Pastoral Notes 29th November, 2015

Pope Francis from FRANCIS : YEAR OF MERCY
Appropriate to the theme the Pope has chosen to highlight for the year starting on 8th December 2015, is his appearance on the cover of a magazine sold on behalf of the homeless. The magazine is ‘The Big Issue’, usually on sale outside M&S in Kettering. The magazine asked for an interview with Pope Francis and this was granted. The conversation with the representative of the Big Issue was reported, evidently including much laughter amidst the more serious aspects of our world under discussion. Bishop Peter’s pastoral letter this weekend recalls his attendance in Rome recently with Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the opening Mass at Northampton Cathedral on 8th December 7.00pm. We will recall this at our 10.00am Mass on the same day.