Letters and Other Documents

"And so to all our young people, in our parishes, schools and university chaplaincies, I say: if you think the Lord may be calling you, be open and generous in your response, and I promise you the Lord will always be at your side to help, guide and empower you through his Holy Spirit."

PASTORAL LETTER ON VOCATIONS 2016



2019

Homily, given at the Chrism Mass on 17th April 2019 at St Barnabas Cathedral.

Homily, given on the occasion of the ordination to the Diaconate of the Rev. Mr. Liam Carpenter, on the 18th of January.

Homily, given on the occasion of the ordination to the Priesthood of the Rev. Fr. Paul Smith, on the 26th of January.

Homily, given on the occasion of Mass offered at the Cathedral for married couples of the Diocese, on the 10th of February.

Pastoral letter, given for the season of Lent, on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March (available also in DOC format).

Homily, given at Mass for the feast day of S. Patrick on the 16th of March, at the parish church of S. Patrick in Leicester, which also marked its sixtieth anniversary.

Homily, given at Mass for the feast day of S. Patrick on the 17th of March (liturgically impeded in 2019 by the Second Sunday in Lent), at the parish church of S. Patrick, in the Meadows, at Nottingham.

Homily, given on the occasion of the Chrism Mass offered at the Cathedral on the Wednesday of Holy Week, the 17th of April.

Pastoral letter, given for the first weekend of October and in anticipation of a world day for the Homeless on the following Thursday.


2018

Pastoral letter, for the First Sunday of Lent 17/18 February, on the connection between the Eucharist and Almsgiving.

Homily, given the 4th of February, on the occasion of the annual Mass for married couples.

Homily, given the 15th of January, to head-teachers of diocesan schools, on the Eucharist and Service to Others.

Homily, given the 17th of March at S. Patrick's, Leicester, on the occasion of the feast day of S. Patrick.

Homily, given the 28th of March at the Cathedral church of S. Barnabas, on the occasion of the Chrism Mass.

Pastoral letter, for Education Sunday, to be read on the weekend of the 15th and 16th days of September.

Homily, given the 22nd of September, at the Cathedral church of S. Barnabas, on the occasion of the annual Mass for altar servers, arranged by the Guild of S. Stephen.

Homily, given the the 6th of October, at the parish church of the Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe, on the occasion of the Mass for the permanent deacons of the diocese.

Pastoral letter, given for the thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time, the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of November.

Homily, given on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.


2017

Homily, given during Mass on the 25th of November, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission.

Pastoral letter, for Education Sunday 9/10 September, on the mission of Catholic Schools.


2016

Pastoral letter, for the First Sunday of Advent 26/27 November, on Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

Pastoral letter, for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 23/24 April, on Human Trafficking.

Homily, given the 21st of February, on the occasion of the celebration of Marriage and Family Life at the Cathedral.

Pastoral letter, for the First Sunday of Lent 13/14 February on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


2015

Pastoral letter, for the Third Sunday of Advent 12/13 December, on the Year of Mercy.



For further information about these documents and for further references, please contact Bishop's House.