Thursday, July 31, 2014
Put the date in your diary - 5th July 2015 from 10am till 4.30pm
A day to celebrate 50 years of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and to look forward to the future with Bishop Kieran.
Great speakers, fun happenings, great food and above all Holy Mass celebrated by the whole Diocese.
For more information, updates and to volunteer visit the Festival 50 page on the Diocesan Website.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
This year the England and Wales National Pilgrimage, organised by the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) will take place on Saturday 26th July, the feast Day of St Anne and St Joachim, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. This will be the 13th time that grandparents from all over the country gather to honour the patron saints of all grandparents and to recognise their own vocation.
For more information e-mail the Association or telephone Phil Butcher on 01328 560333
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In a joint statement to Members of the House of Lords they say:"While we may have come to the position of opposing this bill from different religious perspectives, we are agreed that the Assisted Dying Bill invites the prospect of an erosion of carefully tuned values and practices that are essential for the future development of a society that respects and cares for all."
The leaders and senior representatives are drawn from a broad coalition of Christian churches and denominations, and from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths.Lord Falconer's Bill will be debated in the House of Lords on 18 July 2014.
For the full statement see the Catholic Bishops' Conference website.
To see what action you can take including contacting a Peer go here.
|Arundel & Brighton Certificate in Catechesis - Coming soon, book now!|
Session 1 - Sat 11th Oct 2014
Speaker - Fr Stephen Ortiger OSB
‘Retreat Day – ‘Called by Jesus Christ to be a Catechist’
Session 2 - Sat 22nd November 2014
Speaker - Fr Kevin O’Donnell
‘Encountering Jesus—Scripture, Church and Sacraments’
Session 3 - Sat 24th January 2015
Speaker - Fr Rob Esdaile
‘Not Less Than Everything - The Catholic Way of Catechesis’
Session 4 - Sat 7th March 2015
Speaker - Fr Jonathan How
‘Celebrating the Christian mystery in Liturgy’
Session 5 - Sat 18th April 2015
Speaker - Sr Anne Dunne
‘Personal spirituality and leading others to prayer’
Session 6 - Sat 6th June 2015
Speaker - David Wills
‘Mission – being and bringing the Good News to others’
For further information, or to book, please contact David Wills on 01293 651157 or email@example.com
Monday, July 14, 2014
Bishop Kieran, Jacqueline Lance (Head Teacher) and Mary Reynolds (Diocesan Director of Schools).
Bishop Kieran Conry celebrated with the community of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Brighton as they marked the 40th Anniversary of their school.
St Bernadette’s opened in 1974 after Lourdes Convent left the site and amalgamated with other local Catholic secondary schools to establish Cardinal Newman Catholic Comprehensive School.
Bishop Kieran was joined by the Rev. Mgr. John Hull, Father Bruno Witchalls, Mrs Mary Reynolds, the Director of Catholic Schools for Arundel and Brighton, as well as former head teachers, deanery head teachers, staff, governors, parents and children.
St Bernadette’s is blessed with beautiful grounds and the Liturgy took place within them. The pupils contributed to the occasion with hymns, a celebration song, liturgical dance and prayers. The psalm was read in English and ten different languages to reflect and celebrate the diversity of the school. Past and present pupils shared what St. Bernadette’s meant to them. A Year 1 pupil revealed that the school felt ‘like home’. In his address, the bishop spoke about the palpable sense of family within Catholic schools and how the people within them cared for and looked out for each other
At the end of the liturgy, Bishop Kieran blessed three commemorative trees, which will be planted in the school’s new Ruby Jubilee Garden and a selection of healing plants, which will be added to the garden of the Sacrament of the Sick.
After the Liturgy the guests were invited to enjoy an Afternoon Tea.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
|Deacon Hilary with his Icon presented to him by Bishop Kieran|
In recognition of his long service to the ordained ministry and the Church, Bishop Kieran presented him with a icon of Christ washing the feet of the disciples.
May he have many more years of joyful ministry. Ad Multos Annos!