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DO YOU HAVE
THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic, or
are you just interested in finding out more about
the Catholic faith? Have you been attending
Mass and would like to know what happens? Do you
have questions about faith you would like to find
answers to? You are warmly invited to
our Journey in Faith/RCIA sessions that will begin
in St Edmund's parish centre, Oxford Road, Abingdon,
in September. For further information please
contact Fr Jamie McGrath, tel: 01235 520375 or
the parish office tel: 01235 520375.
Proclaim '15 is a national Bishops' Conference
initiative to support parish evangelisation.
Every parish in England and Wales is invited to
offer prayer on 11 July for the work of
evangelisation – this is the same day that
representatives from every diocese will gather in
Birmingham for the National Catholic Evangelisation
Conference. Many representatives from
our own Diocese of Portsmouth will be attending.
Free prayer resources are available for download, as
are materials to encourage the organisation of local
Proclaim events. For all the materials please
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 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.