Burnley Catenians - 50 Years Membership Presentation
Burnley Catenian Circle Past President, Aidan Stockton, was enrolled as a member of the Association in August 1970. However, because of the COVID pandemic, it was not possible to present his 50 years membership scroll in the usual manner in August 2020.
Face-to-face Circle meetings only resumed in late 2021 and arrangements were made to present the scroll to Aidan, a former teacher at St. Theodore's School, at the September meeting. Brother Eddie O’Donnell, Immediate Past GB National President, was invited to make the presentation as he would have done in his year of office.
Unfortunately, Aidan was unwell and unable to attend the meeting and, sadly, he died in October 2021 without ever receiving his scroll.
To ensure that Aidan's valued membership and service was marked in the correct way, invitations were made to his daughter Gill and granddaughter Aimee to receive the scroll and miniature on behalf of the family at the February Circle meeting held at Burnley Football Club.
Aidan's daughter Gill and granddaughter Aimee
receiving the scroll from Province 10 Director Mark Conroy
Following the presentation, which was made by Mark Conroy, Director of Province 10 and a member of Burnley Circle, Mark asked everyone to stand as he proposed a toast to Aidan and absent friends.
On receiving the 50-year Scroll, Gill said she would take it to her mother, Sheila, where it would take pride of place in her room.
Burnley Catenians have started their social activities again after a hiatus of two years.
In recent weeks, the Circle has:
- Reintroduced the monthly meetings and meals at Burnley FC;
- Beaten Accrington Circle to each the semi-final the Regional Snooker competition (played at KSC 110 Club);
- Attended a Provincial weekend in York;
- Held an end of Circle year meal at the New Waggoners where retiring President Jim Livesey was presented with a print of a mini rally car (Jim is a motor sports enthusiast);
- Planned a Curry Night in May at the Usha (all welcome);
- Organised a theatre trip and meal at the Mechanics in July.
Burnley Municipal Choir
with KATHLEEN WILKINSON
at the Mechanics, Burnley
on Saturday 9th April at 7.00pm
The concert is dedicated to the people of Ukraine.
Tickets £15, under 18 £6.50 available on the door or
from Mechanics Box Office 01282 664400, www.burnleymechanics.co.uk
OSCOTT ACTION FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
Rosary Rally for Ukraine
Mark our seminarian and the other seminarians at Oscott College are walking round their grounds 100 times in order to raise funds for CAFOD to support Ukraine. They are also incorporating the Rosary into their sponsored event. They have asked for our support, please see poster below.
We include the Just Giving link should anyone be kind enough to donate a few pennies.
100 laps of the grounds is no mean feat!
There is an extended article on the KSC page about the Burnley KSC Council's Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Campaign.
BURNLEY CATENIAN ELECTED TO NATIONAL OFFICE
Mark Conroy, a member of Burnley Catenians, has been elected as the Catenian Association Great Britain National Vice President. He begins his one year term of office in April 2022 and will become Great Britain National President in April 2023.
Mark is Managaing Director of Conroy Electrical and is married to Maxine and they have two children.
Carmine’s thought for the day ~ Tues 18th January 2022
I would like to thank all parishioners for the warm welcome I have received during my placement here at the Parish of the Good Samaritan. I have enjoyed getting to know the town of Burnley and meeting the parishioners. Fr David and Fr Damien have been a great asset and I have learned a lot from them, much of which I will use in the future. Furthermore, I would to thank them for their hospitality, generosity and support. I was told before I came, that the people of Burnley are kind and down to Earth and this has definitely been my experience of you.
During the last two weeks, I have visited the sick and bereaved as well as helped to arrange other sacraments like Baptism. I have really enjoyed serving on the altar at parish Masses including a number of funerals. I have also been involved in working with a visiting school group to St John’s church. In addition to this there are lots of other things which I have been involved with.
