prayer, mime, music, drama, talks, testimonies, and film. Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’,Connor, will both be present. Speakers are Edwin Fawcett, Steve Murray and David Wells. The organisers include Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Focolare, Youth 2000 and members of eighteen ecclesial movements and com­, munities. Tickets are just £,12. For further information see www.manystream­, soneriver.org Recognizing that Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II have widespread reputations for holiness and that years of studying their lives and actions have proven their exceptional virtue, Pope Francis announced he would declare his two predecessors saints at a single ceremony April 27.The pope made the announcement Sept. 30 at the end of an “,ordinary public con­, sistory,”, a gathering of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes of the two late popes. The consistory took place in the context of a prayer service in Latin and included the reading of brief biographies of the two sainthood candi­, dates. Blessed John Paul, known as a globe­, trotter who made 104 trips outside Italy, served as pope from 1978 to 2005 and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011. Blessed John XXIII, known partic­, ularly for convoking the Second Vatican Council, was pope from 1958 to 1963, Blessed John Paul beatified him in 2000. Asked by reporters if retired Pope Benedict would partici­, pate in the canonization ceremony, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told reporters it was possible, but given the retired pope’,s preference for staying out of the public eye, he could not say for sure. Since the beginning of his pontificate in March, Pope Francis has emphasized God’,s mercy and readiness to forgive those who recognize their need for pardon. He told reporters on the flight from Brazil that Pope John Paul’,s promotion of Divine Mercy Sunday showed his intuition that a new “,age of mercy”, was needed in the church and the world. Asked on the plane to describe the two late popes, Pope Francis said Blessed John was “,a bit of the ‘,country priest,’, a priest who loves each of the faithful and knows how to care for them, he did this as a bishop and as a nuncio.”, He was holy, patient, had a good sense of humour and, especially by calling the Second Vatican Council, was a man of courage, Pope Francis said. “,He was a man who let himself be guided by the Lord.”, As for Blessed John Paul, Pope Francis told the reporters on the plane, “,I think of him as ‘,the great missionary of the church,”, because he was “,a man who proclaimed the Gospel everywhere.”, Two New Papal Saints Copy deadline for the December 2013 Edition is October 31 It’,s a lovely thought, once we’,re all on holiday and safely installed in warm houses…, but if this winter brings us the kind of traffic­,paralysing thick snowfalls that we have become more used to in recent years, it can cause much incon­, venience, at the very least. One aspect is that Church meetings and events may have to be cancelled at short notice. To make things worse, the people who could answer the “,Is it still on?”, queries, or put a cancellation up on a website, are themselves often prevented from getting to their offices where the work phone and computer are! So Brin Dunsire, who manages the Diocesan website, is again offering the Snow Alerts service for short­,notice cancellations of meetings. An explanation of how it works can be found on the website at www.northamptondiocese.org/snow ­, but the phone numbers you might need, which he is not going to put on a website for all the world to see, are ­, home number 01494 442993 (9am­,10pm), or ring/text him on 07931 607249. But, he says, “,organisers have to warn all their potential attenders in advance that if it snows or freezes, it’,s up to them to check the website. There’,s little point in the service if people don’,t know to look there.”,. So NOW –, in November –, is the time for organisers to add a warning clause to invitations and booking forms, for events happening in December or the New Year. Wednesday 6 November Wednesday 4 December P a g e 2 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t K o r e a A n 8 1 ­, y e a r ­, o l d U S m i s s i o n a r y p r i e s t h a s v i s i t e d N o r t h K o r e a 5 1 t i m e s s i n c e 1 9 9 5 , a c c o r d i n g a C a t h o l i c H e r a l d r e p o r t . F a t h e r G e r a r d H a m m o n d , w h o s e r v e s a s M a r y k n o l l s u p e r i o r i n S o u t h K o r e a , b r i n g s f o o d a i d a n d m e d i c i n e i n t o t h e C o m m u n i s t n a t i o n . S e c u r i t y f o r c e s m o n i ­, t o r c o n v e r s a t i o n s w i t h p a t i e n t s , a n d d i s ­, c u s s i o n o f G o d i s f o r b i d d e n . “, Y o u ’, r e p r e s ­, e n t t o a p e o p l e w h o m y o u c a n n o t s p e a k t o a n d t h e y c a n ’, t s p e a k t o y o u , b u t i t ’, s t h e o l d a d a g e : ‘, h e a r t s p e a k s t o h e a r t , ’, ”, s a i d F a t h e r H a m m o n d . “, T h e y s e e c o m p a s s i o n . W e l l , t h e y ’, r e i n a c o u n t r y w h e r e t h e y ’, r e t o l d t h a t [ t h e l a t e d i c t a t o r ] K i m J o n g I l g i v e s t h e m e v e r y t h i n g . B u t t h e n t h e y s e e , w e l l , i n t h i s c a s e h e i s n ’, t . S o y o u ’, r e a l s o c r e a t i n g a t h o u g h t p a t t e r n i n t h e i r o w n l i f e : ‘, W h a t d o t h e s e p e o p l e h e l p b r i n g u s ? W h a t a r e t h e y d o i n g h e r e ? ’, ”, K n i g h t s n e e d e d K N I G H T S R E Q U I R E D = N O E X P E R I E N C E N E C E S S A R Y ! O n h i s v i s i t t o t h e U . K . i n 2 0 1 0 P o p e E m e r i t u s B e n e d i c t a p p e a l e d t o t h e l a i t y ‘, t o a s s i s t i n t h e m i s s i o n o f t h e C h u r c h b y b e c o m i n g m o r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e w o r k o f p a r i s h e s a n d c o m m u n i t i e s ’, . I n A y l e s b u r y a n u m b e r o f m e n h a v e a n s w e r e d t h a t c a l l b y f o r m i n g a C o u n c i l o f T h e K n i g h t s o f S t . C o l u m b a . T h e K n i g h t s ’, w o r l d w i d e h i s t o r y o f C a t h o l i c f r a t e r n a l s e r v i c e , b a s e d o n t h e p r i n c i p l e s o f C h a r i t y , U n i t y a n d F r a t e r n i t y , s t e m f r o m h u m b l e b e g i n ­, n i n g s i n 1 9 t h C e n t