In the life of a Priest: Schools

Hosted at Our Lady of Peace Church the Schools Partnership Mass for the Slough Pastoral Area and attended a full governors meeting for the junior school.

In the life of a Priest: Back to reality

Back to the normal parish duties at Our Lady of Peace, Burnham. Typical days always include celebrating the parish Mass and praying the Divine Office (prayers of the Church priests promise to say over the course of each day, for the church and for the world).

In the life of a Priest: First week of 2013

Fr Andy from Burnham blogs for us about what life is like as a Parish Priest...

December 6th - St Nicholas

Patron Saint of Children.

St. Nicholas was a Roman Catholic bishop who helped the needy. After his death the legend of his gift-giving grew and he transformed into the legendary character 'Santa Clause'. On his feast day we pray for children. St. Nicholas was born in what is now Turkey in 280 AD and died on December 6th, 343...

TTFYA - Generosity

The second in the series of days for young adults of Northampton Diocese; 'That Thing For Young Adults' took place on 17th November at the Old Moat House pub in Luton. Being just over the age bracket 18-25 I was warmly invited and looked forward to the day without really knowing what to expect. Greeted by a mixture of 'young adults' some journalists, quantity surveyors and media students to name a few, all with their own story but most importantly; a common faith in Christ and His church.

Using YouCat - Sanctuary 10th Nov

From start to finish the well attended Using YOUCAT Sanctuary day for anyone dealing with youngsters led by Neil and Beccy Roseman was 6 hours of pleasurable learning, fun and socialising with others around the diocese concerned with the faith journey of young people.

That Thing For Young Adults

When I heard about That Thing For Young Adults (TTFYA) I was really excited.  As an inquisitive 25 year old Catholic, I felt I was alone in my quest to muddle through the complex teachings of the church.  Our church family is universal in scope, yet locally, after the age of 18, young Catholics are left to their formative adult years without recourse to youth clubs or specialised youth workers.  Cue TTFYA.  It’s the brainchild of Lizi Martin at NYMO, who recognised the need for a regular meeting for 18-25 year olds to get to grips with their faith as young adults operating in a largely secular world.

Fr Andy's Testimony

At lux.leap Fr Andy shared with us his powerful testimony about his call to the priesthood and the sacrifices and leaps of faith he took to respond to God’s call. You can watch his talk here - part one and part two. Thank you Fr Andy!

Neil in Lourdes: Day 1 - Friday, Departure Day

Got up at 5.00am! This was mainly because we were getting the coach from Northampton Cathedral at 7.00am and I needed to touch and move my passport 700 times prior to ever actually needing it... 2011

Many young people are often faced with huge decisions such as whether to go to college or do A-Levels? And what subjects to take? Whether to go to Uni or start working? And even what the best career choice is? After making a decision, we ask ourselves whether we have made the right choice. More often than not, it is very difficult to discern what the right decision is, as it has a big impact on our lives.  We ask ourselves – ‘Should I please my parents?’ ‘Should I please my friends or should I just please myself?’ As a Christian, What does God want of me? ‘WHAT SHOULD I DO?!