England to get third Cardinal

(photo from Vatican News) On Sunday 29 May, Pope Francis announced that Yorkshire-born Archbishop Arthur Roche will be made a Cardinal in a ceremony on 27 August, making him the third English cardinal and one of two cardinals from England eligible to vote in any future conclave to elect a new pope. Archbishop Roche isContinue reading “England to get third Cardinal”

Synod 2021-23: “Our journey continues”

Plymouth Synod report: The Pope’s pleas for us to listen with the ear of the heart (article next page) resonates in Bishop Mark’s foreword to the Plymouth Diocese synod report. Observing that this initial “parish listening” exercise only reached some 10% of the church-going population, Bishop Mark urges us all to listen more intently: “WeContinue reading “Synod 2021-23: “Our journey continues””

“Preach the Gospel”

Pope Francis, who has been working on a new constitution for the Roman Curia with his council of Cardinals (photo above) for several years, has now issued Praedicate Evangelium,  (“Preach the Gospel”) which introduces wide-ranging and fundamental changes to the Vatican’s administration and bureaucracy. They aim to ensure that the Roman Curia, the oldest bureaucracy in theContinue reading ““Preach the Gospel””

Synod: Quo Vadimus?

The Plymouth Diocese held a pre-synodal meeting of Parish representatives last week, and is now in the process of preparing the Diocesan ‘synthesis’ to go forward for discernment by the Conference of Bishops. Guidance from the Vatican suggests that the synthesis should indicate “how the Holy Spirit’s call to the Church has been understood inContinue reading “Synod: Quo Vadimus?”

“Ukraine refugees under our roof”: a special Supplement

We are now constantly deluged with news of the  seemingly endless violence and destruction in Ukraine. In the midst of all this fear, our attached Supplement offers a heartwarming first-hand account from one of our own Truro community, of her experience of dealing with Ukraine refugee women and children in Poland. The supplement can beContinue reading ““Ukraine refugees under our roof”: a special Supplement”

Celebrating First Reconciliation!

A special occasion took place for fourteen of our children and their families on 12th March when the First Holy Communion group celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Afterwards, everyone had a celebration in the Hall, with cakes and other goodies in plentiful supply! Our thanks as always to Samantha and KayContinue reading “Celebrating First Reconciliation!”