Online Masses: update

Readers who have been unable to attend Mass in person for whatever reason will have been disappointed that many online masses recently disappeared, as our parishes are wrestling with the Data Protection implications of live-streaming.  They may therefore be pleased to know of some that have either continued streaming or have recently returned to streaming,Continue reading “Online Masses: update”

Across the Channel:French Synod National Synthesis

“We dream of a Church […] that is ready to move with changes in our society, freed from some of the burdens in the way it works, advancing resolutely towards unity, where people can speak freely, always attentive to the little ones and those who have been cast aside, a praying Church that trusts inContinue reading “Across the Channel:French Synod National Synthesis”

Synod National Synthesis Released

(Photo: the national synthesis team, from the CBCEW website) The Synod National Synthesis was released yesterday, on 28June 2022. Prepared by the National Synthesis team for the Bishops Conference, it reflects the Synod Reports from each of the Dioceses across England and Wales. These in turn summarised the contributions of an estimated 30000 submissions fromContinue reading “Synod National Synthesis Released”

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”

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”

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!”

Pope installs men and women as new lay ministers

This year’s celebration of the liturgy Sunday of the Word of God (23 January in St Peter’s Basilica included some very special moments, when Pope Francis formally installed lay men and women from various parts of the world in the ministries of Lector and Catechist, using recently prepared rites for this purpose.In most countries, womenContinue reading “Pope installs men and women as new lay ministers”

Truro Men’s Buckfast Retreat

Some retreatants with Fr Abbot David and Bro Prior Daniel  The annual Truro Men’s Retreat at Buckfast Abbey was finally held last weekend at the start of Advent. Although in its twelfth year, the 2020 Retreat was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was only able to take place this year for a limitedContinue reading “Truro Men’s Buckfast Retreat”

First Holy Communion Group

The children in our First Holy Communion group (16 children!) decorated these Advent candles last week. They used sheets of coloured wax (wax appliqué) to cut out 4 Advent symbols and fix them onto the candle. The children are placing an Advent prayer card in front of the candle and will say  the Advent PrayerContinue reading “First Holy Communion Group”