In the life of a Priest: The Community of Slough

Attended the Slough Area Pastoral Council at Holy Family RC Church in Langley.  Two members from each Catholic Church in the Slough Pastoral Area come together every few months to discuss the needs of our Pastoral Area and share what we’re doing in each of our parishes.

8th February - St Jerome Emiliani

Patron saint of abandoned children and orphans.

Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in 1481. Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in 1481. He didn’t care much about God because he had his own strength and the strength of his soldiers and weapons.

27th January - St Angela Merici

Patron Saint of the ill and those who are disabled.

At the age of 15, St Angela began receiving graces from God telling her she would inspire women and their vocation. At the age of 56, while travelling to the Holy City on a pilgrimage she became blind.

TTFYA Kettering: The Bible

On Saturday 16th November TTFYA was at St Edward’s Church, Kettering and the theme for the day was the Bible.

The day started with cups of tea and us introducing ourselves by sharing our favourite Bible stories. After this important business, Pam (who kindly led the day with Lizi), set us the task of sorting out the books of the Bible into the Old and New Testament- but we were warned that there were a few trick ones thrown in!

TTFYA: Euthanasia

On Saturday, September 21st there was an assembly of enthusiastic, like-minded young adults in the Borlase Hall at St. Theresa’s Church in Beaconsfield, who were all eager to get into a hearty debate over the issue of Euthanasia and the Church’s teachings and view on the subject. Fr. Francis ...

DOORWAY resource

Whilst in Lourdes the pilgrims were given a copy of our DOORWAY resource which give a reflection, reference to Church teaching and a prayer on topics that relate to Lourdes. You can download them here...

Lourdes: Pray, Love, Eat

-The journey so far, written from young pilgrims perspectives Hello readers, I have called the title of our Journey Pray Love Eat, a slight variation of Eat Pray Love (book and film, starring Julia Roberts, just in case anyone wasn’t familiar) as I feel it does really sum up our journey as young ...

Saint of the month: 29th Sept – The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to ...

14th August – St Maximilian Kolbe

Priest, Martyr St Maximilian Kolbe was born in January 1894 in Poland and joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first time in over 120 years. He believed that the world was passing through a time of intense ...

July 6th – St Maria Goretti

Patron Saint of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape Maria was born in Italy in 1890, however her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her children. In 1902 an eighteen-year-old neighbor, Alexander, grabbed her from her steps and tried to rape her. When Maria ...