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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

We Offer you our Local History, the story of our patron, news, events, articles and comments, relationships with other churches and an opportunity, through our Guestbook, for you to register your views.

"'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.
 .... Sunday Homilies

This Week's Notice Sheet
3rd May 2015      
Fifth Sunday after Easter   .... Notice Sheet

Remember that all the weekly bulletin sheets are kept on the Web Site so if you need to look up any information or anniversary details etc. from a previous month or year just visit the  ... Bulletin Archive

 New Jerusalem Bible The bible version currently used by the Catholic Church; the New Jerusalem Bible, can be accessed via the following link:-
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For today's readings use the following:-
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Vatican Backs action against Boko Haram

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

3rd April –┬áIn his strongest statement yet, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's top diplomat in Geneva endorsed decisive military action against terror groups, effectively declaring war on extremists.
At an address to the 23rd Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Situation of Human Rights in Nigeria, he said "The ongoing violence, persecution and murder at the hands of the Boko Haram group especially in Nigeria, but also in Cameroon, Benin, Chad and Niger, present serious transgressions under international law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity which require an urgent and effective response from the involved States, together with the solidarity of the international community." . .

70 years after the Holocaust, a new app brings its voices to modern devices

Auschwitz 70th Memorial App

22nd January - Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, an Android and iOS application is aiming to provide new insights into the Holocaust for modern-day smartphone and tablet users. 70 Voices: Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders is the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust, which has made it available as a free download through Google, Amazon and Apple's app stores.

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Cardinal Nichols celebrates Requiem Mass for King Richard III..

Richard III - Leicester Cathedral

24 thMarch -Hundreds of people have been queuing up Monday to view the coffin of the last Plantagenet King of England, Richard III. The coffin is on public view in Leicester Cathedral until Thursday when it will be lowered into a tomb following a ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby . . . .

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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
3rd May 2015 ...
Gospel    Jn 15: 1-8     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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