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 […]

Pastoral Notes 29th November, 2015

POPE 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 […]

Pastoral Notes 13th September, 2015

YEAR OF MERCY Pope Francis has designated the next Church Year (starting in Advent) as Year with the theme of God’s mercy. He writes, “How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of […]