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

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S e n d n e w s r e p o r t s , p h o t o s a n d o t h e r m a t e r i a l t o t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , S t . E d w a r d ’, s , B u r c h a r d C r e s c e n t , S h e n l e y C h u r c h E n d , M i l t o n K e y n e s , M K 5 6 D X : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m 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 . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t T u r i n A n e c u m e n i c a l i n v i t a t i o n B i s h o p P e t e r h a s i s s u e d a u n i q u e i n v i t a t i o n t o a l l p a r i s h e s a n d a l l o u r e c u m e n i c a l f r i e n d s t o j o i n h i m i n o u r C a t h e d r a l o n 2 1 s t J a n . 2 0 1 5 a t 7 . 3 0 p . m . t o c e l e b r a t e t h e 5 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e V a t i c a n C o u n c i l ’, s d e c r e e o n C h r i s t i a n U n i t y . A l s o i n v i t e d a r e t h e l o c a l l e a d e r s o f C h r i s t i a n d e n o m i n a t i o n s w h o h a v e c h u r c h e s i n o u r d i o c e s e , a s w e l l a s D r . D a v i d C o r n i c k , t h e G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y o f C h u r c h e s T o g e t h e r i n E n g l a n d . A t t h e S e r v i c e , A r c h b i s h o p B e r n a r d L o n g l e y o f B i r m i n g h a m w i l l p r e a c h . F o r m a n y y e a r s h e w a s t h e C a t h o l i c E c u m e n i c a l O f f i c e r f o r E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s , a n d s o w i l l s p e a k f r o m h i s i n s i d e k n o w l e d g e . C a t h o l i c s a r e a s k e d t o b r i n g t h e i r n o n ­, C a t h o l i c r e l a t i o n s , f r i e n d s , a n d p a r t n e r s w i t h t h e m t o t h e e v e n t . P o s t e r s a b o u t t h i s a r e b e i n g s e n t t o a l l p a r i s h e s , s o i t i s h o p e d t h a t t h e w h o l e d i o c e s e w i l l b e r e p r e s e n t e d . F r . J a m e s C a s s i d y , C . R . I . C . , t h e D i o c e s a n E c u m e n i c a l O f f e r s a i d t h a t h e h o p e s t h e e v e n t , w h i c h h a s b e e n a b o u t a y e a r i n t h e p l a n n i n g , w i l l s h o w c l e a r ­, l y w h a t s t r i d e s h a v e b e e n m a d e i n C h u r c h U n i t y b y a l l t h e C h u r c h e s o v e r t h e l a s t 5 0 y e a r s , a n d t h a t t h e w o r k o f b r i n g i n g t h e C h u r c h e s t o g e t h e r i s s t i l l a n i m p o r t a n t o n e . P o p e F r a n c i s w i l l v i s i t t h e S h r o u d o f T u r i n d u r i n g i t s p u b l i c d i s p l a y i n T u r i n ’, s c a t h e d r a l A p r i l 1 9 ­, J u n e 2 4 , 2 0 1 5 , a s w e l l a s c o m m e m o r a t e t h e 2 0 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e b i r t h o f S t . J o h n B o s c o . A c c o r d i n g t o t r a d i t i o n , t h e 1 4 ­, f o o t ­, b y ­, 4 ­, f o o t l i n e n c l o t h i s t h e b u r i a l s h r o u d o f J e s u s . T h e s h r o u d h a s a f u l l ­, l e n g t h p h o ­, t o n e g a t i v e i m a g e o f a m a n , f r o n t a n d b a c k , b e a r i n g s i g n s o f w o u n d s t h a t c o r ­, r e s p o n d t o t h e G o s p e l a c c o u n t s o f t h e t o r t u r e J e s u s e n d u r e d i n h i s p a s s i o n a n d d e a t h . T h e c h u r c h h a s n e v e r o f f i c i a l l y r u l e d o n t h e s h r o u d ’, s a u t h e n t i c i t y , s a y i n g j u d g ­, m e n t s a b o u t i t s a g e a n d o r i g i n b e l o n g e d t o s c i e n t i f i c i n v e s t i g a t i o n . S c i e n t i s t s h a v e d e b a t e d i t s a u t h e n t i c i t y f o r d e c a d e s , a n d s t u d i e s h a v e l e d t o c o n ­, f l i c t i n g r e s u l t s . T h e a r c h b i s h o p a n d o t h e r o r g a n i z e r s o f t h e e x h i b i t i o n t o l d r e p o r t e r s t h e y e x p e c t a t l e a s t 1 m i l l i o n p e o p l e f r o m a l l o v e r t h e w o r l d t o v i s i t d u r i n g t h e t w o ­, m o n t h ­, l o n g p u b l i c e x p o s i t i o n . A l l d o n a t i o n s m a d e b y p i l g r i m s d u r i n g t h e e v e n t w i l l b e e a r m a r k e d f o r a h o s ­, p i c e f o r t h e t e r m i n a l l y i l l , o f f i c i a l s a n n o u n c e d . Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e : J a n u a r y 1 R o m e P o p e F r a n c i s h a s a p p o i n t e d t h e f i r s t B r i t o n t o b e t h e V a t i c a n ’, s f o r e i g n m i n i s t e r –, a p o s t r e g a r d e d a s a p o s s i b l e s t e p p i n g s t o n e t o t h e p a p a c y i t s e l f . P a u l G a l l a g h e r w a s p r o m o t e d a s p a r t o f a r e s h u f f l e a t s e n i o r l e v e l s o f t h e V a t i c a n , w h i c h F r a n c i s u s e d t o s i d e l i n e t h e m a i n s p o k e s m a n o f a c o n s e r v a t i v e f a c t i o n a t l a s t m o n t h ’, s s y n o d . T h e 6 0 ­, y e a r ­, o l d , f r o m L i v e r p o o l , i s c u r r e n t l y t h e V a t i c a n ’, s n u n ­, c i o ( a m b a s s a d o r ) i n A u s t r a l i a . A n a c q u a i n t a n c e o f G a l l a g h e r , s p e a k i n g o n c o n d i t i o n o f a n o n y m i t y , d e s c r i b e d h i m a s “, a d i s c r e e t m a n , b u t w i t h a c a l m a n d e n g a g i n g p e r s o n a l i t y . H e i s n o t o v e r ­, f o r ­, m a l a n d r e a l l y q u i t e p r o a c t i v e . ”, G a l l a g h e r , w h o h o l d s t h e r a n k o f a r c h ­, b i s h o p , w i l l h e a d t h e V a t i c a n s e c t i o n c h a r g e d w i t h o v e r s e e i n g i t s w o r l d w i d e d i p l o m a c y . B e f o r e b e i n g s e n t t o A u s t r a l i a , G a l l a g h e r h a d s e r v e d a s t h e p o p e ’, s e n v o y i n G u a t e m a l a a n d B u r u n d i , b o t h c o u n t r i e s t h a t h a d b e e n t o r n a p a r t b y c i v i l w a r . I n B u r u n d i , h e t o o k o v e r f r o m a p r e d e c e s s o r w h o h a d b e e n a