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Bishop Mark gives Radio Interview

Bishop Mark gives Radio Interview

  In an interview on Radio Devon Breakfast Show on Sunday 28th November, Bishop Mark spoke about the Diocesan Process of “Walking Together”.  He also shared the good news that we look forward to receiving the relics of St Bernadette next September/ October and gave a...

Honouring Sunday

Honouring Sunday

Sunday encounter with Christ is vital, indispensable and irreplaceable for Catholics Bishop Mark O'Toole, Lead Bishop for Evangelisation and Discipleship, introduces our series 'The Day of the Lord - Dies Domini'.   Honouring Sunday As the Synodal Pathway of...

NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL

NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL

The Nationality and Borders Bill will overhaul the UK’s asylum system and make it more difficult to get asylum in the UK. The Bill would deny many refugees the chance to seek sanctuary here, criminalise many who try, and isolate refugees in harmful out-of-town...

Couples for Christ

Couples for Christ

Bishop Mark recently met with Nick and Renee Salabsab at Bishop’s House (photo attached).  They are parishioners at Abbey Road, Torquay and are the Diocesan Coordinators of the ecclesial movement known as “Couples for Christ”.  Nick Salabsab has written the following...

Young people of Plymouth pray for COP26

Young people of Plymouth pray for COP26

Young people of Plymouth pray for COP26 On Friday 5 November, pupils from Plymouth Roman Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (Plymouth CAST) will come together to reflect and pray about climate change. Pupils from the primary schools of Holy Cross, Keyham Barton, St....

World Day of the Poor 14th November 2021

World Day of the Poor 14th November 2021

In his message for the fifth World Day of the Poor, which takes place on 14th November 2021, Pope Francis said “If the poor are marginalized, as if they were to blame for their condition, then the very concept of democracy is jeopardized and every social policy will...

COP26 – UN Climate Summit Prayer

COP26 – UN Climate Summit Prayer

Prayer for COP26 The 2021 United Nations climate change conference, COP26, is taking place in Glasgow from Sunday, 31 October to Friday, 12 November 2021. Governments and negotiators from 197 countries will meet to discuss how to keep temperature rise below dangerous...

Prisons Week 2021 – Online Event Report

Prisons Week 2021 – Online Event Report

Journeying from Despair to Hope…  On October 12th, nearly 60 people came together online to reflect and pray for prisons, prisoners and their families. Speakers included Bishop Mark O'Toole,  Andy Keen-Downs, Chief executive of Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) and...

LAUDATO SI’ ACTION PLATFORM

LAUDATO SI’ ACTION PLATFORM

Caring for our brothers and sisters means caring for the home we share. This responsibility is “essential to a life of virtue” (LS 217). On 25 May 2021, Pope Francis launched the Laudato Si' Action Platform - a seven year journey of ecological conversion in action. ...

Walking Together – Our Synodal Journey

Walking Together – Our Synodal Journey

By Father John Deeny, Diocese of Plymouth Synodal Journey Coordinator The word 'Synod' comes from two Greek words meaning on the path, road or way together. Pope Francis has just opened a two-year Synodal Journey with three phases (diocesan, continental, universal) of...

“A two-year ‘synodal’ process”

“A two-year ‘synodal’ process”

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MARK O’TOOLE FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE "SYNODAL PROCESS" OCTOBER 2021 A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall...

Pope Francis pre-COP 26 Appeal

Pope Francis pre-COP 26 Appeal

“We have inherited a garden: we must not leave a desert to our children.” During the meeting 'Faith and Science: Towards Cop26' held in the Vatican on 4th October Pope Francis, along with scientists and religious leaders, signed a document calling for the world to...

Seasons of Creation – A Reflection for 1 October 2021

Seasons of Creation – A Reflection for 1 October 2021

A reflection from Sarah Barreto, as the Season of Creation moves towards its close. Readings Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 127 (128) Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16 Our readings this coming weekend helped me reflect on how long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various...

Expression of interest for proposed tower repair works

Expression of interest for proposed tower repair works

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PROPOSED TOWER REPAIR WORKS at THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY & AT MARY MAGDALENE TAVISTOCK Located on the A390 on the western side of Tavistock, the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Mary Magdalene is a grade II* listed building with...

Made for Mission

Made for Mission

A Presentation from Maria Heath chair of the Catholic Charismatic Movement UK. Vicariate for Evangelisation Catechesis and Youth. Genesis Mission. To watch the presentation click HERE