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Grapevine, the newsletter for Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas published by the Nottingham Diocese.

  • Grapevine 19 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (23/02/21)
    Watching for dawn With a vaccine and a roadmap, we can begin to take responsibility for the future again.  We don’t know what it will be like, but here are a few things we do know.    Many will be poorer, and a few will be richer.  The pandemic’s shadow will fall longest on the young, and…
  • Grapevine 18 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (08/02/21)
    Join our Team Laudato Si’!This edition of Grapevine lists lots of events, and there’s one in particular that’s shaping up to make a big difference here in the diocese.  In this critical year for the future of our planet, the Global Catholic Climate Movement is  inviting you to train as a Laudato Si’ Animator, bringing Pope Francis’ ‘green’ encyclical to…
  • Grapevine 17 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (14/01/21)
    2021: a year for solidarityAfter the hopeful news last month about vaccinations, it seems the start of 2021 will get more difficult for a while.  Let us pray often for those in medicine and other front line services, as well as those they care for.  The world needs people who are here for each other.  Catholic…
  • Grapevine 16 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (21/12/20)
    Nottingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commissionwishes you the blessings and peace of the Word made flesh,this Christmas and throughout the coming year.   Thank you for travelling with us through 2020 on the journey of missionary discipleship – and in particular, as we build our part as a diocese in the Church’s global Caritas network.…
  • Grapevine 15 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (10/12/20)
    A season of preparationThe Covid-19 vaccination programme is a game-changer.   Finally it is possible to imagine a future again.  How will you use your freedom?  For sure, herd immunity is months away, and there will no doubt be setbacks along the way.  But let’s use these months as a time of preparation and reappraisal, like a…
  • Grapevine 14 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (18/11/20)
    The work of hopeOn Saturday 7 November, Nottingham Diocese took its first steps in Caritas.  Over eighty people gathered by Zoom for Together we are Caritas. People found the opportunity to meet, listen, share, make plans and make friends ‘inspiring’, ‘encouraging’ and ‘uplifting’.  With your help Caritas will continue to be all of those things.  More important still, through Caritas we will…
  • Grapevine 13 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (3/11/20)
    Unlocking compassionJust as we enter the second lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, today’s Grapevine shares something which has borne fruit in the first.  We’d like to tell you about the Catholic Partnership for Covid Emergency Relief, here in the Diocese of Nottingham – and invite you to be part of it. Even when we are confined behind closed…
  • Grapevine 12 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (21/10/20)
    ‘A heart open to the world’Pope Francis issued his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti on 4 October.  It’s been said that where his previous encyclical Laudato Si’ taught that ‘everything is connected’, the theme of Fratelli Tutti is ‘everyone is connected’.  This edition of Grapevine offers you  ways to get a piece of it. As usual we’ve got some other opportunities for growing in missionary…
  • Grapevine 11 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (29/09/20)
    This short edition of Grapevine is a quick reminder:you can still book for Heal the World which starts next week. Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends and fellow parishioners, and include the following summary in your parish bulletin:Heal the World:  The diocesan Justice and Peace Commission invites you to a series of gatherings by Zoom, Mondays at…
  • Grapevine 10 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (22/9/20)
    Sisters and brothers, one and allWe’re excited about Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical, Fratelli tutti.  He’ll sign it a week on Saturday at the tomb of his namesake in Assisi.  It will explore what kind of world our faith calls us to create out of the present hardships – a world in which all belong; a world…
  • Grapevine 9 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (8/9/20)
    Mwari rudo – God is loveGod speaks in every human language – and in many other ways.   In this edition of Grapevine we report how a parishioner in Leicester reached out to minority communities in the city, with their traditional foods to sustain body and soul.  If you have any stories to tell of lockdown faith and action, let us…
  • Grapevine 8 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (26/8/20)
    Reach for the diaryGrapevine is back from holiday, and things are getting busy already. In September we enter the Season of Creation, a wave of prayer for the living Earth observed each year by churches worldwide.  It starts next Tuesday with a ‘Day of Prayer for Creation’, called by Pope Francis for 1 September every year.  We’ve…