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Welcome to our latest e-News which we are currently publishing fortnightly, rather than weekly, during Bishop Philip’s sabbatical. Please continue to send in your good news and events so that we can share them as usual. Thank you to all who have contributed to this issue.

This week is National Safeguarding Adults Week, so please pray for all those who work in this important area. We have another packed issue for you, including some news from the recent Bishop’s Conference and from our Closer to Christ campaign, our usual look at what’s coming up in the liturgy over the next couple of weeks, a number of events to look forward to, a look back at Austen Ivereigh’s recent talk on the Synod in Wokingham and our Inter-religious Dialogue Conference held in Basingstoke and we wish Sister Veronica Mary a Happy 100th birthday!

Today we celebrate the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In unity with Eastern Christianity, and commemorating the dedication in 543 of the New Basilica of Saint Mary, built next to the Temple at Jerusalem, this feast celebrates Mary’s “dedication” of herself to God from her infancy, inspired by the Holy Spirit, whose grace had filled her ever since her immaculate conception. In this month dedicated to the Holy Souls, today is a good day to offer our daily Rosary for our departed family, friends, benefactors and those souls with nobody to pray for them, that they may rest in peace. Ed.

You can read this week’s e-News in full here.

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