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Mission Northampton

Mission Northampton

The Diocese of Northampton is incredibly excited to announce the introduction of a new agency, Mission Northampton. Mission Northampton serves the whole diocese across the counties of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire as well as Slough in Berkshire. Incorporating catechesis and school chaplaincy, Mission Northampton will also strategically support local evangelistic approaches...

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Antquum Ministerium

Antquum Ministerium

Pope Francis has issued an Apostolic letter, Motu Propio entitled ‘Antquum ministerium’ or ‘Ancient ministry’. Within this letter, the Pontiff institutes the lay ministry of catechist. This vocational service to the Church lasts for the entirety of a persons life and is a particular calling to serve the Catholic Church as a teacher. The instituted ministry of catechist will be at the service of...

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ISA EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR THORNTON COLLEGE

ISA EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR THORNTON COLLEGE

Thornton College has won two categories in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Remote Learning Celebration 2021 for providing excellence in remote learning since the beginning of the pandemic, March 2020. ISA launched a nationwide Celebration of Remote Online Learning 2021, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown learning. Each of the 559 member Independent Schools were...

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Retrouvaille Marriage Support

Retrouvaille Marriage Support

Retrouvaille is a positive resource for couples who may be in crisis in their marriages, who have increased conflict or damaging silences; where defensiveness, criticism, contempt and emotional distancing have replaced listening and support. Couples may be separated and in the process of divorce. Retrouvaille helps couples get their marriages back on track.  There is hope!  The Holy Spirit works...

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The Church Series

The Church Series

As we listen to Acts of the Apostles at this time of Easter, we consider these first days of the Church’s history and Bishop David invites you to share in his thoughts on The Church. He will reflect on what it means to be the Church and what She is there to do. You are invited to journey with Bishop David, each Wednesday evening at 6.30pm on our diocesan YouTube channel. Don’t forget to...

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Pray The Rosary For Young People

Pray The Rosary For Young People

As part of the Rosary Stronghold Mission, Our Lady's Shrine in Walsingham are encouraging a Rosary Day of Intercession for our Young People and the Mission of our Catholic Schools to take place on Monday May 24th. It will have a two fold aim: 1a.  That the Rosary be prayed in our Schools that day 1b. That we all may mightily intercede for all young people everywhere, all their intentions and for...

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Prayer Service for Survivors of Abuse

Prayer Service for Survivors of Abuse

Bishop David has led a prayer service to mark the national day of prayer for survivors of abuse. Tuesday 4th May was chosen by a group of survivors to be the day the Catholic Church in England and Wales stand in solidarity and prayer with those who have suffered at the hands of another. The service, which can be viewed here, was designed and organised by a small group of volunteers including...

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Reflection By The Bishops Of England and Wales

  The Day of Lord Gathering as Bishops in Conference this week, we wish to pay tribute to all in the Catholic community who have shown such courage, generosity and understanding in the face of adversity this past year. Across England and Wales, families and parish communities have risen to the challenge of sustaining one another through times of great isolation, loneliness and grief in an...

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Vocations Sunday 2021

Vocations Sunday 2021

This Sunday, 25th April is Good Shepherd Sunday in our Church, it is also vocations Sunday. In the Gospel reading, Jesus say’s “I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep”. More resources can be viewed here. Pope Francis writes: Saint Joseph: The Dream of Vocation Dear brothers and sisters, 8 December last, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the...

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Catholic Basics 2021

Catholic Basics 2021

The popular catholic basics course, unpacking four key areas of our faith is to return in June this year. This engaging introduction to the Catholic faith, with it’s own bespoke course text, is open to anyone wishing to learn more about our Catholic faith. Our diocesan education service, NORES, host the four parts based on God, the Church, the moral life and prayer. The zoom sessions will be on...

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In The Studio At Easter

In The Studio At Easter

Our youth ministry team hosted a virtual gathering on YouTube, live from the studio in Northampton to celebrate this time of Easter in our church. Fr Brendan Seery was joined by Hannah and Finlay, two young people as they welcomed Deacon Liam Lynch who speaks about the power of the resurrection, worship, and the famous NYMO quiz led by our quiz master, Rick. The NYMO YouTube channel is packed...

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National Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

National Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

Each year on Tuesday of the fifth week of Easter, our church embraces a day of prayer for survivors of abuse. This year that falls on Tuesday 4th May. The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales moved the day from the Friday of the fifth week of lent after listening to the voices of survivors. The day was requested by Pope Francis following a proposal from the Pontifical Commission for the...

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We Pray For The Repose of the Soul of Prince Philip

Bishop David has joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols in praying for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen's consort for over 70 years died peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of Friday 9th April 2021. "At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the...

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Chrism Mass 2021

Chrism Mass 2021

Chrism Mass 2021On Thursday April 1st, Bishop David celebrated the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Northampton for the first time. This time last year our churches were closed, and the Chrism Mass did not go ahead as the COVID restrictions took hold.  This year, although not open to the public due to a strict capacity at our cathedral church, our priests were able to celebrate together and...

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Fr Tony Whitfield RIP

Fr Tony Whitfield RIPIt is with sadness that we advise that Fr Tony Whitfield died earlier today at Kettering General Hospital; may he rest in peace. Fr Tony Whitfield was a convert to the Catholic faith. Soon after his conversion he felt a call to priesthood and was sent to All Hallows College, Dublin to begin his studies. He was ordained in 1979 and spent four years at St Thomas Aquinas,...

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Ordination of Andrew Coy

Ordination of Andrew Coy

Ordination of Andrew Coy On Thursday 25th March, the solemnity of the Annunciation, our diocese welcomed a new priest, Fr Andrew Coy. Having studied at the Venerable English College in Rome, Fr Andrew returned to Northampton at the beginning of the pandemic believing it would be for just a couple of weeks. The weeks turned to months and it became clear that he would not be returning to study at...

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future events

May 2021

wed19may6:30 PMVirtual EventThe Church Series6:30 PM

thu20may8:00 PM9:00 PMVirtual EventIn The StudioEnjoy the laughs and prayer with NYMO live in the studio8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

wed26may6:30 PMVirtual EventThe Church Series6:30 PM

June 2021

wed02jun5:00 PMDivine Renovation With Fr Mike Schmitz5:00 PM

wed02jun6:30 PMVirtual EventThe Church Series6:30 PM

mon07jun7:00 PM8:30 PMVirtual EventCatholic Basics CourseAn opportunity to explore the basics of our Catholic faith7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed09jun6:30 PMVirtual EventThe Church Series6:30 PM

mon14jun7:00 PM8:30 PMVirtual EventCatholic Basics CourseAn opportunity to explore the basics of our Catholic faith7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

mon21jun7:00 PM8:30 PMVirtual EventCatholic Basics CourseAn opportunity to explore the basics of our Catholic faith7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

mon28jun7:00 PM8:30 PMVirtual EventCatholic Basics CourseAn opportunity to explore the basics of our Catholic faith7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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