St. Gerard Majella C.Ss.R
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Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR Homily Installation Mass...
Homily for Installation
Before I begin the homily I would like to thank you, the priests, religious and lay faithful for your warm welcome to the diocese of Hallam. In particular, I would like to thank all those who wrote to me when the announcement of my appointment was made, welcoming with an assurance of prayers. Many of those who wrote offered words of encouragement, too, informing me of all the things I could look forward to when I arrived in Hallam, - the many places of interest to visit, some of local customs etc. One particular custom mentioned by someone born in Sheffield and now living in exile in the north-west caught my eye and I am looking forward to trying it for myself and I quote:
“No self-respecting Sheffield home would be without Henderson’s Relish, a slightly spicy black vinegar based product use on savoury pies and fish and chips.” Something to look forward to……..
Bishop Eton held a Parish Celebration today with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe - a fund set up to raise money for the people in the townships served by the Redemptorists.
There was food
Hog Roast for the adults
Bishop Ralph CSsR installed as Bishop of Hallam...
To see the video of the Installantion of Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR,
To hear the Redemptorists sing the Latin hymn, the Inclyta, go to 2hrs.27mins!
A special word of thanks to all of those people from the Diocese
who gave the Redemptorists such a warm and friendly welcome,
especially to Fr Christopher Posluszny, the Cathedral's dean.
The Festival of Invocation 2014
was an excellent event organised
by many good people from within the
Archdiocese of Birmingham!
Thank you to everybody for allowing us to have such a wonderful event!
Redemptorist was a name that featured thoughout the whole weekend!
Here we are with the Little Sisters of the Poor - great sisters!
Sr Maria OSsR - Final Profession...
A wonderful celebration took place at the
on Saturday 5th July as
Sr Maria Sidorova OSsR
made her Solemn Profession into the
Order of the Most Holy Redeemer.
It was such a joyous, blessed and happy day.
The Redemptoristine nuns and the Redemptorists
are truly blessed with this
generous of heart, kind and God centered women.
Ad Multos Annos!
Provincial's Letter June 2014...
27th June, 2014
Dear Confreres and friends,
Today we celebrate the two great feasts of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and also Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and tomorrow our Ukrainian Martyrs. I know that in all our communities the Novena for Our Lady has been celebrated, and I hope to be in Clapham on Sunday evening for the final night of the Nine Days Prayer. All good wishes for these three feasts which have a particularly Redemptorist flavour to them.
Fr General CSsR writes - June 2014...
CONGREGATIO SS. REDEMPTORIS
Prot. No. 0000 134/2014
Roma, June 27, 2014
“Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’
Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’
And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.”
Dear Confreres, Sisters, Associates and friends,
Greetings from Rome as we celebrate the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Like the beloved disciple, we have welcomed Mary into our homes and into our hearts. We “relate to her as a mother with all the love and veneration [we] owe her as sons [and daughters].” (Cons. 32).
The Gospel passage above is taken from the Liturgy for this feast day. It is powerful and moving. From the Cross, as Jesus pours out his life for us, he speaks these words. As Pope Francis reminds us in Evangelii Gaudium (No. 285), “these words of the dying Jesus are not chiefly the expression of his devotion and concern for his mother; rather, they are a revelatory formula which manifests the mystery of a special saving mission.” Jesus gives his mother a mission – to be the maternal expression of God’s love and tenderness for all people.
Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR...
Today the Redemptorists around the world celebrate their confrere and contemporary of St Alphonsus
Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR.
Ordained a priest in 1732, he dedicated himself especially to the catechesis of young boys and to the rehabilitation of girls at risk of becoming prostitutes. In June of the following year, he entered the Redemptorists. He dedicated himself to the preaching of the Word of God to those who were most destitute of spiritual help.
Mother of Perpetual Succour (Help)...
This year with the feast of the Sacred Heart falling on the 27th of June, many people are celebrating
Our Mother of Perpetual Succour's
feast day today.
Whenever and wherever you are celebrating the feast,
enjoy and have a blessed day!
Mother of Perpetual Succour,
Pray for us!
Blessed Nicholas and Companions CSsR...
On June 27, 2001, Pope John Paul II beatified a group of modern martyrs of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Among them were four Redemptorists:
Bishop Mykolay (Nicholas) Charnetsky (1884-1959),
Bishop Vasyl (Basil) Vsevolod Velychkovsky (1903-1973),
Father Ivan Ziatyk (1899-1952), and
Father Zynoviy (Zenon) Kovalyk (1903-1941).
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus...
Today we celebrate the
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The picture here is of
Jesus standing outside the Sacre Coeur in Paris, an area famous for the Basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart,
but an area also infamous for many other reasons.
Here Jesus is showing everyone
his loving heart.
Enjoy this solemnity and know you are loved deeply by our Lord!
- Letter from European Coordinator June 2014
- Novena Perpetual Succour
- Bishop Kevin Dowling CSsR
- Is God calling you to be a Redemptorist?
- Redemptorist Missionaries
- Fathers Day!
- 2014 Province Retreat
- Provincial preaches mission in Newfoundland...
- London Province CSsR Retreat
- Fr Provincial writes 30th May 2014
- June's Virtue and Prayer Intention
- Novena to the Holy Spirit
- CSsR Habit - Could be you?
- Three Brothers CSsR
- Fr Bev remembers our past confreres CSsR