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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Fr Provincial writes...

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4th June, 2019

Dear Confreres and friends,

Apologies for the late dispatch of this letter but May was an extremely busy month with EPC and OPC meetings, as well as a workshop I conducted in Nigeria. In addition I had a week of teaching here in Kinnoull and I was very fortunate to be able to preside at the funeral of Fr. Barrie O'Toole in the company of many confreres and four bishops as well as Barrie's family. A special word of thanks is due to the Bishop Eton community and their generous helpers who made it a very special occasion.

This month has also seen confreres moving to new communities, and we continue to pray that each one will settle and flourish in the new environment and be a blessing for the communities they are joining.

At present, the confreres in Zimbabwe are on retreat and Father Andrew Burns is preaching the retreat to the professed members of the Region. Please also remember in your prayers our deacon, Emerson Machepa, who is due to be ordained by Bishop Raymond on the 15th of June.

Fr Reg Ahearn RIP...

We joined the Oceania Province of the Redemptorists in their sorrow at the passing of Fr Reginald Ahearn CSsR - as he was a blood brother of our dear Fr Bev Ahearn CSsR. In London we were united with our confreres in Syndey Australia as they celebrated the funeral mass.

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"The Redemptorist community at Kogarah in Sydney gathered for the funeral Mass for Fr Reginald Patrick Ahearn CSsR on Tuesday May 28. Fr Reginald died last week aged 88.

Bishop of Ballarat Paul Bird CSsR was the main celebrant at the Mass which was held in the Redemptorist chapel in Kogarah. Relatives and friends joined the Redemptorist community at the Mass for Fr Reginald.

He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, including his fellow Redemptorist priests and brothers. Born to parents Stephen and Mary in 1931, he had two brothers, Raymond and Beverley, also a Redemptorist, and a sister, Valerie.

 

Fr Reginald CSsR passed away at Calvary Hospital on Wednesday May 22, 2019. Fr Reginald was ordained to the priesthood on March 10, 1957 and for many years, his ministry included Australia and the Philippines.

May Fr Reginald remain in your prayers.

Lord, we thank you for giving us a confrere in the family of Saint Alphonsus. Thank you for his life and service to God. We pray for Fr Reginald to be welcomed in the Heavenly Kingdom. Amen."

 

To see the original article go here

Upcoming Parish Mission in Coatbridge

 

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Please click on the image to access the Parish Mission flyer

To learn more visit the parish website http://holytrinity-allsaintscoatdyke.co.uk/

FUNERAL OF FR BARRIE O’TOOLE, CSsR (82 YRS)...

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BISHOP ETON, TUESDAY 21 MAY 2019 at NOON

HOMILY - preached by Fr Timothy Buckley CSsR - Parish Priest

I first met Fr Barrie O’Toole on the evening of Monday, October 18th 1965. Andrew Burns and I were two of the seven newly professed students who had made their way from the novitiate in Perth to Hawkstone Hall, then our Redemptorist seminary. The tradition was that each of the new students was placed in the tender care of a senior student – his guardian angel. As luck would have it, Barrie had been deputed to look after me. I recall that even at the age of 29 his distinguished mop of hair was more white than grey. I do not recall much about this initiation process beyond the fact that on that first evening, when he had shown me to my room, he looked around and said something along the lines of: “you poor thing – I couldn’t possibly face starting here all over again!”

In fact Barrie was to prove a delightful confrère and life-long friend. He was ordained the following January and went to Rome to study Church History. A few years later he returned to teach at Hawkstone and I worked with him, catechising some of the children on the RAF station at Shawbury, where he was the chaplain. Until the last nine years that was the only time we were ever attached to the same community, but I enjoyed working with him on many occasions, including a memorable mission in Tudhoe and Spennymoor back in the spring of 1977.

Barrie enjoyed a rich and varied life as a Redemptorist priest. He coped with the transition of the students from Hawkstone to Canterbury in 1973 and was the first rector of that new student community. He moved from there to Hawkstone, where he built on the foundations laid by Jim McManus and helped to develop the Pastoral Centre into a place of international renown. During his fifty-three years of priesthood he had spells as a missioner and a retreat giver, two years in Brazil and three in Zimbabwe. He was part of two new experimental mission communities, one at Kiln Green near Reading and the other in Middlesbrough. His last years were spent here in Liverpool, where his cheerful and compassionate ministry was greatly appreciated.

Celebrating Fr Barrie O'Toole CSsR Life...

A life well lived - many people have been ministered to by

Fr Barrie all around the world.

His life was celebrated in Bishop Eton Monastery Church, Liverpool.

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A "NEW" Vocations Prayer...

Our brand new Vocations prayer leaflet has a "new" vocations prayer -

new in that it has one new word added.

This is an important word for the prayer's success!

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Novena Approaching...

In June the Novena to

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour

will be celebrated in all our monasteries and churches around the world. This leaflet is advertising the one in

St Mary's Redemptorist Church, London.

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Visit the parish website...

www.stmarys-clapham.org.uk

Our OSsR Nuns in Dublin...

Our #OSsR #Nuns in Dublin sharing something of their spirituality and life. 

#CSsR #Redemptorists #Redemptoristines #Vocations

Visit the Nuns here...

CSsR trip to OSB and Vespers...

