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Disability Mass Founder Fondly Remembered

Disability Mass Founder Fondly Remembered

On 1st May the church of St. John's in Sundon Park, Luton, was full as those who attend the monthly Mass for people with disabilities fondly remembered and prayed for Kathy Scott. She, along with Judith Beare, founded the Mass over 40 years ago and she died during pandemic times. Kathy's family attended and other people who also died during lockdown and who were so part of the group - Jim...

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Bishop tells Confirmandi : “It’s Exciting!”

Bishop tells Confirmandi : “It’s Exciting!”

On Saturday 14th May over 400 young people aged 11-18 years old gathered in Milton Keynes for the annual Blaze Conference. The event, organised by NYMO, the diocesan youth office, is an opportunity for all those making their Confirmation this year to meet with Bishop David, to meet each other and celebrate our Catholic faith in a vibrant and exciting way. This year the young people listened to...

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The Light Has Come

The Light Has Come

Praise and worship recording artist Sarah Kroger bought her acclaimed 'The Light Has Come Tour' to our diocese last week. The worship leader was joined by her husband the international preacher, Dom Quaglia and her band as they led us beautifully in prayer through song and into a powerful time of Adoration. St Augustines in Milton Keynes, St Teresa's in Beaconsfield and St John's in Luton played...

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Sunday Obligation To Return

Sunday Obligation To Return

The Bishop's Conference of England and Wales met in May in Cardiff for their plenary meeting. The bishop's have decided to reintroduce the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Below is the statement from the conference. This is the bread come down from heaven (John 6:58) A beautiful hallmark of the Catholic faith is the profound desire to participate in the Holy Mass and share in the Eucharist. We...

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Bishop Announces Clergy Moves

Bishop Announces Clergy Moves

Bishop David has announced the following clergy moves: Fr Pius Amoako is appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady Immaculate and St Ethelbert, Slough. Fr Benedetto D’Autilia is appointed Parish Priest of St Paul’s, Thrapston, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Oundle and St Thomas More, Raunds. Fr Jonathan Hill is appointed Parish Priest of St John Henry Newman, High Wycombe, with the two churches of St...

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Daventry Church Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Daventry Church Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The current Catholic Church building in Daventry, St. Augustine’s,  celebrated its 50th birthday with a special Service on Sunday April 24th at 6.30 p.m.  The highlight was the use of incense to incense the building and the people, a sign of prayers ascending to God, and also the dignity of the worshippers.  The worshippers came from the various Christian Churches in Daventry, and included Rev....

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Missio Press Release: Venerable Pauline Jaricot

Missio Press Release: Venerable Pauline Jaricot

Missio is very excited for the upcoming beatification of one of our founders, Venerable Pauline Jaricot, on 22 May 2022 in Lyon, France. This will be a day of prayer and celebration for the global Missio family, and the whole Church. Pauline Jaricot Born in 1799, Pauline Jaricot was a remarkable young lay woman with formidable faith. Through her resolution and strong beliefs, she founded...

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Bishop At Easter Vigil : “God never gave up on us”

Bishop At Easter Vigil : “God never gave up on us”

Bishop David Oakley celebrated a beautiful liturgy at Northampton Cathedral on Holy Saturday evening. He was joined by priests and people of the Northampton cluster of parishes including, Towcester and East Hunsbury, Northampton Cathedral and Kingsthorpe. The liturgy began as always around the fire, the light of Christ outside the doors of a Cathedral in darkness. One by one was individuals had...

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Enter Into The Mystery of This Obedient Love

Enter Into The Mystery of This Obedient Love

Bishop David has called on all God's people to enter into Holy Week beyond our head knowledge of Jesus' dying and rising from the dead but live it in our hearts. Here is the full text of his homily from Palm Sunday at Northampton Cathedral. When the hour came Jesus took his place at table, and the apostles with him. In this way, the evangelist begins an account of the most dramatic moment in the...