u r y A m e r i c a . I n 1 9 1 9 , i n G l a s g o w , P a t r i c k J o s e p h O ’, C a l l a g h a n g a t h e r e d 2 4 C a t h o l i c m e n t o g e t h e r w i t h t h e s a m e a i m . A d o p t i n g t h e n a m e ‘, K n i g h t s o f S t C o l u m b a ’, t h e C o u n c i l i n i ­, t i a l l y s o u g h t t h e s o c i a l , e c o n o m i c a n d s p i r i t u a l w e l f a r e o f i t s m e m b e r s , t o g e t h e r w i t h t h e d e f e n c e o f C a t h o l i c p r i n c i p l e s a n d i n t e r e s t s . U n i q u e w i t h i n t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h , w e o w e m u c h t o t h e i n s p i r e d v i s i o n o f o u r f o u n d e r s o f n e a r l y a c e n t u r y a g o . F o r t h e m i t w o u l d h a v e b e e n e a s y i n t h o s e d a r k d a y s j u s t a f t e r t h e G r e a t W a r t o b e i n w a r d l o o k i n g , c a r i n g s o l e l y f o r t h e w e l f a r e o f i t s o w n m e m b e r s a n d f a m i l i e s . I n s t e a d t h e y p l a c e d d e v o t i o n , d e d i c a t i o n a n d a s s i s t a n c e t o t h e C h u r c h , c o u p l e d w i t h f a i t h , a t t h e h e a r t o f t h e i r n e w o r g a n ­, i s a t i o n . T h o s e i d e a l s h a v e c o n t i n u e d t o t h e p r e s e n t d a y . K n i g h t s a r e C a t h o l i c m e n , w h o a r e c o m ­, m i t t e d t o m a k i n g t h e i r c o m m u n i t y a b e t ­, t e r p l a c e , w h i l e s u p p o r t i n g t h e i r C h u r c h t h r o u g h s e r v i c e . C o u l d y o u i m a g i n e y o u r s e l f j o i n i n g t h e m ? T h e h a r v e s t i s g r e a t b u t t h e l a b o u r e r s a r e f e w . Y o u c a n h e l p c h a n g e t h a t . I n p r a c t i c a l m a t t e r s , t h e K n i g h t s a s s i s t l o c a l p a r i s h l i f e i n a v a r i e t y o f w a y s . T o d a y C o m m i t m e n t , S a c r i f i c e a n d S e r v i c e n o l o n g e r a p p e a r t o b e p o p u l a r c o n c e p t s , b u t r e m a i n v e r y i m p o r t a n t . O u r s m a l l g r o u p o f K n i g h t s i s b e g i n n i n g t o p r o v e t h a t t h e s p i r i t o f c o m m i t m e n t a n d s e r v i c e i s v e r y m u c h a l i v e i n A y l e s b u r y , p l e a s e t h i n k o f j o i n i n g u s , d o n o t l e t i t p a s s y o u b y . W e m e e t o n t h e t h i r d M o n d a y o f t h e m o n t h , 7 . 3 0 p m a t S t J o s e p h ’, s C h u r c h H a l l , H i g h S t r e e t , i n A y l e s b u r y . W e l o o k f o r w a r d t o g r e e t i n g y o u o n 2 0 t h O c t o b e r o u r n e x t m o n t h l y m e e t i n g . T o m D ’, A r c y A y l e s b u r y C o u n c i l 9 7 2 S u n d a y M a s s a t t e n d a n c e h a s f a l l e n b e l o w 4 0 % i n P o l a n d , a c c o r d i n g t o s t a t i s ­, t i c s p u b l i s h e d i n L ’, O s s e r v a t o r e R o m a n o . N o n e t h e l e s s , s o m e s t a t i s t i c s a r e p o s i ­, t i v e : t h e n a t i o n , f o r e x a m p l e , h a s m o r e s e m i n a r i a n s t h a n a n y o t h e r i n E u r o p e . A c c o r d i n g t o t h e r e p o r t : 3 9 . 1 % o f t h e b a p t i z e d n o w a t t e n d M a s s o n S u n d a y , d o w n f r o m 5 7 % i n t h e 1 9 8 0 s a n d 5 0 % i n t h e 1 9 9 0 s 4 2 % o f t h o s e w h o a t t e n d S u n d a y M a s s r e c e i v e H o l y C o m m u n i o n , u p f r o m 1 4 % i n t h e 1 9 8 0 s . S i n c e 2 0 0 3 , t h e n u m b e r o f P o l e s w h o a t t e n d S u n d a y M a s s h a s f a l l e n b y t w o m i l l i o n . H o w e v e r , 2 . 1 m i l l i o n P o l e s h a v e e m i ­, g r a t e d s i n c e t h e n a t i o n j o i n e d t h e E u r o p e a n U n i o n i n 2 0 0 4 , a n d m a n y o f t h e m a t t e n d M a s s i n W e s t e r n E u r o p e . T h e n u m b e r o f d i o c e s a n a n d r e l i g i o u s p r i e s t s i n P o l a n d c o n t i n u e s t o r i s e a s o r d i n a t i o n s o u t p a c e d e a t h s . P o l a n d M a n i l l a S A I N T T H O M A S M O R E C A T H O L I C U P P E R S C H O O L T y n e C r e s c e n t , B e d f o r d M K 4 1 7 U L H e a d t e a c h e r M r J R i c h a r d s o n T e l e p h o n e 0 1 2 3 4 4 0 0 2 2 2 S A I N T T E R E S A ’, S I N D E P E N D E N T S C H O O L A y l e s b u r y R o a d , P r i n c e s R i s b o r o u g h H P 2 7 0 J W H e a d t e a c h e r M r s T M i l t o n T e l e p h o n e 0 1 8 4 4 3 4 5 0 0 5 B I S H O P P A R K E R C A T H O L I C S C H O O L B a r t o n R o a d , B l e t c h l e y , M i l t o n K e y n e s M K 2 3 B T H e a d t e a c h e r M r s C D o n o h u e T e l e p h o n e 0 1 9 0 8 3 7 2 1 2 9 S A I N T P A T R I C K ’, S C A T H O L I C P R I M A R Y S C H O O L P a t r i c k R o a d , C o r b y , N o r t h a n t s N N 1 9 N T H e a d t e a c h e r M r s L B l a i r T e l e p h o n e 0 1 5 3 6 7 4 4 4 4 7 T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E a r r a n g e d f o r r e a d e r s o f T h e V i n e A N N U A L T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E A V A I L A B L E T O A N Y O N E U P T O 8 5 Y E A R S O F A G E . M O S T P R E - E X I S T I N G M E D I C A L C O N D I T I O N S A C C E P T E D T O P Q U A L I T Y C O V E R W i t h a 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e a n d a n a i r a m b u l a n c e g e t - y o u - h o m e s e r v i c e . M e n t i o n t h i s a d v e r t t o g e t a S p e c i a l V i n e d i s c o u n t . D o n ’, t f o r g e t w e c a n a l s o s e l l S I N G L E - T R I P C O V E R , w i t h a n y d u r a t i o n u p t o o n e y e a r , w i t h n o m a x i m u m a g e l i m i t a n d u p t o £, 2 0 , 0 0 0 c a n c e l l a t i o n c o v e r p e r c o u p l e . C A L L  , F O R  , D E T A I L S A N D P R I C E S 0 1 1 6 2 7 2 0 5 0 0 R e a l p e o p l e ­, n o t m a c h i n e s ! F T T r a v e l I n s u r a n c e C a r H i r e A u t h o r i s e d a n d r e g u l a t e d b y t h e F S A T H E S C H O O L S L I S T E D O N T H I S P A G E A R E P L E A S E D T O B E A S S O C I A T E D W I T H T H E V I N E T H O M A S B E C K E T C A T H O L I C S C H O O L B e c k e t W a y , K e t t e r i n g R o a d N o r t h , N o r t h a m p t o n N N 3 6 H T H e a d t e a c h e r Y v o n n e L u c e y T e l e p h o n e 0 1 6 0 4 4 9 3 2 1 1 S A I N T G R E G O R Y ’, S C A T H O L I C M I D D L E S C H O O L B i d d e n h a m T u r n , B e d f o r d M K 4 0 4 A T H e a d t e a c h e r M s T o p a T e l e p h o n e 0 1 2 3 4 2 6 8 6 4 9

