• Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” – Liverpool 2018

    The Bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year from the Friday the 7th until Sunday the 9th of September Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in

  • RAF Retreat at Belmont Abbey

    Monday 19 June saw a small group of RAF personnel, from various branches and trades, gathering at Belmont Abbey near Hereford, to take part in the RAF RC Retreat Jun 17. Five of the group had previously attended a retreat, but for 2 it was their first experience of the

  • World Meeting of Families in Dublin 2018

    The World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018) will be held in Dublin from 22 to 26 August 2018 on the theme of ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. Pope Francis intends WMF18 to be a great meeting of families which, rooted in Amoris Laetitia, will provide a

  • Centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero Born August 15th 1917

    This year it will be 100 years since the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero,  the 4th Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated on Monday March 24th 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence cancer hospital where he lived. Thirty five years later, he was

  • Roof Works at the Cathedral

    Fr Nick and the parishioners at the Cathedral are going to have to get used to the banging of workmen overhead as the Cathedral gets a new roof. The work is urgently needed to sustain the fabric of the Cathedral and the work is due to last well into the

  • PRCC Navy on the move

    Mgr Andrew McFadden, Principal Roman Catholic Chaplain to the Navy has been posted to a new Station. He is now based a HMS Collingwood in Fareham. His new contact details can be found by clicking the Naval Chaplaincy tab. Contact details for all Navy, Army and RAF Chaplains can be

  • National Office for Vocation launches Compass programme 2017-2018

    The National Office for Vocation has launched the new season for vocation discernment to the Religious life. Young people considering a vocation to be a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother can join a “Compass” group in October and work through the programme which runs over five residential weekends and

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    Five new Cardinals for the Church

    “Follow Him, and walk ahead of the holy people of God, with your gaze fixed on the Lord’s Cross and Resurrection.” This was the advice Pope Francis gave to new cardinals when presiding over a consistory for the creation of five new cardinals  on Wednesday June 28th, 2017. The new

  • The website poster

    Coming soon to a noticeboard near you!! To help publicise news and resources within the Catholic Forces Bishopric , there’s a new, easier to remember web address for everyone to use – RCforces.uk. This takes you straight  to the Bishopric Homepage which will have a steady flow of information and

  • Reflecting on this year’s International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    Fifty Ninth International Military Pilgrimage To Lourdes 18-22 May 2017 Dona Nobis Pacem   More than two hundred pilgrims with our priests gathered to fly out To Lourdes to follow St Bernadette and her humble simplicity. Raining on arrival, sunshine to follow no doubt, Security paramount these days, so no