Pastoral Notes 27th December, 2015

NEW YEAR : YEAR OF MERCY

Bishop Peter plans to visit each Deanery, each Pastoral Area of the Diocese, for a service of reconciliation, marking the Pope’s Year of Mercy. It would probably be during the season of Lent (which begins on 10th February!). He would not visit each parish, but probably arrange a visit to one of the larger churches in Corby. (Not long ago he led a Mass for Married Couples at Our Lady’s, Corby, attended by parishioners also from Kettering). The concern of Pope Francis is also a more general encouragement to be guided in our lives, as individuals and as a community, by God’s mercy and compassion. You may have reflections to share on this, as individuals, or in the parish, which we could present to Bishop Peter. Is it something for the Parish Forum or some other coming together? Please give this some thought.