Monthly Archives: October 2015


‘Tragedy should be used as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose hope that is our real disaster!’                                                          [Dalai Lama X1V] 1845 heralded a year that was to bring tragedy and heartbreak to the Barbier household!  Euphrasie was now sixteen years old and her sister Nathalie a year younger.  ...

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A Special Celebration of our Fours Schools in Wealdstone Parish

Over 400 pupils squeezed into St Joseph’s Church to celebrate this occasion along their Head Teachers, Deputy Heads and members of staff plus Sacred Heart Choir including Year 11, noticeable by their red jumpers. Uniforms: St Josephs - yellow and brown, St Teresa’s- blue and white, Sacred Heart - blue blazers and Salvatorian in mufti.

On Friday 9th,  Year 5 of St Joseph’s and St Teresa’s Primary Schools and Year 7 from Salvatorian and Sacred Heart Language Colleges came together to celebrate the Eucharist to mark the occasion of the International Year of the Consecrated Life. These places of learning were founded by the two main religious communities here in St Joseph’s parish, Wealdstone, the ...

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Mission Day – Sacred Heart Language College

Sacred Heart Language College and Mission Group—Thursday Oct 8, 2015

On Thursday morning, Oct 8th, a group of Missionaries and co-workers associated with mission   were invited to spend the morning at Sacred Heart Language College, Wealdstone, to share their stories with Year 8 as to why they made choices to work as missionaries overseas or working for charities and societies that promote mission in the world.  During the week before ...

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“There is always one moment in childhood when a door opens and lets the future in.” [Deepak Chopra] Euphrasie’s happy school days passed all too quickly and it was when she reached the age of thirteen that a door did, in fact, open and let the future in – a door that she did not particularly want to go through. ...

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The Focus has Shifted to the East – Notre Dame Des Missions Sisters

RNDM temporary professed Sisters’ and Archbishop of Davao, Philippines 2015

FOR the Year of Consecrated Life, Sr Una Rutledge, from the Notre Dame Convent on Churchtown Road, discusses her vocation, the charism of her order, the foundress of the order, and how she sees the future for her order. SR UNA was in her late teens when she first heard the call: “I felt that God was calling me to ...

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Perilous Journey – whisperings of hope.


With the northern hemisphere continuing to tilt away from the sun, the mysterious and nostalgic season of autumn dons its coat of many colours. The mood of this season, with its movement of death and life, with the fear of the unknown often hiding new life, reflects something of the startling images of our current humanitarian crisis as it spirals ...

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