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

.

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

Page 1

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 2

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P o p e F r a n c i s h a s d e c i d e d t h a t e a c h n e w l y a p p o i n t e d m e t r o p o l i t a n a r c h ­, b i s h o p s h o u l d b e f o r m a l l y v e s t e d w i t h t h e p a l l i u m a t a c e r e m o n y i n h i s o w n a r c h d i o c e s e , r a t h e r t h a n t h e c e r ­, e m o n y t r a d i t i o n a l l y h e l d a t t h e V a t i c a n b a s i l i c a e a c h y e a r o n t h e f e a s t o f S t s . P e t e r a n d P a u l . T h e p a l l i u m i s a w h i t e w o o l e n s t r i p , w o r n a r o u n d t h e n e c k i n l i t u r g i c a l f u n c t i o n s , s y m b o l i z ­, i n g t h e u n i o n b e ­, t w e e n a m e t r o p o l i t a n a r c h ­, b i s h o p a n d t h e B i s h o p o f R o m e . F o r y e a r s , e a c h n e w a r c h b i s h o p h a s r e ­, c e i v e d h i s p a l l i u m d i r e c t l y f r o m t h e P o n t i f f , d u r i n g M a s s o n t h e p a ­, t r o n a l f e a s t o f t h e C h u r c h o f R o m e , o n J u n e 2 9 . H o w e v e r , P o p e F r a n c i s h a s s a i d t h a t e a c h a r c h ­, b i s h o p s h o u l d r e ­, c e i v e t h e p a l l i u m i n h i s o w n a r c h d i o ­, c e s e , f r o m t h e a p o s ­, t o l i c n u n c i o , t h e P o p e ’, s r e p r e s e n t a ­, t i v e i n t h e c o u n t r y . M s g r . G u i d o M a r i n i , t h e m a s t e r o f l i t u r g i c a l c e r e ­, m o n i e s , e x p l a i n e d i n a l e t t e r t o n e w a r c h b i s h o p s t h a t P o p e F r a n c i s t h o u g h t t h i s c e r e ­, m o n y w o u l d “, g r e a t l y f a v o r t h e p a r t i c i p a t i o n o f t h e l o c a l C h u r c h . ”, T h e l o c a l c e r e m o n y , h i g h l i g h t i n g t h e r o l e o f t h e m e t r o ­, p o l i t a n a r c h b i s h o p , w i l l a l s o h e l p t o r e ­, i n f o r c e t h e u n d e r ­, s t a n d i n g o f s y n o d a l i t y i n t h e g o v e r n m e n t o f t h e u n i v e r s a l C h u r c h , t h e P o p e s u g g e s t e d . D e s p i t e t h e c h a n g e , P o p e F r a n c i s h a s i n v i t e d e a c h o f t h e n e w a r c h b i s h o p s t o j o i n h i m i n R o m e o n J u n e 2 9 , a n d c o n ­, c e l e b r a t e M a s s f o r t h e f e a s t o f S t s . P e t e r a n d P a u l . T h e P o p e w i l l b l e s s e a c h p a l l i u m , a n d i f t h e a r c h b i s h o p i s p r e s ­, e n t h e w i l l p r e s e n t t h e v e s t m e n t t o h i m p r i v a t e l y a f t e r t h e M a s s . B u t t h e f o r ­, m a l i n s t a l l a t i o n w i l l t a k e p l a c e i n t h e a r c h d i o c e s e . 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 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 M a r c h 2 0 1 5 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t 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 Flights from various airports in the UK Full Religious Programme led by Spiritual Director Assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides &, representatives throughout 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 Bonded and Licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK | ATOL 5163 FOLLOW US: Joe Walsh Tours FATIMA 23 JULY | 7 NIGHTS From London Gatwick MEDJUGORJE 16 MAY | 7 NIGHTS From Bristol 27 MAY &, 30 SEPTEMBER | 7 NIGHTS From London Gatwick LOURDES £, 639 pp from 7 NIGHTS From London Gatwick from £, £, 539 pp from from £, SPECIAL DEPARTURES 27 MAY | 5 NIGHTS From Liverpool 3 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Leeds Bradford 13 JULY | 5 NIGHTS From East Midlands 26 JULY | 5 NIGHTS From Cardiff 31 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Manchester £, 629 pp from SPECIAL DEPARTURES from £, £, 649 pp from from from £, GROUP &, PARISH PILGRIMAGES FATIMA FATIMA *Lunch also included in Lourdes &, Fatima &, Fatima Spiritual Director representatives throughout D A I L Y B R E A K F A S T &, D I N N E R I N C L U D E D ! * £, 599 pp from from from from £, £, 599 pp from from from £, £, 629 pp from from from from £, www.macintyrehudson.co.uk 01494 441 226 Normal Delivery Terms: 5­,7 Working Days or Next Day Nationwide, if needed Whether you are looking for kiln­,dried crates, heaps of wood or simply a few bags of seasoned timber or bags of coal, Logs Direct are guaranteed to have a solution for you! From their base in Halton Nr Lancaster and through distributors across the country, Logs Direct Ltd offers free delivery throughout mainland UK.

