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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Fr Provincial writes...2nd Feb 2019...

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2nd February, 2019

Dear Confreres and friends,

Many thanks for the kind wishes, the assurance of prayers and the support I received after the Chapter two weeks ago. I am very grateful to the confreres from the Province and from other Units, as well as our friends and associates for their kindness.

As you are aware, the new OPC has already visited the communities of the Province this past week for a brief opportunity to gauge the various situations in which confreres and communities live. The new EPC will also meet soon.

Personally I will try to find time to make a retreat and perhaps even have a few days of rest to prepare for the new quadrennium. Not expecting to remain in office, I had accepted two missions and a retreat during Lent, but I have also been turning down invitations for ministry in order to have enough space for the administration and the pastoral dimension which the office of Provincial entails.

Sr Mary Perpetuo OSsR RIP...

Please pray for the peaceful and happy repose of the soul of 

Sr Mary Perpetuo OSsR

who died on Monday 21st January 2019.

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The funeral mass for Sr Mary Perpetuo OSsR will take place on

Thursday 24th January 2019

in the Monastery Chapel, St Alphonsus Road, Dublin.

Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery.

The funeral will be on line www.rednuns.com

 

Requiescat in pace.

Vocations Weekend March 2019...

See the details of a wonderful weekend in our monastery in London.

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Pray for Vocations to the Redemptorist Family - CSsR & OSsR

A lot of us...

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The Provincial writes - Jan 2019...

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18th January, 2019

Dear Confreres,

I ask your prayers for Zimbabwe and for our brethren there at this critical time.

You may aware that there are multiple reports of shootings, violence, looting and indiscriminate beatings.

The government has closed down all social media and we cannot contact the confreres by internet or telephone. 

The Zimbabwe Bishops' Conference has issued a statement, although they cannot get it out on the internet. Fr. General is also very aware of the situation and although on the way to World Youth Day in Panama, will communicate about the situation in the coming days.

In the meantime, I ask that you invite your parishioners, families and friends to pray for a resolution to the conflict in Zimbabwe and for peace.

I will obviously keep you updated if I get any news, and trust that all our confreres are safe.

In Christ the Redeemer,

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior

Registered Charity Number: 252041 (England and Wales) SC039359 (Scotland)

Provincial Chapter 2019...

At the conclusion of our Provincial Chapter, the following results of our elections can now be know.

The Members of the Ordinary Provincial Council are...

Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR received more than 2/3 of the vote in the first ballot for Provincial Superior. Accordingly this was treated as a postulation which was granted the General Government.

Fr Richard Reid CSsR was elected Vicar Provincial, and his apointment has been confirmed by the General Goverment. 

Fr Andrew Burns CSsR was elected as the third member of the OPC.

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L. to R. Frs Richard Reid CSsR, Ronald McAinsh CSsR, Andrew Burns CSsR

- the new Ordinary Provincial Council

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Christmas Meal for those alone on Christmas Day

Anita one of our RYM coordinators writes about the journey from the inception of the idea to the meal itself.

During a funeral mass in St Mary's in November 2017 I had a thought "Do a Christmas meal". This prompted a new venture and a year-long journey for RYM. 

Loneliness is a huge problem in the L25 area, George Kuruvilla, a Woolton GP started Woolton Community Life as a result of loneliness suffered by elderly in the area. This became the focus of the meal, to provide a Christmas Day meal where the emphasis was on Fellowship rather than food.

Fr Provincial writes...Dec 2018

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31st December, 2018

Dear Confreres and friends,

From all accounts a very enjoyable Christmas has been celebrated in each of the communities of the Province. I appreciate that with the ministry, and also the efforts put into the community celebrations, a lot of the confreres are quite tired. I hope that people do get some rest and have the opportunity to enjoy the Octave of Christmas; and of course to continue reflecting on the wonderful exchange of God becoming one of us so that we could share his life - the mystery which entranced St. Alphonsus so profoundly.

In Kinnoull, we had Frs. Philip and Tom with us for Christmas day and the renewal of vows. On Christmas eve, Jim McManus had a health scare with one of his eyes, but after a visit to A & E in Perth and in Dundee and also the optician, he is now back to full health.

In Liverpool, Bishop Ralph joined the confreres who had just celebrated Jimmy Smale's 75th birthday. The two parishes kept the confreres very busy but they managed a worthy Christmas celebration.

The community in Erdington celebrated well, although Fr. Kieran had to be with his father who was unwell over Christmas. We keep his father, Gerry, in our prayers.

Clapham had very joyful celebrations in the church, in the refectory and in the common room. They look forward to welcoming some of the confreres from Zimbabwe who are coming for the Chapter.

Fr. Denis in Chawton celebrated Mass for Terry on Christmas Day; and his sister Ellen ensured that all were well fed!

The various communities in Zimbabwe celebrated in their own way, having shared a Regional festive meal together a few days before Christmas, at which Bishop Raymond was present.

In these days after Christmas some confreres will have the opportunity to get away for a break.

I know that you will all continue to pray for the Chapter which begins on the 7th of January. The Coordinator will be present together with the capitulars and other observers.

As we pray our Te Deum at the end of the year, I give thanks for the past quadrennium and for the kindness, generosity and cooperation of so many confreres, co workers, family members, friends and benefactors.

Birthdays: Frs J Doherty 4th, (M. Brehl 7th), J. Casey 17th, J. Musendami 19th, G. Webster 26th

I pray that 2019 will be a blessed year for each one of us. Happy New Year.

 

In Christ the Redeemer,

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior

Feast of Holy Family and Icon OSsR...

The Icon of the Holy Family -

an Explanation and Reflections on the Icon

This beautiful presentation gives a deeper look into the theological underpinnings of this piece of exquisit art.

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The Icon was written by our Redemptoristine Nuns OSsR.

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Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Nine

DECEMBER 24

The birth of the Infant Jesus in the cave of Bethlehem.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 8

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Meditation Eight

DECEMBER 23

The sojourn of the Infant Jesus in Egypt and Nazareth.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 7

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

  

Meditation Seven

DECEMBER 22 

The journey of the Infant Jesus to Egypt.

 

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Novena for Christmas- Day 6

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Six

DECEMBER 21

The mercy of God in coming from heaven to save us by his death.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 5

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Five

DECEMBER 20

The life of sorrow which Jesus lived, even from his birth.

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Novena for Christmas - Day 4

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 

 

Meditation Four

DECEMBER 19

The life of humility which Jesus lived, even from his infancy.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 3

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Three

DECEMBER 18

The life of poverty which Jesus lived, even from his birth.

 

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