Divine Mercy Sunday Service 24th April

from Deacon Andrew Shute A group of parishioners met on Divine Mercy Sunday afternoon to follow the lead of St Faustina. We began with the Blessing of our image of Jesus as the Divine Mercy and Fr John was available for Reconciliation. The Blessed Sacrament was placed on the altar and Barbara led the Rosary.Continue reading “Divine Mercy Sunday Service 24th April”

Ukraine Host-family Meet-up

A non-denominational meeting was held at Truro Methodist Church on 27th April to support the Cornish community in helping Ukrainian Refugees and their hosts. Five refugees from Ukraine were actually at the event which was attended by almost 100 people, including some half-dozen parishioners from Our Lady of the Portal. Rev’d Mark Dunne-Wilson led theContinue reading “Ukraine Host-family Meet-up”

Pastoral Renewal Exchange (PRE) 

PRE was started by Fr Brian Green in 1978 to allow those involved in pastoral work to exchange ideas, personal experiences and information. Fr Brian taught at Ushaw College from 1969 -77 and developed a Pastoral Theology course. He then moved to Dinnington to become parish priest of St Joseph’s in 1977. PRE is receivedContinue reading “Pastoral Renewal Exchange (PRE) “

Live Simply, Sustainably, and in Solidarity with the Poor

On 1st October a one day conference was held in Torquay (sponsored by CAFOD and Caritas) The purpose was to revive awareness and implementation of the livesimply initiative in our schools and parishes. The event brought together some great speakers including Marie-Elena Arana (Live Simply Award Co-ordinator); Fr Jonathan Stewart (Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Exeter) whomContinue reading “Live Simply, Sustainably, and in Solidarity with the Poor”

Creation: What can I do?

“Be not afraid!” … so Jesus tells his followers, knowing too well how fearful they were. We too can feel overwhelmed and despairing in the face of news about extreme climate events, but we too must allow ourselves to be comforted and strengthened by Jesus’s words. If we open ourselves to receive the grace ofContinue reading “Creation: What can I do?”

September: a time to pray

Churches Together in Truro has put together a programme of prayer and fasting for the city during September, based on readings from the book of Nehemiah. Each week has a different prayer focus – Public Service, Relationships, Business & Commerce and Church with a prayer and reading for each day. See the leaflet giving fullContinue reading “September: a time to pray”