s s a s s i n a t e d . A r c h b i s h o p M i c h a e l C o u r t n e y , f r o m I r e l a n d , d i e d o f g u n ­, s h o t w o u n d s a f t e r h i s c a r w a s a t t a c k e d i n 2 0 0 3 a s h e w a s r e t u r n i n g t o t h e c a p i t a l , B u j u m b u r a . G a l l a g h e r a l s o s p e n t f i v e y e a r s a s a n o f f i ­, c i a l i n t h e s e c r e t a r i a t o f s t a t e , t h e V a t i c a n d e p a r t m e n t t h a t d o u b l e s a s a f o r m o f i n t e ­, r i o r m i n i s t r y , l o o k i n g a f t e r r e l a t i o n s h i p s w i t h t h e v a r i o u s n a t i o n a l c h u r c h e s , a n d a s a f o r e i g n m i n i s t r y . H e i s r e g a r d e d a s w e l l v e r s e d i n t h e o f t e n B y z a n t i n e w a y s o f t h e R o m a n c u r i a , t h e c e n t r a l a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f t h e C a t h o l i c c h u r c h . EBOLA CRISIS APPEAL cafod.org.uk/ebola or call 0500 85 88 85 Registered charity no. 285776 Thousands of people have died from the deadly Ebola virus, in the largest outbreak ever known. “,Ebola leaves orphans in its wake who have now lost their source of food, education, love and care. It has taken our farmers away from the fi,elds. It has shut down our roads and market places –, destroying future economic prosperity.”, Patrick Jamiru, Director of Caritas Kenema in Sierra Leone In Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, our partners are spreading the word about hand washing and good hygiene, as well as distributing soap and chlorine, providing safe burials, and providing food to quarantined families. Please give to our Ebola crisis appeal today. R52718

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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 M o r e t o n C o l l e g e 1 7 0 x 4 c o l O n S u n d a y S e p t e m b e r 2 8 a g r o u p o f 3 6 p i l g r i m s f l e w f r o m L u t o n t o F i u m i c i n o A i r p o r t , R o m e . A f t e r a l a t e a r r i v a l a t D o m u s I n t e r n a t i o n a l i s P a u l u s V 1 , o u r a c c o m m o d a t i o n i n R o m e , w e a w o k e r e f r e s h e d o n M o n d a y f o r a v e r y b u s y s c h e d u l e . T h a t m o r n i n g w e c e l e b r a t e d M a s s i n t h e B a s i l i c a o f S a n t a C r o c e . A f t e r w a r d s o u r g u i d e P a o l a , t o o k u s t o t h e P o p e ’, s s e a t a s b i s h o p o f R o m e , t h e b a s i l i c a o f S t . J o h n L a t e r a n a n d t h e S c a l a S a n c t a , t h e s t e p s b r o u g h t f r o m J e r u s a l e m i n t h e 4 t h c e n t u ­, r y a n d s a i d t o b e t h o s e a s c e n d e d b y C h r i s t b e f o r e h i s t r i a l . I n t h e a f t e r n o o n P a o l a t o o k u s o n a t o u r o f S t . P e t e r ’, s b a s i l i c a . O n T u e s d a y w e c e l e b r a t e d M a s s i n S t . P e t e r ’, s . L a t e r w e v i s i t e d t h e E n g l i s h C o l l e g e , w h i c h b e g a n a s a h o s p i c e f o r E b g l i s h p i l g r i m s i n 1 3 6 2 . D u r i n g t h e R e f o r m a t i o n i t b e c a m e , a n d r e m a i n s , a s e m i n a r y f o r t h e t r a i n i n g o f E n g l i s h p r i e s t s . I n t h e a f t e r n o o n w e w a l k e d t o t h e d i s t r i c t o f T r a s t e v e r e , v i s i t e d t h e c h u r c h o f S a n t a M a r i a i n T r a s t e v e r e , a n d h a d d i n ­, n e r a t a r e s t a u r a n t t h e r e . W e r e t u r n e d t o S t . P e t e r ’, s s q u a r e o n W e d n e s d a y f o r t h e p a p a l a u d i e n c e . I t w a s a w o n d e r f u l e x p e r i e n c e . P o p e F r a n c i s c a m e t o t h e p o d i u m , a d d r e s s e d t h e m a s ­, s i v e c r o w d a n d m o v e d a b o u t i n h i s p o p e ­, m o b i l e t o r e a c h a s m a n y a s p o s s i b l e . T h a t a f t e r n o o n w e t r a v e l l e d t o A s s i s i a n d t o u r e d t h e p l a c e s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h S t . F r a n c i s a n d S t . C l a r e . W e w e n t t o t h e c h u r c h o f S a n t a M a r i a d e g l i A n g e l i w h i c h c o v e r s S t . F r a n c i s ’, o r i g i n a l t i n y c h a p e l , t h e P o r t z i u n c u l a , n e a r w h e r e h e d i e d . F r o m A s s i s i w e w e n t o n t o t h e t o w n o f L o r e t o , v i s i t e d t h e b a s i l i c a w h i c h c o n t a i n s t h e H o l y H o u s e b e l i e v e d t o b e t h e h o m e a t N a z a r e t h i n w h i c h t h e H o l y F a m i l y l i v e d . W e c e l e b r a t e d M a s s t h e r e a f t e r a g u i d e d t o u r . T h e n w e t r a v e l l e d s o u t h , s t o p p i n g f i r s t i n L a n c i a n o , t h e s i t e o f a E u c h a r i s t i c m i r a c l e i n t h e 8 t h c e n t u r y . W e t h e n m o v e d o n t o S . G i o v a n n i R o t o n d o t o h o n o u r S t . P a d r e P i o . O n t h e f o l l o w i n g d a y , S a t u r d a y , w e h a d M a s s a t t h e s a i n t ’, s t o m b . T h e n w e w e r e o f f t o t h e S a n c t u a r y o f S t . M i c h a e l t h e A r c h a n g e l a t M o n t e S . A n g e l o w h e r e l e g ­, e n d s a y s t h a t i n 4 9 0 S t . M i c h a e l a p p e a r e d t h r e e t i m e s t o a l o c a l n o b l e m a n a n d t o t h e b i s h o p . H e d i r e c t e d t h e b i s h o p t o s a g r o t ­, t o o n t h e m o u n t a i n s i d e w h e r e t h e r e w a s a n a l t a r a n d a c r o s s . T h e b i s h o p b u i l t a c h a p e l a t t h e e n t r a n c e t o t h e c a v e . I t b e c a m e k n o w n a s t h e C e l e s t i a l B a s i l i c a , b e c a u s e S t . M i c h a e l t o l d t h e b i s h o p t h a t h e h i m s e l f h a d c o n s e c r a t e d i t . O n t h e f o l l o w i n g d a y , S u n d a y , w e h a d M a s s a t S t . P i o ’, s b i r t h p l a c e i n P i e t r e l c i n a , a n d c o n t i n u e d o n t o F i u m i c i n o a i r p o r t f o r o u r f l i g h t h o m e a f t e r a v e r y a c t i v e a n d w o n d e r f u l p i l g r i m a