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Grapevine

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

  • Grapevine 45 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (29/06/22)
    You’ve got mailSorry it has been a while since the last Grapevine.  Caritas is now officially one year old, and things are getting busy! Grapevine started in those strange days of the early lockdown of 2020, with the aim of keeping the Church connected and active.  It developed into the e-bulletin for Caritas.  Two years and 44 issues…
  • Grapevine 44 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (11/05/22)
    The Word becomes fleshAfter two years of public health restrictions, parish communities around the Diocese are beginning to step out in mission once again.  From what we see in Caritas, it seems the Church is stirring.  Not that the last two years were wasted – for instance one story in this bulletin, from Project St Thomas…
  • Grapevine 43 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (13/04/22)
    Dates for your diaryThe next few months see some exciting opportunities to get involved with Caritas in endeavours for the Gospel.  This issue outlines the key dates coming up.  Also, hot off the press, we share the final report on the diocesan Synod process, which will guide Caritas from here. There’s a lot to share…
  • Grapevine 42 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (18/03/22)
    Work for CAFOD in theDiocese of Nottingham! Applications due in on Sunday – scroll down to find out more  We have received numerous expressions of interest in hosting refugees from the conflict in Ukraine.  Compassion and solidarity are alive and well in the Diocese of Nottingham.  That’s why we’re opening a Parishes of Welcome scheme, to help you find…
  • Grapevine 41 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (01/03/22)
    Prayer, fasting, almsgiving  There are few words for the tragedy and barbarism unfolding in Ukraine.  There seem to be few actions we can take that match the onslaught faced by its people.  Caritas Diocese of Nottingham invite you to join Pope Francis in starting this season of Lent in prayer and fasting for their suffering and…
  • Grapevine 40 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (09/02/22)
    Levelling up the lowly? It might be a phrase that makes you inwardly groan. After all, we’ve heard a lot of it lately.  But what’s behind the soundbite ‘levelling up’? Nottingham Diocese contains some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. So is it something that your parish stands to gain from? The government calls it ‘a moral,…
  • Grapevine 39 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (20/01/22)
    ‘In you all find their home’Psalm 87 Today the Church remembers Blessed Cyprian Tansi, a figure who represents the diversity of the Church in our own diocese.  Born in Nigeria in 1903 he eventually came to Mount St Bernard Abbey.  He died in Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1964 and was beatified by Pope John Paul…
  • Grapevine 38 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (05/01/22)
    Picture: Adoration of the Magi by an anonymous Dutch painter, c1520 Happy New Year and Epiphany to you all from the Grapevine Team!Life is an adventure which, if we stay on the right path, will lead us to a wonderful destination.  Let’s make 2022 a year to take up the invitation of the Synod, to be…
  • Grapevine 37 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (16/12/21)
    Christmas is close, and once again beset with uncertainty.  One thing the Nativity tells us is that somehow Love always finds a way in.  We’ve seen that in Caritas – who would have thought two years ago how skilled many of us would become with Zoom, as a way to keep our faith alive! The…
  • Grapevine 36 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (01/12/21)
    Live the DreamWhen the story of Pope Francis’ papacy comes to be told, a good way of doing so will be by his favourite words.  There are three verbs which stand out for me in his teaching. encounter – accompany and dream. He invites us to “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an…
  • Grapevine 35 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (10/11/21)
    Our main item in this edition is to encourage you, if you haven’t already, to book for our online Assembly on 20 November, A Change of Era: Climate, Covid and the missionary parish.  Nothing could be more timely than to discern our way forward together, as a ‘synodal’ Church called to heal the world in the…
  • Grapevine 34 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (27/10/21)
    A moment of consequence After a year’s postponement, negotiators and world leaders are about to gather for COP26 in Glasgow.  It is the most consequential international summit of our generation.  I for one will be following every move with bated breath.  I imagine that in all of our parishes we’ll be praying for a courageous outcome.  Let’s hope…