Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a simple, uneducated young Polish nun (St Faustina) received a special call. Jesus told her, “I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. The message of Mercy is that God loves us, all of us, no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognise that His mercy is greater than our sins so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and
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In February, Father Dariusz announced that he would be leaving Our Lady Help of Christians on Divine Mercy Sunday and moving on to pastures new, following a long and much deserved sabbatical. After receiving 14 years of wonderful and faithful service at Our Lady’s, parishioners were not going to allow this to happen without marking the occasion with a bang. A Thanksgiving Mass was held on Friday 22nd April followed by a celebratory party in the parish hall. Thanksgiving and Celebrations
St Margaret of Scotland Catholic School in St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust has received a glowing OFSTED report with an Outstanding judgement for Personal Development and a Good judgement overall. Please celebrate this great news with friends and family – another great Catholic school for the children and communities of Luton! Joe Richardson, Strategic Executive Leader
Saturday 26th February 2022 - This fun evening of Opera was organised by Luton Catenians and held at Holy Ghost Church Parish Centre in aid of NOAH. A very enjoyable evening with a much valued £2228.75 being raised for NOAH. Thanks to the local Catenian Circle and all who supported this special event. Catenians are committed to families, friendship and fun and are a network of Catholic men who meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company and to help and support each other
The Abbess General writes to all their friends with the news that Sister Antoinette and Kathleen will be leaving Luton “in the coming months to return to Ireland where they will retire and take on less strenuous apostolates.” She expresses thanks for all “your constant goodness and support” to them for their ministry here of nearly fifty years, and assures you that “they will continue to keep you and those you love in their thoughts and prayers.” They have left us “a spiritual
Tuesday 8th February 2022 – UK Prays UK Prays is an invitation to pray for the UK and to put our Country, which is currently undergoing a severe crisis under the protection of Our Lady. We pray the Rosary for cohesion and reconciliation in society, for peace, and true freedom. We pray for the people, for the rulers, and for the kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ in society. At the same time always for the freedom of the Church, for the
Thursday 27th January 2022 – Holy Ghost Synodal meeting Synods are an ancient form of church gatherings, stretching back to the Acts of the Apostles. Now Pope Francis is asking us to gather in the same way. Parishioners from Holy Ghost Church met on Thursday 27th January 2022 to discuss three questions: Q.1 What are our dreams for the Church? Q.2 What are some of your experiences of the Church doing something well? Q.3 What are some of your experiences of when things
Saturday 22nd January 2022 – Reflecting on the Church postCovid Bishop David was the keynote speaker at this event, marking the week of prayer for Christian Unity, organised by the Luton Ecumenical Dean’s Group which brings together Catholics, Anglican, Methodist and Free Church representatives. Bishop David emphasised the desire for church unity quoting Jesus in John 17:11 “….so that they may be one as we are one.” He said all are walking very slowly and need to respond with more urgency. We all
The diocese has been taking in the synod process of listening to people and understanding their vies, hopes and dreams for the church. This is a process of graceful listening and graceful speaking, in which each person’s contribution is valued. Each one of us has the opportunity to speak and be listened to; but also to seek out those who do not usually speak, and those whose voices are not usually heard. The conversations we have together will inform the future direction
Rorate Mass by candlelight in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she waits to give birth to Christ – Friday 17th December 2021
The Rorate Mass originated in the Middle Ages and is a Votive Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the season of Advent, when we contemplate the Incarnation of Jesus. A sizeable group of Catholics gathered at 6.30am in a darkened Holy Ghost Church to celebrate this very special Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The entire Mass was conducted by candlelight and was presided over by Monsignor Kevin McGinnell.