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

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

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

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e M a y 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 well respected voluntary adoption agency, whose history dates back almost 150 years. Rated ‘,Outstanding’, by Ofsted, we welcome all kinds of adopters for all kinds of children. 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. 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A n y u n s u s p e c t i n g C o n f i r m a n d w h o t h o u g h t t h e y w e r e i n f o r a q u i e t d a y h a d a r u d e a w a k e n i n g a n d s o o n f o u n d t h e m - s e l v e s i n a g i a n t r e l a y r a c e w i t h a t w i s t : p o l o m i n t s w e r e r a c i n g d o w n t h e a i s l e s b e i n g p a s s e d f r o m p e r s o n t o p e r s o n w i t h a s t r a w t o b e h e l d b e t w e e n t h e t e e t h . O n c e a l l w e r e w a r m e d u p a n d r e a d y t o b e g i n , t h e d a y ’, s k e y - n o t e s p e a k e r l a u n c h e d i n t o h i s b i g q u e s t i o n f o r t h e C o n f i r m a n d i : A r e y o u r e a l l y f r e e ? C o n f i r m a n d i , c a t e c h i s t s a n d c l e r g y a l i k e w e r e i n v i t e d t o c o n s i d e r w h a t f r e e d o m i s : d o e s i t s i m p l y m e a n d o i n g w h a t w e w a n t , w h e n w e w a n t ? A r e w e s o m e - t i m e s g u i l t y o f t h i n k i n g t h a t t h e e a r t h ( a n d t h e r e f o r e o u r s e l v e s ! ) i s a t t h e c e n t r e o f a u n i v e r s e , j u s t a s t h e m e d i e v a l w o r l d b e - l i e v e d , w i t h e v e r y t h i n g e l s e i n o r b i t a r o u n d u s ? W h e n t h e w o r l d i s s e e n t h r o u g h t h i s l e n s , w e a r e t o o b u s y t o p r a y , t h e p e w s i n c h u r c h a r e u n c o m f o r t a b l e , a n d w e b e g i n t o p u r s u e ‘, f r e e d o m s ’, w i t h o u t c o n s i d e r i n g t h e c o s t . R e a l f r e e d o m c o m e s o n l y w h e n w e p u t G o d f i r s t , a n d t h e C o n f i r m a n d i w e r e c h a l - l e n g e d t o t r u l y m a k e G o d t h e c e n t r e o f t h e i r u n i v e r s e b e f o r e t h e y c o n f i r m t h e p r o m i s e s m a d e o n t h e i r b e h a l f a t b a p t i s m . T h e t a l k a s k e d s o m e d e e p q u e s t i o n s o f t h e C o n f i r m a n d i a n d t h e y w e r e t h e r e g i v e n t h e c h a n c e t o p r a y q u i e t l y , a t a n u m b e r o f c r e - a t i v e p r a y e r s p a c e s , a s w e l l a s r e c e i v i n g t h e s a c r a m e n t o f r e c o n c i l i a t i o n i f t h e y w i s h e d . N o f e w e r t h a n 9 c l e r g y c a m e a l o n g t o m i n i s t e r t o y o u n g p e o p l e i n t h i s t i m e a n d t h e i r w e r e l o t s o f s m i l i n g y o u n g s a i n t s j u s t b e f o r e l u n c h . C o n f i r m a n d i a l s o h a d t h e c h a n c e t o e x p l o r e d i f f e r e n t w o r k s h o p s w i t h a r a n g e o f t h e m e s , i n c l u d i n g h o w t h e H o l y S p i r i t h a s b e e n d e p i c t e d i n a r t a n d t h e c h a n c e f o r t h e y o u n g p e o p l e t o c r e a t e s o m e m a s t e r p i e c e s o f t h e i r o w n . C A F O D l o o k e d a t h o w y o u n g p e o p l e c a n f i g h t f o r s o c i a l j u s t i c e w h i l e o t h - e r s f o u n d o u t w h a t i t m e a n s t o b e m e n o f G o d ! ( I n f a c t , t h e r e a r e c