" Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? "
St. Gerard Majella C.Ss.R
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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

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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Novena for Christmas - Day 2

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

 

Meditation Two

DECEMBER 17

The love of God in being born as an infant.

 

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Novena for Christmas- Day 1

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

Meditation One

DECEMBER 16

The love that God has shown to us in becoming human.

 

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RYM - ADVENT PRAYER CALENDAR

Anita and Natasha thought that during Advent they could do an Advent calendar of prayer intentions. They are posting the intentions on their facebook page Natasha Anita RYM - they are always happy to welcome new friends.

Below are the prayer intentions to date

15th December

Today, please join us in praying for those who struggle with mental illness, that God will grant them peace.

14th December

Today's Advent Calendar of Prayer intention is for the hungry. We pray for a fairer world, for compassionate leaders, and for all those who are working to end hunger and poverty in our world.

13th December

Today's Advent prayer intention is for vocations. We pray that God will guide us to listen to His voice, and to go where we are called

12th December

Today's Advent prayer intention is for the dying. May the Lord guide them to Himself, where they will feel no more pain, but only the joy of being in His presence!

11th December

Today's advent prayer intention is one very close to our hearts - the homeless - especially as we're having terrible weather. Spare a thought and a prayer for those we've met, and those we are yet to meet, who may be sleeping in the cold tonight.

10th December

Tonight's prayer intention is for all children - especially those living in poverty, or those without families

9th December

We've both been on a lovely retreat this weekend - the first of many together! So our prayer intention comes better late than never. Tonight we pray for all who are lonely - may they find comfort in the Lord

8th December

Today's Advent prayer intention: we pray for our government, and the leaders of the world; that they may be blessed with wisdom, compassion, and a love of peace.

7th December

Today's Advent prayer intention is for the environment. May God increase our knowledge and help us to care for our world.

6th December

Our Advent prayer intention today is for an increase of faith. May the Lord sustain us in our faith, and help us to grow closer to Him.

5th December

Today's Advent prayer intention is for those who work in dangerous countries or jobs. May God guide them and keep them safe.

4th December

Today's Advent calendar of prayer - we pray for all who are lost and searching for meaning in life.

3rd December

Today's prayer intention is for all of those who have nobody else to pray for them. Please join us in including them in your daily prayer 

Thank you Patrick, Hello Natasha and Anita

When Paul Murphy left his position as RYM coordinator in March 2017 he left a hole which took several months to fill, and RYM hit a hiatus   In Liverpool the group continued to meet with meetings facilitated by Patrick Hart, who organised several talks with guest speakers

In Autumn 2017 our new coordinators were appointed. Natasha Pritchard and Anita Carson. In the short term they will focus their efforts in Liverpool, both are enthusiastic about their new roles.

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 Our Recent Missions

 Here are some photos from our recent mission in Peterborough. This mission along with those in Bentley Green, and the one currently running have all gone well.

 

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 Peterborough 7  Peterborough 5  Peterborough 6
 Peterborough 9  Peterborough 14  Peterborough 12

 

Next week we will be visiting Airdrie

if you would like to give your parish a Christmas gift this year, think of booking a renewal, retreat or mission for 2018.

To learn more contact our Mission Coordinator Fr. Kieran just click here

Goodbye Paul - A look back on Paul's Youth Ministry

 

Back in March 2017, after over four years as the Redemptorist Youth Ministry Coordinato, Paul Murphy left  us for pastures new. During his tenure he set up youth groups and young adult groups in Birmingham, Liverpool and London.  

Advent in 2 Minutes...

St Gerard's Family League...


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Our patron St. Gerard Majella was born in the south of Italy in 1726. He worked as a tailor before entering the Redemptorist Congregation becoming a brother. He died at the age of twenty-nine.

 

Real Presents that make a difference this CHRISTmas...

We guarantee that we can make sure the money you give will directly to the people in need without any middle management! The Redemptorists in Zimbabwe, particularly Br Benjamin CSsR are working work and they vouch that:

one voucher buys a bag of maize in Zimbabwe

0r it will feed a child-headed household

or a group of AIDS orphans for a month.

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RC and RP the CSsR Publishing Family...

Today some of the team from

Redemptorist Communications

made the trip to

Redemptorist Publications

in Chawton, Hampshire.

Building and strengthening our working relationship and planning for the future.

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Two great teams working as one!

Fr Provincial' Letter 27th Nov 2017...

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27th November, 2017

Dear Confreres and friends,

As we prepare for the season of Advent, may I once again remind you of the wealth of material available to us in order to celebrate this time well? Besides the richness of the scripture and the liturgies, we have the writings of St. Alphonsus and of course his Novena for Christmas. Might I also add our own Advent Extra which I have been promoting in various areas. It may not have the profundity of the writings of the Fathers, but it can certainly keep us on course and challenge us, and we can also share it with our people. All good wishes also for our patronal feast on 8th December.

I am sure you are all aware that Fr. Gabby remains in hospital but is making good progress and Fr. Terry is waiting to move into a care home in Hampshire. We welcome Bro. Richard Maidwell to Chawton from where he will be visiting his mother until mid January. We also have an RPTC meeting on 15th December.

This past year 2016-2017 in CSsR time...

What an awful lot has been happening!

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Pray for CSsR and OSsR VOCATIONS

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour - Pray for us.

Our Holy Father Alphonsus - Pray for us.

Upcoming Parish Mission in Bartley Green

 

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Please click on the image to access the Parish Mission flyer

Upcoming Parish Mission in Peterborough

 

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Please click on the image to download the parish mission flyer with details of the mission itself.

Fr Provincial' Letter 28th Oct 2017...

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28th October, 2017

Dear Confreres and friends,

I am beginning this letter early this month as I will be in meetings most of next week.

As we begin the month of November I again pay tribute to our beloved dead and remind each one that we are building on the amazing work which they did beginning on 9th November 1732, and over the past 174 years in this country. Each November, in accordance with our Statutes, we have the four community Masses and suffrages for our deceased confreres, relatives and benefactors. I know that in Zimbabwe, the confreres also gather at the local cemetery where our dead are buried.

May I quote a few lines from a letter that St. Alphonsus wrote in 1762 in which he says, "You can be certain that those who die in the Congregation will not only save themselves, but will save themselves as saints and have a good place in heaven. .. Therefore draw even closer to Jesus Christ through your love. Love is a golden chain which binds people to God so closely that it seems that they can no longer draw away from him."