g e . W e w o u l d l i k e t o e x t e n d a b i g t h a n k y o u t o C a n o n J o h n K o e n i g , o u r s p i r i t u a l l e a d e r , t o A n d y S i p p l e w h o o r g a n i s e d t h e p i l g r i m ­, a g e a n d t o A n d y B i d d i c o m b e , w h o s u g ­, g e s t e d i t P i c t u r e : t h e p i l g r i m g r o u p o u t s i d e t h e s h r i n e t o P a d r e P i o . I n t h e f o o t s t e p s o f t h e s a i n t s 10% discount every day and 20% on a Tuesday for Senior Citizens. Sign up for your Garden Club card and start saving on your next visit. The Garden Centre at Moulton College, Gate 3, Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7SX Tel: 01604 494206 •, Email: gardencentre@moulton.ac.uk www.moulton.ac.uk Christmas Opening Times Late night opening until 8pm on Thursdays during December Monday ­, Saturday 9.00am ­, 5.30pm Sunday 10.00am ­, 4.00pm Please note: We close at 12pm on 24 December and re­,open on Friday 2 January 2015 Enchanted Forest …, A wide range of real Christmas trees, plants and gifts and while there, make sure you visit the pet department for all your pet pressies. For that special Christmas meal why not order one of our fabulous quality, free range, oven­,ready birds, hand reared and supplied by second generation local family producer James Smith. 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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 T h e A n n u a l C o n f e r e n c e w a s h e l d o n 1 3 ­, 1 4 t h S e p t e m b e r a t S t a v e r t o n P a r k i n D a v e n t r y , N o r t h a n t s . A b o u t 3 0 0 M a r r i a g e C a r e v o l u n t e e r s a t t e n d e d a n d h e a r d w h a t C a r d i n a l V i n c e n t N i c o l s s a i d a b o u t t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h ’, s v i s i o n f o r M a r r i a g e C a r e . ? C a r d i n a l N i c h o l s s a i d ‘, t h e e x p e r t i s e t h a t h a s b e e n e s t a b l i s h e d w i t h i n t h e v o l u n t e e r w o r k f o r c e w h i c h s u p ­, p o r t s M a r r i a g e C a r e i s c o n s i d e r a b l e a n d r e p r e s e n t s a n e x t e n s i v e r e s o u r c e f o r t h e w o r k o f m a r r i a g e p r e p a r a t i o n a n d t h e c a r e o f f a m i l y r e l a t i o n s h i p s ’, . H e c o n f i r m e d t h a t h e h a d h a d t a l k s w i t h t h e U K g o v e r n m e n t a b o u t t h e s t r e n g t h o f t h e M a r r i a g e C a r e v o l u n t e e r w o r k f o r c e a n d h o w e f f e c t i v e l y M a r r i a g e C a r e w a s w o r k i n g i n t h e U K . H e t h a n k e d e v e r y o n e f o r t h e i r w o r k i n m a r r i a g e p r e p a r a t i o n c l a s s e s a n d m a r r i a g e c o u n s e l l i n g s e r v i c e s . C a r d i n a l N i c o l s w a s a l s o t a k i n g t h e c o n c e p t o f h o w e f f e c t i v e l y M a r r i a g e C a r e w o r k s t o R o m e t o s h a r e t h i s m o d e l i n t h e t w o w e e k s y n o d o f 2 0 0 c a r d i n a l s a n d b i s h o p s f r o m a r o u n d t h e w o r l d t o d i s c u s s i s s u e s r e l a t e d t o t h e f a m i l y . P i l g r i m s f l o c k t o R e l i c I m a g e H o n o u r i n g t h e i m a g e D a v e n t r y v i s i o n s h a r e d w i t h S y n o d b i s h o p s T h e M i r a c u l o u s R e l i c I m a g e o f O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e v i s i t e d S t J o h n ’, s C a t h e d r a l , N o r w i c h f o r a w e e k e a r l i e r t h i s y e a r . D u r i n g t h i s t i m e m o r e t h a n 1 , 0 0 0 p i l ­, g r i m s f r o m t h r o u g h ­, o u t t h e E a s t A n g l i a D i o c e s e ­, i n c l u d i n g S t N e o t s , P e t e r b o r ­, o u g h , C a m b r i d g e a n d Y a r m o u t h a s w e l l a s N o r w i c h ­, c a m e t o p a y h o m a g e a n d t o p r a y . P i l g r i m s w e r e j o i n e d b y a g r o u p o f v i s i t i n g C a r m e l i t e s w h o h a d t r a v e l l e d f r o m A y l e s f o r d P r i o r y i n K e n t . T h e v e r y s u c c e s s f u l v i s i t o w e s m u c h t o t h e s u p p o r t a n d o r g a n i s a t i o n f r o m K S C P r o v i n c e 2 7 E a s t A n g l i a u n d e r t h e d i r e c ­, t i o n o f C h r i s B r o o k e s , t h e P r o v i n c i a l G r a n d K n i g h t . A m o n g t h e v e r y p o s i t i v e o u t c o m e s w a s t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f 4 n e w h o m e s h r i n e d e v o t i o n s a n d a l s o r e c o r d r e p o s i t o r y s a l e s . A t t h e e n d o f t h e v i s i t , f o l l o w i n g t h e M a s s o f R e t u r n , F r J a m e s W a l s h T h e , D e a n , s a i d ‘, t h i s w a s a s p i r i t u a l a n d u p l i f t i n g e x p e r i e n c e f o r u s a n d f o r a l l w h o c a m e t o v e n e r a t e O u r L a d y ’, s M i r a c u l o u s I m a g e . W e h o p e t o b e b l e s s e d f r o m a f u t u r e v i s i t i n y o u r b u s y p r o g r a m m e o f P i l g r i m a g e ’, . T h e d a t e h a s s i n c e b e e n c o n f i r m e d f o r 2 0 1 7 . O t h e r r e q u e s t s f o r f u t u r e v i s i t s w e r e a l s o r e c e i v e d f r o m A y l e s f o r d a n d P e t e r b o r o u g h . T h e F e a s t D a y M a s s o f O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e c e l ­, e b r a t i o n w i l l b e o n F r i d a y 1 2 D e c e m b e r , 7 . 3 0 p m , a t t h e S h r i n e i n t h e C h u r c h o f t h e H o l y C h i l d a n d S t J o s e p h , B r e r e t o n R o a d , B e d f o r d . O n c e a g a i n o u r p r i n ­, c i p a l c e l e b r a n t w i l l b e B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e . W e w i l l b e j o i n e d b y p r i e s t s a n d g u e s t s w h o h a v e c o m e t o g e t h e r f r o m t h e C a t h o l i c p r o v i n c e s o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s . D u r i n g t h e M a s s , G u a r d i a n s a n d H o m e S h r i n e f a m i l i e s w i l l r e n e w t h e i r p r o m i s e s a n d c o m m i t m e n t t o t h e D e v o t i o n .