l u e s t o t h i s c a l l i n g i n m a n y m o d e r n s u p e r h e r o f i l m s a s w e l l a s i n t h e l i v e s o f t r u l y s t r o n g s a i n t s s u c h a s M a x i m i l i a n K o l b e ) . S o m e t o o k p a r t i n t h e w o r k s h o p j u s t f o r g i r l s , t o b e t t e r u n d e r - s t a n d t h e i r d e s t i n y a s D a u g h t e r s o f a K i n g ! ( W h a t d o e s G o d h a v e t o d o w i t h b e a u t y a n d f e m i n i n i t y ? ) T h e r a i n s j u s t a b o u t h e l d o f f d u r i n g l u n c h t i m e , a n d s o C o n f i r m a n d i w e r e a b l e t o e x p l o r e t h e b e a u t i f u l g r o u n d s a t T h o r n - t o n C o l l e g e a n d h a v e a g a m e o f f o o t b a l l o n t h e f i e l d . I n t h e a f t e r n o o n B i s h o p P e t e r p r e s i d e d a t M a s s : t h e h a l l w a s f i l l e d w i t h t h e s i n g i n g o f y o u t h f u l L u t o n v o i c e s a n d d e c o r a t e d b e a u t i f u l l y w i t h s o m e i n s p i r e d a r t w o r k d e p i c t e d t h e H o l y S p i r i t a t w o r k . A t t h e e n d o f t h e d a y , B i s h o p P e t e r t o o k q u e s t i o n s f r o m t h e C o n f i r m a n d i . Y o u n g p e o p l e h a d b e e n T w e e t i n g q u e s t i o n s f o r t h e B i s h o p t h r o u g h o u t t h e i r d a y a n d B i s h o p P e t e r a n s w e r e d a l l s o r t s o f q u e s t i o n s f r o m , “, W h a t i s y o u r f a v o u r i t e B i b l e s t o r y ? ”, t o “, H a v e y o u e v e r h a d a g i r l f r i e n d ? ! ”, M a r l y n i s p a r t o f t h e t e a m o f c a t e c h i s t s f r o m S a c r e d H e a r t p a r i s h . “, I t h i n k t h e b e s t p a r t o f t h e d a y w a s t h e t a l k i n t h e m o r n - i n g , b u t I j u s t e n j o y e d s p e n d i n g t i m e w i t h o u r c h i l d r e n i n a r e l a x e d e n v i r o n m e n t a n d g e t t i n g t o k n o w t h e m a b i t b e t t e r . W e s o m e t i m e s c o n c e n t r a t e s o m u c h o n t e a c h - i n g a n d f o r m i n g t h e m , t h a t w e f o r g e t a b o u t t h a t s i d e o f t h i n g s ! C o n f i r m a n d i f r o m S a - c r e d H e a r t p r e s e n t e d B i s h o p P e t e r w i t h l e t t e r s t h e y h a d w r i t t e n f o r h i m d u r i n g t h e i r c a t e c h e t i c a l m e e t i n g s . “, I t ’, s g r e a t t h a t t h e y g e t t h e c h a n c e t o s p e a k t o t h e B i s h o p a n d s e e t h a t h e i s q u i t e n o r m a l ! ”, L u t o n C o n f i r m a n d i w i l l b e r e c e i v i n g t h e s a c r a - m e n t o f C o n f i r m a t i o n i n t h e c o m i n g m o n t h s . T h e y c a n b e a s s u r e d o f t h e p r a y e r s o f a l l f r o m N Y M O a n d t h e t e a m s o f c a t e c h i s t s t h a t a r e w o r k i n g h a r d t o p r e - p a r e t h e m . P i c t u r e s : t o p , l i t u r g i c a l d a n c e r s , r i g h t , d i s c u s s i o n g r o u p , b e l o w , a r t w o r k B l a z e

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e M a y 2 0 1 5 A c c i d e n t s h a p p e n t o B i s h o p s , a s w e l l a s t o t h e r e s t o f u s . B i s h o p P e t e r c o n f e s s e d i t t o t h e c a t h e d r a l p a c k e d f o r t h e C h r i s m M a s s o n M a u n d y T h u r s d a y . ‘, I j o i n e d o u r p r i e s t s h e r e i n t h e C a t h e d r a l t o h e a r C o n f e s s i o n s d u r i n g t h e P e n i t e n t i a l S e r v i c e . F o r t h e f i r s t o f t h e S c r i p t u r e r e a d i n g s I w e n t t o s i t d o w