20th-24th April –(Fri - Tues.) - The Pilgrimage of the Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Visit to Polish Church of Divine Mercy, Slough .
The Guardians of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe are pleased to announce that a Visit of the Image has been arranged for April as above.
Monsignor Sean Healy will be Principal Celebrant at the Service of Reception. There will be special Masses, other events and opportunity to venerate the Image, which has the status of a First Class Relic and has brought blessings to thousands of people as it has toured the United Kingdom.
More details to follow nearer the time.
21st April - Conference on Liturgy and Beauty, with the Catholic Theological Association - at Holy Ghost, Luton, 10:30-2pm. £10/ £5 concessions. Tea /Coffee provided; please bring a packed lunch. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Poster here
21st April - Day for Hospital Chaplaincy Team Members, from 10am to 2pm at St Mary’s, Apsley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. To book a place, please email email@example.com.
21/22nd April - Good Shepherd Sunday. There will be a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter.
28th April - NYMO's Blaze day for Confirmation candidates, fully booked
29th April - Rosary on the Coast, a day of pilgrimage and prayer for the flourishing of our faith. Not organised by the Diocese. See
5th May - The English Catholic History Association have a day of talks at St Teresa's Princes Risborough. 10:15 for Mass, followed by a tour of the church with Dr Liz Duffy, then our former Archivist Margaret Osborne will speak on Laurence Walter Youens, 6th Bishop of Northampton 1933-39 and a local lad. Afternoon speakers – Lindsay and John Mullaney - The Founding of Reading Abbey, with a glimpse at its Art, Architecture and Music. Cost £15 for whole day, £8.50 for half a day. Booking form and programme here.
7th May (Mon.) - Bank Holiday
10th May (Thurs) - Feast of the Ascension. Solemnity and a Holy Day of Obligation (starting from this year - NB some Catholic diaries may be wrong on this)
20th May - Pentecost Sunday
21st May - a new Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of
the Church, is to be celebrated on the
Monday after Pentecost. Click here for the Vatican announcement and here for readings and instructions from the Liturgy Office.
27th May - Trinity Sunday
28th May - Bank Holiday followed by half-term week