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O u r s p e a k e r s w e r e M a r g a r e t L a n g l e y a n d J a n e t B a k e r w h o o f f e r P o s t A b o r t i o n p o v e r t y c o u n s e l l i n g w i t h i n L u t o n G o o d C o u n c i l a n d R a c h e l ’, s V i n e y a r d . G i l l i a n B r o c k w a y s h a r e d w i t h u s h e r e m i r a c u l o u s r e c o v e r y f r o m p a i n a f t e r a s k i n g O u r L a d y f o r h e l p . W e a l l r e m e m b e r G i l l i a n a t t e n d i n g p r e v i o u s r a l l i e s o n t h e c r u t c h e s s h e d o e s n ’, t n e e d a n y m o r e . O u r p l a q u e w a s p r e s e n t e d b y o u r p r e s i d e n t M a r i a n n e F r e n c h , a n d o u r t r e a s u r e r B e r n a d e t t e B a t e s c o ­, o r d i n a t e d i t s d e s i g n a n d m a n u f a c t u r e . A f t e r M a s s w e l i s t e n e d t o o u r s p e a k e r s t h e n e n j o y e d r e f r e s h m e n t s a n d a g o o d n a t t e r . O u r R o s a r y c o n t i n u e d i n t h e a f t e r n o o n w i t h r e f l e c t i o n s r e a d b y m e m b e r s f r o m e a c h f o u n d a t i o n i n o u r D i o c e s e . T h e l o v e l y r e f l e c t i o n s w e r e c o m p i l e d b y A g n e s M i l n e . W e l i t o u r c a n d l e s a n d p r e s e n t e d o u r p e t i t i o n s i n f r o n t o f T h e I c o n o f O u r L a d y . O u r d a y c o n c l u d e d w i t h B e n e d i c t i o n . W e a r e a l w a y s s o g r a t e f u l t o F r . D a m i e n a n d h i s t e a m a t G r e a t B i l l i n g f o r t h e i r w o n d e r f u l h o s p i t a l i t y . J e n n y H y d e M e d i a O f f i c e r U C M T h e S t . T e r e s a ’, s B e a c o n s f i e l d S V P M a s s t o o k p l a c e o n M o n d a y 2 9 t h S e p t e m b e r a n d w a s f o l l o w e d b y a T e a i n t h e P a r i s h C e n t r e . T h e M a s s , c e l e b r a t e d b y F r . F r a n c i s H i g g i n s a s s i s t e d b y D e a c o n M i c h a e l P h e l a n , f e a t u r e d t h e a n o i n t i n g o f t h e s i c k a n d w a s w e l l a t t e n d e d . A t t h e T e a i n t h e c e n t r e t h e o u t g o i n g P r e s i d e n t o f t h e S V P M i c h a e l D u f f y w a s c o m m e n d e d f o r h i s w o r k o v e r t h e l a s t f e w y e a r s , i n w h i c h t i m e t h e S t . T e r e s a ’, s C o n f e r e n c e h a d m o r e t h a n d o u b l e d i n s i z e , a n d a p r e s e n t a t i o n w a s m a d e b y t h e i n c o m i n g p r e s i d e n t M a r t i n M a j o r a m . P i c t u r e s : l e f t , t h e s a c r a m e n t : b e l o w , t h e p r e s e n t a t i o n . S V P s e r v e t h e s i c k i n a n n u a l B e a c o n s f i e l d M a s s P l a q u e m a r k s p r a y e r s u c c e s s r e ­, s e n d p i c t u r e

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 T h e K n i g h t s o f S t . C o l u m b a d a s h e d t o a n d f r o . D r i v e r s p a c k e d l a r g e c o a c h e s i n t o t i n y s p a c e s . T e a c h e r s c r e a t e d c r i s s ­, c r o s s i n g c r o c o d i l e s m a k i n g t h e i r w a y i n t o t h e c h u r c h . T h e c h i l d r e n f i l l e d t h e p e w s a n d s p i l l e d o u t o n t o t h e f l o o r . M u s i c i a n s , r e a d e r s a n d s e r v e r s w e r e r e h e a r s e d t o p e r ­, f e c t i o n . S c h o o l b a n n e r s p r o p p e d u p t h e w a l l s . I t w a s S t . M a r y ’, s , D u n s t a b l e , o n O c t o b e r 1 0 , r e a d y f o r t h e a n n u a l s c h o o l s ’, M a s s o n a b e a u t i f u l a u t u m n d a y . H e r r B e e t h o v e n a c c o m p a n i e d t h e e n t r a n c e h y m n . P o p e F r a n c i s i n s p i r e d t h e t h e m e , t h e J o y o f t h e G o s p e l . T h o r n t o n C o n v e n t p r o v i d e d t h e i n s t r u m e n t a l i s t s a n d t h e c a n t o r s , a n d t h e i r u n i f o r m s p r o v i d e d t h e c o l o u r . A n i n t r e p ­, i d y o u n g l a d f r o m C a r d i n a l N e w m a n s c h o o l d e l i v e r e d t h e f i r s t r e a d i n g . T h e i n t e r c e s ­, s i o n s c a m e f r o m C h e s h a m B o i s , t h e o f f e r t o r y g i f t s f r o m C o r b y . T h e h o m i l y c a m e f r o m B i s h o p P e t e r . W h a t m a k e s m e h a p p y , h e a s k e d . N o s u r p r i s e i n t h e a n s w e r –, a h o l i d a y , a b e a c h a n d a b i g i c e c r e a m . ‘, O u r s c h o o l s m a k e m e h a p p y t o o . A t t h e h e a r t o f e a c h s c h o o l i s J e s u s , g i v i n g u s u n c o n d i t i o n a l l o v e . T o d a y I w a n t t o s a y a b i g t h a n k y o u t o J e s u s f o r t h e l o v e h e s h a r e s w i t h y o u ’, . T h e V i n e w a s h a p p y t o o . A g o o d l y K n i g h t , r e c o g n i s i n g t h e p o w e r a n d p r e s t i g e o f t h e P r e s s , s e n t y o u r r e p o r t e r t o p a r k h i s c a r d i r e c t l y b e h i n d t h e b i s h o p ’, s v e h i c l e , e n t i r e l y b l o c k i n g h i m i n . A n n u a l M a s s f o r s c h o o l s P i c t u r e s : t o p , o p e n i n g c a n d l e b e a r e r s , r i g h t , e n t r a n c e p r o c e s s i o n , b e l o w , m u s i c i a n s f r o m T h o r n t o n C o l l e g e .