It has been a privilege to see “behind the scenes” at the life of a priest and all that goes on in a parish. This placement has passed very quickly and am saddened to be leaving now. Thanks again for everything and please keep myself and the other seminarians for our Diocese in your prayers.
IN THIS PLACE WHERE WE BELONG: OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACE OUR CREATIVITY
Burnley is working on a new Cultural Strategy - WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU !
Culture means lots of different things to different people - it’s part of our everyday lives - it’s about the things we enjoy doing - making our lives richer, meaningful and happier.
To help you think more about culture and what it might involve; ( not including Sport and Fitness)
“We all do it - we all need it - even if we don’t know we are doing it - From Museums to Galleries, Theatres to Concert Halls to the local Pub, Television to Film, Festivals to Mela - in our homes, at school, at the community centre, places of worship - on your own, with others, out in our parks and countryside. From Drama to Dance, Pop to Classical to Folk, HipHop to Ballet, Rapping to Beat Boxing, Stand Up Comedy to Spoken Word, Poetry to Storytelling, Disc Jockeying to Drawing, Painting to Pottery, Knitting to Crocheting, Book Clubs to Flower Arranging, Digital Art to Photography, Fashion to Design, Architecture to Crafting, Sculpting to Singing, Karaoke to Tattooing, Playing in a Band to Gaming and Digital Creativity. Culture is in everything we do - part of our life choices - an expression of who we are - our desires and hopes - it’s what makes life enjoyable”
What we want to hear about from you?:
or contact please contact Anthony Preston directly -
Please reply by Friday 17 February 2022
- What do you like to get involved in?
- Where do you get involved - on your own, in a group, with others?
- What do you get out of it?
- What do you think of what’s on offer on Burnley at the moment?
- What’s good and bad?
- Is there anything stopping you from getting involved?
- What would you like to see more of in Burnley ?
- Your name? ( if you want it included)
- If responding on behalf of a group - who are you?
- If a group involved in culture - tell us about what you do and what your especially proud of?
CAFOD Christmas Update - Click Here
The (almost) Annual KSC Christmas Raffle was drawn on Monday. The results are shown on the KSC page.
Afghanistan - Please Pray and Give
CAFOD/DEC Afghanistan Appeal
Please give as generously as you can:
KSC Council recently recognised the acheivements of two members - see the KSC page for more detail.
Tuesday, 7 December 7:00pm-8:00pm but register for catch-up link later
Come along to an interactive panel discussion about the Synodal Pathway in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, as we respond to Pope Francis' call and start to listen, reflect and discern where the Holy Spirit might be moving us. Find out how you can get involved in your parish and diocese. With Synod experts Fr Jan Nowotnik from the Catholic Bishops' Conference, Dr Pat Jones from Durham University and Francis Stewart from CAFOD.
Many parishes have already commenced or about to commence their synodal journeys. We hope this online discussion will be helpful to everyone interested in the Synod and inspire more people to get involved in their parish and diocesan journeys.
Please forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested – your family, friends in the parish, your parish priest, the Synod facilitators in your parish. All are welcome. Feel free to share the registration link on social media too.
Remember that if you can't attend live, you can still register and watch it on catch-up and share the link with others afterwards.
May the peace and blessings of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be with you.
To be honest we lack words to express our gratitude to the members of Good Samaritan Parish Burnley for all the demonstration of love and affection fr Clement and I received from you. Words are not enough but we will continue to pray for each and every one of you.
It was really overwhelming as the cards poured in, emotional expressions, gifts of all kinds and so much coming from all the three churches. We will not forget you as we will carry you always in our hearts and prayers.
Blackley is not too far from Burnley and we will be very delighted if any of you visiting Manchester decides to drop by for a cup of tea or coffee in our much more humble presbytery.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
Frs Clement and Emmanuel.
Burnley Catenians celebrated their Centenary (albeit 12 months later than expected) with a banquet at Turf Moor. There were 136 diners including guests who travelled from as far away as Southampton, Ascot, Stirling and Worsthorne. The Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley and the Catenians National President were the principal guests. The photo shows Burnley Catenian Brothers and the principal guests.