n w i t h s o m e d i g n i t y . U n f o r t u n a t e l y , t h e r e w a s n o c h a i r t h e r e . T h e z u c h e t t a ( s c a r l e t c a p ) f l e w o f f . I w a s s t u c k i n a c r o u c h i n g p o s i t i o n a n d , a m i d s t g r e a t l a u g h t e r , t h e p r i e s t s p u l l e d m e t o m y f e e t ! W h y w a s i t a g r e a t g r a c e ? I t b r o u g h t m e d o w n t o e a r t h –, l i t e r a l l y , a n d i t w a s a l e s - s o n i n h o w r e l i a n t t h e b i s h o p i s o n h i s p r i e s t s a s h i s p r i n c i p a l c o - w o r k e r s . W i t h - o u t t h e m , h e i s s t u c k ! S o , a l e s s o n i n h u - m i l i t y a n d a l e s s o n i n d e p e n d e n c e o r r a t h e r t h e c o m m u n i o n o f t h e b i s h o p w i t h h i s p r i e s t s , y e s , a g r e a t g r a c e ! ’, T h i s w a s t h e t e n t h t i m e B i s h o p P e t e r h a s p r e s i d e d a t t h e C h r i s m M a s s . T h e g a t h e r - i n g o f c l e r g y s h o w e d s o m e o f t h e c h a n g e s w h i c h h a v e t a k e n p l a c e . T h e r e w a s a s i g - n i f i c a n t s h o w i n g o f p r i e s t s f r o m A f r i c a a n d A s i a , a n d a g r e a t s w e l l o f P e r m a n e n t D e a c o n s , m a n y o f t h e m m u c h y o u n g e r t h a n t h e p r i e s t s . A l s o p r e s e n t w e r e t w o t r a n d s i e n t d e a c o n s , P i u s A m o a k o a n d B e n e d e t t o D ’, A u t i l i a w h o w i l l b e o r d a i n e d p r i e s t s f o r t h e D i o c e s e t h i s s u m m e r . T h e B i s h o p i n h i s h o m i l y t a l k e d f i r s t a b o u t t h e h o l y o i l s . ‘, E a c h o f u s , a n o i n t e d w i t h t h e O i l o f C a t e c h u m e n s a n d s e a l e d w i t h t h e O i l o f C h r i s m i n o u r B a p t i s m a n d C o n f i r - m a t i o n , b e c o m e s a m e m b e r o f t h e B o d y o f C h r i s t , t h e A n o i n t e d O n e . W e a r e c a l l e d t o c o n s e c r a t e o u r l i v e s t o G o d , t o s p e a k a n d a c t w i t h C h r i s t ’, s l o v e a n d t r u t h a n d j u s t i c e , a n d t o s e r v e t h o s e i n n e e d w i t h r e a l c o m - p a s s i o n , w e a r e c a l l e d t o b e p r i e s t s , p r o p h e t s a n d k i n g s . A n d o n l y y o u c a n b e t h a t p r e s e n c e o f C h r i s t w h e r e y o u a r e . I t i s i n t h e o r d i n a r y , h u m d r u m r o u t i n e o f o u r l i v e s t h a t w e l i v e o u t t h a t c a l l t o h o l i - n e s s a s G o d ’, s a n o i n t e d p e o p l e . I t i s i n o u r d a y t o d a y c o n t a c t s w i t h p e o p l e , a t h o m e a n d a t w o r k , t h a t r e s p e c t , d i g n i t y , e q u a l - i t y , j u s t i c e a n d p e a c e m u s t s h i n e . O f c o u r s e , w i t h t h e G e n e r a l E l e c t i o n a p - p r o a c h i n g , w e h a v e t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y , t o o , t o s e e k o u t t h o s e c a n d i d a t e s w h o s e p o l i c i e s b e s t r e f l e c t t h e G o s p e l w e a r e s t r i v i n g t o l i v e ’, . W e n e e d t o b e a m i s s i o 9 n a r y p e o p l e . B i s h o p P e t e r r e m i n d e d t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n t h a t t h e B i s h o p s h a v e l a u n c h e d a n e w i n i - t i a t i v e c a l l e d “, P r o c l a i m 1 5 ”, t o e n c o u r a g e a n d e q u i p o u r p a r i s h e s t o b e m i s s i o n a r y . ’, T h e S p i r i t i s a m o n g u s a n d t h e g r a c e o f t h e s a c r a m e n t s f l o w