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Download 20th May.
We are very proud to offer you the opportunity of owning a copy of “GOOD NEWS FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS, an account of the background to, and the story of, the Diocese of Nottingham.” Canon Anthony Dolan, a retired priest and former archivist of our diocese, has, together with many other contributors, compiled this book which contains more than 360 pages of information and photographs about our parishes, religious communities, schools, pilgrimage sites and martyrs. A limited number of copies of the book are available to purchase in your parish at a reduced price of £16, and extra copies can be ordered by emailing or contacting the Retired Priests Appeal Office 0115 888 2644. firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also order from the website www.retiredpriestsappeal.com. We hope you will enjoy reading this fascinating book, the first history of our diocese to be published since 1950. See Fr. John if you would like to purchase a copy.
The sacraments lie at the heart of the Church’s life, and so our preparation for each of the sacraments takes place in a way that respects the nature of each sacrament and the person receiving it. We try and express how each sacrament is a touch of God in our lives and at the same time links us with the community of his family, the Church.
This sacrament reflects the central focus of healing in the life of Jesus. For some people it has become associated with “Extreme Unction” or “The Last Rites”, as though it is only conferred either in danger of death or during one’s last moments on earth. In fact it is, as it says, the sacrament of the sick and is conferred on anyone suffering from a serious illness or experiencing the need of Christ’s comfort and consolation in suffering or distress. It is conferred on our sick and housebound in a special service on the occasion of the Bishop’s visitation, and our sister parish of All Saints usually holds an annual service for the sacrament to which members of both parishes are invited. Anyone entering hospital is encouraged to contact Sister Mary in the Chaplaincy to ensure they receive visits and Holy Communion if they wish. We do not have automatic access to hospital records so do not know you are in hospital unless you tell us. Sister Mary will then ask the priest on duty to confer the sacrament of the sick if she and the patient deem it appropriate. The priest’s hands are laid in silence on the head of the sick person, then the anointing is on the forehead and palms of the hands.
All Saints Catholic Church Belle Vue Avenue Ashbourne Derby DE6 1AT
Telephone: 01335 342236
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