2nd September Rosary Link for Vocations. Church of Divine Mercy, Slough - 7pm Rosary, 8pm Mass. Then Tues 6 Sept , St Mary’s, Dunstable -9.30am ; Thurs 8 Sept , St Francis of Assisi, Shefford – 9.30am; Fri 9 Sept, St Thomas Aquinas – Bletchley 8.30am Mass - also St Gregory’s, Northampton – 7pm, and Our Lady of Ransom, Kempston - 7.30pm . Then Sat 10 Sept - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, W’boro - 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 01933 400157)
4th September - Canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata), Rome. Presumably she will be known as Saint Teresa of Kolkata, with a feast day of 5th Sept, as at present.
5th September - Back to School for all of our schools (but do check with your children's school)
12th September - Funeral Mass for Fr Maurice Leafe at Towcester - see News for more detail
17th September - first of two CAFOD-Northampton Supporters' Days - St Teresa’s Hall, 40 Warwick Road, BEACONSFIELD HP9 2PL. Then Sat 24 Sept - Ss Francis & Therese’s Hall, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NORTHAMPTON NN4 0RZ. More details to follow - note for your diaries.
24th September - First session in the autumn programme for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, intended for new RE teachers but open to anyone. At St Louis' School, Aylesbury. Course leaflet/ booking form downloadable from the NORES site.
25th September - Catechists' Day at St Joseph's, Gerrards Cross, on the theme "By Having Mercy and Choosing". 1:15 to 5pm. All details from NORES.
30th September - Farewell Mass for the Sisters of Nazareth leaving Nazareth House in Northampton, 12 noon in their Chapel.
24th-28th October - Half term break. Many clergy will be away on Retreat at Douai Abbey, 23rd-27th October.
29th October - Clocks back as you go to bed.
1st November (Tuesday) - All Saints, Holy Day of Obligation.
2nd November - All Souls.
13th November - Remembrance Sunday
20th November - Christ the King - last Sunday of the church's year.