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Grapevine

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

  • 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…
  • Grapevine 7 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (29/7/20)
    ‘A new experience of parish’An ‘Instruction’ from the Vatican’s Congregation of the Clergy might not be your usual holiday reading. But one came out last week which really is worth the effort: we highlight at the top of this issue of Grapevine. It takes a fresh look at the parish in the 2020s.  The parish, it…
  • Grapevine 6 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (14/7/20)
    What is mine to do?This edition of Grapevine offers a menu of ministries – just a selection of the opportunities coming to our notice as we develop Caritas in the diocese.  If you’re in Derby, volunteer with Padley, the city’s homelessness charity.  In Nottingham, could you host a refugee?  If you’re in Leicestershire, why not join an ecumenical group…
  • Grapevine 5 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (1/7/20)
    The time is nowFor all the stress and loss which the pandemic has brought, have you noticed the sense of a turning point?  The gospel writers talk of kairos, God’s moment of grace and opportunity.  Actually it’s always there: it just takes times like this for us to notice it! Grapevine this week invites you to seize the moment,…
  • Grapevine 4 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (17/6/20)
    Opening doorsThis issue comes as the first of our parishes open their churches after lockdown.  It’s a tentative first step, requiring planning, preparation and patience.  It’ll be a while before it’s possible everywhere.  Even if we cannot yet welcome people into our churches, let’s keep open our hearts.  At the first general audience he gave, back in Holy Week 2018,…
  • Grapevine 3 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (2/6/20)
    Welcome to GrapevineHere’s your third issue of Grapevine.  It sounds like people are finding it useful, so we’re carrying on!  Already nearly 1,000 people receive Grapevine direct into their inbox.  You are welcome to as well. If you’re not already signed up to receive Grapevine into your inbox, just click here to subscribe. This week we’ve got a…