Year of Faith

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Parish / Diocese: St Mary of the Angels - Diocese of Salford
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Re: Year of Faith

Post by BobHayes » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:10 pm

We had a home-based 'retreat' this week in the church and parish hall. The daily format (Monday-Friday) was:

09.00 Adoration, Divine Mercy, Morning Prayer
10.00 Mass - then Adoration throughout the day
12.00 Rosary
18.00 Evening Prayer
19.00 Holy Hour with Adoration and Benediction plus a talk. Monday-Thursday each talk addressed one of the four constitutions the faithful have been asked to study, Friday was devoted to the New Evangelisation.
20.00 Light refreshments in the parish hall

Unfortunately, work commitments had me based two hundred miles away most of the week, but I got back in time for the Friday evening Adoration, Benediction and talk. Fr Ian Kelly (the guest speaker who gave all the talks) was excellent and thought-provoking. I gather the talks and prayer opportunities were well-received and supported by parishioners. It certainly looked a grand project when announced by Fr Simon, so it is great to see that it was supported by the laity. :D

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Re: Year of Faith

Post by BobHayes » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Fr Chris Gorton, parish priest at the Good Shepherd in Colne, Lancashire has organised the production of a Porta Fidei badge. Fr Chris says, 'My hope is that people will wear the badge as a statement of faith and that people will ask them about it and so hear the words "the door of faith is always open" applied to them'. A great idea - and a excellent design - worthy of support.

Badges are available from the Cathedral Centre Bookshop in Salford. A great idea and a great design worthy of support. More information here: ... pel-badges
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Re: Year of Faith

Post by IncenseTom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:06 pm

Here at St. Anne's in Keighley members of the parish (under the watchful eye of the PP I assume) have produced/ are producing an information leaflet with information on Catholicism for every Sunday during the Year of Faith.
Last week we were also given a small lapel cross which were kindly donated by the Knights of St Columba, one for each Catholic in Bradford and Keighley.

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Re: Year of Faith

Post by John Ainslie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:01 pm

Westminster lectures this Lent:

Celebration of Faith: Sacraments


THE YEAR OF FAITH: Celebration of Faith: Sacraments. Redeeming Beauty

28th Feb, 7th, 14th & 21st March 2013, 7pm – 8.30pm, Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QJ.

‘O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness’: Art and Architecture, Poetry and Music at the Service of the Liturgy by Archbishop George Stack, Diocese of Cardiff
Eucharist: Sacrament of Healing, of Unity and of Life by Rev Dr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, Heythrop College
Reconciliation. Wasted Sacrament or Valued Gift? by Bishop John Arnold, Diocese of Westminster
‘A Treasure of Inestimable Value’ – Music as Liturgy and Prayer by Andrew Carwood, St Paul’s Cathedral

Liturgical choir Schola Cantorum, Heythrop College & students of J.F. Kennedy Catholic School will perform at selected talks.

These are public lectures and all are welcome. There will be an opportunity to discuss the talks with tea and coffee provided. Registration is required at, by email or telephone 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation per lecture is £3.

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