Read in full

Page 3

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 3 T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 PHILOSOPHY &, THEOLOGY IN ACTION POSTGRADUATE STUDY AT HEYTHROP Philosophy &, Theology UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Choose from our wide range of 22 postgraduate programmes starting in September 2015. Heythrop College is the specialist philosophy and theology college of the University of London. We have a 400 year history and an international reputation for academic excellence and world-leading research. Find out more at www.heythrop.ac.uk/pg OPEN EVENING: WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL TASTER DAY: SATURDAY 14 MARCH q 020 7795 6600 E admissionspg@heythrop.ac.uk S t . P e t e r ’, s i n B i g g l e s w a d e w a s p a c k e d o n t h e e v e n i n g o f S u n d a y 1 8 t h J a n u a r y f o r a C h u r c h e s T o g e t h e r i n B i g g l e s w a d e s e r v i c e t o m a r k t h e s t a r t o f t h e W e e k o f P r a y e r f o r C h r i s t i a n U n i t y . C o n g r e g a t i o n s f r o m t h e t o w n ’, s A n g l i c a n , B a p t i s t , C a t h o l i c , M e t h o d i s t , N e w L i f e a n d P e n t e c o s t a l c h u r c h e s j o i n e d t o g e t h e r f o r a s e r v i c e w i t h t h e t h e m e “, T h e W e l l i s D e e p ”, , c r e a t e d b y c h u r c h e s i n B r a z i l a n d b e i n g u s e d w o r l d ­, w i d e . A s w e l l a s p r a y e r s a n d h y m n s , t h o s e p r e s e n t a l s o e n j o y e d a v i b r a n t a n d t h o u g h t p r o v o k i n g t a l k b y V i n c e W i l l i a m s , L e a d e r o f B i g g l e s w a d e P e n t e c o s t a l C h u r c h . A c o l ­, l e c t i o n w a s h e l d f o r a n A l l W e C a n ( t h e M e t h o d i s t R e l i e f a n d D e v e l o p m e n t F u n d ) p r o j e c t t o i m p r o v e a c c e s s t o w a t e r a n d s a n i t a t i o n f a ­, c i l i t i e s i n r u r a l U g a n d a . U n i t e d i n B i g g l e s w a d e B i s h o p P e t e r t r a v e l l e d t o M y a n m a r ( B u r m a ) b e f o r e C h r i s t m a s t o r e p r e s e n t t h e B i s h ­, o p s o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s a t t h e 5 0 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e e s t a b i s h m e n t o f C a t h o l i ­, c i s m . T h e m a i n M a s s l a s t e d f i v e h o u r s . A c h a n g e o f s c e n e r y

