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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.
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This Week's Notice Sheet
24th April 2016
.... 4th Sunday after Easter
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Pope Francis Denounces 'Gesture Of War' at Holy Thurday Ceremony
25th Mar -Pope Francis on Thursday washed and kissed the feet of refugees, including three Muslim men, and condemned arms makers as partly responsible for Islamist militant attacks that killed at least 31 people in Brussels.
He made his comments at a traditional pre-Easter ritual. This year 11 of the 12 people whose feet he washed and kissed were refugees. The ceremony commemorates Jesus' gesture of humility toward his apostles on the night before he died.
Fears grow for priest 'kidnapped by ISIS' who may be crucified on Good Friday
25th March - A Priest may be crucified on Good Friday by ISIS after it is believed they kidnapped him from an old people's home. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed the building and killed 16 people – including four nuns.
No group has admitted responsibility for the kidnap of the priest in Aden in Yemen on March 4 but a survivor, a nun named as Sister Sally, said ISIS was to blame.
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Pope Francis: Do not forget persecution of Iraqi Christians
25th Mar - Pope Francis has called on people to "not forget the tragedy of persecution" in a letter sent Iraq Christians in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The letter – along with a gift of liturgical vestments and monetary support – was brought to the city by a delegation of the Italian branch of Aid to the Church in Need, led by the Bishop of Carpi, Francesco Cavina.
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This Sunday's Audio Gospel
24th April 2016 ..... 4th Sunday after Easter
Jn 13:31 – 33A, 34-35
(A short delay may occur before the gospel begins)