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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

News from the Ace of Clubs...

The Ace of Clubs, as many of you know, is a Redemptorist outreach centre in Clapham, London, which aims at helping those who are in need in any way.  

The Ace of Clubs has just launched a new website.  
On the site there is a five minute film showing the work of the centre.  There is also a 20 minute version that is available here.  This longer version gives some quite moving examples of how the centre has changed peoples lives in enormous ways.
The changes to benefit and social care continue to make a impact on people's lives. In the 7 months to July 2012, the Ace of Clubs has served over 17,000 meals, this is almost double the number that we served in the same period of the previous year.

You know you want to...

Go and have a look... 


News from the O.Ss.R., monastery in Dublin...


Our congratulations go to Sister Gabrielle O.Ss.R.,

who was recently re-elected as the

Prioress of the Community in Dublin!




Check out the nuns' web site - you'll be amazed!

Silver Jubilee 2012...


Sincere congratulations and prayers go forth today for Fr. Desmond Keegan C.Ss.R.,

on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee, 12th Sept.'12! 



Our present Provincial, Fr Ronnie McAinsh, who was the Novice Master,

Fr. Desmond's mother, Mrs Anna Keegan RIP,

and Fr. Desmond Keegan C.Ss.R.


Picture taken 12th September 1987.


"Fr. Desmond,

Vivat in aeternum!"

Ven. Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage Day...

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On Sunday 2nd September the Redemptorist community welcomed hundreds of pilgrims who came to

St. Patrick’s, Edinburgh for the annual

Venerable Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage Day.

It was a wonderful day of faith, peace and hope.

There was a Holy Hour at 2.30pm and a beautiful Mass celebrated at 4.30pm by Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien.

The preacher was the recently ordained Bishop Stephen Robson.

Many thanks to everybody who worked so hard in the parish to make it a day to remember.

See below for some fabulous photos thanks to Andrew O'Brien...!

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His Eminence, Cardinal O'Brien.

Golden Jubilees of Profession 2012...




We extend our congratulations to Frs Jimmy Smale, and Joseph Docherty C.Ss.R., as today they remember their golden anniversary of profession.


As a province we wish them "ad multos annos" and we sing to them


The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary...


8th September...

Today as we celebrate the

Birthday of Our Lady,

let us offer a rosary

in our Mother's honour, 

thanking her for all she does for us!

Another Priest in Zimbabwe...

Rev. Br Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.,

will be ordained a priest, in Zimbabwe on the 8th September 2012. 


Please pray for him at this most special time.

The confreres are delighted by this news,

and many will gather for the Ordination Mass at

St. Alphonsus' Church in Tafara, Harare.

Our prayers and warm good wishes go with (Fr.) Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.


Hopefully we'll get some photos soon and get them to you before too long!

From the Little Sisters to Bishop Eton...


These photographs appeared in the "Northern Cross" recently, showing Fr Brian Russell C.Ss.R.,

among the Little Sisters of the Poor in their home in Sunderland.

Sadly, the Sisters have left the home after 130 years of service.


Fr. Brian Russell C.Ss.R., has been warmly welcomed into the community at Bishop Eton monastery, Liverpool.


The Redemptorist Virtue for the month of September...



SEPTEMBER Virtue: Mortification

PatronSt Matthew, Apostle

Text: "He that hates his life in this world, keeps it unto life eternal" 
(St. John 12: 25)






Every August for two weeks the public have access to the house and gardens at Hawkstone and the offer of a fine cream tea before they depart.


The Saloon - Hawkstone Hall


This year as a result of  articles in the press and coverage on TV we had a record number of over 1,500 visitors.