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Further Clergy Moves

Bishop Peter has announced some further clergy moves for September.

Fr Gregory Marchwinski, who has been assisting at Our Lady’s Corby, goes to Kettering as priest-in-charge, to be assisted by Fr Wilson Sebastian MSFS, who has also been at Our Lady’s.
Fr Paul Hardy is retiring after 28 years service at St Edwards Milton Keynes and as chaplain at St Paul’s School. The parish and school will now become part of the St Barnabas cluster.
Fr Nathanael  Onwuekwe moves from St Josephs Bedford to join the team at the St Barnabas cluster in Milton Keynes.
Canon John Koenig has decided to retire, on health grounds.
Fr David Barrett will become parish priest at Olney.
Fr Eustace Durugbo MSP will be going to St Margaret of Scotland Luton for one year.

A Time to Listen

A Time to Listen

This is the Bishop’s initiative to improve the way that the Diocese responds to, and engages with, victims and survivors of abuse. Bishop Peter Doyle is available to meet with anyone affected by abuse, as a victim, survivor, their families or supporters, where private discussions can take place in a safe and non judgmental environment. Bishop Peter has ensured that he is able to meet with people affected by abuse on a bi-monthly basis or more frequently, depending on your request. These sessions can be accessed through our safeguarding office on 01604 723514 or safeguarding@northamptondiocese.com. There will be a special Mass at St Mary’s Woburn Sands for victims, survivors and anyone affected on 12th October.

Bishop Peter to retire

Bishop Peter to retire

3rd May 2019 – having attained the age of 75 this day, Bishop Peter, as required by Canon Law, has formally tendered his resignation to the Holy Father, but he will remain as our bishop until a replacement is appointed, which could take around 18 months. Prayer cards whereby we seek the Lord’s help for the right appointment have been distributed to parishes. We are not the only Diocese facing a retirement: Bishop Hopes of East Anglia was 75 in March, and Archbishop Smith of Southwark reached that age last October.

Clergy Moves

Clergy Moves

11th July – Bishop Peter has announced the following clergy news, and moves  to take place in September 2019.

Father Tony Brennan to become Parish Priest of St Mary’s, Dunstable with St Vincent de Paul, Houghton Regis
Father Andy Richardson to be Parish Priest of Holy Family and St John’s, Luton
Father Joseph Udoh MSP to be Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peace, Burnham with St Andrew’s, Cippenham
Father Mirek Misiura to be Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Stopsley, Luton
Father Benedetto D’Autilia to be Parish Priest of Blessed John Henry Newman Parish, High Wycombe
Father Lijo Payikkattu MSFS to be Priest in Charge of St Teresa’s, Princes Risborough upon Fr Joseph Kuttivayalil’s return to India
Father Emanuel Okami to be Assistant Priest of St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints, Bletchley

We wish all our priests on the move this summer well in their new parishes. We pray for Fr Christopher Whitehouse and Fr Malcom Bull who are retiring this summer. Not all move-decisions  are complete yet and further details will follow.

Fr Alessandro Reno, who has been on loan from the Diocese of Portoviejo in Ecuador, is now incardinated into the Diocese and will continue to serve at Chesham and Great Missenden.

New Permanent Deacon

13th July – Erik  Kerr was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate at St Josephs, Luton.

David Donaghue Ordained

David Donaghue Ordained

20th July – Deacon David Donaghue was ordained as a priest for the Diocese at the Cathedral this day. Congratulations Fr David ! More photos of his ordination are on Flickr here, a video recording can be watched here. and photos of his first Mass at St Gregory’s Northampton next day are here. Fr David is expected to go Our Lady’s, Corby

Pastoral Ministry Office

Pastoral Ministry Office

Click here for information about the work of the Pastoral Ministry Office, including small-group leader and volunteer-encouragement training. A fund is available to help with the cost of training and resources for parishioners looking to expand their faith and skills.

Clergy Moves

Clergy Moves

Bishop Peter has announced the following clergy news, and moves to take place in September 2019

Father Tony Brennan to become Parish Priest of St Mary’s, Dunstable with St Vincent de Paul, Houghton Regis
Father Andy Richardson to be Parish Priest of Holy Family and St John’s, Luton
Father Joseph Udoh MSP to be Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peace, Burnham with St Andrew’s, Cippenham
Father Mirek Misiura to be Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Stopsley, Luton
Father Benedetto D’Autilia to be Parish Priest of Blessed John Henry Newman Parish, High Wycombe
Father Lijo Payikkattu MSFS to be Priest in Charge of St Teresa’s, Princes Risborough upon Fr Joseph Kuttivayalil’s return to India
Father Emanuel Okami (who has been at Burnham) to be Assistant Priest of St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints, Bletchley

We wish all our priests on the move this summer well in their new parishes. We also pray for Fr Christopher Whitehouse and Fr Malcom Bull who are retiring this summer. Not all move-decisions are complete yet and further details will follow.

Fr Alessandro Reno, who has been on loan from the Diocese of Portoviejo in Ecuador, is now incardinated into the Diocese and will continue to serve at Chesham and Great Missenden.