25th September (Mon.) - Mgr Peter Hocken's memorial Mass, 12 noon, Cathedral. This will, God willing, be our first live-streamed Mass. More here.
27th September - Catechists’ Meeting (revised date). Alex Heath writes: At 7.30pm at Bishop’s House, Northampton, we will have our next meeting of the Bishop’s Council for Catechesis (BCC) with Bishop Peter. This is a revised date from the original date we sent out for the next meeting. If you are an active catechist and would like to come, or join the email mailing list for news of catechesis and evangelisation events, please contact Jackie our administrator at the NORES office with your request via email@example.com
29th Sept- 1st Oct - Vocations weekend at the Cathedral
30th Sept - 1st Oct. Visit to Northampton Cathedral of the Fatima National Pilgrim Virgin Statue, together with relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta for veneration. This is part of a national tour, which began in February, when Cardinal Nichols received, blessed and crowned the Statue in Westminster Cathedral. So many people came, that the doors had to be closed. Since then the dioceses of Cardiff, Southwark, Shrewsbury, Menevia, Nottingham, Plymouth, Arundel & Brighton, Birmingham, Hallam, Portsmouth and Leeds have received the Statue, and the Visitations will continue until mid-October.
On the weekend of Sat 30th September and Sun 1st October 2017 the Statue and Relics will be visiting our Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate & St Thomas of Canterbury, and the highlight of the weekend will be Holy Mass (time to be confirmed) with a post-communion Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass will be preceded by the enthronement & crowning of the National Fatima Statue, and followed by veneration of the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco, and enrolment & investiture of the Brown Scapular. There will also be Fatima Talks and devotions over the weekend, including the Rosary. Full details will be published nearer the time at www.worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/visitation.html and also circulated to parishes.
15th October - Open Invitation to our NORES LECTURE 2017 as part of Our Catholic Schools Week - .4pm, Sunday, at NORES in Luton. Our theme - CALLED and CHOSEN.- the call of all the baptised,- the response of people to the ordained ministry- how both calls are for mission in the Church
The lecture will be given by Rev. Canon Dr. David J Oakley. KHS STL, MEd, PhD,Rector of St Mary’s Seminary, Birmingham, where many of our diocesan seminarians study for the priesthood, and where Canon John Udris of our diocese is Spiritual Director. Book via NORES on firstname.lastname@example.org
20th October- The Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton will visit Bishop's House and the Cathedral to learn about the Cathedral Centre project.
23rd-27th October - Half term week
29th October - (early hours of Sunday) - end of British Summer Time, clocks back
1st November (Wednesday) - Feast of All Saints - Holy Day of Obligation
2nd November - All Souls
12th November - Remembrance Sunday