Letters and Homilies

From Bishop Emeritus Peter

from the desk of bishop emeritus peter doyle

recent homilies and pastoral letters

Homily – Farewell Mass for Bishop Peter

Farewell Mass for Bishop Peter. Feast of the Chair of St. Peter – 22 February 2020, Northampton Cathedral

Homily – Annual Mass for Religious

Annual Mass for Religious at Northampton Cathedral 6th February 2020

Pastoral Letter – Feast of the Holy Family 2019

Read and/or made available at all Masses of the weekend of the 28th / 29th December 2019

Homily – Diocesan Patronal Feast and launch of year of the word

Mass for Diocesan Patronal Feast Day in honour of Mary Immaculate on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Pastoral Letter – Advent and the year of the word

Read and/or made available at all Masses on the weekend of the 30th November and 1st December 2019

Pastoral Letter – Extraordinary Month of Mission 2019

Read and/or made available at all Masses of the weekend of the 28/29 September 2019

Homily – Thanksgiving for the Vincentian Mission in Dunstable

Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, 28 September 2019 at St. Mary’s, Dunstable

Homily – Lourdes Grotto Mass August 2019

Mass at the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this Year of St. Bernadette, August 2019 

Homily – CWL National Pilgrimage Mass August 2019

Mass in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow St. Wilfrid’s Church, York August 2019

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2019

Read out or made available in all diocesan churches on 2nd/3rd March 2019

“I just want to encourage you to open your heart to Our Lord and to grow in grace especially in relationships with others, to see people as a gift, not as a nuisance but a summons to conversion and change.

May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover God speaking to us in his Word, be purified of the sin that binds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need.”

Bishop Peter – Lent 2019