Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations are
free email reflections sent every day of the year. Each meditation
features a reflection on a yearly theme, with each week building
on previous topics—though you can join at any time! The
theme this year is A Time of
Unveiling. Despite the uncertainty and disorder, our present
moment is a great opportunity to awaken to deeper transformation,
love, and hope. Sign-up
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There is a weekly Saturday morning Zoom-based
discussion group to explore the meditations.
If you are interested in joining, please
CAFOD – Climate
year, the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders
ever to take place on British soil: the ‘COP26’
climate talks in Glasgow in November. As Prime Minister, Boris
Johnson must push world leaders to show the ambition we need
to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5-degree threshold.
This means that all countries must play their part. With the
eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the Prime Minister
to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency
are listened to at COP26.
Please sign our petition at //cafod.org.uk/reclaim
For those without internet access, petition cards can be ordered
from the CAFOD Shop: 0300 011 5680. Thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CANDIDATES
Daily Mass including Saturday at 11am
(Church closed on Mondays)
Saturday Vigil 5pm Sunday, Children’s Mass 9.15am
(priority for parents and children from babies to Year 6)
Sunday, Morning Mass 11.15am
Sunday, Youth Mass 5pm
(priority for parents and their
young people, year 7 and above)
Please provide your own mask and
wipes to sanitise any area you have touched and sat within the
REMEMBER THE CHURCH WINDOWS ARE ALL
DRESS AS FOR OUTSIDE EVENTS
St Polycarp’s is a lively, vibrant, happy
school community where the Gospel values form the basis of our
ethos and teaching. We are proud of our outstanding academic
success and are driven to provide challenge for all. Provision
in all areas of learning was rated outstanding in our most recent
OFSTED and diocesan inspections.
St Paul urges us not to live aimless lives. He
obviously means that life has a purpose and that there is a targeted
kind of life. He is talking of course about being a follower of
Jesus, about being a Christian.
Our lives certainly have the target of heaven.
Our final end, our destiny is to see the Lord face to face in
Heaven. So we certainly are not aimless in our
Before leaving this life to be with God in eternity
it is however important that we do not waste our time on earth
in aimlessness. After all we know that we are on the road to eternity.
To be aimless would be to waste the purpose of life on the earth.
This is the place where we know love
and serve God.
Our target is Sunday Mass, is Holy Communion,
is daily prayer, is love of neighbour.
These in themselves if lived lovingly and with attention and devotion
would ensure that we do not live aimlessly. Why not recommit ourselves
to this faith-filled way of living so that aimlessness is not
our experience but rather the fulfilling of our purpose here on
the earth which is to enjoy the loving presence of God with us
on each day
of our lives.
For full details about St Joan of Arc's own overseas charity,
Arcaid or information on how to provide extra support by signing
up to EasyFundraising please click here.
If you are able to give a one off donation at this time when Arcaid
has so many requests for aid to very poor communities, please
If you know of any overseas projects which
might benefit from
Arcaid’s help, please contact the Arcaid chair, Mariola
If you are NEW to the parish
or your family details have changed, please complete this
The Catenians is a national association of Catholic
men based on faith, friendship, family and fun. Our primary purpose
is to establish a network of friends, which enhances our family
life, strengthens our Faith and sustains us in difficult times.
We support each other, our Catholic parishes, our local Catholic
schools and charities.
For full details on the local Catenians click