Read in full

Page 3

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

of Fidelity 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. Daliy Mass is the centre of community 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 wel­, comed. 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 P a g e 3 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 PILGRIMAGES TO PLACES OF RELIGOUS DEVOTION IN EUROPE &, WORLDWIDE JOE WALSH TOURS PILGRIMAGE SPECIALISTS Joe Walsh Tours | www.joewalshtours.co.uk | info@joewalshtours.co.uk 0203 468 0617 | 0161 820 8790 | 0151 909 2871 | 0292 000 3865 0141 530 5060 | FOLLOW US: Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCE UK DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES TRAVELLING WITH JOE WALSH TOURS: LIVERPOOL | LEEDS | SALFORD | WREXHAM | WELSH NATIONAL | GLASGOW | DUNKELD | GALLOWAY Flights from various airports in the UK Full Religous Programme led by Spiritual Director Daily Breakfast, Lunch &, Dinner included Assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides &, representatives throughout GROUP &, PARISH PILGRIMAGES PILGRIMAGES TO PLACES OF RELIGOUS DEVOTION IN EUROPE &, WORLDWIDE PILGRIMAGES TO PLACES OF RELIGOUS DEVOTION IN EUROPE &, WORLDWIDE Joe Walsh Tours W e h a v e t h e p i c t u r e , b u t n o t t h e s t o r y ! I f y o u k n o w w h o t h e s e d i s t i n g u i s h e d l a d i e s a r e , p l e a s e d o t e l l u s . C h u r c h P e w s U n c o m f o r t a b l e ? W h y n o t t r y T o p q u a l i t y u p h o l s t e r e d f o a m p e w c u s h i o n s ? S a f e f o a m , G r e e n L a n e , R i l e y G r e e n , H o g h t o n , P r e s t o n P R 5 0 S N w w w . s a f e f o a m . c o . u k F r e e p h o n e 0 8 0 0 0 1 5 4 4 3 3 F r e e S a m p l e P a c k o f f o a m &, f a b r i c s s e n t b y f i r s t c l a s s m a i l W h e n p h o n i n g p l e a s e q u o t e V I N E 1 0 1 W h o a r e y o u ? 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 ’, s C a t e n i a n C i r c l e h o s t e d a C h a r i t y P r e s e n t a t i o n E v e n i n g f o l l o w i n g t h e i r J u l y m e e t ­, i n g a n d d i n n e r w i t h t h e i r l a d i e s . C h e q u e s t o t a l l i n g £, 7 4 6 3 . 5 1 , t h e p r o c e e d s f r o m l a s t y e a r ’, s P r e s i d e n t ’, s a n d C i r c l e c h a r i t i e s , w e r e p r e s e n t e d t o f o u r w o r t h y c a u s e s , b e i n g t h e p r o c e e d s f r o m l a s t y e a r ’, s P r e s i d e n t ’, s a n d C i r c l e c h a r i t i e s . F o r m e r p a s t P r e s i d e n t , F r a n k S u d l o w , p r e s e n t e d t w o c h e q u e s t o C A F O D t o t a l l i n g £, 5 4 8 7 ­, 2 0 a n d a c h e q u e f o r £, 7 4 3 ­, 9 1 t o t h e B e d s a n d N o r t h a n t s M S T h e r a p y C e n t r e . C i r c l e c h a r i t y c h e q u e s w e r e p r e ­, s e n t e d b y C i r c l e P r e s i d e n t , E d w a r d S m y t h , t o N a z a r e t h H o u s e , N o r t h a m p t o n , f o r £, 6 1 6 ­, 2 0 a n d f o u r c h e q u e s t o t a l l i n g £, 6 1 6 ­, 2 0 t o S V P . F u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c i a t i o n c a n b e f o u n d a t w w w . t h e c a t e n i a n s . c o . u k o r b y c o n t a c t i n g N o r t h a m p t o n ’, s M e m b e r s h i p O f f i c e r , M r E r i c W a l l s , T e l . 0 1 6 0 4 4 0 8 3 1 0 . P i c t u r e s T o p l e f t : P r e s i d e n t E d w a r d S m y t h ( r i g h t ) p r e s e n t i n g a c h e q u e f o r £, 6 1 6 ­, 2 0 t o C h r i s t i n e F a u l k n e r r e p r e s e n t i n g N a z a r e t h H o u s e , N o r t h a m p t o n . T o p r i g h t : P r e s i d e n t E d w a r d S m y t h ( r i g h t ) p r e s e n t i n g f o u r c h e q u e s t o t a l l i n g £, 6 1 6 ­, 2 0 t o B r o t h e r A n g u s W a l k e r o n b e h a l f o f S V P . B o t t o m l e f t : P a s t P r e s i d e n t F r a n k S u d l o w p r e s e n t i n g t w o c h e q u e s t o t a l l i n g £, 5 4 8 7 ­, 2 0 t o D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d r e p r e s e n t i n g C A F O D . B o t t o m r i g h t : P a s t P r e s i d e n t F r a n k S u d l o w p r e s e n t i n g a c h e q u e f o r £, 7 4 3 ­, 9 1 t o V a l W o o d a n d K a y T a y l o r , r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e B e d s a n d N o r t h a n t s M S T h e r a p y C e n t r e . N o r t h a m p t o n C a t e n i a n s C h a r i t y n i g h t www.macintyrehudson.co.uk 01494 441 226

Read in full

Page 4

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 4 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 W h e n I c a s u a l l y a s k e d i n t h e p l a n n i n g c o m m i t t e e o f t h e p i c n i c w h a t o n e b r o u g h t t o a p i c n i c t h e s e d a y s I w a s t o l d “, o h , b r i n g a s a n d w i c h a n d s o m e t h i n g t o d r i n k . O h a n d m a y b e a c h a i r t o s i t o n ! ”, . N o t h a v i n g b e e n o n a p i c n i c f o r y e a r s I d u l y t u r n e d u p c l u t c h i n g m y h a m s a n d w i c h , a b o t t l e o f w a t e r a n d a c h a i r . W e l l , I s o o n r e a l i s e d t h a t I w a s i n t h e c o m p a n y o f s e r i o u s p i c ­, n i c k e r s . T h a n k s t o t h e h o s p i t a l i t y o f C l i o n a a n d P a u l w h o i n v i t e d u s t o u s e t h e i r w o n d e r f u l g a r d e n n e a r M i l t o n K e y n e s a b o u t s i x t y o f u s t u r n e d u p . T h e r e w e r e t h e p e o p l e w h o k n e w h o w t o p i c n i c . E v e r y t y p e o f f o o d y o u c a n t h i n k o f w a s b r o u g h t a n d o b v i o u s l y e v e r y b o d y t h o u g h t o f f e e d i n g e v e r y b o d y e l s e . U n l i k e m e ! W e h a d p l a n n e d i n t h e c o m m i t t e e t o h a v e a d a y d e s i g n e d a r o u n d t h e n e e d s o f t h e y o u n g d i s a b l e d p e o p l e . A n d i t w a s f a n t a s ­, t i c . W e h a d b o u n c y s l i d e s , m u c h b e t t e r t h a n b o u n c y c a s t l e s f o r t h e d i s a b l e d y o u n g p e o p l e b u t w e h a d a b o u n c y c a s t l e f o r t h o s e w h o c o u l d u s i t a l s o . T h e r e w a s a “, q u i t e r o o m ”, c o m p l e t e w i t h b a l l s a n d l i g h t s i n c a s e t h e e x c i t e m e n t w a s t o o m u c h f o r t h e y o u n g p e o p l e . M u s i c w a s p r o ­, v i d e d b y P a u l a n d C l i o n a . T h e m a g i c i a n w a s e x c e l l e n t a s h e i n v o l v e d a s m a n y o f t h e y o u n g a n d n o t s o y o u n g p e o p l e i n h i s a c t . W e h a d f a c e p a i n t i n g a n d n a i l p a i n t ­, i n g . O n e o f t h e h i g h l i g h t s o f t h e a f t e r n o o n w a s a p r e s e n t a t i o n t o C a n o n K e v i n O ’, D r i s c o l l o n t h e o c c a s i o n o f h i s 4 0 t h A n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e p r i e s t h o o d . T h e y w e r e m a n y g i f t s f o r K e v i n i n c l u d i n g a s c a r f f o r h i s f a v o u r i t e f o o t b a l l t e a m , L u t o n T o w n . T h e p a r i s h o f S t . T h o m a s A q u i n a s a n d A l l S a i n t s B l e t c h l e y h a v e a w o n d e r f u l c o l l e c ­, t i o n o f t o y s f o r t h e y o u n g p e o p l e , e a c h C h r i s t m a s . w h o a t t e n d t h e m o n t h l y L u t o n M a s s . A n g e l a W h i t e w h o u s u a l l y o r g a n i s ­, e s t h i s w a s m e a n t t o c o m e b u t c o u l d n o t a t t h e l a s t m i n u t e s o h e r b o u q u e t o f f l o w e r s w a s b r o u g h t t o h e r . S o t h a n k y o u v e r y m u c h A n g e l a . C a t h y S c o t t w h o h a s o r g a n i s e d t h e m o n t h ­, l y M a s s f o r o v e r 2 0 y e a r s w a s a l s o p r e ­, s e n t e d w i t h a b o u q u e t . T h e o n e p e r s o n w h o d i d n o t g e t a p r e s e n ­, t a t i o n a n d w h o w a s m a i n l y r e s p o n s i b l e f o r o r g a n i s i n g t h e d a y i s S e á, n B a l l a n t y n e w h o w a s t i r e l e s s i n h i s e f f o r t s t o m a k e s u r e t h e d a y w e n t w i t h o u t a h i t c h , r i g h t d o w n t o o r g a n i s i n g t h e p o r t a b l e t o i l e t s . T h a n k y o u s o m u c h S e á, n . A n d a b i g t h a n k s a g a i n t o P a u l a n d C l i o n a f o r a c t u ­, a l l y m a k i n g t h e s p a c e p o s s i b l e f o r s u c h a g r e a t d a y . E v e n t h e r a i n o b l i g e d u s b y n o t a r r i v i n g u n t i l w e w e r e p a c k i n g u p t o l e a v e . I t h i n k I c a n f a i r l y s a y a g o o d t i m e w a s h a d b y a l l . S r . M a r i e P o w e r H F B P i c t u r e s b y C l i o n a D e v e r e u x &, N o e l G u i n a B l e t c h l e y ’, s B e c k e t t p l a n s a p i c n i c

