O Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
and our own most gentle Queen and Mother,
look down in mercy upon England,
thy Dowry, and upon us all who greatly
hope and trust in thee.
Through thee it was that Jesus our Saviour
and our Hope was given unto the world;
and he hath given thee to us that we
might hope still more.
Plead for us thy children, whom thou
didst receive and accept at the foot
of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother.
Intercede for our separated brethren,
that they may be united with
us in the one true Fold. Pray for us all,
dear Mother,that by faith fruitful in good
works, we may all deserve to see and
praise God together with thee in our
Dear Friends in Christ,
What a blessing 2016, this extraordinary Jubilee year of Mercy, is to our Catholic Church and to the world! Pope Francis has declared that the aim is to give people a ‘true moment of encounter with the mercy of God’ and ‘a living experience of the closeness of the Father’. By participating in the unique features of this year which include pilgrimage, indulgences, Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist as well as corporal works of mercy, it will allow us to think about our own relationship with God and to sincerely seek and experience his forgiveness and compassion whilst endeavouring to act mercifully with others in all that we say and do.
With this in mind, the theme of this year’s Northern Catholic Conference is: “Blessed are the merciful; they shall have mercy shown them” Matt 5:7 and will take place as usual at Liverpool HOPE University over the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016.
The NCC weekend is always new and fresh each year and delegates are left in awe as wonderful speakers stimulate and inspire them with their spirit-filled talks and testimonies giving witness to the great love of our God and many proclaim it a “life-changing” experience and look forward with great anticipation to discover what God is asking of them in the year ahead.
This special Holy Year, which has already begun, is an opportunity for personal conversion for all of us. So let us leave the old behind as we enter the door and cross the threshold to a new life of grace and forgiveness where we encounter the wonderful, bountiful love of Jesus.
Please do accept our invitation to join us at NCC 2016 and please encourage your friends and family to come along too. Remind them that God is always ready to forgive and there are no limits to His love and mercy!
Finally, we ask as always for your prayerful support.
We hope to see you in June. In the meantime...
Blessings from “The Team”
This Conference has really changed my life... in particular Dana's two talks were so inspiring. I would like to thank everyone who did so much. TK Liverpool
It was such an anointed time.... so many people got so much out of it that it was a pleasure to be part of it all. KC London
This was my first Confrenec and I loved it all. Thank you for the grace and peace. PP Stockport
Wonderful fellowship and prayer. PE from Warringtion