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Conquerors: Youth 2000 Young adults’ retreat

Conquerors is, quite simply, not to be missed.  A bank holiday weekend spent in the beautiful Walsingham with thousands of other young Catholics, seeking God and experiencing His Church in all its life, energy and youthfulness!  This youth festival is...

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You are anxious and troubled by many things…

Martha was distracted by much serving…Jesus said “You are anxious and troubled about many things”   Luke 10:38-42 A few months ago this reading touched me personally. One of my weaknesses is that I am prone to doing too much and...

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Rejoice!

Rejoice; Be glad; Peace; Glory; Comfort; Cry out with joy; Sing; Praise; Blessed be God; Boast in the cross; Mercy; Grace! These are just a few of the most powerful and life giving words in the scriptures and we get...

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Mass at Ripon Cathedral with Bishop Marcus

We are excited to announce that Bishop Marcus Stock is inviting all of the schools and parishes of our diocese to join him on pilgrimage to Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 11am. TIMETABLE 11am: Mass with Bishop...

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Comparison and reflection

“then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment.” – Luke 7:36-8:3 When I think about the people I surround myself with, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of comparison. I’m not just talking...

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Revelation: Work It Out

  Rev Feb 2016 from Hannah Zafar on Vimeo. Revelation is a diocesan youth prayer event for young people aged 14yrs and above.  The evening involves fun, a dynamic speaker, opportunity to meet/discuss with other young people, sung worship, Adoration...

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He Ascended

He ascended so we could ascend. It is that simple. Christ left us so He could be with us; so that every time mass is celebrated and He comes to be with us in the form of bread and wine,...

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You make us brave…

George and his dragon have always been familiar to me. For fourteen years I looked at a painting of him on the ceiling of my college dining room.  I love the speech before the battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare’s Henry...

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“He jumped into the water…”

  ‘Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water’ (John 21:7) Confused and hopeless disciples!   We have all been there:   situations where everything seems hopeless, it won’t work, I can’t do...