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Pastoral Letter 15th April 2018 - People of Life

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ADOREMUS YOUTH CONGRESS. Saturday 8th Sept 11.30am-5.30pm. Liverpool Echo Area-Auditorium. Cost £10. Parishes and schools are invited to send young people to the Adoremus Youth Congress which has been developed to compliment the main event. The keynote speaker at the Youth Congress is Katie Prejean, from Louisiana. In the afternoon there will be youth streams for those 13-15, 16-17, 18-20 year of age. The aim of the day is to help young people to  live the Eucharist through witness, proclamation, care for the broken in society and love for the planet. The day features CJM, Rise Theatre, Cardinal Nichols, CAFOD, Animate, Salesians, Joel’s Bar-One Hope Project. There will be an opportunity to highlight the Synod on young people which will be happening in October of this year. Resources to help prepare for the event of available on the Adoremus Youth website. Young people whatever their church background will have a positive experience on the day. To book places go to adoremusyouth.co.uk or use these forms: Programme (pdf), Booking Form (pdf) and Poster (pdf)

 

Day for Catechists - 20th October 2018 

St John's Cathedral, Portsmouth. Further information: www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/catechists

 

Diocesan Day for Readers - 16th June 2018

St Bede’s Catholic Church, Basingstoke. Further information: www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/readers

 

Significant Wedding Mass 2018

Are you celebrating a 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or anniversary over 60 years? If so Bishop Philip would like to invite you to a Mass of celebration. This will take place at St Bede’s Church in Basingstoke on Saturday 30th June 2018. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate and witness to Marriage. If you would like to come, please visit the Cathedral website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/anniversaries and complete the on-line form, or send an email to anniversaries@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Please note this address is not monitored daily and you may have to wait for a reply, so please be patient. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact your Parish office, who will have the form you need to complete. To help celebrate the occasion please could you provide a COPY of your Wedding photograph, you can upload it when you complete the form online. Alternatively scan and send via email to above email address. Again if you have no access to the internet you can post a COPY along with completed form by post to the following address: St Bede’s Parish Office, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. Please mark envelope: Significant Wedding Mass.

 

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Faith and Sexuality: When it comes to Catholic teaching on sexual morality, all sorts of confusion abounds as to what the Church's vision actually means. Earlier this month the internationally renowned speaker Fr Philip Bochanski, the Executive Director of Courage International, an apostolate supporting those with same sex attraction, gave a talk in Holy Family parish Southampton in collaboration with the Catholic Academies and Schools Office. Fr Philip gives an uplifting and inspirational presentation on how human sexuality, properly understood and cherished as derived from God's beautiful plan for the joy and fulfilment of every human person is a life-giving truth for all of us  but especially those  struggling to live  in a wholesome way,  in a world where sex is cheapened and commodified. www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/courage.php

  

Helping Refugees
The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. We would especially welcome people with particular skills - such as administration experience, knowledge of the Middle East, refugee issues, familiarity with benefits and into-work programmes and / or project management skills– to join the core working group. Specific knowledge of Syrian refugee issues is not required for all members, but enthusiasm and desire to learn and help are essential. We are also looking for people who would like to gather in different locations around the diocese to listen to informed speakers and to discuss possible and current action for refugees. Anyone interested should see our website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/rrwg
email me on PCS@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or call me on 01730 262 290.  Fr Peter Hollins

  

Prayer Requests

If you would ever like prayer for your own intention, for your parish or for any need, do go to the home page of the diocese website, scroll down to the “prayer request” button, where you can leave an anonymous request which will go to 40 intercessors throughout the diocese.

  

 

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