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T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 P a g e 7 P i c t u r e s : A b o v e , B i s h o p P e t e r s t a r t s M a s s , l e f t , r e a d e r s . B e l o w , y o u n g a n d o l d . W h a t m a k e s y o u h a p p y ?

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Jesuit.org.uk There is one sign which we should never lack: the option for those who are least, those whom society discards. Pope Francis Roman Catholic priests and brothers since 1540 . d s h om society discar t hose w ho are least, the option for those w lack: : the option for those w e should nev h ich w T here is one sign w esuit.org.uk J ope Francis P ho are least, er e should nev P a g e 8 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 of Fidelity T he church needs r eligious 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. I f you are willing to risk a little love and w ould 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 W e n e e d p e o p l e j u s t l i k e y o u t o h e l p u s s u p p o r t c o u p l e s i n y o u r c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h t h e b e s t a n d w o r s t o f t i m e s . M a r r i a g e C a r e p r o v i d e s 9 0 0 0 c o u n ­, s e l l i n g s e s s i o n s e a c h y e a r i n 1 0 0 U K l o c a t i o n s V o l u n t e e r w i t h u s a n d w e ’, l l t r a i n a n d s u p p o r t y o u t o m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e . W h e t h e r y o u ’, v e b e e n b l e s s e d i n y o u r r e l a t i o n ­, s h i p s o r h a v e k n o w n b r o k e n ­, n e s s , m a r r i e d o r s i n g l e , y o u ’, l l f i n d a w a r m w e l c o m e a t M a r r i a g e C a r e . W e ’, r e l o o k i n g f o r p e o p l e w h o c a n r e s p e c t a n d s h a r e i n o u r e t h o s a n d v a l u e s a n d f u l f i l l a w i d e v a r i e t y o f r o l e s . W e w i l l t r a i n y o u u s i n g a n E m o t i o n a l l y F o c u s e d T h e r a p y a p p r o a c h o v e r 1 8 m o n t h s i n c l u d i n g 4 r e s i d e n t i a l w e e k e n d s . W e a r e r e c r u i t i n g q u a l i f i e d c o u n s e l l o r s t o t r a i n i n c o u p l e c o u n s e l l i n g t o v o l u n t e e r w i t h u s i n B e d f o r d , M i l t o n K e y n e s a n d N o r t h a m p t o n . D e m a n d f o r s e r v i c e s f o r b o t h c o u n s e l l i n g a n d m a r r i a g e p r e p a r a t i o n d a y s i s h u g e . ”, W e ’, r e w o r r i e d t h a t w a i t i n g l i s t s a r e b e g i n ­, n i n g t o b u i l d a n d w e d o n ’, t w a n t t r o u b l e d c o u p l e s t o h a v e t o w a i t t o g e t t h e h e l p a n d s u p p o r t t h e y n e e d ”, s a i d P a t t y G r e a v e s t h e M i l t o n K e y n e s H e a d o f C e n t r e . G e r a l d i n e D e l a h u n t y t h e n e w H e a d o f C e n t r e f o r N o r t h a m p t o n M a r r i a g e C a r e i s g a t h e r i n g h e r n e w t e a m t o g e t h e r t h a t w i l l n o t o n l y s e r v e N o r t h a m p t o n t o w n b u t t h e w h o l e o f N o r t h a m p t o n s h i r e . G e r a l d i n e s a i d ? “, I w o u l d r e a l l y l i k e t h e N o r t h a m p t o n C e n t r e t o g r o w a n d w o u l d l i k e v o l u n ­, t e e r s t o g i v e a n y s p a r e t i m e t h e y h a v e t o h e l p w i t h t h e r a n g e o f s e r v i c e s o n o f f e r –, o r c a n e v e n h e l p o n a n a d ­, h o c b a s i s ”, G e r a l d i n e w e n t o n t o s a y “, I ’, m s u r p r i s e d h o w h i g h t h e d e m a n d f o r s e r v i c e s i s . T o b e a b l e t o d e l i v e r m a r r i a g e p r e p a r a t i o n a n d f o r c o u n s e l l i n g c o u p l e s w e n e e d m o r e v o l u n t e e r s t o c o m e f o r w a r d ”, S o w h y n o t j o i n u s i n m a k i n g a b i g d i f f e r e n c e t o p e o p l e ’, s r e l a t i o n s h i p s ? H a v e a l o o k o n o u r w e b s i t e a t t o s e e t h e d i f f e r e n t w a y s i n w h i c h y o u c o u l d h e l p u s . V i s i t : w w w . m a r r i a g e c a r e . o r g . u k / v o l u n t e e r _ c o u n s e l l o r o r c a l l 0 8 0 0 3 8 9 3 8 0 1 C h e c k : M a r r i a g e C a r e ­, s p e ­, c i a l i s t i n R e l a t i o n s h i p S u p p o r t o n F a c e b o o k B a r b e c u e t r e a t f o r h e l p e r s P a t t y G r e a v e s , H e a d o f C e n t r e , M a r r i a g e C a r e M i l t o n K e y n e s o p e n e d h e r g a r d e n I n D r a y t o n P a r s l o w t o t h e M a r r i a g e C a r e t e a m a n d e v e r y b o d y w a s d e l i g h t e d t o e n j o y s o m e l a t e s u m m e r s u n s h i n e a n d s o m e g r e a t f o o d . I t w a s a m a r v e l l o u s o p p o r t u n i t y t o m e e t o t h e r t e a m m e m b e r s a n d s h a r e e x p e r i e n c e s a n d g o o d p r a c t i c e . O n e m e m b e r s a i d i t w a s ”, l i k e b e i n g p a r t o f a b i g f a m i l y a n d i t h e l p e d u s a p p r e c i a t e h o w m u c h g o o d w o r k i s c a r r i e d o u t l o c a l l y i n t h e M i l t o n K e y n e s p a t c h ”, M r J o e R i c h a r d s o n , t h e n e w l y a p p o i n t e d H e a d t e a c h e r o f C a r d i n a l N e w m a n C a t h o l i c S c h o o l i n L u t o n h a d h i s M a s s o f I n d u c t i o n o n T h u r s d a y , 9 O c t o b e r , a d a t e w h i c h i s t h e F e a s t D a y o f t h e i r P a t r o n , B l e s s e d J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n , a g r e a t s u p p o r t e r o f C a