Bishop John Arnold to talk of his CAFOD Bangladesh Visit

Bishop John Arnold will be sharing his first-hand experiences of the work of CAFOD’s partners in Bangladesh, who are helping the huge numbers of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar (Burma). The talk will be held this Saturday 24th March at 2pm in St John the Baptist’s Parish Hall, Burnley, BB10 1TB. Bishop John’s previous talks about his CAFOD visits to Central America and Africa have been highly informative and allowed supporters in the Diocese of Salford to hear how their fundraising is helping those in most need around the world.

Bishop John Arnold at SJB's Bly Mar 18

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Bishop John Arnold at SJB’s Bly Mar 18

CAFOD PRAYERS for Tuesday 6th March 2018

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Opening Prayer:

O Lord, open our eyes to your presence.

Open our minds to your grace.

Open our lips to your praises.

Open our hearts to your love.

Open our lives to your healing,

and be found among us.

                                        (David Adam)

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House Stations – Walking the Way of the Cross

We hope you enjoy this little piece of inspiration from Linda Swarbrick, Brownedge St Mary’s, this Lent… The House Stations of the Cross is in its 14th year, and is still flourishing in the parish!

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“During Lent we have House Stations of the Cross, the idea being that a group of parishioners who live near each other gather in one of the houses in the group and pray the Stations of the Cross together.

Participating homes are grouped in fives within walking distance of each other and the Stations are said in a different home in the group each week. We have groups spread throughout the Parish including local nursing homes and sheltered accommodation.

The days and times vary and this enables people who for one reason or another are unable to get to the Stations in church.  Some groups have a cup of tea and a chat afterwards.

It is amazing how many variations of the Stations there are, each group decides which they would like to follow.  We started this in 2004  and each year since then many people have walked the Way of the Cross each week.

It takes a little organising at first but it’s well worth the effort!”

“When two or three are gathered in my name, I am with you”

Find out more about CAFOD’s Stations of the Cross resources