Read in full

Page 4

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 5

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 5 T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 Many children are currently in care and need a new family…, could you be that family? Adoption Connections St. Francis’, Children’,s Society is a voluntary adoption agency, rated ‘,Outstanding’, by Ofsted. We welcome all kinds of adopters for all kinds of children, regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, marital status or sexual orientation. Connecting the Adoption Circle Milton Keynes: 01908 572700 Peterborough: 01733 475581 Registered Charity No. 211670 www.sfcs.org.uk enquiries@sfcs.org.uk At our Milton Keynes and Peterborough offi,ces ­, see website for details. First Wednesday of every month eterborough offi,ces ­, see w y of e e dnesda F irst W evenings: A d o p t i o n i n f o r m a t i o n ynes and P At our Milton Ke eynes and P . y month e r v y of e ebsite for details eterborough offi,ces ­, see w ough: e terbor P ynes: e Milton K g.uk ies@sfcs.or e nquir g.uk . sfcs.or w ww 211670 . 211670 No ity C har Registered 01733 475581 ough: 01908 572700 ynes: S i n c e o u r l a s t r e p o r t t o t h e V i n e a b o u t o u r f i r s t B i g S o c i e t y m e e t i n g i n J u n e 2 0 1 1 t h e C h u r c h e s i n t h e S o u t h W e s t B e d s c o n s t i t u e n c y o f M P A n ­, d r e w S e l o u s h a v e b e e n m e e t i n g r e g u l a r l y . O u r f i r s t c o n c r e t e a c t i o n w a s t o s e t u p t h e D u n s t a ­, b l e F o o d B a n k T h e r e a r e n o w 2 0 C h u r c h e s i n ­, v o l v e d i n t h i s a n d i n t h e S t r e e t P a s t o r s i n i t i a t i v e w h i c h h e l p s y o u n g p e o p l e s t a y s a f e w h e n c l u b b i n g o n F r i d a y a n d S a t u r d a y n i g h t s . S p e a k e r s a t o u r m e e t i n g s h a v e i n c l u d e d t h o s e f r o m C h u r c h A c t i o n o n P o v e r t y , C A F O D a n d T e a r f u n d , a n d C h r i s t i a n s a g a i n s t P o v e r t y . O n e o f o u r c h i e f a i m s i s t o s u p p o r t o n e a n o t h e r a n d t o p r e s e n t a u n i t e d C h r i s t i a n p r e s e n c e t o o u r t o w n . W e a r e l o o k i n g h o w t o b e m o r e p r o a c t i v e e . g . i n h e l p i n g p e o p l e w h o m i g h t r e s o r t t o f o o d b a n k s t o m a n a g e t h e i r m o n e y b e t t e r t h r o u g h d e b t c o u n s e l l i n g a n d b u d g e t i n g , e x p a n d i n g o n t h e w o r k a l r e a d y b e i n g d o n e b y t h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y , a n d t o l o o k a t h o w w e m i g h t p r o v i d e o u r y o u n g p e o p l e w i t h a n a l t e r n a t i v e t o t h e c l u b ­, b i n g a n d ‘, b i n g e ’, d r i n k i n g c u l t u r e W e h a v e n o w d e c i d e d t o c h a n g e o u r n a m e t o t h e ‘, G o o d S o c i e t y ’, a n d a r e t h i n k i n g w h a t t h e V i s i o n o f a G o o d S o c i e t y m i g h t b e . T h r o u g h o u t w e h a v e b e e n i n c r e a s i n g l y i n s p i r e d b y t h e C h u r c h e s S o c i a l T e a c h i n g a n d b y P o p e F r a n c i s e m p h a s i s o n b e i n g a C h u r c h o f t h e p o o r A t t h e l a s t m e e t i n g o n 3 0 t h J a n u a r y 2 0 1 5 w e d e c i d e o n t w o a c t i o n s f i r s t t o o r g a n i s e a ‘, H u s ­, t i n g s ’, i n D u n s t a b l e f o r a l l C a n d i d a t e s f o r t h e e l e c t i o n a t w h i c h w e w i l l p u t t o t h e m o u r c o n ­, c e r n s a s C h r i s t i a n s S e c o n d l y w e a r e g o i n g t o o r g a n i s e a d a y ’, s C o n ­, f e r e n c e f o r a l l C h r i s t i a n s t o t h i n k m o r e w h a t a G o o d S o c i e t y i n D u n s t a b l e m i g h t l o o k l i k e a n d h o w w e c a n w o r k w i t h o u r L o c a l A u t h o r i t y o f C e n t r a l B e d f o r d s h i r e o n s p e c i f i c i s s u e s t o f i g h t p o v e r t y a n d t o r e d u c e t h e g a p b e t w e e n r i c h a n d p o o r i n o u r a r e a . T h e p r o v i s i o n a l d a t e f o r t h i s i s S a t u r d a y 2 7 t h J u n e b e t w e e n 1 0 a m a n d 3 p m . W e w i l l a d v e r ­, t i s e t h i s a g a i n n e a r e r t h e t i m e a s w e w o u l d l i k e t o s e e m a n y C a t h o l i c s f r o m o u r P a s t o r a l A r e a o f C e n t r a l B e d f o r d s h i r e a t t h i s m e e t i n g . O u r C a t h o l i c S o c i a l T e a c h i n g p r o v i d e s u s w i t h s o m a n y t r e a s u r e s t o o f f e r o u r f e l l o w C h r i s t i a n s A g n e s M i l n e ( c o n v e n e r ) o f C h u r c h e s T o g e t h e r i n D u n ­, s t a b l e ‘, G o o d S o c i e t y ’, I n i t i a t i v e T h e G o o d S o c i e t y i n D u n s t a b l e F o r s o m e y e a r s t h e m e m b e r s o f t h e S t B e d e ’, s C o n f e r e n c e o f t h e S t V i n c e n t d e P a u l S o c i e t y a n d v o l u n t e e r s h a v e d e l i v e r e d C h r i s t m a s H a m p e r s t o e l d e r l y a n d n e e d y f a m i l i e s , i n a n d a r o u n d t h e N e w p o r t P a g ­, n e l l a r e a . T h i s y e a r w a s n o e x c e p t i o n a n d a t o t a l o f 3 8 h a m p e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d o n S a t u r d a y , 2 0 t h D e c e m b e r . S t B e d e ’, s C h u r c h h a s t r a d i t i o n a l l y f u n d e d t h e p r o j e c t w i t h p r o c e e d s f r o m t h e P a r i s h B a z a a r b u t a d d i t i o n a l l y d o n a t i o n s o f f o o d a n d m o n e y h a v e c o m e f r o m t h e l o c a l c o m ­, m u n i t y . T h i s y e a r m e m b e r s o f S t B e d e ’, s C o n f e r e n c e w e r e d e l i g h t e d t o r e c e i v e a g i f t o f c h o c o l a t e s f r o m T h o r n t o n ’, s t o i n c l u d e i n t h e h a m p e r s . T h a n k s t o t h e g e n e r o s i t y o f f r i e n d s o f a p a r i s h i o n e r o f S t B e d e ’, s , s o m e 4 0 c h i l d r e n e a c h r e c e i v e d a n i n d i v i d u a l p r e s e n t . G e n e r o u s C h r i s t m a s h a m p e r s i n N e w p o r t P a g n e l l

