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Fr Provincial's Letter June 2018...



29th June 2018,

Dear Confreres and friends,

All good wishes on this feast of Saints Peter and Paul. I know it is the ordination anniversary of quite a few of the brethren. Also best wishes for tomorrow for the feast of Blessed Januarius Sarnelli; and of course yesterday we celebrated the Ukrainian Martyrs. So there is a plethora of celebrations.


I understand that the Novenas and Triduums in Clapham, Liverpool and Birmingham were all well attended. Many thanks to Fr. Tim Buckley who single-handedly preached the Novena in Clapham, to Fr. Charlie and Bros. Mike and Royston who preached in Liverpool, and to Fr. Peter for his work in Birmingham.

Since this is holiday time I will try to keep the letter very short.


I again ask your prayers for Fr. John Milcz who is now in the hospice thanks to the great negotiations of Fr. Charles and the confreres in Bishop Eton who have been so supportive of John. Tony Hunt continues to struggle with health issues; and as I have indicated, I spoke with Fr. Barrie 0' Toole who has seen the consultant since my last visit, and is very aware of his health status. Pray for him and for his sister Pat at this challenging time. Of course we continue to remember all of our sick - our relatives, our benefactors and our friends at this time.


Next Saturday Fr. Kevin Callaghan will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination and I shall be among those present. We again offer him, and our other Jubilarians, many congratulations. It will also give me the opportunity once again to see these confreres who have serious health issues. 


You shall have already received the communications which I forwarded earlier in the week, together with documentation from the General Government, and I remind you once again that the feast of the Most Holy Redeemer will be celebrated on Sunday, the 15th of July, and assure everyone of my prayers on this our special day.

Birthdays this month: Frs M. McGreevy 4th, E. Machepa 6th, O. Keyes  11th, C. Corrigan 15th, T. Creech 21st, K. Callaghan 24th, M. Magwenzi 25th, T. Lavery, 31st, G. Maguire 31st.

In Christ the Redeemer,

Ronald J. McAinsh C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior