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Just how Important is your marriage?
Our Lady & St Edmunds, Abingdon have planned a 7
week course simply called “The Marriage Course”.
This is an established course run very successfully
in many parishes across the UK that focuses on our
various relationships in a marriage. This course
recently received a very positive review in The
Guardian. Our course starts on 3rd March. Each
evening there will be a meal, videos and most
importantly, time to talk privately with your
spouse. If you are interested, contact
Women’s World Day of
10.30am and 7.30pm on
Friday 7th March at
Our Lady and St Edmund's
(Refreshments after the
service in the Parish
12 Noon at St Agatha's
rather wonderful that
the same service is
celebrated all over the
world on the same day,
starting in New Zealand
and finishing in Samoa
24 hours later.
This year the service
has been prepared by the
Christian women of Egypt
and the theme is God's
love being 'Like Streams
in the Desert'. We will
look at the theme
through the eyes of
Egyptian women, and we
will pray for Egypt,
which is experiencing
We hope you will be able
to come to one of our
Soldier to Saint
Rise Theatre, 10th April
2014, 7.30pm at
English Martyrs Church, Didcot
We are delighted to be hosting the professional
RISE Theatre, and their
exciting, original one-act play ‘Soldier to Saint’,
which captures the inspirational story of St Alban,
Britain’s first Christian martyr.
Be immersed into the gritty world of London 2020
where religious expression has been made illegal.
As Christians are forced into hiding and rioting
hits the streets,
John Alban, an ordinary
soldier, strikes an unlikely friendship with the
fugitive priest—a friendship that could cost him his
Tickets available now from the parish office,
Click here to see a trailer for the performance
Lectio Divina has been used by
the church for centuries as a tool for deepening
prayer life. Meaning 'Spiritual Reading' it is
a way of reading the bible, making your reading a
prayer. It helps you to see how the Holy
Spirit , speaking to you through the bible, has
something to say about your life.
Click here for guide to Lectio Divina for
and here for guide for leaders
TO BE A CHRISTIAN IS
TO BE A MISSIONARY
Missio is now the name for the
Pontifical Mission Societies.
The Pope has asked
Missio to care for, and support the younger Churches
across the world until they are able to be
Missio is therefore the Church’s
official support organisation for overseas mission;
raising awareness and funds for missionary and
pastoral work worldwide.
The generosity of
Catholics, primarily through the red APF mission
boxes in this country, means that Missio is able to
respond in faith and love to the needs of our
brothers and sisters in over 1000 mission Dioceses
around the world.
Please contact our
Portsmouth Diocesan Directors:
Deacon Richard Budgen (North Hinksey parish) to
learn how you can help.
Find out more about the
Catholic Church in England and Wales here.