Read in full

Page 5

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 5 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 01908 572700 www.sfcs.org.uk email: enquiries@sfcs.org.uk Venue: St Francis’, Children’,s Society, Collis House, 48 Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA. St Francis’, Children’,s Society is an ‘,Outstanding’, rated adoption charity based in Milton Keynes. We offer lifelong post adoption support to our adoptive families including: counselling, advice and support, therapy, training, workshops and family events. Our specialist social workers and therapists are on hand to offer support at every step of your adoption journey. Over 7000 children in the UK are currently waiting for families Registered Charity Number 211670 Wednesday 6th March Wednesday 3rd April Starting at 6.30pm ending at 8.00pm A warm welcome awaits you! Adoption information evenings ‘,Outstanding’, i s an St Francis’, Children’,s Society Adoption information evenings rated adoption ‘, Outstanding’, St Francis’, Children’,s Society Adoption information evenings rated adoption St Francis’, Children’,s Society adoption journey. hand to offer support at every step of your Our specialist social workers and therapists are on family events. and support, therapy, training, workshops and our adoptive families including: counselling, advice lifelong post adoption support We offer charity based in Milton Keynes. hand to offer support at every step of your Our specialist social workers and therapists are on and support, therapy, training, workshops and our adoptive families including: counselling, advice lifelong post adoption support charity based in Milton Keynes. rated adoption ‘, Outstanding’, Our specialist social workers and therapists are on and support, therapy, training, workshops and our adoptive families including: counselling, advice to lifelong post adoption support rated adoption Adoption information evenings lcome awaits you! A warm we Starting at 6.30pm ending at 8.00pm Wednesday 3rd April Wednesday 6th March Adoption information evenings lcome awaits you! Starting at 6.30pm ending at 8.00pm Wednesday 3rd April Wednesday 6th March Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA. St Francis’, Children’,s Society, Collis House, 48 Newport Road, Venue: www.sfcs.org.uk 01908 572700 Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA. St Francis’, Children’,s Society, Collis House, 48 Newport Road, email: enquiries@sfcs.org.uk www.sfcs.org.uk 01908 572700 Registered Charity Number 211670 St Francis’, Children’,s Society, Collis House, 48 Newport Road, email: enquiries@sfcs.org.uk Registered Charity Number 211670 W e d n e s d a y 1 s t O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 W e d n e s d a y 5 N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 4 T e a m w o r k i s t h e a n c h o r s t o n e t o s u c c e s s ­, f u l o u t c o m e s , w h i c h i s w h a t R o s a r i o d i M a r c o , C a r o l y n B l a k e ( p i c t u r e d h e r e ) a n d f r i e n d s h a v e a c h i e v e d a t S t P e t e r ’, s C h u r c h i n B i g g l e s w a d e o v e r t h e p a s t y e a r . F r o m b i b l i c a l t e x t i n g o l d , p a i n t e d o n t o t o w a l l s a n d n o w p e b b l e a n d s t o n e m o s a i c w o r k . W a t c h o u t , t h e r e i s s o m u c h m o r e t o c o m e . C a r o l y n B l a k e T e a m w o r k i n B i g g l e s w a d e T h e P e r m a n e n t D e a c o n s o f m i d ­, B u c k i n g h a m s h i r e a n d B e d f o r d s h i r e h e l d o n e o f t h e i r p e r i o d i c m e e t i n g s i n S a c r e d H e a r t p a r i s h , L e i g h t o n B u z z a r d o n A u g u s t 6 . T e n d e a c o n s a t t e n d e d , i n c l u d ­, i n g t h e n e w l y ­, o r d a i n e d J i m H a n n i g a n a n d T o n y F a l c o n . A f t e r t h e g r o u p s a i d E v e n i n g P r a y e r t o g e t h e r t h e y d i s c u s s e d m a t t e r s o f d i a ­, c o n a l i n t e r e s t , a n d w e r e a d d r e s s e d b y t h e C A F O D D i o c e s a n m a n a g e r , D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d . D e b o r a h g a v e t h e m a n i n t e r e s t ­, i n g t a l k a b o u t t h e w o r k a n d f u t u r e p l a n s o f C A F O D a n d a p p e a l e d f o r t h e i r h e l p i n f u r t h e r i n g t h e w o r k . S h e a l s o u r g e d t h e m t o h e l p p r o m o t e t h e ‘, F a i r T r a d e ’, m o v e ­, m e n t i n t h e p a r i s h e s w h e r e v e r p o s s i b l e , c o m m e n t i n g t h a t i t w o u l d b e a w o n d e r f u l t h i n g i f t h e w h o l e d i o c e s e b e c a m e a ‘, F a i r T r a d e ’, z o n e . W h e n t h e m e e t i n g w a s o v e r t h e d e a c o n s w e r e j o i n e d b y t h e i r w i v e s a n d w e n t o f f t o d i n n e r a t a l o c a l r e s t a u r a n t f a m o u s f o r i t s I t a l i a n f o o d . N o e l G u i n a D e a c o n s m e e t M i l t o n K e y n e s 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 r e c e n t l y w e l c o m e d t w o n e w b r o t h e r s : S i m o n N a v i n a n d B i l l M c K a y . S i m o n i s a m e m b e r o f S t T h o m a s A q u i n a s a n d A l l S a i n t s P a r i s h i n B l e t c h l e y , M i l t o n K e y n e s . H e w o r k s a s a c h a r t e r e d s u r v e y o r a n d i s a m e m b e r o f t h e R o y a l I n s t i t u t i o n o f C h a r t e r e d S u r v e y o r s . H e i s m a r r i e d t o D a w n a n d t h e y h a v e t w o s o n s , T h o m a s ( 1 0 ) a n d I s a a c ( 3 ) . S i m o n e n j o y s r u n n i n g a n d r e c e n t l y c o m p l e t e d a h a l f ­, m a r a t h o n i n v e r y g o o d t i m e . B i l l l i v e s i n S t A l b a n s a n d w o r k s i n M i l t o n K e y n e s w h e r e h e i s a b u s i n e s s ­, m a n . H e i s m a r r i e d t o T r a c e y a n d t h e y h a v e t w o c h i l d r e n , J a c k a n d P e g g y S u e . B r o t h e r M i k e T o o ­, C h u n g w a s o n h a n d t o r e c o r d t h e o c c a s i o n . L t o R : B i l l M c K a y , M a l N a l l y ( C i r c l e P r e s i d e n t ) a n d S i m o n N a v i n N e w C a t e n i a n l i n k s

