4th & 5th August - Canon Denis McSweeney RIP. A Funeral Mass in the Ordinary Form will be celebrated by Bishop Peter on Tuesday, 4 August at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Flitwick. Priests are welcome to concelebrate this Mass (purple vestments).The following day, Wednesday, 5 August, there will be a Funeral Mass in the Extraordinary Form which will be celebrated by Father Gerard Byrne at 10.30am in the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, Northampton. Priests attending are asked to wear choir dress. This Mass is being attended by family, friends from the British Legion, the “biking” fraternity and other associations with which Canon Denis was connected. After the Mass in the Cathedral, everyone is invited to the burial at the graveyard next to the Parish Church in Flitwick after which tea and coffee will be served in the Rufus Centre in Steppingly Road, Flitwick.
Priests - If you are able to concelebrate the evening Mass, please contact Tricia on 01604 715635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
16th August (Sun.) - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
21st - 28th August - Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes - more here.
31st August - Bank Holiday
3rd September (Thurs.) - Back to school in Bucks and Northants. Beds not unitl 7th Sept.
3rd-17th September. Bishop Peter will be on holiday
15th September - the English Catholic History Association will be visiting Rushton Triangular Lodge and Lyveden New Bield, two sites associated with Northamptonshire's best-known Elizabethan Catholic recusant nobleman, Sir Thomas Tresham. For enquiries and booking details, contact Vincent Burke, 16 Brandhall Court, Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury. W.Midlands B68 8DE.
19th September - Proclaim 15 follow-up event. 10am-3pm, at St Gregory the Great RC Church Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 2HS . Then another on Saturday 17th October 2015, 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: email@example.com, Tel: 01582 723312 (ext 6) or write to "Proclaim '15 event, Diocesan Pastoral and RE Centre, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD"
26th September. Ecumenical Commission open meeting, "The Churches Together for Justice and Peace", more here.