Proclaim’ 15—please see the letter on the noticeboard from Cardinal Vincent Nichols giving full details of this initiative. There will be parish group sessions starting on Monday 23 February at 12.30pm in the Hughes Room.
There is more information on the Catholic Church in England and Wales web-site - click here
PROCLAIM ’15 PRAYER
You so loved the world that you sent us your only Son,
that we might believe in him and have eternal life.
May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day
and live the Good News with joy.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit,
help us to “go out to the whole world and proclaim”
our faith with confidence.
Give us the courage to witness to the Joy of the Gospel
by our words and actions.
Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary,
so that you may be known and loved by all people.
We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever,
Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us.
St Thérèse of Lisieux, Pray for us.
The family of Felicity Brown RIP would like to thank members of the Parish and friends for all their kindness, prayers, cards, Mass cards, and expressions of sympathy following their sad loss. They were much comforted by the tributes to Felicity and the wonderful support from the church Felicity loved so much.
Click here for a presentation given in Bethlehem last November.
Many Palestinians, once educated, are forced to leave to seek employment and safety for their families. This applies in particular to Christians, and many of the FHL projects are designed to help those who are unable to leave their homeland, the elderly and the young. One of the FHL projects, Martha's House (pictured), is a day centre for elderly women. Other projects include medical, education and employment.
The Palestinians feel forgotten by the outside world. Some of them have lived in refugee camps since 1947. Pilgrims take away experiences and evidence of what is really happening. This gives them hope.
One slide asks what can I do ? and answers
- I can pray – for my brothers and sisters
- I can remember that what I do to the least of my brothers and sisters, I do unto the Lord
- I can give generously
- I can tell others about the people of the Holy Land, especially about the people of Bethlehem.
- I can write letters, when necessary, to demand that action is taken for peaceful settlements.
- If I am able and can afford it, I could visit the Holy Land.
18-25 January Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Parishioners are invited to join the Hope University community each morning this week (Monday-Friday) 8.40am-8.50am, for prayer, in the foyer of the Gateway Building, where the fountain is located. All are welcome to join with fellow Christians in this important week.
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- Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along 22.2.19
- CAFOD Lent Planning Meeting
- St Mary's Community Theatre 25.2.19
- Irish Night
- Irish Night
- WORKSHOPS for People with Dementia and Carers.
- Dementia friendly Sing a long last Fri of the month at St Mary's
- Vocations Weekend for Young Women 15-17th Feb 2019
- Barn Dance/Ceili
- St Mary's Parish Walk
- Can you help form a Safeguarding Team
- APPEAL FROM BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA
- Coffee Morning Volunteers needed
- Could you be a street pastor?
- Women's Group Newsletter January 2019
- The 'SYNOD' questions and SYNOD Survey
- Fr Daniel O'Leary RIP
- Youth Synod 2018 - Final Document
- Redemptorist Vocations Weekend March 2019
- Parish AGM 4.2.19