14-16th December- Vocations weekend at the Cathedral. more here.
19th December - Last day of school term.
25th December (Tuesday) - Christmas day (feast of the Nativity)
26th December - Feast of St Stephen - Public holiday
29th December - \feast of St Thomas a Becket - co-patron of the Diocese
30th December (Sunday) - Feast of the Holy Family
1st January 2019 (Tuesday) - Feast of Mary, Mother of God. World day of Prayer for Peace.
3rd January (Thursday) - Back to School
25th -27th January - training weekend for small-group leaders. Much of the formational work in the Church is done in small-group discussions, whether at conferences or in video courses like Alpha, and we need many more people with the skills to lead and facilitate these. The Office for Lay Ministry is offering a weekend at the Kings Park Centre, Kings Park Rd, Northampton, NN3 6LL, Fri 6.30pm to Sunday 27th 2pm. Booking form here. Flyer (PDF) here.
31st January - Catholic Basics Course
Want to know more about your Faith? Join us for a basic introduction to the Catholic Faith in four parts: GOD, THE CHURCH, THE MORAL LIFE, PRAYER. For each part there is a day of engaging teaching with opportunities for interaction and discussion. Cost: £25 per person per day (£10 for the unwaged). Price includes a full lunch. No qualifications needed - just interest, good will and a sense of humour! Launch and Part I: January 31 2019, 10am-3pm (arr. 9.30am for refreshments).NORES Centre, Holy Ghost Parish, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton, LU4 8JD.To book email or phone Jackie on 01582 723312.
7th-9th February 2019 - The Diocese of Northampton is first for the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham in 2019! In the Cathedral Church of Our Lady & St. Thomas, Northampton.The presence of Our Lady of Walsingham through her renowned Statue from the Slipper Chapel in Walsingham invites us all to meditate on the missionary role of Our Lady of Walsingham for the re evangelisation and conversion of England, Mary's Dowry.As a special grace for Our Lady’s Dowry Tour we build a Holy House in the Cathedral, in which Our Lady and her divine Child can be honoured as they were of old
.“All who would seek me there in that little house, shall find help in their need.”