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Regarding concerns for taking Covid 19 vacinne
Astra Zeneca controversy
------------The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Academy of Life have expressed the view that one may in good conscience and for a grave reason receive a vaccine sourced in this way, provided that there is a sufficient moral distance between the present administration of the vaccine and the original wrongful action.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, we judge that this grave reason exists and that one does In the COVID-19 pandemic, we judge that this grave reason exists and that one does
not sin by receiving the vaccine-------- click here
Bishop David “Pastoral Message during the third lockdown" Click Here
Re-launching Lent 2021-- Mon, Feb 22, 2021 7:30 PM
Prayer is so important because it is food and drink to our spiritual lives.
In these six sessions, we will explore the nature and purpose of prayer and how it fits into everyday life. We will be reflecting on our own way of praying and how it may have changed over time, before considering together how our parishes and pastoral areas can help support us in growing as people of prayer. For each weekly topic, there are different resources to read, watch and think about on the website. You can explore these at any time that suits you through the week. There is a printable journal that you can use to track your progress.
The course can be undertaken by individuals, but like any learning, can benefit from being part of a group to exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences. The sessions will work really well as a parish Lent group over zoom, or you can join the diocesan group by clicking here:
Wed 7th April 2021-Bible time line- An 8-session course.
HOW TO PRAY New app
Really good app with Lectio divina, Ignatius spiritual, daily exama, rosary, Our father in Aramaic, journals build in, music, alarms for prayer etc.
A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages
Is your marriage stressed, unloving, cold?
Do you want to improve your communication?
Have you separated, divorced, are you thinking of doing so?
Do you want to try again?
Virtual Retrouvaille programme commencing with a weekend on the 25th - 28th February 2021.
Join : www.retrouvaille.org.uk
The London Jesuit Centre is recruiting
We are recruiting at the London Jesuit Centre which may be of interest to people in your parish.
The London Jesuit Centre is recruiting to its central team:
- Theology Lead
- Spirituality Team members (2 posts)
- Social & Environmental Justice Lead
Further information is on the LJC website. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 February 2021.
With thanks, Fr Adrian Porter SJ Director
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT – For parishioners who may be job hunting or going self-employed due to the pandemic, Sacred Heart Parish, Luton has set up a free online career coaching programme https://www.vitaeopus.co.uk providing a wealth of information, tools, practical advice and activities to help anyone wanting to find new employment opportunities or back to work support.
CAFOD-- DONATE for Lent Appeal https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day
Also Cafod water for life, 10,000 steps a day. Every day. For 40 days. -https://walk.cafod.org.uk/fundraising/water-for-life1248
Planning Permission for St Marys Church
St. Mary’s Dunstable.The presbytery at St Mary’s was built to house a number of Vincentian Priests when they were running the parish. Now that the Diocese is running the parish the presbytery is far too big for one priest and is a drain on parish finances. It is also in need of repair works.The church is also in need of significant repairs. The windows are single glazed and are a major factor in the significant heat loss from the building which is very costly to heat and very negative from an environmental view point. Now that the church has been listed these works will be more costly.In consultation with the Vincentians, out of courtesy, the Diocese has decided to demolish the presbytery and carry out a small development of affordable housing which is in great demand in Dunstable and very much in keeping with our mission. The development will also include a bungalow for the parish priest.This development will release money for the parish to carry out the necessary repair works on the church and improve its thermal performance.A submission to the Local Authority for Planning Permission for the above will be made this month.
There are three ways to donate:
2) Donation can go through the online Virginmoneygiving. They included details of the parish name and area or parish priest (Easter offering) that the donation is intended.
To use the Donation page on the main Diocesan website go direct to: to https://northamptondiocese.org/donate/
3) From enquiries we have received we understand that some of our parishioners would prefer to donate by telephone instead of via our online donation facilities. Therefore, in addition to the online donation facilities currently available, we are proposing to begin a ‘Giving Tuesday’ commencing on Tuesday the 5th of May 2020. Each Tuesday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, people will be able to call this number, 01604 712065, and donate to your parish. All they will require is their debit or credit card to hand when they call. They can make a one-off donation to cover their missed Sunday offerings or call each week knowing their offering is going to the parish they wish.
MVE 200 CLUB draw
MVE 200 CLUB NOVEMBER WINNERS Congratulations to Pauline Brady who won £100 and Barbara Cheshire £50.
Next month there will be an EXTRA £500 prize. Good luck everyone!
NO ONE SHOULD FEEL ALONE
We are making a list of people who might appreciate a friendly chat on the phone now and again and ‘phone buddies’ to partner them.
WATCH THE HOLY MASS LIVE
Daily Mass live streaming from our Cathedral and other churches see below
CHURCH SERVICES ENGLAND AND IRELAND
Live streaming of Mass on Sundays is available through the Cathedral at 11am.
There is a role for everyone from simple but essential tasks to Parish groups and coordination.
Consider engaging with Parish life so we can become an even more vibrant Parish family community.
Northampton Diocese Privacy Notice, please READ!
ST MARYS Saturday 6 pm Sunday 9:30 am
ST VINCENTS Sunday 11:30 am
Confessions at St. Mary's before the 6 pm Mass on Saturdays
Mass on Holidays St. Vincent's 10 am and St. Mary's 7 pm