Cardinal’s Pastoral Letter

In a pastoral letter read in parishes of the diocese on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th February 2017, Cardinal Vincent urges the faithful not just to hand the sick over to professional care, but to offer them pastoral and spiritual care in their communities. Visit the Diocese’s website to see full details.

Novena to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A novena is a powerful devotion of prayer, said over nine consecutive days, asking God and the saints for special graces. We begin saying this novena prayer on Tuesday 29th November 2016 in preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please pray the novena with the parish and at home. May these prayers bring…

Special Collection for Ukrainian People

At the Regina Coeli on Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 April, Pope Francis asked for a special collection to be taken in all parishes in Europe on Sunday 24 April. The collection will go towards funding a humanitarian initiative aimed at relieving the suffering that the Ukrainian people have been enduring as a consequence of the…

Ecumenical Lent Courses

A good opportunity to meet with fellow Christians. The leaflet giving details can be downloaded here 2016 LEP Lent Groups. As Lent is early this year it would be helpful if applications to join the courses were received by Sunday 7th February.