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O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine!

This weekend, according to the schedule in the Diocesan Directory, is the turn of this Parish to hold Solemn Prolonged Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This used to be called 'Quarant Ore' - the Latin for 40 hours - for in days gone by, there would be a continuous exposition throughout the day and night (this still happens in some places).


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Sunner Fair

'Winds light to moderate' (with precipitation) was the way the Shipping Forecast described the Irish Sea [our nearest coast] and it was accurate, AND it was the evening of our Summer Fair! Did it dampen our spirits? Well, it caused us to alter our plans somewhat. But folk turned out as ever, and there were a great many stalls, events and attractions still available.


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Nessum Dorma

Nessum Dorma - None Shall Sleep! This could have been the strapline for the 'sleepover' held at St Clare's School Friday night to Saturday morning. The boys and girls in Years 5 & 6 paid £10 to stay at school overnight to raise funds for the Hodovo Project.

Bishop's visit to Corpus Christi High School

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Corpus Christi

As part of Bishop Campbell’s visitation to St Clare’s, he visited our high school Corpus Christi, where Fr. Darren is priest Chaplain.

The Bishop was given a warm welcome at Corpus Christi High School, after a short visit to St Clare’s Primary School earlier in the day. The Bishop started his visit to the school by meeting Headteacher, Mr David Hubbard and following this visited our Chapel and enjoyed tea and biscuits with a group of pupils in the Chaplaincy.