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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

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."

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress 2018

In September 2018 there will be a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress held in Liverpool. In this video Fr. Denis McBride C.Ss.R provides some background

Brother Royston on the Eucharist

In this video Brother Royston C.Ss.R explains the importance of the Eucharist

 

Two CSsR Golden Jubilarians...

Today we give thanks to God for two men

who have given their live to God

in the Redemptorist Congregation.

On the 16th October 1967

Fr Oliver Keyes CSsR and Fr Denis McBride CSsR

professed their vows and became members of the Redemptorist Family.

We ask the Lord's continual blessing on these two men and their ministry.

1967 - 2017

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Ad multos annos!

Vivant in aeternum!

Feast of St Gerard Majella CSsR - 16th October...

Today is the feast of our dear Brother, St Gerard Majella. Enjoy and celebrate this feast well!

We pray especially for our Brothers in the Congregation

and for all women expecting a baby.

God Bless you all.

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Below are some pictures which are scenes from his holy and impressive life -

he was only 29 years old when he died, but he certainly made an impression!

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What is God saying to you?...Vocations Weekend...!

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Pray for Vocations...

Pray for the Men looking at this...

Pray they will do the right thing!

Fr Frank Dickinson CSsR - 60 years a Priest...!

Our hearty congratulations

go to our dear confrere

Fr Frank Dickinson CSsR

who recently celebrated

60 years as a Priest.

1957 - 2017

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In his diamond jubilee year - still going strong!

 

Claire Daly writes about the about the experience of the day...

"Here at the Abbey we had a wonderful mass to celebrate

the Diamond Jubilee of priesthood of Fr Francis Dickinson.

Fr Maurice O'Mahoney preached a lovely sermon on the birth of Our Blessed Lady and Fr Dickinson spoke at the end of mass with his usual wit and humour to a full church and a rapturous applause.

After a an enjoyable meal the community met together in the evening to watch a Betty Davis film which transfixed those present.

Fr Dickinson truly enjoyed his day."

 

From all of us - Ad multos annos et Vivat in aeternum!

Fr Terry Creech CSsR in Hospital...

A quick message to ask your prayers for Fr Terry Creech CSsR who is in hospital at this time. Fr Terry has friends all over the world, particularly from his time of ministry in Lourdes. If anyone wants to drop him a card the address is;

Fr Terry Creech CSsR

The Victoria Ward,

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Rd,

Winchester SO22 5DG

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Our Lady of Lourdes - Pray for him and all who are sick at this time!

Fr Provincial's Letter Oct 2017...

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1st October, 2018

Dear Confreres and friends,

September has been a very busy month for many of us. I already wrote to you about the Third Phase of the General Chapter which was held here in Kinnoull, and also the Assembly of the Conference of Europe.

To expand further, the Third Phase looked at ways of implementing the decisions of the Canonical Phase of the Chapter in Thailand in order to renew our apostolic life. Topics covered included: the ongoing challenge of possible reconfiguration, prioritising ministry in Albania, networking within the Conference and with other Conferences, and the possibility of organising a meeting of European lay Redemptorist Associates or coworkers. A Commission is to be set up to prepare an Apostolic Plan for the Conference. This plan will be presented to the Conference in November 2018.

Towards the end of the meeting, the General Government announced dates of an Extraordinary Visitation of the Congregation by locations.

I had already also sent you information about the Conference meeting at which names were forwarded for a new Coordinator. We also received reports from several Secretariats and fixed the next Assembly meeting for Bratislava in 2018.

As you will recall from my last letter, we have arranged a Province meeting in January under the guidance of Fr. Jack to Kingsbury, the Coordinator of North America, to discuss restructuring. I remind you that the venue is Kinnoull and the dates are: January 7th (arrival) until January 12th (departure). Pease try and attend this gathering.