t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n . M o n s i g n o r K e v i n M c G i n n e l l , t h e E p i s c o p a l V i c a r f o r E d u c a t i o n , p r e s i d e d a t t h e M a s s , a s s i s t e d b y F r T o n y B r e n n a n , F r C h r i s W h i t e h o u s e , D e a c o n J a m e s B a n n a n a n d D e a c o n J a m e s G r e n n e l l . T h e L i t u r g y w a s a t t e n d e d b y t h e s c h o o l g o v e r n o r s , s t a f f , i n v i t ­, e d g u e s t s o f M r R i c h a r d s o n a n d s t u d e n t s , w h o a s s i s t e d i n a l l a s p e c t s o f t h e m a s s , s h o w i n g t h e i r s u p p o r t f o r t h e n e w H e a d t e a c h e r . T h e C h a i r o f G o v e r n o r s , M r s C a r o l i n e M o l o n e y p r e s e n t e d M r R i c h a r d s o n t o t h e E p i s c o p a l V i c a r w i t h t h e l e t t e r o f c o m m e n ­, d a t i o n f r o m B i s h o p P e t e r t o a f f i r m h i s r o l e i n t h e t e a c h i n g m i n i s t r y o f G o d ’, s c h u r c h i n t h e D i o c e s e . O n c e M a s s h a d c o n c l u d e d , M r R i c h a r d s o n g a v e t h a n k s t o a l l t h o s e i n v o l v e d a n d p r e s e n t e d f o r m e r H e a d t e a c h e r , M r s J a n e C r o w , w i t h a b o u q u e t o f f l o w e r s . H e a l s o g a v e t h a n k s t o t h o s e w h o h a d s u p p o r t e d h i m o v e r t h e y e a r s t h r o u g h h i s w o r k i n f o u r D i o c e s a n s c h o o l s . O n T u e s d a y 3 0 t h S e p t e m b e r , S t B r e n d a n ’, s C a t h o l i c P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n C o r b y s a w t h e i r H e a d t e a c h e r , M r s B r y d o n , i n d u c t e d i n t o t h e s c h o o l i n a s p e c i a l M a s s l e d b y M o n s i g n o r K e v i n M c G i n n e l l . T h e M a s s w a s a w o n d e r f u l c e l e b r a t i o n o f a f f i r m i n g M r s B r y d o n a s t h e s c h o o l s H e a d t e a c h e r . T h e l i n k b e t w e e n s c h o o l , f a m i l y a n d p a r i s h w a s e m p h a s i z e d b y t h e n u m b e r o f p e o p l e w h o w e r e t h e r e t o s u p p o r t M r s D u r i n g t h e M a s s M r s B r y d o n w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h t h e s c h o o l m i s s i o n s t a t e m e n t f r o m t h e c h i l d r e n , a B i b l e f r o m t h e s t a f f a n d a c a n d l e f r o m N o r e s . F o l l o w i n g t h e M a s s , t h e r e w a s a f a n t a s t i c c e l e b r a t i o n i n t h e s c h o o l h a l l f o r t h e g u e s t s t o a t t e n d a n d f o r M r s B r y d o n t o e n j o y h e r a c h i e v e m e n t . W e l c o m e f o r S t . B r e n d a n ’, s H e a d F e a s t d a y M a s s f o r C a r d i n a l N e w m a n H e a d C a n y o u c a r e ? 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T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 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 T e l e p h o n e : 0 8 4 5 6 8 0 4 7 4 1 w w w . b e n e d i c t f u n e r a l . c o . u k A F a m i l y R u n B u s i n e s s S e r v i n g B e d f o r d s h i r e &, N o r t h H e r t f o r d s h i r e ( o t h e r a r e a ’, s o n r e q u e s t ) ·, 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 0 0 ·, W e s e l l m e m o r i a l / g r a v e h e a d s t o n e s H a v e p e a c e o f m i n d y o u ’, r e d e a l i n g w i t h a C a t h o l i c f u n e r a l d i r e c t o r 2 4 H o u r S e r v i c e 7 d a y s a w e e k I F Y O U W O U L D L I K E T O F I L L T H I S S P A C E C A L L 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 1 0 X 2 T O F I L L  

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 N e x t d e a d l i n e J a n u a r y 1 2 0 1 5 P a r i s h i o n e r s i n N o r t h a m p t o n h a v e b e e n i n s p i r e d b y C A F O D ’, s e n e r g i s e r d a y s t o h e l p f i g h t g l o b a l h u n g e r . A g r o u p o f v o l u n t e e r s m e t i n B e a c o n s f i e l d o n 1 3 S e p t e m b e r t o d i s c u s s F a s t D a y ( h e l d o n 3 O c t o b e r ) a n d t h e s u c c e s s e s t h e g r o u p h a s a l r e a d y a c h i e v e d . A l t o g e t h e r t h e r e w e r e e i g h t n e w C A F O D s u p p o r t e r s , i n c l u d i n g a 1 2 ­, y e a r ­, o l d b o y c a l l e d P h i l i p w h o c a m e a l o n g w i t h h i s p a r e n t s t o m e e t t h e g r o u p , a n d F a t h e r F r a n c i s f r o m S t T e r e s a ’, s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h . P a r t t w o o f t h e e n e r g i s e r e v e n t t o o k p l a c e o n 2 0 S e p t e m b e r a t S t G r e g o r y ’, s P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n N o r t h a m p t o n . M a n y w e r e s h o c k e d t o l e a r n t h a t o n e i n e i g h t i n o u r w o r l d g o h u n g r y ­, w h e n t h e r e i s e n o u g h f o o d f o r a l l . H a r v e s t F a s t D a y o c c u r s a t a t i m e w h e n f a r m e r s a r e h a r v e s t i n g t h e c r o p s t h a t p r o ­, v i d e f o o d w e e a t . B u t h a l f o f t h e p e o p l e i n t h e w o r l d w h o g o h u n g r y a r e a c t u a l l y f a r m e r s . T h i s y e a r ’, s c a m p a i g n a s k e d p a r i s h i o n e r s “, W i l l y o u m a k e a p l a c e a t y o u r t a b l e ? ”, b y m a k i n g a o n e ­, o f f o r r e g u ­, l a r d o n a t i o n . A n o t h e r s u g g e s t i o n w a s t o s u p p o r t C A F O D b y p r a y i n g , w a s t i n g l e s s f o o d a n d b y f a s t i n g / e a t i n g l e s s a n d t h e n d o n a t i n g t h e s a v i