25th May - Bank Holiday
26th-29th May - Half term
31st May - (Sunday) - Feast of the Holy Trinity
6th June - Ecumenism and the Ordinariate Guest Speaker: Mgr. Keith Newton, Leader of the Ordinariate in England and Wales 10:30am at St. Augustine's Church Langcliffe Drive, Heelands Milton Keynes MK13 7PL; Bishop Peter Doyle invites ecumenical friends and representatives from all parishes to this meeting with the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission.Refreshments from 10am, Talk followed by Q & A, Reflections on the Cathedral event last January. Ending with Midday Prayer . Poster here. NB the Ecumenical Commission is lookiing for a volunteer Secretary ; more here.
7th June - (Sunday) - Feast of Corpus Christi
9th June - first date of Being a Catechist Training Course- Basic Training for the Ministry of Catechesis ; a course for
anyone who would like to know more about what is involved in being a catechist
or to support those who already are involved in the vital ministry of
catechesis. Drawing on scripture and church documents. the course will.cover some
basic principles of catechesis, helping us to grow.in confidence as we seek to
share the precious gift of faith in.Jesus Christ with others.
The course will
include times of sharing, reflection and prayer.
The course will run for the Slough Pastoral Area on one Monday evening and a Saturday in the summer term; and
for the Northampton North & East Pastoral Area on 5 Tuesday evenings in the
summer term . It is led by Alex Heath.
Venues & dates: Northampton-St Gregory
the Great, , 22 Park Avenue North, Northampton, NN3 2HS on Tuesday
evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm on the following dates: 9th, 23rd, 30th June, and 7th & 14th July
Slough - The Narthex, Holy Family Church, 226 Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, SL3 7UD . Monday 13 July, 7.30-9.30pm , Saturday 18th july 10am-4pm (please
bring a packed lunch for the Saturday session.)
Booking forms are available from
the NORES office. The course is available on request for your parish or pastoral
13th June. Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham. More here...
20th June - Ordination of John Lang to the Permanent Diaconate at St Peter's. Biggleswade, 12 noon.
21st June. Fathers' Day. Not a church feast, unlike Mothering Sunday, but important to remember. "Honour thy father..."
25th June. Jubilarians' Mass, 12 noon, Cathedral
27th June. Ordination of Graham Jones to the Permanent Diaconate at Holy Family, Langley, Slough, 11am.
28th June (Sunday). Feast of Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles.
4th July. Ordination to the priesthood of Pius Amoako, at the Cathedral, 12 noon. (If travelling to this from the south of the Diocese, bear in mind it is the Grand Prix weekend and the A43 might be closed.)
11th July. Proclaim '15 National Evangelisation Conference, Birmingham. More here.
18th July. Ordination of David Curtis to the Permanent Diaconate at Immaculate Heart, Great Missenden, 11am.