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The Vine is our monthly Diocesan newspaper. The November issue and others can be read online here .

Forthcoming Events and Important Dates Minimize

29th November. First Sunday of Advent. Beginning of Year C in the three-year Sunday cycle for Mass readings: Year II for the weekday Mass cycle. Psalter cycle re-sets to Week 1 whatever it has been in the previous week. 

Our Lady holding rosary4th Dec (Fri) - Rosary Link for Vocations. St Thomas Aquinas, Bletchley 8.30 am (Exposition until 5) . St Francis of Assisi, Shefford – 9.30am. SS Philip and James, Bedford – 7pm .  Church of Divine Mercy, Slough - 7pm Rosary, 8pm Mass. St Martin de Porres, Luton – 7pm. Then on Tues 8 Dec - St Mary’s, Dunstable – 9.30am|: and on Sat 12 Dec, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Wellingborough - 10.30am . The Rosary Link began in 2004 to pray for vocations and priests. Encouraged by Bishop Peter Doyle and Fr Mark Floody, Vocations Director (for information contact 01933 400157)

Year of Mercy logo8th December. Patronal Mass of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral. 7pm. Bishop Peter will open a Holy Door to mark the beginning of the Year of Mercy

13th December. Bishop Peter to open a Holy Door at St Joseph's, Gerrards Cross. 

18th December - End of Term

Crib scene by altar25th December (Friday) - Feast of the Nativity . Holy Day of Obligation. 

The Bishop suggests: "You may wish to channel the Crib Offerings to the Friends of the Holy Land who help the poorest Christian communities in Bethlehem and the surrounding area. For further information visit www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk. "

26th December - Feast of St Stephen

27th December (Sunday) - Feast of the Holy Family

28th December - Feast of the Holy Innocents. Bank Holiday. 

31st December - New Year's Eve

1st January 2016 (Fri) - New Year's Day.  Feast (solemnity) of Mary, Mother of God. World Day of Prayer for Peace. Bank Holiday

3rd January (Sun) - Feast of the Epiphany

5th January (Tue) - Back to school

10th January (Sun) - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

17th January - Peace Sunday. Resources from Pax Christi  

18th-25th January - Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

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