Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy

The theme for the 2017 Award is 'A New[er] Hope'
There are just six weeks left for budding filmmakers to submit their entries for the Insight Student Filmmaker Award, at the end will be a six-week internship with a Jesuit production company in Hollywood for the winning entrant. Short films, draft scripts or treatments on the theme of ‘Hope’ are being sought from UK students – but their entries do need to be submitted before April.The Student Filmmaker Award originated through the Insight Film Festival which was launched in...
Manchester's young leaders with their mentors
Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has presented awards to the upcoming bright lights of religion and business at Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy. The worlds of football, religion and enterprise merged in a unique way for the graduation ceremony of the global interfaith pilot of the Launching Leaders course at the weekend. Certificates of completion were handed out by Sir Alex to the participants on the interfaith course – a mix of Catholic, Muslim and Mormon...
Warm accommodation for asylum seekers at Holy Name Church in Manchester
The Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy Night Shelter has been praised for its efficiency after less than three months in operation and for its service to asylum seekers in the city. And, after appealing for volunteers, the organisers have announced – with gratitude – that they have enough for the New Year period.The Boaz Night Shelter at Holy Name Church was established in October, sharing its ministry with a number of other churches in central Manchester, so there is...
Questions of faith and science: Manchester 25 - 27 November 2016
A leading Jesuit scientist will be the main speaker at an event in Manchester that will challenge us to consider life beyond our own world. Fr Chris Corbally SJ of the Vatican Observatory will be asking: Would you baptise an extraterrestrial? and other questions from the frontiers of Faith and Science when he takes part in Living Theology at the Catholic Chaplaincy of Manchester's Universities later this month.Fr Corbally is a member of the British Province of the Society of Jesus who...
WOULD YOU BAPTISE AN EXTRA TERRESTRIAL?And other questions from the frontiers of FAITH AND SCIENCEA weekend of Living Theology talks at Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy25th - 27th November, 2016Main Speaker - Chris Corbally SJ - Research Astronomer at the Vatican ObservatoryFRIDAY (Free entry)Christopher Corbally SJ: Taking Science Seriously and Talking about GodSATURDAYChristopher Corbally SJ: A Quick Survey of Modern CosmologyMichael Smith SJ: Evolution and Genesis...
Bombed out vehicles in Aleppo: Public Domain
The Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo in Syria, Jesuit Antoine Audo SJ, has warned that the city is at risk of total destruction, with only those unable to flee remaining. His warning follows an appeal to the world’s media by Carmelite nuns in Aleppo – via Aid to the Church in Need – for more accurate coverage of the situation in the West of the city.“This bias in the news is very painful to us,” the Sisters wrote, “because of the things we witness each and every day...
The Launching Leaders group in Manchester
Launching Leaders, an interfaith project that links religion and business, has become the latest exciting new initiative to make its home at Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy.The Launching Leaders Group - a 12-week programme which pairs participants up with mentors – had its official launch at the Chaplaincy at the beginning of this month. With the help of online modules, talks, workshops and strategic planning, the participants on the course (many of them university...
Night shelter volunteers gather for training
On Saturday night the Jesuit Church of the Holy Name in Manchester opened its doors to welcome ten destitute asylum seekers who would otherwise be sleeping rough.  The asylum seekers were welcomed with a hot meal and a room to sleep in adjacent to the church's sacristy.A team of volunteer helpers were recruited at the Manchester Universities' Catholic chaplaincy at a training meeting on Thursday evening which was attended by 40 students.The chaplaincy Interfaith Coordinator Hinna...
MUSCC welcome stall offering free food to new students
The new academic year got off to a golden start for students at Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (MUSCC).There was a tangible buzz of excitement as dedicated members of the MUSCC’s student committee went all out to welcome newcomers to Manchester. Lodged between university buildings, sitting beside the Manchester University’s International Society, and facing the Students Union of the same university, MUSCC is perfectly placed to make a big noise during Welcome...
WYD 2016 Manchester student pilgrims
World Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Pope every two or three years and promotes the unity of various cultures within the Catholic Church. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually and at the international level every two to three years at different locations. This year thousands from all around the world are expected to attend the 31st WYD in Krakow, Poland from 26th- 31st July 2016.To coincide with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, WYD’s theme this year is...

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