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... the parish of St. Nicholas Owen, Little Thornton, is within the Roman Catholic diocese of Lancaster, England

Raikes Road, Little Thornton, Lancs.....☎ 01253 850412

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"'s native place is the shell of one's soul and one's church is the kernel of that nut" . Hillaire Belloc's – Path to Rome.

A new section has been added to the site specifically for posting the sunday homilies so they can be perused at your convenience. Your feedback is positively encouraged, comments can be included alongside the text, so give us your views.
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This Week's Notice Sheet
23rd November 2014     33rd The Feast of Christ the King
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The readings for today as found in the New Jerusalem Bible can be obtained here:- Today's Readings

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Vatican media need to 'up their game,' says adviser

Lord Patten

26th September –  A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church's message "of healing, of love, of hope, and of generosity of spirit," said the commission president, British Lord Chris Patten.
Lord Patten, who formerly served as chairman of the BBC Trust, chancellor at the University of Oxford and governor of Hong Kong, spoke to Vatican Radio Sept. 24 about the commission's first meeting at the Vatican since it was established by Pope Francis in July.

Why I, as a Christian, believe we must banish evil British jihadis from these shores, says the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey

Lord Carey former Archbishop of Cant.

24thAugust -The menacing advance of the Islamic State in Iraq should not prejudice Western people against Muslims. I once served as an airman in Egypt and Iraq and can vouch for the kindness and goodness of many Muslim people. But there is a darker side. Radical Islam is on the rise and imperilling our way of life, threatening to undermine the values that have been bitterly won over the centuries.

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Home Mission Sunday: sharing the faith in England and Wales

21st September - As bishops and pastoral care experts meet here in the Vatican this week at an international gathering organised by the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation, the Church in England and Wales is gearing up for its own special event aimed at stepping up evangelisation efforts within its own dioceses.

Home Mission Sunday in England and Wales....

Bishop of Plymouth Mark O'Toole Bishop Mark O'Toole of Plymouth is a member of the bishops conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. Philippa Hitchen talked to him about this annual initiative and about some creative new ideas for sharing the faith in England today . . . . Audio Link

New auxiliary of Westminster on diversity of London diocese

 Nicholas Hudson - Auxilliary Bishop of Westminster21st September - What are the biggest challenges facing a new bishop in one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities in Europe? How is immigration changing the face of the Catholic Church in London today? What are the skills needed to evangelise effectively in such a diverse and secular society?. . . . .
Nicholas Hudson - Auxilliary Bishop of Westminster on the Diversity of the London diocese.... Audio Link

The Diversity of the London diocese....

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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
26th October 2014
30th Sunday in Ord. time...

Gospel    Matthew 25:14-15, 19-21     Audio Link

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St Nicholas Owen is in the Lancaster Diocese Registered Charity. Lancaster Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Charity No 234331

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