Posts by Bishop Ralph Heskett

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Pastoral Letter / 26th/27th October 2019

by Bishop Ralph Heskett

Pastoral Letter read at all Masses on the weekend of 26/27 October 2019 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On Vocations Sunday in May, I invited, through a Pastoral Letter like this one, for men to come and meet me to find out more about becoming a Priest.  Now I am offering the same […]

Pastoral Letter for Vocations Sunday / May 2019

by Bishop Ralph Heskett

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, I am pleased to have this opportunity to be with you through the written word today, Vocations Sunday. In the gospel chosen for today’s Mass we hear the final words of Jesus in which He makes reference to Himself as the Good Shepherd.  He uses the image, to […]

Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family / December 2018

by Bishop Ralph Heskett

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,   In late August this year, you may recall that the World Meeting of Families took place in Ireland in the presence of Pope Francis. The event was a little overshadowed by the revelations of historical child abuse cases in Ireland.  However,  I know, having spoken to some […]

Pastoral Letter for the Annual Appeal for Hallam Caring Services

by Bishop Ralph Heskett

Dear Brothers and Sisters At a Service on New Year’s Eve in 2013, Pope Francis encouraged all those present (including himself!) to look back over the year and “courageously ask ourselves: ‘How did we live the life God gave us?’”.   And he went on to say that there are:  “So many people, marked by material […]