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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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"...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
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
The bible version currently used by the Catholic Church; the New Jerusalem Bible, can be accessed via the following link:-
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Vatican: Holocaust Remembrance Day serves as a warning
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
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
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
(A short delay may occur before the gospel begins)