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News and Events... Updated regularly

Upcoming Parish Mission in Hornchurch

 

Summer Mission in Essex - Led by Carolyn Barber & Fr Kieran Brady CSsR Come and See

 

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Please click on the image to download the parish mission flyer with details of the mission itself.

EUCHARIST AND SAINT ALPHONSUS 

multi onseethroughFrTimCSsRIn the run-up to Adoremus 2018, the Maryton Carmelite convent in Liverpool is running a series of talks. on the 27th May Fr Tim Buckley C.Ss.R was honoured to speak on the Eucharist and St Alphonsus. So that you may get a flavour of his talk the majority is reproduced below

Last weekend at the Royal Wedding in Windsor we had a remarkable demonstration of the power of the preached Word of God. I cannot remember a Christian sermon receiving such universal acclaim across the religious, political and social spectrums. And for me, what was most striking was the simplicity of the message, going to the heart of the Gospel of love. Bishop Michael Curry had been flown in especially for the occasion and some suggested that he stole the show and was the ‘man of the match’.

Missions Galore!...

charlesx2cssrA Mission has just been celebrated in Gravesend recently

by the two Fathers pictured below.

It was a wonderful experience of faith and joy.

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PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE

PARISH MISSIONS

THAT ARE GOING ON ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AT THIS TIME.

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Succour 2018...

Novenas are happening all over the Province this month

in honour of our

Mother of Perpetual Succour.

Other posters will follow, but now here is one - do join us!

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Fr Provincial's Letter 30th May 2018...

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30th May 2018

Dear Confreres and friends,

As we move into the month of June we remember this is traditionally a month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Alphonsus, living in the mainstream of the French Oratarian school of Saint John Eudes, Cardinal Berule and the Jesuits, was steeped in this devotion. On 14th June we celebrate the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus which is always held to be a Redemptorist feast, but seems less popular in this age.

When Pope Leo XIII celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his priesthood the Catholics of the world had a collection for him. He used the donations for the building of the church which we staff at San Gioacchino near the Vatican where this devotion continues with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each day. Leo's encyclical Annum Sacrum emphasises devotion to the Sacred Heart and to the Eucharist. So happy Corpus Christi also.

In England and Wales we are building up to the ecclesial event of "Adoremus". Redemptorist Publications has produced much material on the Eucharist for this event. Many confreres have contributed and my little booklet on the Visits to the Blessed Sacrament adapted from St. Alphonsus, is now available for parishes and individuals.

UPCOMING PARISH MISSION IN HAMILTON

 

Hamilton

 

Please click on the image to access the Parish Mission flyer. Please pray for the Mission Team during their week at Hamilton.

Fr Provincial's Letter - May 2018...

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17th May, 2018

Dear Confreres and friends,

All good wishes for the feast of Pentecost and for the days that follow. Next week I shall be at the Conference of Religious Meeting in Swanwick. I hope to make a quick visit en route to Fr. Barrie O'Toole who has been undergoing treatment and is resting at the home of his sister, Pat. I also intend to visit the confreres in Erdington and Liverpool on my return.

Before the Extraordinary Visitation began, the EPC had a meeting. During that meeting I asked if it would be in order to convoke the Provincial Chapter for the next quadrennium and this was unanimously agreed. Therefore, and in  ccordance with our law: 

I convoke the next Provincial Chapter to assemble in Kinnoull, Perth on the evening of January 7th, 2019. The meeting is scheduled to last until lunch time on Friday January 11th, 2019.

The agenda will be sent before the Chapter. Its work will include discernment and action on the Conference Apostolic Plan as it relates to our Province and to the Conference, and also the election of a new Provincial government.

The EPC also appointed Frs. Tim Buckley and Andrew Burns to be responsible for the election process of capitulars and for nominations for the next Provincial Superior. They will co-opt a third person and the ballot papers will go out in September.

During the week I received a letter from the Superior General for all the confreres, written in the name of the General Government, and talking about good leadership and also good discernment. I will attach it with this letter for your reflection. 

I shall of course write at the end of the month. In the meantime please continue to remember all the apostolic work being carried out, and pray especially for our older and sick confreres.

Enjoy the feast.

In Christ the Redeemer,

Ronald McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior

European Redemptorist Youth Gathering July 2018

 

 

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Click on the image above for full details. Places are limited so book early.