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Bishop’s Consecrate Ukraine and Russia to Our Lady

Bishop’s Consecrate Ukraine and Russia to Our Lady

As the conflict in Ukraine and Russia continues, Bishop David accompanied by Bishop Emeritus Peter joined with Pope Francis and Bishop's from across in consecrating both nations to the Sacred Heart of Our Lady. Explaining the consecration Pope Francis had written to Bishops earlier in the week saying "This Act of Consecration is meant as a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic...

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Diocese Seeks New Choral Director

Diocese Seeks New Choral Director

Having successfully been awarded the first year of seed funding offered by the Hamish Ogston Foundation and the National Schools Singing Programme, our diocese will now be seeking a Choral Director to lead the program.Initiated in the Diocese of Leeds, the NSSP aims to fund and support engagement with diverse communities offering a route into choral  and church music. More information about the...

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Catechists AGM

Catechists AGM

Parish catechist representatives from across our diocese met on Saturday 26th March at the St Thomas Centre, Northampton for the third annual AGM. Joined by Bishop David they discussed the joys and challenges of catechesis as they continue to discern what the Spirit is saying across our diocese. Following an opening prayer and time of general sharing, Bishop David spoke and thanked them for...

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Ordination Joy!

Ordination Joy!

On Friday 25th March, Bishop David presided at the Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Deacon Liam Castle. On a sunny Friday morning, Deacon Liam was joined by his family and close friends swell as brother priests from our own diocese and friends from his seminary years. Bishop David knows Fr Liam well as he was Rector tot he seminary at Oscott from seven years, the entirety of Fr Liam's...

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Sub Tuum Praesidium

Sub Tuum Praesidium

Today at 4pm (UK time) Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the protection of the Sacred Heart of Mary.The Pope has invited all Bishops, priests, religious, and Catholic faithful to “assemble in their places of prayer on 25 March, so that God’s Holy People may raise a heartfelt and choral plea to Mary our Mother.” Bishop David will begin the consecration service at 12.30 live from...

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Full Blaze!

Full Blaze!

Our diocesan youth ministry department, NYMO have announced that bookings are closed for the conference for young people being confirmed, BLAZE. The highlight of Blaze is an opportunity to meet Bishop David who will confirm them in their parishes later in the year. It is just ten years since the first Blaze when just 30 young people met at Thornton College on a Saturday in May to meet Bishop...

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Act of Consecration To The Sacred Heart of Mary

Act of Consecration To The Sacred Heart of Mary

"This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace." Pope Francis Bishop David has announced that he will join Pope Francis and Bishop's from around the...

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future events

May 2022

sat28may9:30 AM4:30 PMDeacon And Wives Day9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

June 2022

sat04jun10:00 PM5:00 PMWalsingham Pilgrimage10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

sun12jun3:00 PM4:00 PMEucharistic Ministers Holy Hour3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

mon13jun7:15 PM8:30 PMWhat is the RCIA?7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

mon20jun7:15 PM8:30 PMExploring the Periods of Evangelisation & Catechumenate7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

sun26jun2:00 PM4:00 PMWorld Meeting of Families Diocesan Celebration2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

mon27jun11:00 AM1:00 PMPriestly Ordination of Deacon Jithu James11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

mon27jun7:15 PM8:30 AMExploring the Period of Enlightenmen7:15 PM - 8:30 AM

July 2022

mon04jul7:15 PM8:30 PMExploring the Period of Mystagogia7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

sun24jul(jul 24)1:00 PMthu28(jul 28)1:00 PMLifeTeen Summer Camp1:00 PM - 1:00 PM (28)

August 2022

fri19aug(aug 19)8:00 AMfri26(aug 26)8:00 PMLourdes Pilgrimage8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (26)

October 2022

mon10oct(oct 10)4:00 PMthu13(oct 13)4:00 PMRelics of Saint Bernadette4:00 PM - 4:00 PM (13)

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