n g s m a d e . A n e x a m p l e o f t h i s g o o d w o r k i s w h e n C A F O D w o r k s w i t h t h e l o c a l p e o p l e t o d i g b o r e h o l e s t o f i n d w a t e r a n d g i v e t h e m t o o l s s o t h e y c a n h e l p t h e m s e l v e s . C A F O D ’, s N o r t h a m p t o n D i o c e s e M a n a g e r , D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d , s a i d : “, T h e s e d a y s w e r e v e r y p o s i t i v e a n d w e h a d s o m e f a n t a s t i c i n p u t . T h e g r o u p s f e l t e n e r g i s e d t o t a k e s o m e t h i n g b a c k t o t h e i r p a r i s h t o p r o m o t e F a s t D a y , w h e t h e r i t b e h a n d i n g o u t t h e e n v e l o p e s r a t h e r t h a n j u s t l e a v i n g t h e m f o r p e o p l e t o t a k e , g e t t i n g y o u n g p e o p l e t o p a r t a k e m o r e , g i v i n g a t w o ­, m i n u t e F a s t D a y t a l k o r e v e n h o l d i n g a f u n d r a i s i n g e v e n t w i t h a t a l k b e f o r e t h a t o n t h e w o r k o f C A F O D . ”, F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , p l e a s e c o n t a c t D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d o n 0 1 6 0 4 7 8 5 2 5 4 , e m a i l N o r t h a m p t o n at c a f o d . o r g . u k o r v i s i t h t t p : / / w w w . c a f o d . o r g . u k / C A F O D ­, i n ­, y o u r ­, a r e a / H a r v e s t ­, 2 0 1 4 P r o m o t i n g t h e f a s t T h e D i r e c t o r s o f t h e S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A c a d e m i e s T r u s t a r e d e l i g h t e d t o a n n o u n c e t h e a p p o i n t m e n t o f M s A l i s o n W i l s h a w a s t h e H e a d T e a c h e r o f 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 , w i t h e f f e c t f r o m 1 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 4 . M a n y p a r e n t s w i l l k n o w M s W i l s h a w a n d h e r i n s i s t e n c e o n t h e h i g h e s t p o s s i ­, b l e s t a n d a r d s i n a l l a s p e c t s o f s c h o o l l i f e . S h e m a y a l r e a d y b e t e a c h i n g y o u r c h i l d o r , s h e m a y h a v e t a u g h t y o u ! M s W i l s h a w j o i n e d S t T h o m a s M o r e i n 1 9 8 6 a s a N e w l y Q u a l i f i e d T e a c h e r ( N Q T ) a n d h a s b e e n a n e x c e l l e n t s e r v a n t o f t h e c o m m u n i t y e v e r s i n c e . S h e h a s b e e n b o t h a s u c c e s s f u l H e a d o f Y e a r a n d H e a d o f t h e E n g l i s h D e p a r t m e n t . A s H e a d o f E n g l i s h , h e r v i s i o n a n d d e p a r t ­, m e n t ’, s r e m a r k a b l e r e s u l t s w e r e a m a j o r d r i v e r i n o u r s u c c e s s f u l b i d t o b e c o m e a S p e c i a l i s t H u m a n i t i e s C o l l e g e . I n r e c e n t t i m e s , M s W i l s h a w w a s p a r t o f t h e l e a d e r s h i p t e a m t h a t l e d t h e s c h o o l t o O f s t e d o u t s t a n d i n g s t a t u s i n 2 0 1 1 . T h i s w a s q u i c k l y f o l l o w e d b y T e a c h i n g S c h o o l s t a t u s l a t e r i n t h a t s a m e y e a r a n d b e i n g n a m e d a s o n e o f t h e 1 0 0 M o s t I m p r o v e d S c h o o l s ( f o r t h e s e c o n d t i m e ) i n 2 0 1 3 . I n 2 0 1 2 / 1 3 , S t T h o m a s M o r e r e c o r d e d i t s b e s t e v e r r e s u l t s f o r M a t h s a n d E n g l i s h . A t t h i s t i m e , M s W i l s h a w w a s A c t i n g H e a d T e a c h e r . W e w i s h M s W i l s h a w w e l l a n d o f f e r h e r o u r f u l l s u p p o r t i n e n s u r i n g t h a t a l l p u p i l s a r e s a f e , h a p p y a n d s u c c e s s f u l w h i l s t a t S t T h o m a s M o r e a n d t h a t t h e s c h o o l c o n t i n u e s t o g o f r o m s u c c e s s t o s u c c e s s . D r A l a n L e e E x e c u t i v e P r i n c i p a l T h e p u p i l s , s t a f f a n d p a r e n t s o f S a c r e d H e a r t P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n L u t o n a r e v e r y p r o u d o f t h e i r r e c o r d f u n d r a i s e r f o r t h i s y e a r ’, s M a c M i l l a n B i g g e s t C o f f e e M o r n i n g . T h r o u g h c o f f e e s e s s i o n s , a r a f f l e a n d c a k e s a l e s t h e y r a i s e d £, 7 0 0 f o r t h e c h a r i t y . T h e s c h o o l f a m i l y w o r k e r M r s S u e D i g g i n s a i d “, P a r e n t s w e r e e x t r e m e l y g e n e r o u s a n d s c o r e s o f h o m e b a k e d t r e a t s w e r e s e n t i n f o r t h e c h i l d r e n t o b u y , m a n y o f w h i c h r e f l e c t e d t h e d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e s w i t h i n t h e s c h o o l c o m m u n i t y . ”, U n u s e d b o x e s o f s h o p b o u g h t c a k e s h a v e b e e n m a d e i n t o h a m p e r s a n d w i l l b e p r e ­, s e n t e d t o t h e L u t o n F o o d b a n k a l o n g w i t h d o n a t i o n s o f t i n n e d f o o d , r i c e a n d p a s t a c o l l e c t e d b y S a c r e d H e a r t S c h o o l a s p a r t o f t h e s c h o o l ’, s H a r v e s t F e s t i v a l C e l e b r a t i o n a n d t h e g e n e r o s i t y o f S a c r e d H e a r t f a m i l i e s w i l l b e n e f i t y e t a n o t h e r c h a r i t y . 