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Thursday 20th May 2021, the NYMO team will be back In the Studio for our online event for young people!
Thy kingdom Come - 13th-24th May 2021
DIOCESAN SUMMER WEBINAR:
Register here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/readalong/. Catch up with any sessions you’ve missed here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/summer_webinars/.
Fr David Boyd talk very honestly about his ministry and how he’d been able to move forward with it. You can catch up with it here: https://youtu.be/VlFxzhDRf3o.
Next week we are reading chapter 4 of Divine Renovation. We’ll be delving into Pelagianism and Jansenism (!) with Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, who many of you will know as a spiritual guide and speaker. She wrote her doctorate on Jansenism, and I am looking forward to unpacking this in an accessible way. I’d be grateful if you could share this in your newsletters (insert below).
You might also be interested in the workshops that I am planning to help improve our welcome, which feels particularly important as people come back to church. Apparently people make up their minds whether or not they are come back to a church in the first 9 minutes after getting out of their car. This makes our welcoming teams absolutely vital. The first workshop will be on May 22nd, and would be a good formation opportunity for existing teams, as well as helping new groups get off the ground. More information here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/entertaining-angels/.
Monday 3rd May: Clearing out the junk with Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ (Chapter 4)
Monday 10th May: Transforming our parish culture with Jo Boyce of CJM Music (Chapter 5)
Monday 17th May: Sacraments as opportunity with Fr Simon Penhalagon, Director of Mission Northampton (Chapter 6)
Monday 24th May: The Essential Role of Leadership with Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, Executive Director of Divine Renovation UK (Chapter 7)
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
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.
Bishop David “Pastoral Message during the third lockdown" Click Here
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 200CLUB APRIL WINNERS
Ist Prize £100 –Ray Benson2ndPrize £50 –Sylvia WalshIf you would like to help contribute towards the upkeep of the Parish churches, please see Fr Tony for an application form.
Now is a great time to join, just £5 a month
or collect info. from Fr Tony
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.
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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