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14th June - Fourth in the Vatican II series of talks fr the Year of Faith - - “Joys and hopes, griefs and anxieties of this age” (Gaudium et Spes n.1) On the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World . Led by Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster. Member of the Bishops’ Conference Department for International Affairs and Chair of CAFOD’s Board of Trustees. These open lectures, organised in conjunction with the Benedictine Community of Turvey Abbey which is arranging a parallel series of talks for religious, will be held at RE Centre, Holy Ghost, 33 Westbourne Rd, Luton LU4 8JD at 7.30pm on Fridays. It will be very helpful for the organisation of the evenings if you can book in advance using the form downloadable here or via email to email@example.com . To cover costs we invite a donation of £5 per evening.
15th June - CELEBRATING OUR FAITH. To celebrate the Year of Faith, the Northampton South & West Pastoral Area is organising a day especially for young families from 10.30 am – 3pm at St. Mary’s Primary School, Woodside Road, Northampton, NN5 7HX. Come and hear well known speaker David Wells (Diocese of Plymouth) talk about how we live our Catholic Faith in our busy lives today. There will be lots of fun activities for younger children and their families which we’re sure you will enjoy! Info from Fr Andy Ollard 01295 660592.
16th June. Fathers' Day
21st-23rd June. Vocations weekend at the Cathedral, Northampton. Contact Fr Mark Floody if interested.
30th June. The Feast of SS Peter & Paul is celebrated on Sunday this year
5th July. Annual NORES lecture. Bishop Kieran Conry will speak on the New Evangelisation. 7:30pm at Holy Ghost Parish Centre, Luton. All details and booking from NORES admin.
13th July. Ordination of Jim Bannan to the Permanent Diaconate at Sacred Heart, Luton
14th July. Sea Sunday. Second collections for the Apostleship of the Sea
18th July. "Full, conscious and active participation". A day for clergy and others involved in parish liturgies - with Fr Paul Turner from the USA. 11am to 3pm at Holy Ghost Parish Centre, Luton. Contact NORES admin for all details.
20th July. Ordination of Brin Dunsire and Paul Priestley to the Permanent Diaconate at St Augustine's, High Wycombe
22nd-24th July . NORES Summer School. Marriage: An Adventure in Love. This July, the yearly Diocesan Summer School hosted by NORES will be focusing on marriage and family life. The title of the three day event is ‘The Sacrament of Marriage – an Adventure in Love’ and with international speakers lined up, it promises to be an inspiring and dynamic event. Speakers from Australia and the UK, including the co-ordinators of Retrouvaille in England & Wales (which is a peer ministry programme seeking to help couples suffering serious challenges in their marriage.) The Summer School will close with a Conference Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Doyle.
This Summer School offers a unique opportunity to all those who will come. It is an opportunity to meet others who are involved in similar ministries and spend time together reflecting on key issues that we all face. The excellent quality of the speakers means that those who come will be both inspired and equipped with new ideas and enthusiasm which will, in turn, benefit all those people that they work with in the future. Poster here, booking form here, full details of speakers here. .
24th July. School summer holidays begin for Northants schools.
25th July. School summer holidays begin for Beds & Bucks schools