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T h e p r o ­, g r a m m e i s p a r t i c u l a r l y c o n c e r n e d w i t h t h e l i f e o f o u r w o r s h i p p i n g c o m m u n i t i e s . T h e “, W a l k i n g H u m b l y w i t h o u r G o d ”, p r o c e s s w a s a b o u t m u c h m o r e t h a n j u s t o r g a n i s i n g t h e n u m b e r o f M a s s e s w e h a v e a n d h o w w e d e p l o y o u r p r i e s t s . I t w a s v e r y m u c h t o o a b o u t p a r i s h r e n e w a l , d e v e l o p ­, i n g o u r p r e s e n t s t r e n g t h s a n d l o o k i n g f o r n e w i n i t i a t i v e s . O n S e p t e m b e r 2 7 t h 2 0 1 4 a S l o u g h P a s t o r a l A r e a C o n f e r e n c e t o o k p l a c e a n d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s f r o m e a c h o f o u r s i x p a r i s h e s w e r e i n v i t e d t o s a y s o m e t h i n g a b o u t t h e e n e r g y a n d l i f e t h e y a r e b r i n g ­, i n g t o t h e i r p a r t i c u l a r m i n i s t r i e s a n d i n i t i a t i v e s . F u r t h e r m o r e , S i s t e r P e t r o n i a ( f r o m t h e A r c h d i o c e s e o f W e s t m i n s t e r ) s p o k e a b o u t t h e n e e d s o f t h e I r i s h t r a v e l ­, l i n g c o m m u n i t y . T h e o v e r a l l a i m o f t h e d a y i s t h a t w e a r e e n c o u r a g e d b y e a c h o t h e r a n d a r e a b l e t o o f f e r s o m e w i s d o m t o e a c h o t h e r . T h e s p e a k e r s w e r e : S t . E t h e l b e r t ’, s : “, O u r t o w n c e n t r e c h u r c h ”, M a r i a C o r c o r a n O u r L a d y o f P e a c e : “, M i n i s t e r i n g t o t h e H o m e l e s s ”, J o h n P o w e r H o l y R e d e e m e r : “, D e v e l o p i n g h o s p i t a l c h a p l a i n c y ”, M i c h e l O s s e i ­, W i l l i a m s S t . A u g u s t i n e ’, s : “, M i n i s t e r i n g t o a n o l d e r c o n g r e g a t i o n ”, B o b F o r s y t h H o l y F a m i l y : “, M o v i n g t o a d u l t c a t e c h e s i s ”, R o n i R u s s e l l / K i e r a n M c K e o w n S t . A n t h o n y ’, s : “, C a t h o l i c e d u c a t i o n i n S l o u g h 2 0 1 4 ”, J i m H a y e s P a s t o r a l A r e a : “, S e r v i n g t h e T r a v e l l i n g C o m m u n i t y ”, S i s t e r P e t r o n i a M o r e t h a n 5 0 p e o p l e f r o m t h e p a s t o r a l a r e a a t t e n d e d a n d w e r e j o i n e d b y B i s h o p P e t e r , w h o c o m m e n t e d a f t e r w a r d s : “, A l l t h e a r e a s c o v e r e d w e r e s o r e l e v a n t t o t h e l i f e a n d m i s s i o n o f t h e C h u r c h , a n d I h o p e t h a t t h e C o n f e r e n c e w i l l p r o m o t e c l o s e r c o o p e r a t i o n a m o n g t h e p a r i s h e s S l o u g h e x p l o r e s p a r i s h i n i t i a t i v e s O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary You are invited to a Rosary procession/gathering Monday 8th December 2014 at the Angelus time of 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West Milton Keynes MK9 2ES Our Lady promised: “,The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.”, For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 s m a l l f i l l e r We’,ve been caring for seafarers for nearly 100 years. Please remember Apostleship of the Sea in your Will. To fi,nd out more, go to: bit.ly/aoslegacy or phone: 0207 901 1931 Registered charity in England and Wales number 1069833. Registered charity in Scotland number SC043085.

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P a g e 1 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 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 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 s u p p o r t T h e V i n e S A I N T V I N C E N T ` S C A T H O L I C P R I M A R Y S C H O O L H a m m e r s m i t h G a r d e n s , H o u g h t o n R e g i s L U 5 5 R G H e a d t e a c h e r M r s C L a k e T e l e p h o n e 0 1 5 8 2 8 6 2 4 5 6 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 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 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 A l i s o n W i l s h a w T e l e p h o n e 0 1 2 3 4 4 0 0 2 2 2 M r D a v i d W i l l i a m s w i t h h i s w i f e R o s e m a r y a f t e r b e i n g i n v e s t e d w i t h t h e M B E b y P r i n c e W i l l i a m a t W i n d s o r C a s t l e 2 O c t o b e r . D a v i d i s a p a r i s h i o n e r o f S t A u g u s t i n e D a v e n t r y . T h e a w a r d w a s f o r c o m ­, m u n i t y s e r v i c e a n d c h a r i t y w o r k . O n e o f t h e c h a r i ­, t i e s i n v o l v e d w a s t h e r e c e n t d i o c e s a n c a m p a i g n t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r e d u c a t i o n o f p r i e s t s r e t i r e d c l e r g y a n d l a i t y . H e w a s o n t h e o r i g i n a l c a m p a i g n a d v i s o r y c o m m i t t e e f o r r a i s ­, i n g t h e f u n d s a n d i s s t i l l a c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r o f t h e T I F c o m m i t t e e . O t h e r c h a r i t i e s w e r e A B F t h e S o l d i e r s C h a r i t y a n d t h e H o l y S e p u l c h r e R e s t o r a t i o n t r u s t N o r t h a m p t o n . T h e c o m m u n i t y a w a r d w a s f u r t h e r r a i s i n g f u n d s t o b u i l d a n d a s s i s t i n g i n i m p r o v i n g s t a n ­, d a r d s a t a s c h o o l f o r c h i l d r e n w i t h e m o t i o n a l a n d b e h a v i o u r a l p r o b ­, l e m s a n d N o r t h a m p t o n . ”, R o y a l m e d a l f o r D a v e n t r y c h a r i t y w o r k e r SAINT PATRICK’,S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the status of ‘,Corby Sports ‘,Corby Sports Primary School Primary School of the Year’, of the Year’, Patrick Road, Corby, Northants NN18 9NT Headteacher Mrs L Blair Telephone 01536 744447

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