17th October - Proclaim 15 follow-up event (second of two) . 10am-3pm, at Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church Hall (Damien Hall), Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9AA . To register for a free place please e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01582 723312 (ext 6) or write to "Proclaim '15 event, Diocesan Pastoral and RE Centre, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD"
18th October. World
Mission Sunday. On this day the whole Church
unites in an act of universal solidarity in prayer for its missionary activity
and in collecting funds to support the Mission of the Church worldwide.
Presently 40% of the Church is considered missionary.
World Mission Sunday collection supports the local Church where it is too
young, weak or vulnerable to be self-sufficient. The collection is one of three
mandatory universal collections. (The other two are for the Holy Places on Good
Friday and Peter’s Pence.) Collection money should be sent directly to the
Missio Office. Missio can only claim Gift Aid on money sent directly to them.
25th October. British Summer time ends. Clocks go back an hour at 2am between Saturday and Sunday.
25th October - End of the Synod on the Family: Bishop Peter returns.
26th-30th October - Half term.
31st October - Launch meeting for the Pax Christi Northampton Group. To be held at 85 Clarence Avenue, Northampton NN2 6NY from 11am. All welcome, but please let Matt Jeziorski know if you are coming. Pax Christi is a long-established international Catholic-based movement that has the following aims:
- Peace - based on justice. A world where human rights are respected,basic needs are met and people feel safe and valued in their communities.
- Reconciliation - a process which begins when people try to mend relationships – between individuals or whole countries after times of violence or dispute.
- Non-violence - a way of living and making choices that respects others, challenges what is not fair or just, and offers alternatives to violence and war.
31st October - All Hallows' Eve
1st November (Sun) - Feast of All Saints.
2nd November - Feast of All Souls
5th November (Thurs) - Bonfire night. Beware noisy firworks interrupting your prayer group or meeting. It could be worse...
8th November. Remembrance Sunday.