Thursday, 30 September 2010

Newsletter for 2/3 October - Sunday 27(C)

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Monday, 27 September 2010

Report from our Special Representative at Hyde Park


Click here to read Faron Jordan's account of the Prayer Vigil with Pope Benedict in Hyde Park.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Benediction at Hyde Park

During Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, thousands of pilgrims knelt in silent adoration and only the sound of a gong could be heard, signifying the solemnity of Benediction, while, on elevated screens, an illuminated Monstrance, with an ethereal beauty, appeared to float above the arena as a living embodiment of Christ.
Katherine Cohoon

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Pope Benedict reflects on the Visit






This apostolic trip confirmed my profound conviction that the old nations of Europe possess a Christian soul which merges with the genius and history of the respective peoples and the Church never ceases to work to keep this spiritual and cultural tradition alive.
And in the four intense and very beautiful days spent in that noble land, I had the great joy of speaking to the heart of the inhabitants of the United Kingdom, and they spoke to mine, especially with their presence and the testimony of their faith.

Newsletter for 25/26 September - Sunday 26(C)

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CAFOD thanks our Young People

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Big Assembly with the Pope

Some of our students from St Clare's went to take part in the Big Assembly with the Pope at  St Mary's University College, Twickenham.

Those who remained at school joined in the  Assembly through a live internet link.

Click on the slide-show below to see a bigger version.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Pope's message to the young

The Holy Father said this to young people gathered outside Westminster Cathedral  after Mass today::
I ask each of you, first and foremost, to look into your own heart. Think of all the love that your heart was made to receive, and all the love it is meant to give. After all, we were made for love. This is what the Bible means when it says that we are made in the image and likeliness of God: we were made to know the God of love, the God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to find our supreme fulfilment in that divine love that knows no beginning or end.
We were made to receive love, and we have. Every day we should thank God for the love we have already known, for the love that has made us who we are, the love that has shown us what is truly important in life. We need to thank the Lord for the love we have received from our families, our friends, our teachers, and all those people in our lives who have helped us to realise how precious we are, in their eyes and in the eyes of God.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Internet Radio Station for Papal Visit Now on Air


Click here to access Internet Radio Station which will broadcast up to and during the Visit.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Leicestershire Catholics look forward to Pope's visit


Click here to read and hear reactions from local pilgrims who will be going to see the Pope - including from one of our own parishioners.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Pope Benedict, here we come!

Pastoral Letter from our Bishop

Click here to read the pastoral letter from Bishop Malcolm to be read in all our Churches this weekend. We will all have heard the letter at Mass, but it is worth another look. Even if we don't read the whole letter, it would be good to take the final paragraph to heart:
Above all, the visit should be a time of great joy for us. To have our spiritual Father with us must be a source of happiness and I am sure that that happiness will sustain us on our Christian pilgrimage. Playing our part, however we can, is important. And so I ask all of you this week to pray for the success of the visit, both individually and as church communities. Many people will be able to be present at the events; but if you cannot be there, please follow the visit’s progress through the media and in the Magnificat booklets available to all. Above all let us pray that the graces of the visit will honour our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all life and goodness, and that in turn, we are renewed in the Spirit to proclaim the Good News wherever we may
be.

Friday, 10 September 2010

EWTN Schedule for Papal Visit

For the EWTN Schedule of the Papal Visit click here.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Newsletter for 11/12 September - Sunday 24(C)

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Ready for the Pope

We thank Pansy Hancott for making a parish banner to be carried by Faron Jordan at the Prayer Vigil in Hyde Park on Saturday, 18th September.

Thursday, 2 September 2010