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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

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.

 

Day1

 

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

19th December

Today's Advent prayer intention is for those who have not experienced God's love. So often, we pray for the poor (and rightly so!) but often it is those who are comfortable, who are missing something so vital in their lives. We pray for those in our society who are not materially needy, but who are searching for something with more meaning in their lives

18th December

Today's prayer intention is for our Redemptorist parishes throughout the world!

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."

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!