Read in full

Page 6

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 7

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 7 T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 a s s e m b l e d t o g e t h e r , h a d f o r m a l l y a n d w i t h h u m i l i t y r e c o g n i s e d t h e g r a c e s a n d g i f t s b e s t o w e d b y C h r i s t b e y o n d t h e c o m m u n i o n o f t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h . ”, O n e o f t h e i m p a c t s o f t h i s d e c r e e w a s t h a t C a t h o l i c s “, n e e d n o l o n g e r b e f e a r f u l ”, t h a t e n g a g e m e n t w i t h o t h e r C h r i s t i a n s w o u l d b e s e e n t o b e “, d a n g e r o u s t o t h e i r s p i r i t u a l w e l l ­, b e i n g o r a t l e a s t p e r i p h e r a l t o a n d a d i s t r a c t i o n f r o m t h e C h u r c h ’, s t r u e m i s ­, s i o n . ”, T h e p r a y e r a n d w o r k f o r C h r i s t i a n u n i t y “, w a s t o b e u n d e r s t o o d a s i n t e g r a l t o t h e l i f e a n d m i s s i o n o f C a t h o l i c s e v e r y ­, w h e r e . ”, T h e A r c h b i s h o p w e n t o n t o s a y t h a t “, U n i ­, t a t i s R e d i n t e g r a t i o w a s o n l y t h e b e g i n n i n g o f o u r e c u m e n i c a l p i l g r i m a g e t o g e t h e r . A s C a t h o l i c s w e h a d t o l e a r n n e w w a y s t o p r a y a n d e n g a g e w i t h e a c h o t h e r i n e c u m e n i c a l s e t t i n g s a n d t o f i n d a n e c u m e n i s m o f t h e h e a r t t h a t w o u l d e n a b l e u s t o d e e p e n o u r e c u m e n i c a l f r i e n d s h i p s w i t h o n e a n o t h e r . ”, T h e c e l e b r a t i o n e n d e d w i t h a g r e a t s i g n o f p e a c e , a c c o m p a n i e d b y a r o u s i n g H a l l e l u ­, j a h c h o r u s . A n o t h e r t u r n o f t h e H a n d e l o n o u r p i l g r i m a g e t o u n i t y ? P i c t u r e s : t o p , e c u m e n i c a l g u e s t s . R i g h t , c h o i r . L e f t , R t R e v D o n a l d A l l i s t e r , B i s h o p o f P e t e r b o r o u g h

