First Sunday of Advent – 3 December 2017

Spring Happening

At our recent Our Lady of the Valley Parish forum it was proposed and agreed to have a ‘Spring Happening’. This will be a celebration to include all our Parish, friends and local communities; playgroups, primary and high schools, parish groups, local community groups and parishioners. With games to play, stalls, crafts, demonstrations, refreshments and lots more. Let’s have fun for all the family at this Spring Happening. This event is open for one and all.

So save the date, Sunday 20th May 2018 at St. Michael and St. John’s Secret Garden and Assembly Hall.  It is important that everyone contributes, no matter how big or small your ideas are valued. We will be delighted to see you at the ‘Spring Happening’ planning meetings which have been arranged for Monday 4th December at 11am and 7.30 pm at St. Michael and St. John’s Presbytery, Clitheroe. This should enable us all to have a greater understanding of each other needs for this celebration and to join together with our local communities.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute, do not hesitate to contact one of the below.

Jane Brown, 01200 441949

Susan Fellows, 07887690402

Ann Harkin, 07823400278

From the Bishop

Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, but there are signs that they are going to abandon this pledge. We all need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Go to:

or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools from accepting more than a 50% Catholic intake. Thank you for your cooperation.

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