Thursday, 23 February 2017

Newsletter for 25/26 February - Sunday 8(A)

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Here is our outline programme for Lent and Holy Week. More details week by week as we move through Lent.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Newsletter for 11/12 February - Sunday 6(A)/Celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes

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This weekend, Ashby parish celebrates the feast of our patron, Mary our Mother, under her title, Our Lady of Lourdes. Perhaps we could say the prayers below to ask Our Lady's prayers for our parish, and for our own intentions:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady of Lourdes, we come to you like little Bernadette at the grotto. We pray with childlike trust in you.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, when you appeared in Lourdes, you made it a holy sanctuary where many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. We pray with confidence for your holy intercession.
(State your intentions here)
Holy Mother of the Rosary, we feel confident that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard by God.
Immaculate Mother, comfort us in our affliction.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
Saint Bernadette, pray for us!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Teaching posts in our Diocese

Catholic teachers looking for new opportunities will find vacancies in Catholic Schools throughout our Diocese here.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Candlemas music

Written by J S Bach for February 2nd and based on The Song of Simeon in St Luke's Gospel the German words are:
Ich habe genug,
Ich habe den Heiland, das Hoffen der Frommen,
Auf meine begierigen Arme genommen;
Ich habe genug!
Ich hab ihn erblickt,
Mein Glaube hat Jesum ans Herze gedrückt;
Nun wünsch ich, noch heute mit Freuden
Von hinnen zu scheiden.

English translation:
I have enough,
I have taken the Saviour, the hope of the righteous,
into my eager arms;
I have enough!
I have beheld Him,
my faith has pressed Jesus to my heart;
now I wish, even today with joy
to depart from here.

Newsletter for 4/5 February - Sunday 5(A)

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