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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly


The Sesquicentenary of St. Mary's School...


In Clapham they have been celebrating 150 years of Education on our site; congratulations!

The staff and pupils, present and from other generations, were joined by many well wishers as they celebrated mass to mark education's sesquicentenary!


Fr Dominic O'Toole C.Ss.R., the present Parish Priest,

Bishop Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R., Bishop of Gibraltar and former Parish Priest,


Archbishop Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark and also a boy who was educated in Clapham.


The Head Teacher, Miss Karen Pluckrose, welcomes everyone and gives a short address.

The Year of the Evangelist MARK...

Fr. Denis McBride C.Ss.R., our great scripture man, offers to us a short piece on Mark, to help us understand a bit more, who this man is and his message!

Click here...

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The First Sunday of Advent...



Advent has begun!



We are to prepare ourselves for

the coming of Christ.



We are told to...




New C.Ss.R. Bishop...


cross goldJust announced from the Vatican...

Father Antonio De Luca C.Ss.R. of the Province of Naples was named Bishop of the Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro, Italy by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

Bishop elect De Luca was born on 1st Juy 1956 in Torre del Greco, near Naples, Italy.He was professed a Redemptorist on 29th September 1973, made final profession on 29th September 1977 and was ordained a priest on 5th July 1981.

Over the years Fr De Luca served the Province of Naples in the initial formation of candidates and preached missions. He was the provincial of the Province of Naples from 1999 - 2008.



Bishop John Jukes OFM Conv., RIP...

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The Right Reverend John Jukes OFM Conv., titular bishop of Strathearn and emeritus auxiliary bishop in Southwark, died peacefully at his home in Huntly, Scotland on the morning of Monday 21st November 2011, aged 88 years.


When the Redemptorists studied in Canterbury, Bishop John was around in his role as a Greyfriar and then as auxiliary bishop for Kent. 


He was in the 65th year of his religious life,

and the 59th year of his priesthood

having been a Bishop for 31 years.


Requiescat in pace!

Fr General writes to the C.Ss.R., community in Vietnam...

CONGREGATIO SS. REDEMPTORIS                                               

Superior Generalis

November 16, 2011

V. Rev. Vincent Pham Trung Thành, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior,

Redemptorist Province of Vietnam


Dear Fr. Vincent,

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ our Redeemer! As you know, we are presently meeting with all the English-speaking Redemptorist Provincials Superiors in Rome, Italy (November 11-19). Today, we are at our house in Materdomini, at the Shrine of St. Gerard. All of us will remember you and the Province of Vietnam in our prayers today.

We are very sorry that you are not able to be present with us because the Vietnamese government has prevented you from leaving the country. This is most unfortunate. Many of the Provincial Superiors would have liked to speak with you directly.

I want to assure you that we keep you in our prayers, and hope that the government will soon permit you to participate again in meetings outside Vietnam. This is important for all Redemptorists because we are an international Congregation. These meetings strengthen the bonds of brotherhood among us, and provide an important means of communication. However, let me assure you that your absence actually deepens our fraternal bonds, especially in prayer.

We admire the commitment of the Province of Vietnam, and your own personal commitment, to support all efforts for justice and peace, especially for those in Vietnam who suffer from violence, from injustice, and from the efforts of those in the communist regime who do abuse or ignore human rights. We have read the articles published about the recent attacks on the Redemptorist house in Hanoi. We pray that true justice will prevail and that the rights of all confreres and parishioners will be fully respected.

May Jesus our Most Holy Redeemer, the prayers of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, and the example of St. Alphonsus bring you strength and hope, today and always.

Your brother in the Most Holy Redeemer,

(V. Rev.) Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R.

Superior General


C.P. 2458 – 00100 ROMA – ITALIA                 Via Merulana, 31 – 00185 ROMA – ITALIA

Remembering our Dead...

Still in the month of November we continue to remember our dead;

we thank God for their lives and now pray for their rest.


Here is one of our early graves in the Mortlake Catholic Cemetery, in London. 

Fr. Dominic O'Toole and Br. Gerard Carroll C.Ss.R., visited the site recently.

RP and Your Sunday Missal...


We were delighted to take delivery of Your Sunday Missal this morning from the printers in Rome.

Those who have already placed an order for the Missal can look forward to receiving their copy any day! 




RP and Advent...

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Advent Extra 2011 now in Stock!
This year’s Advent Extra magazine, Your Journey to Christmas, is now in stock and selling quickly. Order yours now for immediate delivery and remember large discounts are available for bulk orders!If you haven’t received your Christmas Catalogue call our friendly sales team on 01420 88222 who will be delighted to send you one.
Advent Extra 2011: Your Journey to Christmas
Advent is a busy time, so we need a realistic way of keeping prayer going. Every day, we provide a short yet meaningful reflection on the Gospel which helps you connect with God in prayer, even if only for a few minutes. This year's issue focuses on discipleship, the value of human life, and recognising signs of God at work in the everyday, and much more besides. For Advent groups there are readings, prayers, and discussion points on the same themes.
Advent with the Saints
Christians know that St. John the Baptist prepares the way ofthe Lord. Which other saints can accompany us during the four weeks of waiting for the birth of Jesus? Through insightful reflections Friedman connects us to the lives of saints and holy ones suggested by the Scriptural readings of Advent.
Advent & Christmas Wisdom from St Alphonsus Liguori
The latest addition to this popular series of seasonal meditation books provides not only Scripture readings for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but pairs them with a daily selection from the cherished writings of St Alphonsus Liguori. In the season when we focus on Christ's birth, let us follow the example of St Alphonsus and his unwavering love of Jesus Christ.


Today let us remember in prayer and with gratitude all those who have given their lives in war.


The poppy petals fall through the roof at the memorial gates in Ypres/Ieper, Belgium.









The names of some of the people who died - 

including some of our confreres.


May they all rest in peace!