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NEWSLETTER and/or your parish notice board
Pope Benedict has declared a Year of Faith which
begins on 11th October 2012 and ends on 24th
November 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus
Christ, Universal King. This event marks both
the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second
Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the
publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
which was prepared following the Council.
Year of Faith is an opportunity for each one of us
to reflect on and renew our enthusiasm for our faith
so that we can profess it, share it with others, and
lead people to Jesus Christ. Various events
will be organised across the Pastoral Area, which
will be advertised here and in parish newsletters.
Click here for information on the next Youlbury
Youth Activity Day on
CALLING MARRIED COUPLES:
There are some places available on the Marriage
Encounter weekend taking place at Wokefield Park,
near Reading on 21-23 June. An opportunity for
couples of any age to enrich their relationships in
a relaxed and caring atmosphere. A weekend of
discovery and renewal. Interested? Please contact
Chris & Mary Farrall 02380 275401 or visit the
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.