23rd November 2019 - ADVENT REFLECTION DAY At ST JOSEPH’S PARISH CENTRE, Austenwood Common, Chalfont St Peter SL9 8RY
Keynote address:- Fr Matthew Blake OCD
Booking essential via NORES office firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01582 723312. Cost of Day £15 with booking. Poster here, booking form here.
Future Year of the Word events as below:-
20 June 2020 at The Monastery of our Saviour, Turvey, Speaker Bro John Mayhead OSB Ttitle of talk TBA
21 Nov 2020 at St Joseph’s Chalfont St Peter, speaker and title of the day tba
Booking for these days through the NORES office
Lectio Divina Some members of the Spirituality network have offered to facilitate group Lectio in parishes for three or four weeks with a view that parishioners will then feel able to continue with this rich way of reading and praying with scripture. Contact email@example.com for more details.
1. Keep an eye on the Forthcoming Events elsewhere on this Diocesan site .
2. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A Year of the Word" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini ( Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’), and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of events, activities and resources. We are invited to listen afresh to the word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation, to encounter anew the presence of that word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World. Where does the Bible fit into your daily life?
Ahead of 2020 Year of the Word, we would like to hear how people currently make use of Holy Scripture. The information, which is submitted anonymously, will help us to plan events and resources that will help you and those you meet to hear more effectively The God Who Speaks.Please take part in our 'The God who Speaks'online survey:. Flyer here
3. Margaret Shinkwin, a former Head who is no longer in our Diocese, is involved in Spiritual support for Catholic Headteachers. See the EducareM website at www.educarem.org.uk
4. A regular time of silence & meditation is offered at All Saints C of E church in Earls Barton, east of Northampton.
"What the world needs now is love" .Where is love ? How do we find it ? By taking time to be still with God.Whether you call it meditation, loving silence, silent prayer or sitting in the Light, there has been a long tradition of meditation in Christianity and science also now can testify to the benefit of taking time to sit in silence , to simply be.Using the beautiful historic Church of All Saints In Earls Barton as a place of peace, you are invited to join us there, each Friday morning to sit in "Loving Silence" for 30 minutes. Everyone and anyone is welcome, whether you are a person of faith or none, or a beginner in meditation.Please arrive at 9.45am to commence the silence/mediation at 10.00 am . We will finish at 10.30am. If you have more time, it would be lovely if we could meet for coffee/tea in Jeyes tearoom afterwards.If you wish for more information please contact Johan 07900864674 or Glynis 07919952736.
Let us all help love to grow in us and in the world