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Grapevine

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

  • 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…
  • Grapevine 33 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (12/10/21)
    Just after the last Grapevine hit the streets, we had two pieces of happy news.  The first is that Caritas Diocese of Nottingham has been accepted into membership of Caritas Social Action Network, the agency of the Bishops’ Conference supporting organisations like ours which work for the vulnerable and marginalised.  In joining CSAN we are also united with the worldwide…
  • Grapevine 32 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (28/9/21)
    A change of EraThere is no doubting that these are turbulent times.  The UK may seem to be emerging from Covid, but vaccine inequality means that it is still rife around the world.  Meanwhile the pressure is on the UK government to secure a meaningful deal at the Glasgow climate summit, COP26.  And yet a…
  • Grapevine 31 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (16/9/21)
    Welcome to another edition of Grapevine.  This issue features an opportunity contribute to the work of Caritas as part of a role of Mission Support Assistant, based at the Curial offices in Nottingham.  You’d play a particular role in our communications and social media, and organising events and courses.  If it’s not for you, you’re bound to…
  • Grapevine 30 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (2/9/21)
    A season for CreationAs we enter the Season of Creation, it’s a good time to focus on how we can put our house in order, here in the Diocese of Nottingham.  In this edition of Grapevine you can find out how parishes here are marking the Season and encouraging each other in care for God’s world…
  • Grapevine 29 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (17/8/21)
    ‘So I am sending you’“The doors were locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews [but] Jesus came and stood among them and said…’Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you…Receive the Holy Spirit’.” (John 20.19-23) The disciples’ encounter with Jesus, risen but still wounded, is a parable…
  • Grapevine 28 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (14/7/21)
    ‘What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?’Teaching is not just about conveying facts – it’s an act of the imagination.  Teacher and learner together create something new.  Jesus used many parables to attempt to describe the Kingdom of God, but more often than not he started with a question, one like this: ‘What shall we…
  • Grapevine 27 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (29/6/21)
    A place for youThrough Caritas, our Catholic parishes, groups, schools and individuals can share in each other’s dreams for a better world.  Its mission of justice and charity is a wide remit.  There is sure to be a place for you in our six ‘ministries’ of care:– Building communities of missionary disciples– Environment and global responsibility– Offering social friendship and overcoming…
  • Grapevine 26 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (15/6/21)
    “My hope and prayer is that the presence of Caritas  will play an important role in enabling and strengthening our parishes and chaplaincies to be more outward looking, more engaged with the needs of the most needy and marginalised of our society and world.” Bishop Patrick at Kindle the Fire on 22 May 2021. The Caritas covenantOn…
  • Grapevine 25 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (19/05/21)
    Pentecost is nearly upon us, and with it Kindle the Fire, the online liturgy and launch of Caritas Diocese of Nottingham.  We’re just slipping out a cheeky reminder, in case you’re able to join us at the last minute.  Booking is still open – read on and register on the link below, and we’ll send you…
  • Grapevine 24 | News from Adult Formation, Justice & Peace and Caritas (11/05/21)
    Caritas is comingThe eve of Pentecost is a great time to be  launching Caritas in the Diocese of Nottingham.  I hope you’ll join us for an online celebration on 22 May to mark the moment.  Booking is now open, as you will see in this edition of Grapevine.   From Pentecost, Caritas will be our diocesan network for…