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Welcome to the St Nicholas Owen Web Site

... 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.

"...one'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
7th February 2016       ....      5th Sunday of the Year
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:-
  ....Today's Readings

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Latest News

Vatican: Holocaust Remembrance Day serves as a warning

The headquarters of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

27th Jan - The Vatican on Thursday said Holocaust Remembrance Day “calls for a universal and ever deeper respect for the dignity of every person.”
The Permanent representative  of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk, was speaking at the OSCE Permanent Council. Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated ever 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.

Isis has destroyed Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite images confirm

Satellite image of St. Elijahs in Iraq

27th Jan - St Elijah’s monastery in Mosul, which stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, is thought to have been razed between August and September 2014. New satellite photos confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to rubble, yet another victim of Islamic State’s relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.


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Thousands turn out as Padre Pio arrives back at the Vatican nearly 50 years after his death

Padre Pio in St. Peter's, Rome

7th Feb - The embalmed body of a revered Roman Catholic monk who died nearly 50 years ago has arrived back at the Vatican to be blessed by the Pope in St Peter's Basilica in front of thousands of worshippers. The corpses of Padre Pio and Croatian Saint Leopold Mandic (1866-1942) will be on display until February 11th .

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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
7th February 2016 ..... 5th Sunday of the Year
Gospel    Luke 5:1-11     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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