31st May - 3rd June - Half term
3rd June. Rosary Link for Vocations. Church of Divine Mercy, Slough - 7pm Rosary, 8pm Mass . Then on Tues 21 June - St Mary’s, Our Lady Immaculate, Dunstable -9.30am ; Thurs 23 June, St Francis of Assisi, Shefford – 9.30am ; Fri 24 June, St Thomas Aquinas, Bletchley – 8.30am Mass ; St Joseph’s, Bedford – 7.30pm ; Sat 25 June, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Wellingborough - 10.30am.
The Rosary Link began in 2004 to pray for vocations and priests. It is encouraged by Bishop Peter Doyle and Fr Mark Floody, Vocations Director (for information contact Donna Gardner on 01933 400157). A poster with all the year's dates is downloadable here.
11th June - Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
11-12th June. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's "official" 90th birthday is marked this weekend. Prayers for the Queen should be said at the close of Masses - these have been notified to priests in the Ad Clerum.
18th June. Justice & Peace Commission conference on Laudato Sii' - more here.
19th June - Fathers' Day
23rd June - EU membership referendum. The Bishops issued a guidance statement on this in April - text here. Further Christian reflections on the issues can be found on the Reimagining Europe website (hosted by the Church of England and Church of Scotland) . Searching the Internet for Christian views on the referendum will yield a wide range of views and opinions - as you might expect.
29th June - SS Peter and Paul: Holy Day of Obligation.
8th July - NORES LECTURE 2016 – 7.30pm at the RE Centre: Canon John Udris – ‘Mercy through the Eyes of the Mystics’.
20th July - last day of term for Northants schools: Bucks and Slough are 21st, Beds 22nd.