Read in full

Page 8

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

P a g e 8 T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 C HRISTENING &, C OMMUNION W EAR A sumptuous range of gowns and accessories to suit evey budget and grace all occasions Specialists in gifts with a Christian theme, Christening, Dedication, Communion, C onfirmation, Marriage, Ordination &, Christmas. W hatever the occasion, you’,ll find the perfect gift: Bibles, missals, p rayer books, plaques, icons, statues, photo­,frames, fountains, fonts, crosses, crucifixes, r osaries, candles, incense, oil burn­, ers, mini cards to inspire, occasion cards to celebrate, and all at competitive prices! G I FTS F OR ALL O CCASSIONS MAIL ORDER phone/fax 0116 2513477 COME AND VIEW OUR EXTENSIVE RANGES Open Wed ­, Sat 10am ­, 5pm Opposite t he New Highcross, Leicester M I Trust, 35­,37, New Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4RD. Tel/Fax 0116 2513477 Website: www.mitrust.co.uk P l e a s e r e m e m b e r m y i n t e n t i o n / s i n p r a y e r .

Read in full

Page 9

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 P a g e 9 Telephone : 0845 680 4741 www.benedictfuneral.co.uk A Family Run Business S erving Bedfordshire &, North Hertfordshire (other area’,s on request) ·, Buy a pre­,paid funeral plan from £,2700 ·, We sell memorial / grave headstones Have peace of mind you’,re dealing with a Catholic funeral director 24 Hour Service 7 days a week T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E arranged for readers of The Vine A A N N N N U U A A L L T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E AVAILABLE TO ANYONE UP TO 85 YEARS OF AGE. MOST PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ACCEPTED T T O O P P Q Q U U A A L L I I T T Y Y C C O O V V E E R R With a 24 hour helpline and an air ambulance get-you-home service. Mention this advert to get a Special Vine discount. Don’,t forget we can also sell SINGLE-TRIP COVER, with no maximum age limit and up to £,20,000 cancellation cover per couple. CALL ,FOR ,DETAILS AND PRICES 0116 272 0500 Real people ­, not machines! FT Travel Insurance Car Hire Authorised and regulated by the FCA D e a r E d i t o r , I w a s d i s a p p o i n t e d t o r e a d i n D e c e m b e r ’, s V i n e a b o u t t h e D i o c e s a n L i t u r g y C o m m i s ­, s i o n ’, s n e w r u l e s f o r f u n e r a l s . I w a s u n a b l e t o f i n d t h e g u i d e l i n e s o n t h e d i o c e s a n w e b s i t e b u t t r u s t t h a t T h e V i n e h a s r e p o r t e d a c c u r a t e l y w h a t h a s b e e n w r i t t e n . F o r a n y o n e w h o m i s s e d t h e a r t i c l e , t h e g u i d e l i n e s s a y t h a t , a m o n g o t h e r t h i n g s , f l o w e r s s h o u l d n o t b e l a i d o n t h e c o f f i n , n o r s h o u l d M a s s c a r d s o r p e r s o n a l m e m e n t o e s o f p h o t o g r a p h s . A n y s e c u l a r m u s i c s h o u l d b e p l a y e d o u t s i d e t h e f u n e r a l l i t u r g y . A s h o r t e u l o g y ( u p t o 3 m i n u t e s ) i s r e l u c ­, t a n t l y p e r m i t t e d b u t i t m u s t b e s e e n b e ­, f o r e h a n d b y t h e p r i e s t . A s h e s m u s t b e b u r i e d , n o t s c a t t e r e d . F a m i l i e s s h o u l d n o t c o m e t o t h e p r i e s t w i t h f u n e r a l p l a n s a l ­, r e a d y m a d e : d e c i s i o n s s h o u l d b e t a k e n b y t h e p r i e s t a n d f a m i l y t o g e t h e r . R e a s o n s f o r d i s a p p o i n t m e n t a r e t h e s e , I s i t n e c e s s a r y t o e s t a b l i s h r u l e s f o r e v e r y t h i n g i n t h i s d e g r e e o f d e t a i l ? T h i s r e m i n d s m e o f t h e r u l i n g f r o m R o m e a b o u t t h