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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

A good film about Kinnoull Monastery CSsR...

 

Find time to watch this wonderful video - from ShalomWorldTV

Pope Francis names one of ours a Bishop in Zimbabwe...

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Pope Francis

named our

Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR,

the currect Regional Superior of the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe,

as the new Bishop of Chinoyi, Zimbabwe.

Please keep Bishop-Elect Raymond in your prayers.

 

The Redemptorists in the Province and in the Region are obviously delighted about this appointment, however we realise this will mean a huge loss to us and personally for Bishop Elect Raymond. Our prayers go with you dear brother!

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The piece below was originally written for Facebook Redemptorists Zimbabwe

An insight into Bishop Elect Msgr Raymond Mupa, C.Ss.R

Fr Provincial's Final Letter of 2017...

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30th December, 2017

Dear Confreres and friends,


I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Christmas season and has been able to have some rest. Usually at this time of year I invite you to celebrate our Te Deum. During my first years on the Congregation, we recited this twice a day as we went in procession from the refectory to the church, although I confess it never meant much to me. In recent years, reading it and praying it in English, I now see it as a wonderful prayer, because it contains what is at the heart of prayer - namely praise and thanksgiving.

So my Te Deum for 2017 first of all to gives praise to God for all the confreres in the Province and in the Region, for our Redemptorist co-workers and those so closely associated with our spirituality, and also our benefactors.

Secondly, I would like to praise those confreres who have so diligently lived our Redemptorist charism during the year, whether it be in active ministry, or by their prayer and suffering.

I also want to give thanks and to express my gratitude for the great spirit of cooperation that is prevalent in the Province and in the Region, and for the efforts people have made to go that extra mile to make our communities places which are our homes, but also places of welcome for a variety of confreres from other parts of the world, for retreatants, friends and relatives. A big thank you to everyone, because I know that many have gone that extra mile in a quiet and unobtrusive way.

The big news in this letter is that today at noon, Rome time, an announcement will be made from the Vatican that our confrere, Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa, has been nominated by Pope Francis as Bishop of Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe. This is of course a great honour for Fr. Raymond, for our Region and our Province and a blessing for the priests, Religious arid laity in the Diocese of Chinhoyi.

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

 

Meditation Nine

DECEMBER 24

The birth of the Infant Jesus in the cave of Bethlehem.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 8

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

Meditation Eight

DECEMBER 23

The sojourn of the Infant Jesus in Egypt and Nazareth.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 7

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

  

Meditation Seven

DECEMBER 22 

The journey of the Infant Jesus to Egypt.

 

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Novena for Christmas- Day 6

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

 

Meditation Six

DECEMBER 21

The mercy of God in coming from heaven to save us by his death.

 

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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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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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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.