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News Items

Body Shop Pamper Party in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on Saturday 14 March at 2.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. Please see poster in the porch.

Proclaim' 15—please see the letter on the noticeboard from Cardinal Vincent Nichols giving full details of this initiative. The next parish group session is on Monday 2 March from 12.40pm—2.00pm.

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon has also offered us some practical advice regarding Lent in today's Pastoral Letter.

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


Loving Father,

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.

The family of Barry Maunder RIP thank everyone for all the prayers and messages of support that have been received. Everyone will be remembered in prayers and Mass intentions. 

FHL logo   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.


The One World Group are holding their AGM on Tuesday 27 January at 7.30pm in The Hughes Meeting Room. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the group please join us on the night. Everyone is welcome.

FHL logoIssue 11  (winter/spring 2015)  of the Friends of the Holy Land Newsletter is available by clicking here.

Pax Christi donation envelopes are in the porch but NO second collection, as this is an optional collection.

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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