e s i g n o f p e a c e : t h a t t h e p r i e s t s h o u l d n o t c o m e f r o m t h e s a n c t u a r y t o s h a k e h a n d s w i t h p a r i s h i o n e r s , a n d s o f o r t h . T h e r e i s a p a r i s h i n t h e d i o c e s e w h e r e a g r e a t d e a l i s m a d e o f t h e s i g n o f p e a c e a n d w h e r e i t a n i m p o r t a n t f e a t u r e o f t h e l i t u r g y . W h y i s t h e r e n e e d f o r u n i ­, f o r m i t y a n d n o t v a r i e t y ? F u n e r a l s a r e a t i m e o f g r e a t e m o t i o n a l t u r m o i l f o r f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l y . W h a t i f t h e f a m i l y i s c o n s o l e d b y p e r s o n a l m e ­, m e n t o e s , f l o w e r s o n t h e c o f f i n , t h e p l a y ­, i n g o f ‘, s e c u l a r m u s i c ’, w h i c h m e a n t s o m e t h i n g t o t h e d e c e a s e d , t h e r e a d i n g o f a f a v o u r i t e p o e m ? W h y i n t h e s e d a y s w h e n t h e r o l e o f t h e l a i t y i s s e e n t o b e b e c o m i n g h i g h l y i m p o r ­, t a n t i s s o m u c h c o n t r o l g i v e n t o t h e p r i e s t ? V e t t i n g t h e e u l o g y ? N e g o t i a t i n g t h e r e a d i n g s ? C a n p a r i s h i o n e r s n o t b e t r u s t e d t o o r g a n i s e h o w t h e y w i s h t o p a r t f r o m t h e i r l o v e d o n e s ? W h a t i f t h e p r i e s t a n d t h e m o u r n e r s d i s a g r e e ? I h a v e b e e n t o f u n e r a l s w h e r e t h e e u l o g y h a s b e e n m o s t m o v i n g : w h e r e a m a n ’, s t h r e e d a u g h t e r s a l l e x p r e s s e d t h e i r l o v e , w h e r e a w i f e s p o k e b r a v e l y a b o u t h e r h u s b a n d . N e i t h e r w a s r e s t r i c t e d t o t h r e e m i n u t e s . C a n a n y o n e s e e t h e l o g i c i n b u r y i n g , n o t s c a t t e r i n g a s h e s ? L a s t y e a r m y w i f e d i e d s u d d e n l y a n d t o ­, g e t h e r w i t h m e m b e r s o f m y f a m i l y I c o m ­, p o s e d a f u n e r a l s e r v i c e : t h e r e a d i n g s , h y m n s , b i d d i n g p r a y e r s , m u s i c t o b e p l a y e d a t t h e c r e m a t o r i u m ( D v o r a k a n d T i p p e t ) . O n e o f m y s o n s s p o k e m o v i n g l y a b o u t h i s m o t h e r ( n o t l i m i t e d i n t i m e ) . O n t h e c o f f i n m y c h i l d r e n h a d l a i d a b e a u t i f u l s p r a y o f f l o w e r s , m y c o n t r i b u t i o n w a s a w r e a t h o f r e d r o s e s . I f e l t t h a t b y t h e f u n e r a l w e w e r e f o r t i f i e d b y t h e r i t e s o f M o t h e r C h u r c h . I d i d n o t f e e l t h e n e e d t o n e g o t i a t e w h a t w a s t o h a p p e n : I t o o k i t a s a r i g h t t h a t a s a m e m b e r o f t h e C h u r c h m y f a r e w e l l t o m y w i f e s h o u l d b e w h a t I w a n t e d , n o t a n y o n e e l s e . I s u p p o s e i f y o u h a v e t o h a v e a c o m m i s s i o n i t h a s t o m e e t . T h e d a n g e r t h e n i s t h a t i n ­, s t e a d o f t h i n k i n g u p i m a g i n a t i v e l i t u r g i e s o r b e a u t i f y i n g o u r s e r v i c e s w i t h s o m e o f t h e r i c h c u l t u r e o f o u r n a t i o n , i t s i t s a n d d e v i s e s p e t t y r u l e s w h i c h m a y c a u s e d i s ­, t r e s s a n d b e n e f i t n o ­, o n e . I r e a d s o m e w h e r e a b o u t a n o f f i c e r w h o d i d n o t o b e y a l l o r d e r s , o n l y t h o s e t h e g e n e r a l w o u l d h a v e g i v e n i f h e h a d k n o w n w h a t h e w a s t a l k i n g a b o u t . I h o p e t h e c l e r g y w i l l l o o k a t t h e s e r u l e s i n a s i m i l a r w a y . M i c h a e l S t o t h a r d L e i g h t o n B u z z a r d G u i