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Vine cover thumbnailThe Vine is our monthly Diocesan newspaper. All recent issues to Feb. can can now be read online here . 

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25th February - Annual Diocesan Justice and Peace Conference – The Conference takes place at St John’s, Sundon Park, Luton and begins at 10.00am. 

28th Feb - Shrove Tuesday

1st March - Ash Wednesday. Beginning of  Lent.  Easter Sunday is 16th April. 

2nd March - Safeguarding Session – "In Safe Hands” – a safer culture for children and adults – this session is for us all from 12 noon to 3.30pm at the Holy Ghost Parish Centre, Luton. Please inform the Safeguarding Office – safeguarding@northamptondiocese.com – to book lunch.

4th March - Blaze confirmation retreat run by NYMO. At Thornton College, between Buckingham and Milton Keynes. Believed to be pretty much full.

4th March. Rite of Election at the Cathedral for those seeking to be received into the Church this Easter. 2:30pm. 

5th March - First Sunday of Lent

10th & 11th March - The next basic training course in catechesis,‘Being a Catechist’ takes place at Holy Cross, Bedford, from 7.30pm-9.30pm on the Friday, then 9.30am for a 10am start - 4pm on the Saturday. Location and booking details here

10th March - Family Fast Day for CAFOD. Supporting resources here

Book cover flyer11th March  -Reflection Morning using the Bishops' Conference booklet "Do you love me ?". With Brian Purfield, Adult Faith Formation. Mount Street Jesuit centre. St Peter's, Higham Road, Rushden, NN10 6AG. Please inform admin@nores.org.uk or phone 01582 723312 Ext 6 to let them know you are coming.

17th March - (Friday) - St Patrick's day

Gift course DVD cover orange flame design18th March - first of two days presenting "The Gift - a Life in the Spirit course" at Holy Ghost, Luton. Each day begins with tea and coffee at 9.30am and finish by 4pm.  You will need to bring a packed lunch, though refreshments will be available. See Bishop Peter's commendation, and booking details, here.   The second day is Sat 1st April - timings the same - attendance at both is strongly recommended.  

18th March - Introduction to the Enneagram.  A one-day course on this well-proven tool for self-knowledge and personal growth. At the Quaker Centre, Downhead Park Milton Keynes. Poster here with all details.  There is a further day at St Columba's House, Woking, in June - enquire of webmaster or Marie Heath

25th March - Blaze second confirmation retreat run by NYMO. At the Restore Hope Centre, Latimer, near Amersham. Fully booked. 

old fashioned alarm clock26th March. Mothering Sunday. Clocks go forward at 2am on the Saturday (i.e. before you go to bed). 

31st March (Friday) - Last day of term in Bucks and Northants - it's 4th April in Beds. 

6th April - Thursday - start of the 2017-18 tax year

7th April - Student Cross pilgrims gather in the evening at Desborough and Oxford to begin, next morning, the two routes that take them through parts of our Diocese on their Holy Week pilgrimage to Walsingham. 

Four-square graphic of Holy Week symbols, cross, leaves, nails etc9th April - Passion (Palm) Sunday - start of Holy Week

13th April - Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, 11am. Mass of the Last Supper in the evening. 

14th April  - Good Friday. Day of fasting and abstinence. Ecumenical  Walks of Witness in many towns; Veneration of the Cross services. 

15th April. Holy Saturday

Christ and Mary Magdalen in the Easter garden16th April. Easter Sunday. 

17th April - Easter Monday - Bank Holiday

18th April - Back to school in Bucks and Northants. Possibly next day in Beds - please check. 

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