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Catholic Singles

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Catholic Singles:

  • Helps practising Catholics meet other Catholics
  • Supports Catholic Parishes and Charities, donating thousands of pounds from members’ fees
  • Provides a strictly confidential service
  • Sends members a monthly bulletin called ‘Catholic Networking’
  • Publicises social events free of charge
The Art of Dying WellThe Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.

The website was launched in this month of November, the traditional month of remembering and praying for the dead.

A Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, KentA Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, Kent

A Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, Kent

by Marguerite Cook

A loyal group of parishioners in my church of St. Joseph’s Bedford pray the rosary before daily Mass. At the end of the rosary prayers, a single voice calls out, “St. Jude, pray for us”. The voice belongs to a lady called Bernadette, and she is not alone in her love of St. Jude, the apostle and martyr; Patron of Hopeless Cases. St. Jude has devout followers in every corner of the world and thousands of people visit St. Jude’s Shrine in Faversham, Kent.

Divine Mercy Mass 2016Divine Mercy Mass 2016

Divine Mercy Mass 2016

On Monday 4th April we celebrated a Divine Mercy Mass with veneration of the relic of St Faustina.

We were privileged to have the return of Fr Krzysztof Poświata from Poland, as the Principle Celebrant in our Mass and Service.

Below are photographs taken on the day.

A Visit To Mount St. Bernard AbbeyA Visit To Mount St. Bernard Abbey

A Visit To Mount St. Bernard Abbey

by Marguerite Cook

“Now it happened in those days that He went up the mountain to pray; and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6 v12)

Mount St. Bernard Abbey is situated in the heart of England in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. The abbey was founded in 1835, and in 1844 became a permanent monastery. It was the first permanent monastery founded in England since the Reformation; its architect being the famous Augustus Welby Pugin. Mount St. Bernard Abbey is home to over 30 Cistercian monks, a contemplative order following the rule of St. Benedict [Trappists].

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2016Pastoral Letter for Lent 2016

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“Leave me, Lord, I am a sinful man.” Do those words of St Peter in today’s Gospel resonate as much with you as they do with me? Isaiah, too, in the first reading was conscious of his wretched state in the presence of the all-holy God. Am I worthy to be a baptised brother or sister of Jesus? Do I live and speak and act in harmony with Jesus?

But the Lord has chosen us. All of us who are baptised are called to holiness. And yet how often am I blind to God’s grace and give way to temptation.