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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

50 Years in Zimbabwe!

Wonderful celebrations have taken place in Zimbabwe to mark our Golden Jubilee there! 

As ever the brothers worked exceptionally hard to make sure the celebrations went off without any problems!

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Congratulations to all the brothers celebrating these 50 Years!

A MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL SUPERIOR

 

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ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION

OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE

CONGREGATION OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER IN ZIMBABWE

 

To all Redemptorists

 

The celebration of fifty years of the presence and work of the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe is an occasion of great joy, for us, and for Redemptorists elsewhere. The coming of age of our mission here is the achievement and commitment of generations of confreres from the London Province, the South African Province, the General Government and of many other units of our congregation all over the world, who have shown great solicitude and rendered much needed help.

 

It is also an achievement of the local Church in Zimbabwe; the bishops, clergy, religious orders and congregations, and indeed the faithful, who have all welcomed, supported and worked alongside our fathers and brothers from the very beginning.

 

It is the achievement of the Zimbabwean young men, who have joined our formation programme over the past half century, who were subsequently called elsewhere, and those who have persevered and remained. This jubilee is a celebration of how, the Redemptorists together with the many people of this country have given their lives for plentiful redemption.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL SUPERIOR

 

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Golden Jubilee 1960-2010

ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION

OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE

CONGREGATION OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER IN ZIMBABWE

 

To all Redemptorists

 

The celebration of fifty years of the presence and work of the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe is an occasion of great joy, for us, and for Redemptorists elsewhere. The coming of age of our mission here is the achievement and commitment of generations of confreres from the London Province, the South African Province, the General Government and of many other units of our congregation all over the world, who have shown great solicitude and rendered much needed help.

 

It is also an achievement of the local Church in Zimbabwe; the bishops, clergy, religious orders and congregations, and indeed the faithful, who have all welcomed, supported and worked alongside our fathers and brothers from the very beginning.

 

It is the achievement of the Zimbabwean young men, who have joined our formation programme over the past half century, who were subsequently called elsewhere, and those who have persevered and remained. This jubilee is a celebration of how, the Redemptorists together with the many people of this country have given their lives for plentiful redemption.

 

The Redemptoristines Give Away All Their Possessions!

Our dear sisters in the Liverpool monastery are setting their things in order as they prepare to shut their monastery down after 20 years.

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Some of our confreres were there to help them and move some of their Redemptoristine' heritage to other monasteries.

Have a look at the van - you'll see everything from furniture, vestments, statues and much more.

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We thank Sr Bernadette and Sr Patrick and we remember them in our prayers as they move home next week.

When she has settled into the new place, Sr Bernadette will provide us with an article and pictures on their presence as Redemptoristine sisters in England for over 130 years.

 

 

Bishop Ralph C.Ss.R., returns to  St Mary's Clapham.

 

 
The people of St Mary's were delighted to welcome back their former Parish Priest, Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR. 
 
In London, with Bishop Ralph, for the annual celebration of Gibraltar Day, were the First Minister of Gibraltar and Mrs Caruana, along with many other representatives from Gibraltar.
 
 
Thanking the parish for their warm welcome, Bishop Ralph said how delighted he was to be back in Clapham, where he had spent nine happy years.
 
 
Bishop Ralph had a chance to meet old friends after the mass at a reception held in the monastery gardens.

 

 

 

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"On Sunday the Chief Minister and Mrs Caruana will be attending a mass of thanksgiving at St Mary Church, Clapham which will be celebrated by the Bishop of Gibraltar Ralph Heskett. The mass will also involve members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment who will parade the respective flags for the occasion. Gibraltarian Tenor Philip Borge will be singing at the Church Service also." PRESS RELEASE - GOVERNMENT OF GIBRALTAR

St Gerard Majella's

Feast Day

October 16th

Enjoy the Day!

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ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH W. TOBIN C.Ss.R.

 

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Confreres gathered from many parts of the world to see their Superior General Emeritus ordained Archbishop in St. Peter's Basilica.

 

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Friends gathered

 

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The many bishops go forward to lay their hands on the men who will shortly be their brother bishops.

 

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The new croziers and mitres belonging to the four new archbishops

 

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Archbishop Tobin moves among his brother bishops exchanging the kiss of peace.

 

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Some confreres enjoying the reception after a long ordination.

 

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Venerable Margaret Sinclair and Edinburgh

Each year many followers of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair (Sotland's only candidate for canonisation) come to Edinburgh to show their devotion and love; this year was no different.

Bus loads of people from many parts of Scotand gathered for the afternoon of pilgrimage.ven margaret sinclair 3

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Cardinal O'Brien, Sr Patricia and Bishop Cunningham offer their prayers

at Margaret's tomb.

It seems fitting that the Redemptorists are currently known as

"Guardians of the Shrine"

as it was a Redemptorist Father who 'saved' her vocation the night she

entered the Poor Clare Convent in London! 

Venerable Margaret Sincair - Pray for Us!

The First Minister and the Papal Visit.

 
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Here is a clip of the First Minister speaking
of the Catholic Church, on the occasion of
the blessing of the Scottish Youth Cross
and the official welcome of the Pope to Scotland.
You will see a familiar face,
(our Fr Kieran Brady C.Ss.R.from St. Patrick's)
and then a shot of some of St Pats
young people bringing the cross up the hill.
Then at the end a nice shot of both Lillian and Sarah
from St Pat's Seekers Group.

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St Vincent de Paul Parish

Golden Jubilee of Church 1960-2010

 Redemptorist Parish Mission

18th September – 24th September 2010

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Building on the success of the inspirational Papal Visit to Scotland, Fr. Gerry Hill of St Vincent de Paul parish invited the Redemptorists to lead a Parish Mission in Thornliebank leading up to the feast of St. Vincent de Paul on Monday 27th September. This week of Renewal was also part of the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Church.

As well as an early morning Mass and a reflection given at a later Mass, there was a Mission service each evening covering a different aspect of faith and life. The people were especially touched by a service of Healing on Monday evening which proved a gentle reflective time for a packed church.

The family celebration of Wednesday attracted a large congregation of young and old. Both St Vincent’s and Our lady of the Missions Schools were also involved in this Mission event with masses being celebrated for both school communities. The excellent choir of Our Lady of the Missions sang part of their “St. Ninian Cantata” which they proudly performed at the Papal mass at belahouston park. Some of the families attending the event said it was a great boost to their faith coming on the back of the Pope’s Mass. Each family was blessed at the end of the night with the Blessed Sacrament, and reminded that we are all called to witness to a broken world through the grace of our Baptism.

mission_6The parish event has been lead by two Redemptorist Fathers. Fr Thomas MacCarte CSsR who is based in the Redemptorist Monastery, Retreat and Spirituality centre in Perth. Many parish groups can also spend a few reflective days retreat there. Fr. Kieran Brady CSsR is based in St. Patrick’s church on the Cowgate in Edinburgh, the home of the National Shrine of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair. In fact Fr Kieran began this Mission just after a National pilgrimage to the Shrine attracting people from all over the UK. 

A Mission is a special time of Renewal for the whole parish. St Vincent’s and associated schools certainly feel they have been given a spiritual boost by the occasion. Other parishes are also preparing for this celebration of faith, Fr Kieran said the Redemptorist team were now heading to St Quivox in Prestwick to organise an event in November.

If you would like information on parish missions or becoming a ‘friend of Margaret Sinclair’ contact Fr. Kieran Brady CSsR, St Patricks Church, South Grays Close, Edinburgh. If you would like to find out about the work of the Redemptorist retreat centre or to book a few quiet days, contact St Mary’s, Hatton Road, Perth.