Our Young Adults Taking Their Next Steps

At this time of year we still have in mind all our young adults who have just started work, are still looking for work, or who have started or are returning to college and university. It is a very exciting and rather anxious time for them as they wonder if their chosen job or course […]

August 15th – The Feast Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

There are a number of feast days of Our Lady which the church celebrates during the course of the year, some of them more well-known than others. The feast of the Assumption of Mary is one of the most popular of all being the most celebrated around the world with all manner of festivities. It […]

May is Mary’s Month

Detail of window from Our Lady’s Chapel, St. Edward’s Church Among Catholics, May is most well-known as “Mary’s Month,” a specific month of the year when special devotions are performed in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the early Church there is evidence of a major feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated on […]

Pastoral Notes 12th August, 2018

From the Archives This week we celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady, in heaven in her glorified humanity (feast 15th August). This feast was given special prominence by Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) in 1950, and many bishops and church dignitaries travelled to Rome in what was also a Holy Year (which occurs every 50 years, […]

Pastoral Notes 11th October, 2015

Praying the Rosary in people’s homes is a common tradition, perhaps easier in smaller parishes, where people get to know each other and live within walking-distance. October is the month of the Rosary, but there is no reason to limit this practice to one month. Rothwell and Desborough have arranged to have time before Sunday […]

Pastoral Notes 4th October, 2015

MONTH OF THE ROSARY The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is on 7th October and the month of October is now very much associated with the Rosary. As the Synod takes place in Rome on marriage and the family, we might pray the Rosary especially for our own families, those of our parish, […]