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Some of our young adults from Clapham went with Br Royston CSsR to visit the Benedictine monastery at Farnborough, where Abbot Cuthbert kindly showed us around and told us about Benedictine life, concluded by Vespers and Benediction.

The Province Communities this Quadrennium 2019 - 2023...

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Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer:

London Province Community Lists 2019

 

The Ordinary Provincial Council  

Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR - Provincial  

 Fr Richard Reid CSsR - Vicar Provincial      

Fr Andrew Burns CSsR - 2nd Consultor

 

St Mary’s Monastery - Kinnoull Perth, Scotland                    kinnoull gardens2

Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR – Provincial

Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR – Rector Prefect of Students pro tem       

Fr James McManus CSsR – Missioner (Scotland)

Fr Gerard Mulligan CSsR

Fr Joseph Doherty CSsR

Fr Thomas MacCarte CSsR - Missioner (Scotland) &

Provincial Librarian

Fr Charles Randall CSsR - (Retreat House Director and Missioner

Fr. Thomas Molloy CSsR (Edinburgh Chaplaincy

Philip Jones CSsR - (Dysart Chaplaincy)

 

Bishop Eton Monastery - Liverpool

bishop eton monastery cssrFr Andrew Burns CSsR – Rector, & Provincial Bursar 

Fr Kevin Callaghan CSsR

Fr James Casey CSsR

Fr Anthony Johnson CSsR

Fr Brian Russell CSsR

Fr Michael Henesy CSsR

Fr Anthony Hunt CSsR

Fr James Smale CSsR

Fr Timothy Buckley CSsR - Parish Priest    

Fr Gabriel Maguire CSsR 

Fr Martin Gay CSsR

Br William McDermott CSsR - Prison Ministry 

Br Michael Duxbury  CSsR - Prison Ministry & Asylum seekers       

 

St Mary's Monastery - Clapham, London


claphammonastFr Richard Reid CSsR - Rector, Parish Priest, Vocations Director & Web           

Fr Beverley Ahearn CSsR

Fr Jack Clancy CSsR  

Fr George Webster CSsR

Fr Michael Creech CSsR    

Fr Michael McGreevy CSsR

Br Thomas Lavery CSsR - Little Sisters, Oval

Fr Maurice O’Mahony CSsR – Retreats, RP. Mission Proc, Associates              

Fr Caspar Mukabva CSsR - Parish      

Fr Peter Morris CSsR - Missioner (South), Ass. Vocations’ Director

Br Michael Taylor CSsR - Professed Student, Company Sec. Ace of Clubs

Br Royston Price CSsR - Professed Student, Ass. Vocations’ Director

 

The Abbey, Erdington, Birminghamunknown

Fr Andrew Burns CSsR – Superior, resident in Liverpool]

Fr Francis Dickinson CSsR - Parish

Fr Kieran Brady CSsR - Province Mission Coordinator (Missions, Midlands)

Fr Elias Gweme CSsR (Parish Priest) 

 

 

St. Clement’s – Redemptorist Publications

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Fr Denis Mc Bride CSsR - Superior & Director RP

Fr Terry Creech CSsR – Westlands House

 

 

Zimbabwe

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Br Benjamin Posvo CSsR  - Regional Leader

Fr Joseph Musendami CSsR - Regional Vicar

Fr Tryvis Moyo CSsR - Regional Consultor

The Zimbabwe communities will follow...

 

 

 

Please pray for all our men 

- especially those who are moving to take up new ministry.

Upcoming Parish Mission in Hornchurch

mssion  logo   jpgOn Satuday 18th May 2019 the Redemptorist Mission Team  (Kieran Brady CSsR & Helena Connolly) begin a Celebration of Faith in the large Essex/East London parish of St. Mary’s Hornchurch.

This week is dedicated to preaching the Word, working with the Schools, and enlivening the parish community. It can be a moment of grace, and of change, for many people. Keep us in your prayers. If you are in the area, feel free to come along…

For full details and to access the  Parish Mission flyer click here

For more information visit the parish website at http://stmaryshornchurch.org.uk 

Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and/or Religious Life...2019

4th Sunday of Easter is the World Day of Prayer

for Vocations to the Priesthood and/or the Religious Life

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Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and/or the Religious Life

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Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and/or the Religious Life

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Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and/or the Religious Life

Vocations Sunday 12th May 2019...

Pray for Vocations to the Religious Life and or the Priesthood

It is a great life!

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Fr Barrie O'Toole RIP... Funeral arrangements...

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Parish Mission in Muirhead

Please pray for Fr Kieran and Fr Peter who are this week leading a parish mission in Muirhead.

 

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Please click on the image to access the Parish Mission flyer

The parish Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/stbarbaramuirhead

Fr Barrie O'Toole CSsR - Gone to the Father...

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Fr Barrie O’Toole RIP

Our confrere, Fr. Barrie O’Toole went to God to 4.40am today, 7th May, 2019 in the presence of his sister Pat and his niece, Kathleen.

 

Fr. Tim Buckley was with him yesterday afternoon and fortified him with the Rites of the Church.

 

I was blessed to be with Fr Barrie 10 days ago. May he rest in peace.

 

Funeral arrangements at Bishop Eton will follow.

Ronald McAinsh, C.Ss.R.
Provincial Superior

More news as it is available.