s f r o m t h e c r o s s . W h a t o p - p o r t u n i t i e s t h e r e a r e , i f w e a r e f l e x i b l e , t o o p e n t h e w a y f o r C h r i s t i n t o t h e h e a r t s o f p e o p l e w h o d o n o t k n o w h i m . ’, T h e B i s h o p t h e n t u r n e d t o t h e p r i e s t s . ‘, O n l y G o d t r u l y k n o w s h o w d e d i c a t e d y o u a r e , h o w t i r e l e s s l y y o u s p e n d y o u r s e l v e s i n t h e v i n e y a r d , a n d w h a t c h a l l e n g e s y o u f a c e o n a d a i l y b a s i s ’, P r i e s t s , h e s a i d , m u s t r e - m a i n u n i t e d w i t h C h r i s t . ’, * t i s C h r i s t w h o h a s l a i d h i s h a n d s o n u s . N o l o n g e r d o e s h e c a l l u s s e r v a n t s , h e c a l l s u s f r i e n d s H e e n - t r u s t s e v e r y t h i n g t o u s , h e e n t r u s t s h i m - s e l f . H e e n t r u s t s h i s W o r d a n d h e e n t r u s t s h i s B o d y a n d B l o o d i n t h e E u c h a r i s t ’, P r i e s t s m u d s t r e m a i n i n f r i e n d s h i p w i t h C h r i s t , a n d t h e y m u s t b u i l d l i n k s o f f r i e n d - s h i p w i t h i n t h e i r p a r i s h c o m m u n i t y . ‘, A l - w a y s h o l d i n y o u r h e a r t t h e a f f e c t i o n o f t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d o f y o u r b i s h o p f o r y o u ’, . ‘, A s I h a v e s a i d “, t h a n k y o u ”, t o t h e d e a c o n s , r e l i g i o u s a n d p e o p l e o f t h e C h u r c h i n t h e D i o c e s e , I w a n t t o s a y t h e b i g g e s t “, t h a n k y o u ”, t o y o u , m y d e a r b r o t h e r p r i e s t s . 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P a g e 8 T h e V i n e M a y 2 0 1 5 A t S t D u n s t a n ’, s C h u r c h i n B o u r n e E n d , a g r o u p o f o v e r 2 0 0 p a r i s h i o n e r s g a t h e r e d f o r a M e m o r i a l S e r v i c e o n t h e e v e n i n g o f 9 t h F e b r u a r y t o r e m e m b e r a n d g i v e t h a n k s t o G o d f o r t h e l i f e a n d m i n i s t r y o f t h e i r f r i e n d , F r G e o r g e M c C a n n , w h o d i e d o n 2 7 t h J a n - u a r y . F r G e o r g e w a s o r d a i n e d o n 2 6 t h J u l y 1 9 5 3 a n d s e r v e d i n a n u m b e r o f p a r i s h e s i n b o t h t h e o l d a n d c u r r e n t D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n . B u t i t w a s p a r i s h i o n e r s a n d f r i e n d s f r o m h i s l a s t t h i r t y y e a r s w h o g a t h e r e d a t S t D u n s t a n ’, s t h a t e v e n i n g . F r G e o r g e w a s t h e P a r i s h P r i e s t a t S t T e r e s a ’, s C h u r c h i n B e a - c o n s f i e l d b e t w e e n 1 9 8 3 a n d 1 9 9 6 , a f t e r w h i c h t i m e h e r e t i r e d a n d w e n t t o l i v e i n K e t t e r i n g w i t h h i s s i s t e r , M a r y . W h e n t h e B o n S e c o u r s h o s p i t a l i n B e a c o n s f i e l d c l o s e d i n 2 0 0 0 , S r W i n i f r e d M c C a h i l l a n d S r A n n e C a m p b e l l m o v e d i n t o t h e p r e s b y - t e r y i n B o u r n e E n d w h i c h w a s v a c a n t . D u r i n g h i s m i n i s t r y a t S t T e r e s a ’, s , F r G e o r g e h a d w o r k e d c l o s e l y w i t h t h e B o n S e c o u r s s i s - t e r s a n d , i n h i s r e t i r e m e n t , r e g u l a r l y s t a y e d w i t h t h e m a t S t D u n - s t a n ’, s f o r a c o u p l e o f w e e k s e v e r y f e w m o n t h s . F o l l o w i n g M a r y ’, s d e a t h i n 2 0 1 1 , F r G e o r g e m o v e d i n t o r e s i d e n t i a l