Read in full

Page 6

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 6 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 A w o n d e r f u l d a y w a s e x p e r i e n c e d a t G r e a t B i l l i n g , a d a y f i l l e d w i t h m a n y g r a c e s a n d b l e s s i n g s f o r t h o s e w h o t o o k t h e t i m e t o r e s p o n d t o O u r L o r d ’, s c a l l . M a n y f a m i l i e s a t t e n d e d , a t l e a s t o n e h u n d r e d , a t t h e D i o c e s a n S h r i n e o f O u r L a d y o f P e r p e t u a l S u c c o u r a t G r e a t B i l l i n g o n t h e f e a s t o f C o r p u s C h r i s t i . T h e s h r i n e i s a l s o t h e s h r i n e o f D i v i n e M e r c y h a v i n g t h e v e r y f i r s t r e l i c s o f S a i n t F a u s t i n a ( 1 9 9 5 ) i n t h e U K . T h e c h i l d r e n w h o m a d e t h e i r f i r s t c o m m u n i o n w e e k s e a r l i e r w e r e a f i t t i n g t e s t i m o n y t o t h e g r o w t h a n d d e v e l o p ­, m e n t o f t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h . I t w a s t h e f i r s t p u b ­, l i c o u t i n g f o r F r E p h r a i m N w c h u k w u o f t h e S a c r e d H e a r t W e s t o n F a v e l . A l s o p r e s e n t w e r e F r A n d r e w B e h r e n s o f S t G r e g o r y ’, s a n d F r B r e n d a n K i l l e e n f r o m S a i n t s F r a n c i s a n d T h e r e s e a n d t h e D e a n o f t h e S h r i n e F r D a m i e n W a l n e . T h e g u e s t p r e a c h e r w a s D e a c o n P e t e r G r i f f i n w h o c a m e w i t h h i s c h o i r g r o u p “, E d z p l o z i o n ”, f r o m O u r L a d y ’, s i n W e l l i n g b o r o u g h B e r n h a r d &, M a r i o n G r a b o w i e c k i 1 6 7 C o r p u s C h r i s t i w a l k

Read in full

Page 7

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 P a g e 7 A n y p l a n s t h a t F a t h e r W i l l i e S t r a i n h a d o f s l i p p i n g a w a y q u i e t l y f r o m H i g h W y c o m b e , u n n o t i c e d , i n t o r e t i r e m e n t i n h i s n a t i v e D o n e g a l h a v e b e e n p u s h e d a s i d e b y r e c e n t e v e n t s a t S t A u g u s t i n e ’, s H i g h W y c o m b e . O n S u n d a y 1 7 t h A u g u s t , t h e C h a i r m a n a n d V i c e C h a i r m a n o f W y c o m b e D i s t r i c t C o u n c i l b o t h a t t e n d e d t h e 1 1 a m M a s s a n d a f t e r w a r d s , t h e C h a i r m a n –, C l l r L e s l e y C l a r k e O B E a d d r e s s e d t h e c o n g r e ­, g a t i o n a n d p r e s e n t e d a v e r y s u r p r i s e d P a r i s h P r i e s t w i t h a p l a q u e c o m m e m o r a t ­, i n g h i s m a n y c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o l i f e i n t h e t o w n a n d t h e d i s t r i c t . R e c o u n t i n g a n u m ­, b e r o f a m u s i n g a n e c d o t e s , C o u n c i l l o r C l a r k e p a i n t e d a p i c t u r e o f a n i n d u s t r i o u s P a r i s h P r i e s t w h o h a s e n d e a r e d h i m s e l f t o m a n y p e o p l e i n t h e a r e a , C a t h o l i c a n d n o n ­, C a t h o l i c a l i k e . S h e s a i d h e w o u l d b e s a d l y m i s s e d , a s e n t i m e n t e c h o e d b y a l l p r e s e n t . F a t h e r W i l l i e ’, s F a r e w e l l M a s s w a s o n F r i d a y 2 9 t h A u g u s t . F a r e w e l l , F r W i l l i e I t i s n o t e v e r y d a y t h a t y o u s e e a P r i e s t , w e a r i n g a s h o r t ­, s l e e v e d c l e r i c a l s h i r t a n d s u n g l a s s e s , s i t t i n g o u t ­, s i d e a t e m p o r a r y C h a p e l e a t i n g a n i c e ­, l o l l y , s a d l y , n o p h o t o g r a p h s o f t h i s e x i s t ! T h i s w a s h o w e v e r t h e s i g h t t h a t c o n f r o n t e d m a n y p e o p l e a t t h e r e c e n t e c u m e n i c a l h o l i d a y c a m p i n G r e a t M i s s e n d e n , B u c k i n g h a m s h i r e . T h e P r i e s t i n q u e s t i o n w a s F a t h e r W a y n e C o u g h l i n ( t h e P a r i s h P r i e s t ) , w h o a c c o m p a n i e d b y M i c h a e l B a t e s ( a s e m i n a r i a n ) , f o u n d t h e m s e l v e s a s c h a p l a i n s f o r t h e d a y a t t h i s a n n u a l e v e n t . N o w i n i t s t w e n t y ­, s e v e n t h y e a r t h i s C h r i s t i a n f e s t i v a l i s c a l l e d “, L i g h t h o u s e ”, a n d i s o r g a n i s e d a n d s t a f f e d b y C h r i s t i a n s f r o m a l l t h e l o c a l c h u r c h e s i n G r e a t M i s s e n d e n a n d P r e s t w o o d . T h e a i m o f t h e w e e k , w h i c h i s o p e n t o y o u n g p e o p l e f r o m a l l f a i t h s , i s t o n o t o n l y t e l l b u t a l s o d e m o n s t r a t e t h e l i m i t l e s s l o v e w h i c h G o d h a s f o r a l l H i s c h i l d r e n . W i t h a s t r o n g e m p h a s i s o n r e t e l l i n g s t o r i e s a n d p a r a ­, b l e s f r o m t h e B i b l e , t h e w e e k ­, l o n g e v e n t e n a b l e d t h e y o u t h a n d n o t ­, s o ­, y o u n g ( ! ) t o l o o k a f r e s h a t t h e i r l i v e s a n d t o s e e h o w G o d i s s p e a k i n g t o t h e m . T h e C h r i s t i a n e t h o s e v e n s p i l l s o v e r i n t o t h e c r a f t a c t i v i t i e s , s p o r t s a n d g a m e s t h a t e v e r y o n e i s e n c o u r a g e d t o b e a p a r t o f . T h i s y e a r i t w a s d e c i d e d t h a t t h e l o c a l c l e r g y s h o u l d h a v e a m o r e p r o m i n e n t v i s u a l p r e s e n c e a t L i g h t h o u s e b y s u p p l y i n g a p h o t o g r a p h o f t h e m s e l v e s , t h e r e s u l t i n g d i s p l a y a l s o h i g h l i g h t e d w h e r e e a c h C h u r c h c o u l d b e f o u n d a n d t h e t i m e s o f s e r v i c e s , e t c . A t t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h o f t h e I m m a c u l a t e H e a r t o f M a r y i t w a s d e c i d ­, e d t h a t e v e r y e f f o r t s h o u l d b e m a d e t o e n c o u r a g e v i s i ­, t o r s t o L i g h t h o u s e t o a l s o c a l l i n t o t h e C h u r c h , t h e o f f e r o f f r e e b r i g h t l y c o l o u r e d r o s a r y ­, b e a d s c e r t a i n l y s e e m e d t o p e r s u a d e s o m e p e o p l e ! T h e r e s u l t w a s t h a t e a c h t i m e a p a r i s h i o n e r w a l k e d i n t o t h e C h u r c h t h e y w e r e c o n f r o n t e d b y t h e w o n d e r f u l s i g h t o f a b a n k o f v o t i v e c a n d l e s ! T h e f i n a l ‘, C a t h o l i c ’, e l e m e n t t o t h e f e s t i v a l w a s a Y o u t h M a s s a t w h i c h e v e r y o n e p r e s e n t w a s a s k e d t o w r i t e a p e t i t i o n a n d t o l a y i t b e f o r e t h e A l t a r , s o p o p u l a r w a s t h i s t h a t a t M a s s t h e f o l l o w i n g S u n d a y p e o p l e w e r e a l s o e n c o u r a g e d t o d o l i k e w i s e ! T h o s e w h o w a n t e d t o w r o t e t h e i r i n t e n t i o n o n a s p o n g e h a n d o r f o o t a s a r e m i n d e r t h a t t h e s a c r e d h a n d s a n d f e e t o f J e s u s w e r e p i e r c e d f o r l o v e o f u s . F i n a l l y , t h e d i s p l a y c r e a t e d f o r t h e Y o u t h M a s s b e c o m e t h e f o c a l p o i n t f o r t h e c o m m e m o r a t i o n o f t h e o u t b r e a k o f t h e F i r s t W o r l d W a r . L i g h t h o u s e i n G r e a t M i s s e n d e n I m p o r t a n t n o t e I f y o u a r e p r o v i d i n g p h o t o s w i t h y o u r n e w s s t o r y ( a s w e h o p e y o u w i l l ) , p l e a s e r e m e m b e r t h a t p i c t u r e s t a k e n u s i n g a t e l e p h o n e o f t e n d o n ’, t r e p r o d u c e w e l l i n p r i n t . St Francis Xavier awards •, A minimum of 20%, up to 70% off boarding fees. •, Available at 11+ and 13+ for boarding students who would benefit from a Jesuit Catholic education. “, Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”, Pope Francis A Co­,educational Catholic Boarding and Day School for 3–,18 year olds 01254 827073 admissions@stonyhurst.ac.uk www.stonyhurst.ac.uk Stonyhurst Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 9PZ SCHOLARSHIP EXAMS 2015 17 th January (11 + /13 + Academic/St Francis Xavier Award) OPEN DAYS 2014 11 th October (3–,11 years), 8 th November (11–,18 years)

