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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
15th November 2015 ....       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

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Pope Francis: Annulment reform does not mean 'Catholic divorce'

Pope Francis speaking to Journalists

27thSept - Pope Francis has insisted that his reform of the annulment process has not allowed for 'Catholic divorce' during an in-flight press conference at the end of his papal trip to America
After participating in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and looking ahead to the opening on October 4 of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis was asked about his decision to streamline the process for declaring the nullity of marriages.

Pope Francis: Speculation of papal visit to Ireland during 2018 conference

Pope Francis I

27th Sept - Speculation about a papal visit to Ireland in 2018 is mounting after Pope Francis confirmed that Dublin will host a high-profile Vatican event that year.
The city has been chosen as the venue for the next World Meeting of Families, which takes place every three years.

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Pope Francis closes World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia with a call to openness to miracles of love for the sake of families of the world

Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families

27th Sept - Pope Francis presided over an open air Holy Mass in Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday to close the World Meeting of Families 2015. The two-day meeting brought together thousands of delegates from different parts of the world who represented families in their countries. In his homily, Pope Francis encouraged families to build their lives on love, reminding them also that God's love is for everyone, and warning against narrowing God's love and works to a selected group of people.

Vatican Radio's Chris Altieri was in Philadelphia with Pope Francis and produced this report:Audio Link

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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
27th September 2015 ... 26th Sunday in Ord. Time
Gospel    Mark 9:38-43, 45,47-48     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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