c a r e a t N a z a r e t h H o u s e i n N o r t h a m p t o n , b u t c o n t i n u e d t o t a k e r e g u l a r b r e a k s t o S t D u n s t a n ’, s . D u r i n g t h e s e b r e a k s , F r G e o r g e c o n t i n u e d h i s o w n d i s t i n c t i v e s t y l e o f m i n i s t r y : c e l e b r a t i n g w e e k - d a y M a s s , v i s i t i n g t h e s i c k a n d h o u s e b o u n d a n d o f f e r i n g h i s w i s e c o u n s e l . P r i e s t s b e l o n g t o b o t h t h e i r n a t u r a l a n d p a r i s h f a m i l i e s , a n d s o m e t i m e s t h e t w o d o n o t r e a l l y k n o w t o o m u c h a b o u t e a c h o t h e r . T h e p a r i s h i o n e r s o f S t T e r e s a ’, s a n d S t D u n s t a n ’, s d e c i d e d t o p u t t o g e t h e r a B o o k o f M e m o r i e s a b o u t F r G e o r g e t o g i v e t o h i s f a m i l y . I t w a s f i l l e d w i t h m a n y t r i b u t e s a n d s t o r i e s o f g o o d t i m e s s p e n t t o g e t h e r . O n e f a m i l y w r o t e “, F r G e o r g e w a s a w o n d e r f u l p r i e s t a n d a g r e a t f r i e n d . H e w o u l d w e l c o m e y o u w i t h a s m i l e a n d w a s n e v e r i n a h u r r y t o s a y g o o d b y e . H i s w h o l e f a c e s h o n e w i t h l o v e a n d w a r m t h , a n d h e a l w a y s h a d a j o k e o r f u n n y s t o r y t o s h a r e ”, . F r F r a n c i s H i g g i n s , t h e c u r r e n t P a r i s h P r i e s t , s a i d o f F r G e o r g e , “, I t h a s b e e n a p r i v i l e g e b o t h f o l l o w i n g i n h i s f o o t s t e p s a n d w a l k i n g a l o n g s i d e ”, . R e m e m b e r i n g F r . G e o r g e T h e G e n e r a l E l e c t i o n w i l l t a k e p l a c e o n T h u r s d a y 7 t h M a y . I n l a t e F e b r u a r y 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 r e - l e a s e d a L e t t e r t o a l l C a t h o l i c v o t e r s s e t t i n g o u t s o m e p o i n t s f o r r e f l e c t i o n i n t h e e x e r c i s e o f o u r v o t e s . “, A t t h i s G e n e r a l E l e c t i o n w e a r e a s k e d t o t h i n k a b o u t t h e k i n d o f s o c i e t y w e w a n t h e r e a t h o m e a n d a b r o a d . W h o m y o u v o t e f o r i s a m a t t e r f o r y o u a l o n e . O u r a i m i s t o s u g g e s t h o w y o u m i g h t a p p r o a c h t h i s i m p o r t a n t q u e s t i o n i n M a y 2 0 1 5 a n d t o s u g g e s t s o m e k e y i s s u e s f o r y o u r r e f l e c t i o n a s y o u m a k e y o u r o w n d e c i s i o n . ”, T h e i r i d e a s w e r e s e t o u t u n d e r t h e f o l l o w i n g h e a d i n g s : R e s p e c t i n g L i f e S u p p o r t i n g M a r r i a g e a n d F a m i l y L i f e A l l e v i a t i n g P o v e r t y E d u c a t i n g f o r t h e g o o d o f a l l B u i l d i n g C o m m u n i t i e s - E u r o p e - T h e V o l u n t a r y S e c t o r - L i v i n g W a g e a n d t h e D i g n i t y o f H u m a n W o r k - A s y l u m a n d I m m i g r a t i o n - R e l i g i o u s F r e e d o m C a r i n g f o r t h e W o r l d - O v e r s e a s A i d a n d D e v e l o p m e n t - C l i m a t e C h a n g e a n d S u s t a i n a b l e D e v e l o p m e n t Y o u c a n d o w n l o a d t h e l e t t e r f r o m t h e d i o c e s a n w e b s i t e . £, 3 8 £, 7 5 D e c l a r i n g t h e J u b i l e e o f M e r c y P o p e F r a n c i s s a i d , ‘, T h i s y e a r w e a r e t o b e t r a n s f o r m e d b y H i s m e r c y , s o t h a t w e t o o m a y b e c o m e ", w i t - n e s s e s t o m e r c y . ”, “, W