A Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith from Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be read out during Masses at the 214 Catholic churches in the Diocese of Westminster over 6/7 October 2012, the last weekend before the start of the Year of Faith.
Catholic teachers working in non-Catholic schools are being invited to attend a course run by the Diocesan Education Service entitled “Towards Leadership of a Catholic Primary or Secondary School”. The course will help teachers discover whether they are being called to a senior role in Catholic education.
11 men have begun training as priests for the Diocese of Westminster. Four are training at Allen Hall Seminary where the new academic term started on 11 September 2012. The men, who come from backgrounds as diverse as A&E nursing, social work, IT consultancy and stockbroking are to embark on a new journey, led by their faith in Christ. In total there are now 56 men training at Allen Hall.
The Archbishops of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, and Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, have given their stamp of approval to the special Olympic and Paralympic definitive postage stamps issued by Royal Mail to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols enjoyed a wonderful play about the history of St Thomas More School, Wood Green, and celebrated Mass for pupils, governors and staff, past and present, on their annual St Thomas More Day.
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