23rd July. End of school term.
24-26th July. NORES Summer School - Sharing the Joy of the Gospel. A non-residential summer school will take place on these dates at the RE Centre, Luton exploring mission themes that Pope Francis has given the Church in ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ Speakers: Fr Simon Penhalagan, Mgr Kevin Mc Ginnell, Tony Castle and Neil Roseman (NYMO).(Booking Form and Poster for downloading)
26th July. Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Jim Hannigan at St John the Apostle, Luton
26th July. Divine Mercy retreat – Led by the Marian Fathers, will take place at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing. The day will begin with Praise & Worship and Divine Mercy Enthronement at 11am and will end with the Veneration of the Relic of St.Faustina at 3.45pm. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
27th July. Day for Life - the day in the
Church's year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life - will this year
call upon young people in particular to protect and cherish life from
conception to natural death. There is a mandatory second collection in favour of The Anscombe
Bioethics Centre and other pro-life related activities supported by the
Catholic Church in England and Wales.
27th July - The Biennial Procession of Faith will take place in Bedford, leaving St Joseph’s church at 1.30 pm and walking through the centre of Bedford up to the main Park. Here there will be an open-air service concluding with Benediction at about 3.30 pm. Please come along and join in; two years ago 1,400 people did just that .For more information log on to www.relicourladyofguadalupe.co.uk . Poster downloadable here.
10th August. Close to the centenary of the British entry into the First World War (4th August) , and to pray for the dead
of World War I and for peace in the world, Bishop Peter will be celebrating 10.30am Mass
in the Cathedral on this Sunday.
15th August (Friday) - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Holy Day of Obligation.
22nd-29th August - Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. More...
3rd September. Back to school in Beds and Slough - - Luton, Bucks, Northants are 4th September. Please check with your own school.