Pastoral Notes 5th March, 2017


Our Diocese is, for practical purposes, divided into Pastoral Areas or Deaneries.  The Area to which we belong includes Father Brian Leatherland’s Parish of Thrapston, Raunds and Oundle, our own Kettering Parish (with churches in Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell), and Corby Parishes (St Brendan’s with St Patrick’s, Our Lady’s with St John Ogilvie churches).  The clergy of the Deanery meet from time to time and try and arrange events to which all parts of the Pastoral Area are invited.  This has occurred with Divine Mercy Sunday, or Corpus Christi processions (e.g. at St Edward’s School), or 40 hours prayer (at St Brendan’s) in September.  There are five priests and two deacons in our Area, with semi-retired Father Tony well-employed in Corby.  These figures concentrate the mind for the future!