Archives for August 2014

Pastoral Notes 31st August 2014

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE We pray at this time for those in our parish and Pastoral Area on pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Lourdes Jumbulance for the sick and those with special needs. Lourdes is a fairly recent shrine of Our Lady, combining in a special way prayer, pilgrimage and care for the sick. Devotion to Our […]

Pastoral Notes 24th August 2014

GOD BLESS YOU The Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 1669) says that “every baptised person is called to be a ‘blessing’ and to bless”. To bless those around us and the places we live and the food we eat, in prayerful sincerity. This has a real sanctifying 3effect and is both our joy and […]

Pastoral Notes 17th August 2014

A BISHOP OF NORTHAMPTON The name and coat-of-arms of Bishop Laurence Youens marks the window and foundation-stone of St Edward’s church, but it was his successor, Bishop Thomas ‘Leo’ Parker (1942-1967) as 7th bishop of Northampton who consecrated the church in 1946 (hence the 12 red crosses and candles around the walls). Bishop Leo was […]

Pastoral Notes 10th August 2014

THE FIRST SISTERS ? Our parish of Kettering looks back perhaps to 1891 as a beginning when Mass was celebrated at Tyrell’s Temperance Hotel, Market Place, on 20th September. Over the years the parish has been blessed with different communities of religious sisters. Our archivist has now discovered that there was a community of Franciscan […]