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If you think you may have a Vocation to be a Redemptorist Father or Brother, please contact Br Royston Price C.Ss.R the Vocations Director by clicking here.

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Fr Royston CSsR - Ordination Pictures...

The Ordination of

Rev'd Fr Royston Price CSsR

took place in the Redemptorist Church in Clapham,

Our Immaculate Lady of Victories (St Mary's)

on Friday 4th December 2020.

The Presiding Prelate was

Archbishop John Wilson,

Archbishop of Southwark.

Enjoy the pictures and pray for Vocations

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As the ceremony begins the Br Deacon leaves the sacristy...

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Archbishop John Wilson leads us in prayer...

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Fr Royston's father reads the first reading...

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Fr Royston's sister reads the Psalm...

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The deacon reads the Gospel...

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The Archbishop preaches a very good sermon...

Priestly Ordination of Fr Royston Price CSsR...

Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood

– Rev Royston Price CSsR, 4 Dec 2020, St Mary’s, Clapham.

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Archbishop's wonderful homily

2 Tim 1:13-14, 2:1-3; Ps 23; Jn 20:19-23

Dear Royston, my son and my brother

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

Dear friends

Advent is a wonderful season in which to be ordained a priest. Bursting with hope and promise, the Church rejoices that her Saviour, who once came in time, and was born in Bethlehem, will, one day, come again in glory and majesty when all is, at last, fulfilled.

In the midst of this rejoicing, you, dear Royston, are to be signed with a special character through the laying on of hands and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.[1] In a new way, forevermore, you will be configured to Christ the supreme and eternal high priest. You are to be consecrated to act in His very person; to preach His Gospel; to shepherd His faithful; and to celebrate the Sacraments and divine worship in His honour.[2] If this all seems rather daunting, take courage from the risen Lord speaking to His disciples: ‘As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.’[3] It is Christ who has brought you to this point. It is Christ who will carry you forward.

In his beautiful Christmas carol, ‘Tu scendi dalle stelle,’ your great patron, St Alphonsus, announces ‘From starry skies descending, Thou commest, glorious King.’ In an intimately personal way, Christ comes to you, Royston, through ordination to the priesthood so that you can serve His Church and His people with a generous and undivided heart. The glorious King of heaven and earth chooses you to be His priest. In your own way, like St Alphonsus, you have heard the Lord’s voice say within you, ‘Leave the world, and give yourself to me.’ Put aside any anxiety and lay down any fears. Take heart from St Paul writing to the young Timothy: ‘You have been trusted to look after something precious; guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us,’ who lives in you.[4]

A primary image for your priestly life comes from the Lord’s self-identification as the Good Shepherd. St John Damascene’s Pastor’s Prayer to the Good Shepherd echoes God’s great condescension. The Word is made flesh, as God reaches down to a fallen world. ‘O Christ, my God,’ prays St John Damascene, ‘you stooped down to me, poor straying sheep, to take me on your shoulders and … set me down in green pastures.’[5] The plentiful redemption you are called to announce must flow from your inner experience of Christ’s merciful loving. Before we shepherd others, we need to know what it means for the Lord to be our shepherd, my shepherd. Your priestly ministry will ring true when you speak and serve as a friend of the Good Shepherd. ‘Be a shepherd to me, O Lord,’ petitions St John Damascene, ‘and together with me, be the shepherd of your sheep.’[6] Let your priesthood manifest Christ’s special concern for His loved ones who stray, for the destitute and the dispossessed. Be a shepherd for the hundred, not just the ninety-nine.

Royston, because you know what it means to have been found by Christ, you are to lead others to the living water of the Sacraments, to restore and revive their souls in the hope of heaven. Like St Alphonsus, preach fervently, but compassionately, with goodness and kindness, in ways that can be understood by everyone. Pray to the Lord, in St John Damascene’s words: ‘Enable me to proclaim your word boldly, may your Spirit’s tongue of flame give perfect freedom to my tongue and make me constantly attentive to your presence.’[7] As you keep to the pattern of sound teaching, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus, seek to convert hearts and minds with the gentle call of the Shepherd’s voice.

Two CSsR Brothers and a Bishop...

We are grateful to our

Redemptorist brother,

who is the Bishop of Hallam,

Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR,

who over the past month has ordained two of our brothers to the Diaconate.

Br Royston Price CSsR was ordained in St Mary's Clapham

on 1st August on the Solemnity of St Alphonsus

and

Br Mike Taylor CSsR was ordained on Tues 25th August

on the Feast Day of Blessed Methodius Dominic Trcka CSsR

in Bishop Eton, Liverpool.

 

To have these celebratioins in these days of Coronavirus

has not been as easy as it might have been.

However, we thank God for giving our brothers their vocation and as they said,

"these celebrations are not about a party,

rather this is about God and ministry."

 

The picture below shows two men

united by

a Redemptorist Vocation

and also

the Episcopate.  

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Rev Br Michael Taylor CSsR - Diaconal Ordination

At Bishop Eton Church on 25th August 2020 Bishop Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R ordained Brother Michael Taylor to the diaconate.

A few photos follow for a full set visit

https://www.facebook.com/RedemptoristVocationsGB/posts/3465033240211033

 

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Brother Mike Taylor - Perpetual Profession

On the 24th August 2020 Brother MIke Taylor made his Perpetual Profession at Bishop Eton Church Liverpool.  Brother Mike had selected the day of his late Mother's Birthday to mark this milestone.

A few photos of the day are given below.  For a full version visit 

https://www.facebook.com/RedemptoristVocationsGB/posts/3462942777086746
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We welcome Br Royston CSsR - Perpetual Profession...

 

Final Vows and Diaconate Ordinations...

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Br Michael Tayor CSsR 

will make his Perpetual Profession

on Monday 24th August 2020 

and he will ordained to the Diaconate 

on Tuesday 25th August 2020,

Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR will be the ordaining prelate.

Both of these ceremonies will be held at

Bishop Eton CSsR Monastery, Liverpool

 

Br Royston Price CSsR 

will make his Perpetual Profession

on Friday 19th June 2020 

and he will ordained to the Diaconate 

on Saturday 1st of August 2020,

Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR will be the ordaining prelate.

Both of these ceremonies will be held at

St. Mary's CSsR Monastery, Clapham, London

 

Please keep both our brothers in your prayers at this important time.

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour - Pray for them.

Our Holy Father Alphonsus - Pray for them

All our Redemptorist Saints, Blesseds and Martyrs - Pray for them.

Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life

- and especially to the Redemptorists.

 

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