i t h o u t t h e w i t n e s s o f p a r d o n , ", h e l a m e n t e d , ", l i f e w o u l d b e u n f r u i t - f u l a n d s t e r i l e . ”, T h e H o l y Y e a r ’, s m o t t o i s , “, B e m e r c i f u l l i k e y o u r F a t h e r ”, w h i c h t h e P o p e s a i d , i n v o l v e s o p e n i n g o u r h e a r t s a n d w i t n e s s i n g m e r c y e v e r y w h e r e , f o r , ", P a r d o n i s a f o r c e t h a t c a n g i v e r i s e t o n e w l i f e a n d i n f u s e c o u r a g e t o l o o k w i t h h o p e t o t h e f u t u r e . ”, Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e ? 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Feast of the Visitation MAGNIFICAT ANIMA MEA DOMINUM And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out with a loud voice saying, ",Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!", Rosary procession/gathering to honour Our Lady the Queen of Heaven in this month of May. To be celebrated on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES St Joseph, St John the Baptist, St Elizabeth and St Zacharias pray for us. 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CALL ,FOR ,DETAILS AND PRICES 0116 272 0500 Real people ­, not machines! FT Travel Insurance Car Hire Authorised and regulated by the FCA L e t t e r s G u i d e l i n e s f o r f u n e r a l s D e a r F r . P a u l T h a n k y o u f o r b r i n g i n g o u r a t t e n t i o n t o t h e f i t t i n g c e l e b r a t i o n o f f u n e r a l s [ T h e V i n e M a r c h 2 0 1 5 ] . S u r e l y t h e b e s t w a y i s ‘, a c c o r d i n g t o t h e r i t e s o f o u r H o l y M o t h e r , T h e C h u r c h . ’, P e o p l e a l r e a d y e n j o y a c h o i c e o f r e a d i n g s , b i d d i n g p r a y e r s a n d h y m n s , b u t , i t h a s t o b e s a i d t h a t s o m e C a t h o l i c f u n e r a l s a r e a s t r u g g l e b e t w e e n t h e s a c r e d a n d t h e p r o f a n e . I h a v e s e e n a l a y p e r s o n s t a n d i n g a t t h e a l t a r t o r e a d a p o e m , a s e c u l a r p o p s o n g p l a y e d a t t h e o f f e r t o r y [ f e e t s o o n s t a r t e d t a p - p i n g t o t h e b e a t ] , a e u l o g y t h a t a l m o s t b e c a m e a c a n o n i z a t i o n , a n d o t h e r s t h a t m u s t h a v e b e e n v e r y e m b a r r a s s i n g f o r t h e f a m i l y . W h e n n o n - c a t h o l i c s a r e p r e s e n t t h e n C a t h o l i c s s o m e t i m e s f i n d t h e m s e l v e s s i t t i n g d u r i n g t h e G o s p e l a n d t h e E u c h a r i s t i c P r a y e r —, p e r h a p s a l i t t l e m o r e g u i d a n c e i s n e e d e d f r o m t h e p r i e s t . T h e f i n a l c o m m e n d a t i o n ‘, S a i n t s o f G o d C o m e t o h i s / h e r a i d ‘, i s b e a u t i f u l a n d w o u l d b e n e f i t f r o m m o r e ‘, g r a n d e u r ’, b u t c o n g r e g a - t i o n s a r e l a r g e l y u n f a m i l i a r w i t h t h e r e s p o n s e a n d a r e c a u g h t o n t h e h o p a b i t a s t h e y e x p e c t t h e i r r e s p o n s e s t o f i n i s h a t t h e e n d o f M a s s . Y o u r s s i n c e r e l y R a c h e l D e a n e [ M r s ] W h a t i s t h e V i c a r i a t e ? P o p e F r a n c i s h a s a p p o i n t e d B i s h o p R i c h a r d M o t h , c u r r e n t l y B i s h o p o f t h e F o r c e s , a s B i s h o p o f A r u n d e l &, B r i g h t o n . H e w i l l b e t h e f i f t h B i s h o p o f A r u n d e l &, B r i g h t o n . B i s h o p M o t h w a s o r - d a i n e d a p r i e s t i n 