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Taking Liturgy Seriously

Taking Liturgy Seriously

As part of their commitment to promote and support the liturgy of the Catholic Church, The Society of Saint Gregory will be offering a new modular study course, aimed at developing liturgical understanding.  The course, which will be run in partnership with the London Jesuit Centre, starts in September and will take place via Zoom. Held over 1 year, each module will comprise 3 sessions and...

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Bishop Appoints Episcopal Vicars

Bishop Appoints Episcopal Vicars

Bishop David has appointed three new Episcopal Vicars to oversee the ministry of three newly initiated vicariates.The three vicariates will cover the areas of governance (Servant King), clergy (Priest) and mission (Prophet). Frs Simon Penhalagan (Prophet), Andy Richardson (Priest) and Christopher Perry (Servant-King) will take up their responsibilities from September 2021. More about the...

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Bishop Introduces New Curial Vicariates

Bishop Introduces New Curial Vicariates

Bishop David has announced the creation of three vicariates as a framework for curial services to support the mission of our Diocese as per canon 476. The vicariates are named as priest, prophet and servant king. The Church exists to continue this divine work in our world today and the bishop exercises these threefold offices of Christ. Each curial department, agency and activity, works on...

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NYMO Announce Youth Ministry Conference

NYMO Announce Youth Ministry Conference

After 18 months of online ministry and support for parish youth ministers, NYMO are delighted to announce the dates for the next Youth Ministry Conference, in person! On Saturday 9th October, youth ministers, catechists and all those engaged in a ministry with young people are invited to gather to reflect and consider ways to re-engage our youth in the life of our local churches. Following...

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Bishop Appoints NBCEW Diocesan Link

Bishop Appoints NBCEW Diocesan Link

Bishop David has appointed Helen Burgess of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Flitwick as the diocesan link for the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW). Accepting the post Helen said "Taking up this position I was encouraged by Bishop David. I hadn’t heard of NBCW but learnt very quickly how they aim to give Catholic women a voice" Diocesan Links are appointed by Bishops to act as a liaison...

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Pastoral Area Changes

Pastoral Area Changes

Upon consultation and discernment, Bishop David has implemented the following amalgamations and changes to pastoral areas:  The two former Northampton pastoral areas of Northampton South and West and Northampton North and East are to be amalgamated. Canon Brendan Killeen, has been asked to take responsibilities as Dean of the enlarged Northampton Pastoral Area. He has generously accepted the...

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Bishop David Receives His Portrait

Bishop David Receives His Portrait

Bishop David has been presented with his portrait following the installations and Mass with the Cathedral chapter.  He unveiled the portrait in the presence of all the cathedral chapter.  The portrait was painted by Harriet Dahan-Bouchard, a young artist based in London. Harriet has had a thorough training in the naturalistic tradition of drawing and painting from life using sight-size, a...

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New Canons For Our Cathedral Chapter

New Canons For Our Cathedral Chapter

At the recommendation of the cathedral chapter, Fr Tony Brennan, parish priest of St Mary’s in Dunstable and Fr Francis Higgins, parish priest of the St Barnabas Cluster in Milton Keynes, have been appointed Chapter Canons. Fr John McArdle, parish priest in St Joseph’s, Luton and Fr Joe Walsh, parish priest of St Peters, Rushden have been appointed Honorary Canons.  The role of The Chapter is to...

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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

At the start fo 2021, Pope Francis instituted a world day for grandparents and the elderly. The day will take place on the fourth Sunday of July each year to coincide with the feast day of St Joachim and Anne, Jesus' grandparents. Many elderly in our parishes are lonely, frail and need our support and we are encouraged to focus specifically on them and their needs on Sunday 25th July 2021. Pope...

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COP 2021 – Take Action!

COP 2021 – Take Action!

Pope Francis has announced he will be in Scotland for the COP gathering. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. The United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) has over 200 countries which are Parties to the Convention. The Parties to the Convention meet once a year. This year's meeting is COP26, and will be in Glasgow. The UNFCCC, which takes scientific guidance from the Inter-governmental...

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Day For Life

Day For Life

Sunday 20th June  is designated as this years ‘Day for Life’. The annual ‘Day for Life’, inaugurated by Pope John Paul ii, celebrates the intrinsic value  and dignity of each human life. In the United Kingdom we are faced with the prospect of ‘assisted suicide’ legislation being introduced. As the Catholic community we believe that our lives are precious and ultimately belong to God, therefore...

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Bishop David Celebrates Mass In Walsingham

Bishop David Celebrates Mass In Walsingham

Our diocesan pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham took place on Saturday 12th June. Due to covid restrictions, The pilgrimage was remote for most of the diocese.  Bishop David began the pilgrimage by praying the Angelus at midday followed by Mass. He was joined in Walsingham by the pilgrimage director, Deacon Michael Fleming.  The new Rector of the Shrine, Mgr Philip Moger welcomed...

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Jithu James Ordained Deacon

Jithu James Ordained Deacon

Our diocese gained a transitional Deacon on Saturday 6th June as Jithu James was ordained at Oscott Seminary. Jithu has been studying for the past 5 years at St Mary’s college and hopes to be ordained to the priesthood next summer. A transitional deacon refers to the state of a man, ordained deacon in preparation for priestly ordination to follow as oppose to a permanent deacon you may know in...

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Rosary Rally

Rosary Rally

Bishop David will pray the rosary live from Northampton Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday 30th May, the feast of the Holy Trinity. He will be praying for our family intentions, & for the peace of Nations and the conversion to Christ of peoples. The core intentions are for a renewal of Faith, Life and Peace. In this Year of St. Joseph we pray to invoke the special protection of the Holy Family upon...

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Bishop David Appoints New Vicar General

Bishop David Appoints New Vicar General

Bishop David is delighted to announce that Canon Michael Harrison has been appointed as the next Vicar General of the Diocese of Northampton.  Ordained in July 1990 in All Saints Church, Bletchley, Canon Michael moved to his current posting in Our Lady of Walsingham, Corby in 2014. He was installed as  a canon of the cathedral chapter in 2016. He has also served parishes in Slough, Northampton,...

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Reclaim Our Common Home

Reclaim Our Common Home

“We don’t know what 2021 will reserve for us, but what all of us can do together is make a bit more effort to take care of each other.” Pope Francis The coronavirus crisis has proved that we need greater cooperation between nations, solidarity between people and a greater focus on the poorest in society, as they struggle to cope with poverty, hunger and in many places, the impact of climate...

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future events

September 2021

sat04sep11:00 AM1:00 PMBlaze Catechists GatheringConfirmation Catechists Gathering 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

wed15sep7:30 PM8:30 PMChildren's Liturgy of the Word7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

sat18sepAll DayDiaconate OrdinationMr Gerard Felix(All Day: saturday)

wed22sep7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Readers of the Word7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

wed29sep7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Readers of the Word7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 2021

mon04oct(oct 4)9:00 AMsun10(oct 10)5:00 PMDiocesan Schools Week9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (10)

mon04oct7:00 PM8:00 PMNORES Lecture 20217:00 PM - 8:00 PM

wed06oct7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Readers of the Word7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

sat09oct11:00 AM3:30 PMThe Youth Ministry Conference11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

mon11oct11:00 AM12:00 PMDiocesan Schools Mass11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

sat16oct12:00 PM1:00 PMMarriage and family Life Mass12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 2021

wed03nov7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Eucharistic Ministers7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

wed10nov7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Eucharistic Ministers7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

tue16nov7:30 PM8:30 PMThe God Who Speaks7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

wed17nov7:30 PM8:30 PMFormation for Eucharistic Ministers7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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