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The Vine is our monthly Diocesan newspaper. The May issue and others can be read online here .

Forthcoming Events and Important Dates Minimize

25th May - Bank Holiday

26th-29th May - Half term

31st May - (Sunday) - Feast of the Holy Trinity

Monsignor Keith Newton of the Ordinariate6th June - Ecumenism and the Ordinariate Guest Speaker: Mgr. Keith Newton, Leader of the Ordinariate in England and Wales 10:30am at St. Augustine's Church Langcliffe Drive, Heelands Milton Keynes MK13 7PL;  Bishop Peter Doyle invites ecumenical friends and representatives from all parishes to this meeting with the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission.Refreshments from 10am, Talk followed by Q & A, Reflections on the Cathedral event last January. Ending with Midday Prayer . Poster here.  NB the Ecumenical Commission is lookiing for a volunteer Secretary ; more here

7th June - (Sunday) - Feast of Corpus Christi

NORES mustard tree logo9th June - first date of Being a Catechist Training Course- Basic Training for the Ministry of Catechesis ;  a course for anyone who would like to know more about what is involved in being a catechist or to support those who already are involved in the vital ministry of catechesis. Drawing on scripture and church documents. the course will.cover some basic principles of catechesis, helping us to grow.in confidence as we seek to share the precious gift of faith in.Jesus Christ with others. 

The course will include times of sharing, reflection and prayer.

The course will run for the Slough Pastoral Area on one Monday evening and a Saturday in the summer term;  and for the Northampton North & East Pastoral Area on 5 Tuesday evenings in the summer term . It is led by Alex Heath.

Venues & dates: Northampton-St Gregory the Great, , 22 Park Avenue North, Northampton, NN3 2HS on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm on the following dates: 9th, 23rd, 30th June, and 7th & 14th July

Slough - The Narthex, Holy Family Church, 226 Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, SL3 7UD . Monday 13 July, 7.30-9.30pm , Saturday 18th july 10am-4pm  (please bring a packed lunch for the Saturday session.)

Booking forms are available from the NORES office. The course is available on request for your parish or pastoral area.

Slipper Chapel, Walsingham13th June. Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham. More here... 

20th June - Ordination of John Lang to the Permanent Diaconate at St Peter's. Biggleswade, 12 noon. 

21st June. Fathers' Day. Not a church feast, unlike Mothering Sunday, but important to remember. "Honour thy father..."

25th June. Jubilarians' Mass, 12 noon, Cathedral

27th June. Ordination of Graham Jones to the Permanent Diaconate at Holy Family, Langley, Slough, 11am. 

28th June (Sunday). Feast of Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles. 

4th July. Ordination to the priesthood of Pius Amoako, at the Cathedral, 12 noon. (If travelling to this from the south of the Diocese, bear in mind it is the Grand Prix weekend and the A43 might be closed.)

Proclaim 15 cross and rays logo11th July. Proclaim '15 National Evangelisation Conference, Birmingham. More here. 

18th July. Ordination of David Curtis to the Permanent Diaconate at Immaculate Heart, Great Missenden, 11am.

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