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Adoremus

ADOREMUS: It is now all stations go in preparation for the great event in Liverpool next weekend. We hope that all our delegates will have an inspiring time at the Congress and look forward to hearing from them. They will be commissioned at the 11.00am Mass at St Mary’s and 6.00pm Mass here at Bishop Eton.

AdoremusADOREMUSThe Eucharistic Congress is less than two weeks away and I want to suggest that we do everything we can to help make it a success.

Next Sunday (2 September) we will have short commissioning service of our delegates at the 6.00pm Mass. If you have registered for the Congress personally, may I suggest that you come to this Mass and join the others in the commissioning ceremony?

The more representatives we have the better. For the rest, I remind you that Bishop Eton is hosting a couple of special fringe events.

Friday 7 September: Family Holy Hour at 6.00pm: It will be wonderful if we can have a tremendous turnout from both parishes. The format will be very simple and the children very much involved. Hopefully, if the weather permits, we will be able to include a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the grounds. 

Saturday 8 September: ‘The Eucharist and the Redemptorist Charism’ Noon: Bishop Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. will lead the concelebrated Mass in the church and this will be followed by some refreshments and a talk by Fr Andrew Burns, C.Ss.R. in the Fisher-More Hall.

Also as part of the Eucharistic Congress there will be a Carpet of Flowers in the central aisle of the Cathedral.  The Cathedral is looking for volunteers who would like to help with this.  No experience needed but there will be a lot of kneeling on the floor. If you can help on Thursday 6th September please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For full details click here

Madeleine McCann: Mysteriously the photos of Madeleine at the entrance to the Lady Chapel—reminding us to continue to pray for her and her family—disappeared a couple of weeks ago. Understandably this has caused deep distress to the family and to me.

If anyone knows how this happened I would like to know.

Thank you...Fr Tim.

 

Tablet Articles   A few of you may have noticed that I had a letter published in ‘The Tablet’ last weekend, and the previous week I also had a blog on ‘The Tablet’ website. I will make this available by including it in the September edition of ‘BE Alive’. These are difficult and painful times for the Church, the Pope has reminded us of what St Paul says: “If one part of the body is hurting, the whole body is hurting.” We will need to think and pray about this in the days ahead. Providentially ‘Adoremus’ may be offering us a good opportunity to begin that process.

Wednesday is a Holyday of Obligation for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be extra Masses at both parishes as follows Vigil Mass at 7.00pm at St Mary’s, 7.00am Mass at Bishop Eton, 12.00 noon Masses at both Bishop Eton and St Mary’s and an evening Mass at 7.30pm at Bishop Eton.

Thank you also to all the musicians and singers who responded to the invitation to support the family of Daniel Gee-Jamieson at the funeral last Tuesday. In the event, we had a small orchestra and choir. Family and friends were all touched and grateful and indeed so was I.

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The Feast of our Founder, St Alphonsus, is this Wednesday (1st August) Bishop Ralph will celebrate the Mass with the community at noon.

To learn more about St Alphonsus visit the Province Website where there is a section dedicated to him. Click here

Fr Barrie O’Toole: Last Tuesday I managed to visit Ripon and spend a couple of hours with Fr Barrie and his sister, Pat. He was having one of his good days and we enjoyed lunch in the garden and catching up on all the news. He sends his greetings to everyone, thanking you for all the prayers and good wishes.

Summertime: Please remember that for the next five weeks there will be no early Mass at 7.00am.

Hopefully this will provide a little more room for manoeuvre in our Redemptorist community and help us to recharge the batteries.

Fr Tim : SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. We wish the staff and students of all our schools a thoroughly enjoyable summer break and hope that in September we will all be feeling refreshed and renewed and ready for the new academic year.

ADOREMUS

The week the schools reassemble is the week leading up to the Eucharistic Congress and we have two special fringe events at Bishop Eton.

A Holy Hour with children and families on Friday 7 September at 6.00pm and a lunchtime event following the noon Mass on Saturday 8 September.

There are leaflets with details of all the events across the city at the back of the church this weekend.

Our Junior Justice and Peace Group are already gearing up for the family event. I am hoping that all our altar servers will take part and help with a procession through the grounds (weather permitting).

We have added a section to the website with details of the programme click here. For the latest news click here

Please note there is a photo in the porch of our official Parish Delegates, their photo also appears in the July copy of BE Alive

 

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