Read in full

Page 8

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

Jesuitvocations.org.uk Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of the ideal of fraternal love. Pope Francis Roman Catholic priests and brothers since 1540 e. v n al lo t er a t he ideal of fr es to be rob w ourselv L et us not allo ocations.org.uk e suitv J ope Francis P bed of es to be rob ocations.org.uk P a g e 8 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 Immaculate Heart of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Mary Church (Great Missenden) and (Great Missenden) and St Anne`s Church St Anne`s Church (Wendover) (Wendover) Further information available at www.ihmmissenden.org.uk (01494) 862049 Sunday, 26th October Parish Mass with Bishop Peter Doyle Great Missenden (11:00am) Consecration of a new altar stone Celebratory Lunch ALL WELCOME! O v e r t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s t h e N o r t h a m p t o n D i o c e s a n E v a n g e l i s a t i o n T e a m , w h i c h i s p a r t o f t h e o n g o i n g w o r k o f N O R E S , h a v e b e e n p r o d u c i n g r e s o u r c e s t o h e l p o u r c o m m u n i t i e s p r e p a r e f o r a n d c e l e b r a t e P e n t e c o s t . O u r h o p e i s t h a t b y e n c o u r ­, a g i n g p e o p l e t o e n g a g e i n p r a y e r f u l p r e p a r a t i o n f o r P e n t e c o s t ( e s p e c i a l l y d u r i n g t h e n i n e d a y s o f n o v e n a l e a d i n g u p t o P e n t e c o s t ) m a n y w i l l c o m e t o a r e n e w e d a p p r e c i a t i o n o f t h e p e r s o n a n d w o r k o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t i n t h e i r l i v e s . J u s t a s a t t h e f i r s t C h r i s t i a n P e n t e c o s t t h i s i n t u r n , w e b e l i e v e , w i l l l e a d t o a r e n e w e d s e n s e o f m i s s i o n . T h e P e n t e c o s t r e s o u r c e s a r e d e s i g n e d t o b e u s e d f l e x i b l y t o e n a b l e p e o p l e t o p r a y i n t h e w a y t h a t b e s t s u i t s t h e d e m a n d s o f t h e i r b u s y l i v e s . T h i s y e a r a s w e l l a s p r o ­, v i d i n g a v a r i e t y o f r e s o u r c e s f o r p a r i s h e s w e a l s o o f f e r e d t o s c h o o l s a n A c t o f W o r s h i p a n d a P e n t e c o s t A r t C o m p e t i t i o n . W h i l e a s a D i o c e s a n c o m m u n i t y w e m a y n o t , l i k e t h o s e f i r s t d i s ­, c i p l e s , b e a b l e t o g a t h e r i n o n e p l a c e , w e c a n a n d h a v e b e e n u n i t ­, e d i n p r a y e r d u r i n g t h i s s p e c i a l t i m e o f t h e C h u r c h ’, s y e a r . W e t r u s t t h a t o u r p r a y e r s f o r a N e w P e n t e c o s t w i l l e m p o w e r u s a l l f o r a N e w E v a n g e l i s a t i o n . T h i s y e a r a n u m b e r o f p a r i s h e s m a d e u s e o f t h e v a r i o u s p r a y e r m a t e r i a l s w h i c h i n c l u d e d t h e n o v e n a p r a y e r s e r v i c e , p r a y e r c a r d s a n d a l s o a s h o r t e r f o r m o f t h e n o v e n a p r a y e r s e r v i c e w h i c h c o u l d b e p r a y e d b e f o r e o r a f t e r M a s s o r d u r i n g p a r i s h m e e t i n g s . P e n t e c o s t n o v e n a p r a y e r s t o o k p l a c e i n v a r i o u s p l a c e s i n c l u d i n g H i g h W y c o m b e , N o r t h a m p t o n , G r e a t M i s s e n d e n , G e r r a r d s C r o s s , S l o u g h , L u t o n , R u s h d e n a n d M i l t o n K e y n e s . A r t C o m p e t i t i o n ­, K e y S t a g e 1 W i n n e r I s a b e l G i k a m i f r o m S t J o s e p h ’, s L o w e r S c h o o l , B e d f o r d c r e a t e d t h i s w o n d e r f u l p i c t u r e e n t i t l e d L a n g u a g e s . T h e d i s c i p l e s w e r e g i v e n t h e g i f t t o s p e a k d i f f e r e n t l a n g u a g e s t o s p r e a d t h e G o o d N e w s o f J e s u s C h r i s t t o a l l n a t i o n s a n d I s a b e l h a s c a p t u r e d t h i s i d e a r e a l l y w e l l . T h e C h i n e s e w r i t i n g o n t h e p i c t u r e m e a n s ‘, P e n t e c o s t ’, a n d y o u c a n j u s t i m a g i n e t h e d i s c i p l e s f i l l e d w i t h t h e f i r e o f G o d ’, s l o v e g o i n g o u t f u l l o f j o y t o a n n o u n c e t h e G o o d n e w s o f J e s u s . W e l l d o n e I s a b e l ! T h a j e n K a l a r a n j a n f r o m S t B e r n a r d ’, s P r e p a r a t o r y S c h o o l , S l o u g h w o n t h e K e y S t a g e 2 s e c t i o n o f t h e P e n t e c o s t A r t C o m p e t i t i o n w i t h h i s p i c t u r e w h i c h h e e n t i t l e d L e t u s u p h o l d o u r l o v e f o r t h e S p i r i t . T h e i m a g e r y i s r e a l l y s t r i k i n g a s i t c a p t u r e s t h e t r u t h t h a t t h e H o l y S p i r i t l i v e s i n o u r h e a r t s r e m i n d i n g u s t h a t w e a r e a l l t e m ­, p l e s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t . T h e p r e s e n c e o f t h e c r o s s o f J e s u s r e m i n d s u s t o o t h a t t h e H o l y S p i r i t i s t h e S p i r i t o f T r u t h w h o i s a l w a y s l e a d i n g u s d e e p e r i n o u r r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h J e s u s C h r i s t . W e l l d o n e T h a j e n A r t C o m p e t i t i o n ­, K e y S t a g e 2 W i n n e r A r t C o m p e t i t i o n ­, K e y S t a g e 3 W i n n e r D a r i a S z m i t k a f r o m S t T h o m a s M o r e C a t h o l i c T e a c h i n g S c h o o l , B e d f o r d p r o d u c e d t h i s s t u n n i n g p i c t u r e o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t . T h e p i c t u r e a l m o s t s e e m s t o f l y o f f t h e p a g e a n d c a p t u r e s a s e n s e o f t h e p o w e r a n d d y n a m i s m t h a t t h e H o l y S p i r i t b r i n g s t o b e l i e v e r s i n C h r i s t . A s w e l l a s t h e s t r i k i n g s y m b o l o f t h e d o v e , w h o s e e y e s s e e m t o c a p t u r e t h e g a z e o f t h e v i e w e r , t h e r e a r e a l s o t h e f l a m e s t h a t b o r ­, d e r t h e p i c t u r e w h i c h r e m i n d u s t h a t t h e p o w e r o f P e n t e c o s t i s o f f e r e d t o e a c h o f u s t o d a y . T h i s i s t h e p o w e r i n w h i c h w e a r e s e n t o u t t o w i t n e s s t o o u r f a i t h i n w o r d a n d d e e d . W e l l d o n e D a r i a ! A b i g t h a n k y o u t o a l l i n o u r p a r i s h e s a n d m e m b e r s o f s t a f f i n o u r s c h o o l s w h o h e l p e d u s w i t h f a c i l i t a t i n g t h e a r t c o m p e t i t i o n i n s c h o o l s . A l l t h r e e o f o u r c o m p e t i t i o n w i n n e r s r e c e i v e a £, 2 0 A m a z o n G i f t c a r d a s w e l l a s s o m e C h a p l a i n c y r e s o u r c e s f o r t h e i r s c h o o l s , p r e s e n t e d d u r i n g a s s e m b l i e s . T o g e t h e r w e c e l e b r a t e t h e f a n t a s t i c a c h i e v e m e n t s a n d g i f t s a m o n g a l l o f o u r s t u d e n t s a t C a t h o l i c S c h o o l s . T h e H o l y S p i r i t h a s t r u l y g i v e n u s s o m e g r e a t g i f t s t o s h a r e i n o u r d i o c e s e ! C e l e b r a t i n g P e n t e c o s t W h e n t h e d a y o f P e n t e c o s t c a m e , t h e y w e r e a l l t o g e t h e r i n o n e p l a c e …, ”, A c t s 2 : 1 

