Pastoral Notes 7th June 2015

UGANDA MARTYRS Wednesday 3rd June was the feast of the Uganda martyrs, witnessing to the sacrifice of the Mass with their own sacrifice. “The Uganda Martyrs hold a place of prominence in the history of the Church in Africa. They were persecuted for their faith and executed for refusing to dent their Christianity. A total […]

Pastoral Notes May 17th, 2015

BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO In 1917 Oscar Arnulfo Romero was born into a family of 15 in El Salvador. He learned to be a carpenter. When his mother was ill he worked in a gold mine in Potosi, earning about 4p a day, to save money for medicines for his sick mother. In 1937 he went […]

Pastoral Notes May 3rd 2015

LOCAL MARTYRS & CORPUS CHRISTI Monday 4th May is the feast of the English and Welsh Martyrs of the 16th/17th centuries, who trained abroad as priests or made their homes available for the celebration of the Eucharist. The famous Triangular Lodge at Rushton just outside Kettering, constructed by Sir Thomas Tresham, is full of symbols […]