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Pope Francis has invited the bishops from all dioceses in the world to travel to Rome to discuss the Amazon and its people. Join us to pray for its success!Two vigil Masses have been organised on the eve of the Amazonian Synod in Rome by the Society of Jesus, Columban Justice and Peace and CAFOD.  All are welcome.Saturday 5 October at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill, LondonSunday 6 October at Holy Name, ManchesterDownload the posterPhoto: REPAM
At the end of May this year the Jesuits in Britain Archives took delivery of a very exciting set of packages. The eight large and somewhat heavy parcels contained just over 200 architectural plans for the Holy Name Church in Manchester, which have been painstakingly conserved and digitised by the National Conservation Service as part of a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore parts of the Grade 1 listed Victorian church.The plans had been kept in an old vestment chest...
Last week the Living Wage Foundation celebrated Living Wage Week (5-10 November) by announcing the new Living Wage hourly rate for 2018/19 of £9 per hour, an increase of 25p per hour.Launch events were held around the country to bring together business, influencers and civil society to annonce and celebrate the new rate and the movement, and to call on key institutions to join the campaign to close the gap between the government minimum and the real Living Wage.  Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ,...
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Fr Tim Byron SJ of the Manchester Jesuit community attended the launch Manchester Homeless Charter on Monday 9th May 2016. The initiative has been part-funded through donations to the Holy Name Church in Manchester.The Manchester Homeless Charter is building on the work of local charities to develop a more effective strategy to support local homeless people. It is the fruit of numerous discussions between the homeless and the various organisations that strive to help them. The process...
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."Matthew 5:16 Light a candle - be still - pray - listen to music - reconcile with God - ask questions - encounter Him – reflect - talk to a priest - receive a blessing
The Bishop of Salford has urged students and other worshippers in Manchester to be ‘missionary disciples’. Echoing the words of Pope Francis, he was speaking at Mass to celebrate the Jesuits’ 50 year association with the Catholic Chaplaincy on the University campus.Bishop John Arnold (pictured left) was celebrating Mass at Holy Name Church with the British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, and the Jesuit Chaplains to Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy. In his homily, he said...
As a young philosophy student in Innsbruck, Austria, in the late 1960s, I went through a period of quite strong anti-Catholic, anti-religion sentiment.  My thoughts were rather confused about God and our place in the universe.  But some time in my second year, I realised that philosophy wasn't going to give me the answer to anything.  In Munich I found a church called the Church of the Burgersaal; in that church is a crypt, and in the crypt there is a tomb, and in the tomb lies a...
Parishioners from Preston and Liverpool, as well as a group from Stonyhurst, will be travelling to Manchester to celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. The Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Name by Fr Ian Tomlinson SJ, the Superior of the Jesuit Community at the Universities of Manchester Catholic Chaplaincy.  The St James Consort conducted by Chris Martin will be singing most parts of a Haydn Mass for St Ignatius day. Alumni of...
The Holy Name organ recital season in Manchester opens this Wednesday with a concert by Gordon Stewart. The Jesuit chaplains and resident organist Simon Leach are looking forward to an evening which will include works by Franz Liszt and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as several lesser known works.Gordon Stewart has been the Borough Organist of Kirklees for over 20 years. He has appeared in celebrity recitals at St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Symphony Hall...
The novellist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (the man behind the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony) will be running a film writer’s workshop this evening at the Jesuit-led Catholic Chaplaincy of Manchester Universities. The Chaplaincy is collaborating with the Insight Film Festival to create the North of England Student Film Award 2014 for full-time students in Northern England. Successful entrants will be invited to Hollywood for a six week internship with Loyola Productions –...

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