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pebbles on sand23rd 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 admin@nores.org.uk or ring 01582 723312. Cost of Day £15 with booking. Poster here, booking form here. 

Year of the Word logoFuture 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 spirituality@nores.org.uk  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

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