d e t o f u n e r a l s c h a l l e n g e a n d r e s p o n s e D e a r E d i t o r , I a p p r e c i a t e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o t r y t o r e s p o n d t o y o u r c o r r e s p o n ­, d e n t a b o u t t h e d i o c e s a n G u i d e l i n e s f o r F u n e r a l s . T h e y w e r e p r o d u c e d i n r e s p o n s e t o m a n y r e q u e s t s f o r s o m e t h i n g t o h e l p p e o p l e a n d c l e r g y a t t h i s v e r y d i f f i c u l t a n d s e n s i t i v e t i m e t o e x p l a i n h o w t h e C h u r c h u n d e r s t a n d s o u r f u n e r a l r i t e s . A f t e r l e n g t h y c o n s i d e r a t i o n t h e y w e r e a g r e e d b y t h e C o u n c i l o f P r i e s t s a n d o f f e r e d a s g u i d a n c e , w h i c h o b v i o u s l y c a n b e r e v i e w e d w i t h t i m e . M a n y p e o p l e h a d c o m m e n t e d t h a t t h e r e w a s n e e d f o r h e l p t o b r i n g t o g e t h e r w h a t h a d b e c o m e v e r y d i v e r g i n g p r a c t i c e s , s o t h a t t h e r e w a s a d e g r e e o f s h a r e d u n d e r s t a n d i n g a b o u t w h a t a C a t h o l i c f u n e r a l c e l e b r a t e s . A t t h e h e a r t o f t h e f u n e r a l l i t u r g y i s t h e p r o c l a m a t i o n t h a t G o d h a s c r e a t e d e a c h o f u s f o r e t e r n a l l i f e , w h i c h i s a c h i e v e d t h r o u g h t h e p a s s i o n , d e a t h , r e s u r r e c t i o n a n d a s c e n s i o n o f J e s u s . T h e f u ­, n e r a l r i t e s a r e “, t o o f f e r w o r s h i p , p r a i s e , a n d t h a n k s g i v i n g t o G o d ”, . T h e C h u r c h “, c o m m e n d s t h e d e a d t o G o d ’, s m e r c i f u l l o v e a n d p l e a d s f o r t h e f o r g i v e n e s s o f t h e i r s i n s ”, a n d “, b r i n g s h o p e a n d c o n s o l a t i o n t o t h e l i v i n g . ”, T h e s e q u o t a t i o n s , l i k e m u c h o f t h e c o n t e n t , a r e t a k e n d i r e c t l y f r o m t h e O r d e r o f C h r i s t i a n F u n e r a l s ( 1 9 8 8 ) w h i c h w a s m a n d a t e d b y t h e B i s h o p s o f E n g l a n d , W a l e s a n d S c o t l a n d f o r u s e f r o m E a s t e r 1 9 9 1 i n o u r c o m m u n i t i e s . T h e G u i d e l i n e s t r y t o i m p l e m e n t t h e s e a i m s f o r a l l w h o s e f u n e r a l w e c e l e b r a t e . W e w e l c o m e c o m m e n t s o n t h e G u i d e l i n e s a n d h o p e t h a t i n r e a d ­, i n g t h e m p e o p l e w i l l f i n d t h e a n s w e r t o t h e q u e s t i o n s t h e y h a v e r a i s e d . M g r K e v i n M c G i n n e l l C h a i r , L i t u r g y C o m m i s i s i o n . T h e C h u r c h “, c o m m e n d s t h e d e a d t o G o d ’, s m e r c i f u l l o v e a n d p l e a d s f o r t h e f o r g i v e n e s s o f t h e i r s i n s ”, a n d “, b r i n g s h o p e a n d c o n s o l a t i o n t o t h e l i v i n g . ”, And the word was made flesh. And dwelt among us. Feast of the Annunciation You are invited to a Rosary gathering/procession to honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the vigil of her Feast. Tuesday 24th March 2015 at the Angelus time of 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West Milton Keynes MK9 2ES “,To save poor sinners God wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world.”, Fatima, 13th June 1917 For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330

Read in full

Page 10

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 11

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

Read in full

Page 12

Mar 2015 edition of the The Vine - Northampton

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

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