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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.
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This Week's Notice Sheet
14th September 2014     24rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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The Guestbook has been replaced and restarted with new security to prevent it from being hacked. Unfortunately previous entries could not be saved so please take time to make an entry and give us your feedback on the site or other parish issues.
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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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A story of heroism and generosity by a family among Iraq's displaced people

Yazidi Refugees in Iraq

26th August –  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) says the situation is still dire for the vast majority of the estimated 1.2 million displaced people in northern Iraq. Many of the displaced reached Iraqi Kurdistan after escaping from Mount Sinjar where they had been stranded for days following the rapid advance of the Islamic State militants

Audio Report Audio LinkKhris Ozar, the Iraqi Emergency Response Coordinator for CRS

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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Centenary of World War 1 ...

(Vatican Radio) Here are several pages from the Vatican Radio site with about the history of the Holy See 100 years ago..... (Audio Programs)

Vatican Radio marks the centenary of World War I....

World War 1 As leaders of the Catholic Church, popes have tirelessly called for peace. They have done so from the Vatican, from the United Nations headquarters in New York and during their Apostolic journeys abroad.

The Holy See at the outbreak of the First World War ....

WW1 soldiersWhen the First World War broke out in 1914 what was the situation regarding the Holy See's relations with the powers at war?

Benedict XV and his pursuit of peace ....

Benedict XV in his Study Veronica Scarisbrick brings you an interview focusing on the man who was elected to the See of Peter on September 3rd 1914 following the death of Pope Saint Pius X. He's Benedict XV, born Giacomo della Chiesa.

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Laudator Jesus Christus
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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
14th September 2014
24th Sunday in Ord. time...

Gospel    Jn 3:13 - 17     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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