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Kindle the fire: Pentecost online prayer – Saturday 22 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” (Luke 4: 18)
Join online prayer for the eve of Pentecost with Bishop Patrick, parishioners and Caritas volunteers from around the Diocese of Nottingham.
We’ll be marking the launch of Caritas, the new ministry supporting charitable service in parishes in Nottingham diocese, and justice, peace and care for creation in the wider world. Meet fellow Catholics and find out how Caritas can help you live the Gospel: book your place at dioceseofnottingham.uk/kindlethefire.
The Word and the Common Good: Join Catholics from around the Diocese of Nottingham for an interactive online course over six Monday evenings from 7 June at 7.00 p.m. As life starts afresh after lockdown:
- Discover how Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching can help us seize this moment and build a society that reflects God’s Kingdom
- Build bridges following a year of social distancing and foster a new ‘culture of encounter’
- Form new friendships, renew old ones, and help to build our parish communities for mission.
Neophytes Celebration – Normally on the 7th Sunday of Easter those who have been received into the Church at Easter (Neophytes) are invited to a Mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral with Bishop Patrick. This year Bishop Patrick will lead a half an hour online service of celebration for Neophytes, please join him at 3:00pm on Sunday 16thMay on his YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/BishopPatrickMcKinney
Thy Kingdom Come – Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer wave between the feasts of Ascension (13th May) and Pentecost (23rd May). It is a time when Christians around the world are invited to pray for more people to know Jesus and answer the call to be his disciple. There are a collection of Catholic resources you can use on your own or with others in this time including: morning and evening prayer, praying with Our Lady resources, live streamed night prayer, resources to pray for those you know who aren’t followers of Christ, and more! Further information here: www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/resources-catholic-church. Resources for children and families here: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/cheekypandas
You may have the below already in your bulletin though I’ve slightly reworded it to refresh it:
Being a Missionary Disciple Talks – You are called to be a missionary disciple… but what does that mean? The first talk exploring being a missionary disciple is on Thursday 13th May at 7pm ‘The Ascension & the Great Commission’ will be given by Canon Christopher Thomas (General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales). This talk will explore the importance of the Ascension and how we can live out Jesus’ final instructions to us. The second talk ‘Pentecost & Mission’ will be given by Pippa Baker (A Catholic Missionary, Speaker & Musician) on Wednesday 19th May at 7pm. This talk will examine the significance of Pentecost for us and how the Holy Spirit equips us for mission in our every day lives. To register visit: www.dioceseofnottingham.uk
Director of Adult Formation for Mission
Rosmini Centre – No information at this present time
Cafod information to share with Parishioners – https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Parish-fundraising
Statement from the Catholic Association for Racial Justice CARJ has asked that we share a statement which has been. issued by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice in response to the current situation in the United States and concern about endemic racism here in the UK and in many other places. Please download the following