UPCOMING PARISH MISSION IN HARROW WEALD

Harrow

 

Please click on the image to access the Parish Mission flyer. Please pray for the Mission Team during their week at Harrow Weald.

Fr McManus CSsR and Pope Francis...

Missionaries of Mercy

During the Holy Year of Mercy, on Ash Wednesday 2016, Pope Francis commissioned 900 priests from around the world to be Missionaries of Mercy. They were recommended by their bishops or their Provincials or Generals. He shared with us his own faculties for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encouraged us to make the mercy of God known to the whole Church and the world.

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The Missionaries of Mercy were invited back to Rome to concelebrate Mass with the Holy Father on the feast of Divine Mercy, the  Sunday after Easter and to have a  three day conference on the Mercy of God in the Vatican. Pope Francis spent the morning of 10 April with us. He gave us a very moving  talk on how we as Missionaries of Mercy should witness to the Mercy of God the Father in all circumstances.  He reminded us of the mandate he had entrusted to us with these words: “We must acknowledge that God’s mercy knows no bounds, and with your ministry, you are a concrete sign that the Church cannot, must not and does not wish to create any barrier or difficulty that may hinder access to the Father’s forgiveness. The “prodigal son” did not have to pass through customs: he was welcomed by the Father, without obstacles”.

Fr Provincial's May 2018 Letter...

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28th April, 2018

Dear Confreres and friends,

On Monday we shall begin the Extraordinary Visitation here in Kinnoull and I know that many of you will actively participate in it, while others will participate through prayer from the various communities. We will be joined by eight confreres from Ireland, two from Lebanon, two from Saint Clement's and one from Slovakia as well as some of our associates. I hope that we shall be able to sensitively review the decisions of the General Chapter and continue to see a way forward for the Province and for the Conference of Europe. On Thursday evening we shall have Mass and a celebration for our Jubilarians.

As we prepare for the month of May, I again recall the Marian thrust of St. Alphonsus and his May devotions, as well as those of Cardinal Newman which can be quite helpful.

I am sure you are all aware that last month the Holy Father produced an Apostolic Exhortation on 'The call to holiness in today's world' named Gaudete et Exultate. Whilst I do not find it as exciting and groundbreaking as Evangelii Gaudium, it does challenge us to reflect not only on our baptismal call to live the life of Jesus, but the ongoing challenge of maintaining and deepening this relationship.

Cardinal Tobin CSsR

Is Cardinal Tobin emerging as the new leader of America’s ‘Francis party’?

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life...

All over the world our prayer intention is

Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

The Redemptorists of the London Province

salute all our

brother priest and male religious and all our religious sisters

throughout the world.

We are all in this together.

Our prayer rises for you this Sunday.

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Formators of Europe Meeting in Trois Epis...

A meeting of the formators of Europe was held in Trois Epis from April 10th to April 12th. Present were the Coordinator of Europe Fr. Johannes Rommelt, Fr. Piotr Chyla from the General Secretariat for Formation, members of the European Formation Secretariat and 28 Confreres from almost every Unit in the Conference. The Executive Secretary for Formation Fr. Manuel Rodriguez was also present.

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Br Richard CSsR - his loving Mother RIP...

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Br Royston CSsR, Fr Denis CSsR and Br Richard CSsR

Mom’s death: Brother Richard Maidwell, C.Ss.R.

Today my sister Kay and I laid our Mother to rest in Alton Cemetery after a Requiem Mass celebrated in our Chawton house chapel by Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R.

Mom had been living in Alton in Brendoncare Nursing Home for the past 4 years. Prior to that she lived in Bighton with my sister after coming to England from Zimbabwe where she lived most of her life. She was born in Poona, India, but left with her parents as a little girl. In Bulawayo Zimbabwe Mom met Ambrose Maidwell, my Father, where they married in December 1940.

They had three children. Roy and Keith, and then a good few years later, myself. Mom’s married life was devoted to her husband, children, home and garden. She was a loving caring woman who loved animals especially dogs and was an active member of the SPCA for many years.

After Dad died Mom moved into a retirement home and a few years later married Jack Allam. They were together just 4 years when Jack died. Eventually Mom moved to England in 2011 and settled here with Kay, my eldest brother’s wife, my brother Roy having died 20 years earlier.

Mom died at the nursing home on Holy Saturday at 21:30. May she rest in peace.