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Lourdes 2019 – Sunday

Day 2: Sunday 25th August International Mass, Procession, Torchlight Procession We were in the Underground Basilica, among a congregation of about 20,000, for our International Mass this morning.  It was a Mass where different nations, cultures and backgrounds came...

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 – Saturday

Day 1: Saturday 24th August Opening Mass People go on Pilgrimage for many different reasons. It might be to pray for a particular request, to seek help with a particular situation, to say thank you for blessings already received, out of some sort of curiosity, to...
Launch of the ‘Year of Communion’

Launch of the ‘Year of Communion’

Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together ahead of the launch of the ‘Year of Communion’. There are two events to which the bishop extends an invitation to our parishes, schools and communities.On Saturday 19 October we gather at St...
St Bernadette’s parish youth retreat

St Bernadette’s parish youth retreat

St Bernadette’s parish, Whitchurch hosted their first Youth retreat in July.The theme of ‘Masks we wear’ was inspired by scripture and was explored during the retreat.‘We all wear masks in our lives. We wear makeup to make ourselves feel prettier, we act...
Holy Land Pilgrims return after full week

Holy Land Pilgrims return after full week

By Fr. Anselm, Downside AbbeyArchaeology, Masses, Cable Cars, Prayer, Rafting, Swimming. Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, Masada, Qumran, Caesarea Philippi. These are just a few of the elements that made up the Downside Abbey and Clifton Diocese pilgrimage to the Holy...