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St. Alphonsus Liguori
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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Novena for Christmas - Day 5

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Five

DECEMBER 20

The life of sorrow which Jesus lived, even from his birth.

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Novena for Christmas - Day 4

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

 

Meditation Four

DECEMBER 19

The life of humility which Jesus lived, even from his infancy.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 3

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Three

 

DECEMBER 18

The life of poverty which Jesus lived, even from his birth.

 

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CSsR Youth Ministry in Action...

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Paul Murphy reports on the Redemptorist Homeless Mission which has been taking place in London, Birmingham and Liverpool...

"Quite an incredible and humbling night at our Redemptorist Homeless Mission in Liverpool. A wonderful group of over 20 us from all over Liverpool and beyond came to help us minister to people who we encountered on the streets who were homeless.

We met and distributed sandwiches, hot drinks, water, homeless packs (hats, scarves, socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste) to over 90-100 people who are homeless in the city centre.

Yet again I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of people's time, love and commitment to the mission - and the thanksgiving and friendliness of our brothers and sisters in need. They were all so thankful and their smiles were wonderful. 

Shocking increase however in the numbers of homeless we are seeing this year! God bless all those we met, all those who came and helped in any way tonight. We are already arranging another Mission for January here given the response of the group!"

Novena for Christmas - Day 2

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Two

DECEMBER 17

The love of God in being born as an infant.

 

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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.

 

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Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr Charles Randall CSsR...

Fr Charles Randall CSsR was ordained to the Priesthood

on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

in St Mary's Redemptorists Church in Clapham, London.

The Ordaining Bishop was Rt Rev Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop of Hallam.

Bishop Ralph had been Fr Charles' Postulant Director

at the beginning of his formation as a Redemptorist. 

See the photos that try to capture the wonder of the ceremony...

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Rutherglen mission

 

A video reflecting on the recent mission at Rutherglen courtesy of Holy Family Mossend's Facebook page

Yearning for Hope - Fr Denis McBride CSsR...

Click here to read

 Fr Denis' article

as it appeared in the Tablet.

Yearning for Hope

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Fr Provincial's Letter December 2016...

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30th November, 2016

Dear Confreres and friends,

 

All good wishes for the season of Advent. In these days the liturgy, and I am sure our preaching, stress vigilance, watchfulness and waiting. We are also reminded that this is a season of hope and quiet joy. The reality for many is that in the lead-up to Christmas, with all the work in the parishes and all the other ministries we are involved in, very little space for this attitude is afforded us.

May I suggest a couple of books which might help? "The Coming of God" by Maria Boulding which I recommended a few years ago, and Denis McBride's book, "Journeying towards Jesus in Advent" are both timely - and of course in the more immediate days leading up to Christmas, the Novena of St. Alphonsus.

 

All good wishes for our patronal feast on 8th December. This year it has a special flavour to it, as Charles Randall will be ordained to the priesthood in St. Mary's Clapham and will celebrate his First Mass there the following day. I know quite a few confreres will be able to be present, and I am aware that others will also keep him in their prayers. For me it is a moment of encouragement for our Province in having our second young priest ordained in the last year or so.

CSsR General Chapter comes to an end...

After much prayer the world around, and after a huge amount of hard work our

General Chapter is now concluding in Thailand.

Click on the video below and hear the Provincial, Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR.

 

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Upcoming Mission in Rutherglen

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The New CSsR General Government...

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The General Chapter, now that Fr. Michael Brehl has been elected Superior General, today took on the responsibility of electing the members of the General Council. Six Consultors must be elected, taking into account the geographic reality of the world-wide Congregation.

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Founding of the Redemptorists in Kinnoull

Article by Fr. Peter Morris C.Ss.R

 

The Redemptorist community in Kinnoull, Perth, celebrated the 284th Anniversary of the founding of the Congregation with a special ceremony during Mass on Wednesday 9th November, 2016.

 

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Before he was re-elected by the capitulars of the General Chapter in Thailand, Fr. Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R., sent a letter to the Redemptorists throughout the world which included an invitation to the confreres in these words:

 

“On November 9, I invite all of you to renew your missionary dedication.  I encourage you to read and pray Constitution 20, in community where possible, and to allow these words to penetrate your very heart.”

 

Upcoming Mission in Rednal

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Pope Blesses CSsR General Chapter...

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To Reverend Michael Brehl, CSsR

Superior General

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

His Holiness Pope Francis was pleased to be informed of the twenty-fifth General Chapter of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, to be held in Pattaya, Thailand, from 31st October to 26 November 2016. He assures you and your confreres of his Spiritual closeness as you gather for the election of the Superior General and General Consultors. His Holiness is confident that you and all the participants of the Chapter will find renewed inspiration in the charism of the Congregation and truly experience the freshness of the Gospel, from which “new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for todays world” (Evangelii Gaudium 11). Commending your gathering to the maternal intercession of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, Pope Francis willingly imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of grace and peace in the Lord Jesus.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State