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NATIONAL JUSTICE AND PEACE CONFERENCE – LIFE ON EARTH 2021

NATIONAL JUSTICE AND PEACE CONFERENCE – LIFE ON EARTH 2021

Three people from the Plymouth Diocese attended the national Justice and Peace conference from 23-25 July which had as its theme 'Life on Earth - 2021: Moment of Truth'. The event brought together people from parishes across England and Wales to pray, reflect and plan...

Let us dream – the path to a better future

Let us dream – the path to a better future

 Thanks to our Diocesan Schools Commissioner, Sarah Barreto, for the following reflection on 'Let us Dream' a book written by Pope Francis in collaboration with Austen Ivereigh In Let us Dream, Pope Francis offers a deeply personal and passionate reflection on the...

The God who Speaks in Creation –  Event Report

The God who Speaks in Creation – Event Report

On 17 July, Caritas Plymouth held an event, chaired by Canon John Deeny,  to promote reflection, prayer and discussion about the Diocesan environmental policy. We were delighted to be joined by Bishop Mark O’Toole; Sister Margaret Atkins, a Canoness of St Augustine in...

“Lourdes A Campaign for the 21st Century”.

“Lourdes A Campaign for the 21st Century”.

Extract from the Bishop Antoine Hérouard's - Apostolic delegate ad nutum Sanctae Sedis for the Santuary Our Lady of Lourdes -  letter to CBCEW June 2021 Fraternal greetings from the Shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes. I am writing to you perhaps in a more hopeful way than...

LAUDATO SI’ ANIMATORS TRAINING JULY 2021

LAUDATO SI’ ANIMATORS TRAINING JULY 2021

Around the world, Catholics are  taking action to protect creation but it can be difficult to know what to do. The month-long Laudato Si' Animators course provided FREE online by the Global Catholic Climate Movement is running its next course later this month – 26th...

Priestly Ordination of Fr Albert

Priestly Ordination of Fr Albert

On Friday 25 June the diocese gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of Fr Albert Lawes. Bishop Mark presided at the very beautiful and solemn liturgy and welcomed Fr Albert into the fraternity of the diocesan priesthood. Bishop...

US President celebrates Mass

US President celebrates Mass

The eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time was far from ordinary for the parish of Sacred Heart and St Ia in St Ives when the President of the United States Joe Biden and his wife Jill arrived to celebrate Mass. Parishioners were delighted and a little stunned as they took...

“Bishop welcomes G7 leaders”.

“Bishop welcomes G7 leaders”.

"Bishop welcomes G7 leaders”. In an address to an Interfaith gathering at Truro Cathedral, Bishop Mark O’Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth, welcomed the G7 leaders, to the South West of England, “to our beautiful part of the world”. He expressed the hope that having...

Evangelium

Evangelium

EVANGELIUM Vicariate of Evangelisation & Catechesis Incorporating Marriage, Family Life & Youth Making Disciples—Speaking The Truth In Love Read our latest edition Evangelium June 2021    

Refugee  Week 2021 14-20 June

Refugee Week 2021 14-20 June

In his message for the 2021 World Day of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis reminds us that 'we are all in the same boat and called to work together so that there will be no more walls that separate us, no longer others, but only a single “we”, encompassing all of...

The God Who Speaks Through Creation

The God Who Speaks Through Creation

An online event to explore the ethics of the environment. Caritas Plymouth is organising an online event to discuss on how God speaks to us through His creation. This event will be on Saturday 17th July 10-11.30am via Zoom Join Bishop Mark O’Toole as he reflects on...

Laudato Si’ Week 2021 16-24th May

Laudato Si’ Week 2021 16-24th May

‘O all you works of the Lord, O bless the Lord. To him be highest glory and praise for ever.’ Daniel 3:57 Laudato Si’ Week 2021, to be held on May 16-24th, will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the great progress...