Read in full

Page 9

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 10

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 11

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

W h y d i d P o p e F r a n c i s c h o o s e t h e n a m e “, F r a n c i s ”, ? S o m e p e o p l e t h i n k i t w a s i n t e n d e d t o r e c a l l S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i , e s p e c i a l l y h i s m i s s i o n : “, F r a n c i s , r e b u i l d m y c h u r c h ! ”, W h e n t h e s a i n t r e c e i v e d t h i s c a l l i n g , h e b e g a n t o l a b o u r w i t h h i s h a n d s t o r e s t o r e t h e d a m a g e d c h u r c h o f S a n D a m i a n o , t i l l h e r e a l i z e d t h a t h e w a s c a l l e d t o r e b u i l d G o d ’, s c o m m u n i t y o f f a i t h . T o d a y P o p e F r a n c i s i s l a b o u r i n g t o r e b u i l d a f a i t h c o m m u n i t y t h a t i s i n m a n y w a y s t h r e a t e n e d a n d d a m a g e d . c h a s i t u a t i o n i s n o t n e w . S t M a t t h e w w a s w r i t i n g h i s g o s p e l a t a t i m e a f t e r t h e J e w i s h t e m p l e h a d b e e n d e s t r o y e d ( A D 7 0 ) a n d J e r u s a l e m h a d b e e n d e v a s t a t e d b y t h e R o m a n a r m i e s . M a t t h e w s e e s t h e f a l l o f J e r u s a l e m a s t h e r e s u l t o f I s r a e l m i s s ­, i n g t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o w e l c o m e t h e M e s s i a h . Y e t h e s h o w s t h a t o u t o f t h e r u i n s o f J e r u s a l e m a n e w p e o p l e o f G o d w a s e m e r g i n g , a s w e s e e i n t h e S u n d a y g o s p e l s f o r O c t o b e r . O n 5 O c t o b e r ( 2 7 t h S u n d a y o f t h e Y e a r ) w e h e a r t h e p a r a b l e o f t h e T e n a n t s i n t h e V i n e y a r d . J e s u s ’, s t o r y e c h o e s I s a i a h ’, s p a r a b l e , w h e r e b y G o d m a d e J e r u s a l e m l i k e a f e r t i l e v i n e y a r d . H o w e v e r , b e c a u s e t h i s “, v i n e y a r d ”, p r o d u c e d n o f r u i t , i t w o u l d b e d e s t r o y e d . B u t J e s u s ’, p a r a b l e h a s a d i f ­, f e r e n t e n d i n g . T h e v i n e y a r d o w n e r e v e n s e n d s h i s o w n s o n , w h o i s k i l l e d , b u t t h i s “, r e j e c t e d s t o n e ”, e m e r g e s t r i u m p h a n t a s t h e k e y s t o n e —, a r e f e r e n c e t o J e s u s ’, r e s u r ­, r e c t i o n . I n s t e a d o f t h e o l d t e n a n t s , t h e v i n e y a r d w i l l n o w b e l e a s e d t o n e w t e n ­, a n t s , w h o w i l l d e l i v e r t h e p r o d u c e w h e n t h e s e a s o n a r r i v e s . D o w e p r o d u c e g o o d f r u i t f o r t h e L o r d ? T h e i m a g e o f a w e d d i n g f e a s t a p p e a r s i n t h e g o s p e l p a r a b l e o n 1 2 O c t o b e r ( 2 8 t h S u n d a y o f t h e Y e a r ) . P r o p h e t s s u c h a s I s a i a h o f t e n s p o k e o f t h e t i m e o f s a l v a t i o n a s b e i n g l i k e a w e d d i n g b a n q u e t . B u t i n J e s u s ’, s t o r y t h e k i n g ’, s i n v i t a t i o n s t o t h e b a n q u e t a l l r e c e i v e a n u n e x p e c t e d r e f u s a l . T h e r e a c t i o n o f a R o m a n k i n g t o t h i s r e f u s a l w o u l d b e s w i f t a n d c r u e l . H e w o u l d s e n d h i s t r o o p s t o d e s t r o y t h o s e w h o h a d r e f u s e d h i s i n v i t a t i o n a n d t o b u r n t h e i r t o w n —, a r e f e r e n c e t o t h e R o m a n d e s t r u c ­, t i o n o f J e r u s a l e m i n A D 7 0 . T h e n t h e k i n g s e e k s a f r e s h s e t o f w e d d i n g g u e s t s a n d s e n d s o u t t o t h e b y w a y s t o g a t h e r t h e n e w g u e s t s . F r e e f o o d a n d d r i n k w i l l b e p r o v i d ­, e d ! B u t a t l e a s t t h e w e d d i n g g u e s t s m u s t m a k e s o m e e f f o r t t o g e t r e a d y f o r t h e f e a s t , a n d n o t j u s t w a l k o f f t h e s t r e e t i n t o t h e w e d d i n g r e c e p t i o n . T h e u n p r e p a r e d p e r s o n i s q u i c k l y t u r f e d o u t o f t h e w e d d i n g b a n q u e t . A r e w e p r e p a r i n g o u r s e l v e s f o r t h e g r e a t w e d d i n g f e a s t ? T h e p o w e r o f C a e s a r i s t h e b a c k g r o u n d t o t h e g o s p e l f o r 1 9 O c t o b e r ( 2 9 t h S u n d a y o f t h e Y e a r ) . I n t h e f i r s t c e n t u r y , P a l e s t i n e w a s a l a n d o c c u p i e d b y t h e R o m a n s , w h o i m p o s e d h e a v y t a x e s . B u t i n A D 6 6 a g r o u p o f J e w i s h z e a l o t s b e g a n a r e v o l t a g a i n s t t h i s a l i e n p o w e r . N o t s u r p r i s i n g l y , t h e R o m a n s f o u g h t b a c k , a n d i n A D 7 0 t h e r e v o l t w a s c r u e l l y c r u s h e d . P a y i n g t a x e s t o C a e s a r w a s a h o t p o l i t i c a l i s s u e , e v e n i n J e s u s ’, d a y . F o r t h e z e a l o t s t h i s a c t i o n m e a n t d e n y i n g G o d ’, s p r o m i s e o f t h e H o l y L a n d t o A b r a h a m ’, s d e s c e n ­, d a n t s ( G e n e s i s 1 5 : 1 8 ) . W h a t d o e s J e s u s s a y ? W h e n h e a s k s w h i c h m o n e y t h e y u s e , t h e y h a n d h i m a R o m a n c o i n , s i g n i f y i n g t h e i r p r a c t i c a l a c c e p t a n c e o f C a e s a r ’, s p o w e r . S o C a e s a r d e s e r v e s w h a t i s h i s , b u t G o d d e s e r v e s w h a t b e l o n g s t o h i m . A t t h e e n d o f h i s l i f e , J e s u s s u b m i t t e d t o c r u e l d e a t h a t t h e h a n d s o f C a e s a r ’, s r e p r e s e n t a ­, t i v e s , b u t t h e r e b y a l s o g a v e h i s l i f e b a c k t o G o d h i s F a t h e r . D o w e g i v e G o d w h a t b e l o n g s t o h i m ? “, L o v e i s a l l y o u n e e d ! ”, T h i s s e e m s t o b e t h e g o s p e l m e s s a g e f o r 2 6 O c t o b e r ( 3 0 t h S u n d a y o f t h e Y e a r ) . O n e o f t h e t e m p l e s u p p o r t e r s a s k s J e s u s t o i d e n t i f y t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t c o m m a n d i n t h e L a w o f M o s e s . J e s u s b e g i n s b y q u o t i n g t h e J e w i s h d a i l y p r a y e r , c a l l e d t h e S h e m a , t a k e n f r o m D e u t e r o n o m y : “, Y o u m u s t l o v e t h e L o r d y o u r G o d w i t h a l l y o u r h e a r t . ”, B u t f r o m t h e m i d s t o f a l l t h e r e l i g i o u s r e g u l a t i o n s i n t h e B o o k o f L e v i t i c u s , h e a l s o d r a w s o u t a s e c o n d g r e a t c o m m a n d : “, Y o u m u s t l o v e y o u r n e i g h b o u r a s y o u r s e l f . ”, F o r t h e C h r i s t i a n l i f e b o t h c o m m a n d s a r e l i n k e d . F o r J e s u s t h e y w e r e n o t j u s t w o r d s . S o o n a f t e r h e s a i d t h e m , h e s h o w e d t h e d e p t h o f h i s l o v e b y o f f e r i n g u p h i s l i f e o n t h e c r o s s f o r u s . D o w e s h o w o u r l o v e i n o u r a c t i o n s ? J e r e m y C o r l e y T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 P a g e 1 1 T h e W o r d i n s e a s o n T h e s c r i p t u r e s f o r O c t o b e r With 95% graduate employability and a singlecampus located 30 minutes from central London, St Mary’,s is the place to be. Where Next? Open Events 29 October 06 November www.smuc.ac.uk/open­,events or call 020 8240 2314