The Diocese of Salford is highlighting an annual campaign to fight religious persecution for Christians around the world which returns this week with a special focus on women and young girls.
Red Wednesday is an annual initiative from Aid to the Church in Need that aims to highlight the daily suffering, oppression, violence, torture, and death endured by the Christian community the world over.
This year, Aid to the Church in Need is highlighting the plight of women and girls in particular, who in many parts of the world live under the constant threat of kidnap, forced marriage and conversion, rape, and sexual enslavement.
For further information see:
CAFOD Page updated: click here for more details
STOP PRESS - WE'RE IN THE NEWS!
Our very own Good Samaritan Parish CAFOD Group, who are urging action at COP26 to save the earth feature in a Burnley Express article just published.
We have been asked to put this on the website as it is felt some parishioners may find this cause to be of interest and may wish to support it:
"Please consider signing the petition "Support the Amess Amendment" on CitizenGO. This is to ensure access in emergency crime scenes by priests / ministers to the severely injured and dying. A priest was not allowed to adminster the sacraments to Sir David Amess. It would have been so important to him. Catholics and non-catholics alike have criticised the decision.
"It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:
"The brutal murder of Sir David Amess, the Conservative MP for Southend West, has reverberated across the world. This appalling act was an attack on Western values of democracy and freedom. One disturbing detail emerging from this tragedy was the news that Sir David, a devout Catholic, was denied the comfort of a Catholic priest as he lay dying."
Update to CAFOD Page -
Harvest Family Fast Day latest and update to COP26 letter to our local MP/List of Signatories
Trafficking and modern slavery
See the Caritas page for links to videos and stories on this ongoing evil which destroys the lives of many men, women and children.
The letter has just been updated and will be circulated more widely throughout Burnley communities.
Just in - our new 'Items of Interest' page kicks off with a home-grown,
internationally acclaimed football genius from our very own parish,
someone you may have never even heard of ...
The parish CAFOD group tried unsuccessfully to arrange a meeting with our local MP regarding the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, COP26. The meeting was going to involve group members, pupil representatives from our parish schools and other interested parishioners or constituents. Since Antony Higginbotham is unable to meet us, as a group we have decided to write a letter urging him to ensure our UK Government leads by example and helps secure a just climate deal for all the world. We think it is very important that he knows the views of his constituents and we are hoping parish groups or parishioners will add their signatures to this letter:
Please have your name added as a signatory to this letter (below), to do so contact Paul Carney, a member of the CAFOD group, by email:
Letter to Antony Higginbotham for COP26
From This Week's Burnley Express...
Burnley kindness for Afghan refugees shines through
Our parish gets a very positive mention in this week's edition of the Burnley Express. As one of our parishioners noted, people "opened their hearts and their hands to reach out to care for their fellow humans in need."
Read all about it here
Beat the Street is a free community wide initiative coming to Burnley with the aim to get residents walking, cycling, running, exploring the area, discovering new places and opportunities whilst boosting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Beat the Street turns towns into giant games and it comes to Burnley for six weeks from Wednesday 15 September. To earn points, win prizes and discover more about your area, you quite simply pick up a Beat the Street card from one of the distribution points and tap Beat Boxes across the Area.
The Burnley webpage and opportunity to sign up is now open!
The Knights of St Columba have published details of the 2021/22 Youth Competions. For more details please see the KSC page on this website.
Bishop John was on the phone yesterday morning to appoint Fr David as the new Rural Dean of St John Vianney Deanery in succession to Fr Simon Stamp who has this week been moved from Accrington to Manchester. Fr David feels honoured to be asked to become Dean and is very pleased to know that he was nominated for the role by several of the priests of the Deanery. It comes just as he just finished his diocesan vocations role which he had done for over 15 years.
He counts on your continuing support and prayers as he takes on this new role.
Congratulations to Fr David!
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