1 9 8 2 a n d s e r v e d a s a p r i e s t i n p a r i s h e s i n t h e A r c h d i o c e s e o f S o u t h w a r k i n c l u d i n g a c t i n g a s V i c a r G e n e r a l a n d C h a n c e l l o r o f t h e A r c h d i o c e s e b e f o r e b e i n g o r d a i n e d B i s h o p o f t h e F o r c e s i n S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 9 . I n a d d i t i o n t o h i s r o l e a s B i s h o p o f t h e F o r c e s , h e i s C h a i r o f G o v e r n o r s a t S t M a r y ’, s U n i v e r s i t y , T w i c k - e n h a m , L i a i s o n B i s h o p f o r P r i s o n s , E p i s c o p a l A d v i s o r t o t h e N a - t i o n a l C a t h o l i c S c o u t F e l l o w s h i p a n d h o l d s a b r i e f o n M e n t a l H e a l t h o n b e h a l f o f t h e B i s h o p s ’, C o n f e r e n c e o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s . B i s h o p M o t h s a i d : “, I t i s a g r e a t p r i v i l e g e t o h a v e b e e n a p - p o i n t e d b y P o p e F r a n c i s a s t h e n e w B i s h o p o f A r u n d e l &, B r i g h t o n a n d I a m v e r y c o n s c i o u s o f t h e t r u s t t h a t h a s b e e n p l a c e d i n m e . I n t h e s e l a s t f i f t y y e a r s s i n c e t h e f o u n d a t i o n o f t h e D i o c e s e , s o m u c h h a s b e e n d o n e t o b u i l d u p t h e C h u r c h a n d i n t h e p r o c l a m a - t i o n o f t h e G o s p e l a n d , w i t h G o d ’, s h e l p , I l o o k t o g u i d e a n d s e r v e t h e D i o c e s e t o t h a t s a m e e n d . “, B i s h o p R i c h a r d w i l l b e i n s t a l l e d a t A r u n d e l C a t h e d r a l a s t h e n e w B i s h o p o f A r u n d e l &, B r i g h t o n o n T h u r s d a y 2 8 t h M a y o n t h e 5 0 t h A n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e f o u n d a t i o n o f t h e D i o c e s e o n 2 8 t h M a y 1 9 6 5 . H e w i l l t h e n p r e s i d e a t t h e J u b i l e e M a s s o f T h a n k s g i v i n g f o r t h e D i o c e s e a t t h e A m e x S t a d i u m i n B r i g h t o n o n S u n d a y 5 t h J u l y . N e w b i s h o p f o r A &, B T h e O r d i n a r i a t e i s n o w p a r t o f t h e l i f e o f t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h i n o u r c o u n t r y a n d o u r d i o c e s e . I s i t j u s t a g r o u p o f d i s - a f f e c t e d A n g l i c a n s w h o d o n ’, t l i k e w o m e n p r i e s t s ? –, O r i s t h e r e m o r e t o i t t h a n t h a t ? C a n t h e O r d i n a r i a t e b e s e e n a s s o m e t h i n g p o s i t i v e , m a k i n g a d e f i n i t e c o n t r i b u t i o n n o t j u s t t o t h e C a t h o l i c l i f e , b u t a l s o t o t h e e c u m e n i c a l l i f e o f t h e C h u r c h ? –, I s i t a p o s i t i v e s t e p f o r w a r d i n t h e e c u m e n i c a l j o u r n e y o f t h e C h u r c h e s ? M g r . K e i t h N e w t o n , w h o i s h e a d o f t h e O r d i n a r i a t e i n E n g l a n d &, W a l e s , w i l l b e s p e a k i n g a t S t . A u g u s t i n e ’, s , H e e l a n d s , M i l t o n K e y n e s o n 6 t h J u n e f r o m 1 0 . 3 0 –, 1 p . m . l o o k i n g a t E c u m e n i s m a n d t h e O r d i n a r i a t e . A l l a r e i n v i t e d t o t h e m e e t i n g , h o s t e d b y 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 i c t u r e : M g r K e i t h N e w t o n Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e ? F r i d a y , M a y 1

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

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