Read in full

Page 12

Oct 2014 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 1 2 T h e V i n e O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 F o r t h e 3 7 t h y e a r t e e n a g e r s f r o m M i l t o n K e y n e s a c c e p t e d t h e h o s p i t a l i t y o f t h e R e l i g i o u s o f J e s u s a n d M a r y . T h e y g a t h ­, e r e d a t T h o r n t o n C o n v e n t o v e r 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 f o r t h i s y e a r s ‘, C e l e b r a t i o n ’, . T h e t h e m e , o f c o u r s e , h a d t o b e t h e f i r s t W o r l d W a r . T h e y o u n g s t e r s g o t t o g r i p s w i t h s e r i o u s i s s u e s . W h y d i d t h e w a r s t a r t ? W a s i t r i g h t t o s e n d s o m a n y m e n o v e r t h e t o p ? W a s i t r i g h t t o e x e c u t e m e n w i t h s h e l l ­, s h o c k ? W h a t w e r e c o n d i t i o n s l i k e i n t h e t r e n c h e s ? W h a t i s a j u s t w a r ? C a n C h r i s t i a n s e v e n g o t o w a r ? T h e r e w e r e d i v e r s i o n s t o o , o f c o u r s e . T h e y l e a r n e d s o m e o f t h e T o m m i e s ’, s o n g s ( n o t t o b e r e p e a t e d a t h o m e ) . T h e y w a t c h e d e p i s o d e s o f B l a c k a d d e r G o e s F o r t h , w i t h t h e g r o u p l e a d e r s d i v e r t i n g t h e i r a t t e n ­, t i o n a w a y f r o m t h e r u d e b i t s . T h e y e v e n d r e s s e d u p t o l o o k l i k e w a r ­, w o u n d e d . T h e s w i m m i n g p o o l w a s a g r e a t s u c c e s s , e s p e ­, c i a l l y o n t h e S u n d a y , w h i c h w a s a l m o s t w a r m . T h e a n n u a l a n d i n e v i t a b l e ‘, f l o u r f e s t i v a l ’, w a s a c l a s s i c , t h a n k s t o a g e n e r o u s d o n a t i o n o f f l o u r f r o m B l e t c h l e y ’, s I r i s h C e n t r e . R e l i g i o u s e d u c a t i o n w a s n ’, t a l w a y s l i k e t h i s . P i c t u r e s b o t t o m l e f t : f l o u r p o w e r , b e l o w , w o u n d e d s o l d i e r s . T o p r i g h t , t h e p o o l . C e l e b r a t i o n 2 0 1 4 member of Open Afternoon Saturday, 11th October 2pm–,4pm LOOKING for a school with high academic standards, high expectations and outstanding examination results? A SCHOOL with a strong work ethic where your daughter will make excellent progress and fulfil her true potential? LOOKING for a school that’,s engaging and challenging, with an exciting curriculum? SOMEWHERE with a warm, caring, friendly atmosphere? THEN come along to Thornton! For more details, phone : 01280 812610. www.thorntoncollege.com Extensive front door to school door mini­,bus service covering the whole of Milton Keynes, North Bucks, South Northants and Leighton Buzzard area. Thornt n School for Girls Convent of Jesus and Mary Thornton, Milton Keynes MK17 0HJ INDEPENDENT DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL Co­,ed 2 1 / 2 ­, 4 yrs

Read in full

Find your local Catholic Historical Church newspaper. Scroll to find yours.
Contact Us
Current Catholic Papers
Church Advertising
www.CatholicDirectory.org
© CathCom 1997 - 2021