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.
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.
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).
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
Reality (July/August): This is the magazine from Redemptorist Communications in Ireland. Some of you may be interested in an article which they commissioned me to write, entitled: Coping with Marriage Breakdown in the Church. We have received a few extra copies this month and they are at the back of the church. If there are not enough, please let us know and we will see whether we can get some more or get permission to reproduce the article. Reality costs £2.
Today, our titular Feast Day, we wish you all every blessing. As we explained previously, this weekend the priests of the pastoral area are swapping churches, to give witness to the fact that we are trying to pool our resources and work more and more collaboratively. We welcome, Fr Stephen Pritchard, the Dean, to St Mary’s and his note about this weekend is included in this bulletin. I am grateful to Fr Stephen and all the clergy of the pastoral area that they have agreed to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Redeemer, not only in the parishes under the care of the Redemptorists but in all the parishes this weekend. However, the readings will be the usual Sunday readings and they are very appropriate for the occasion.
Redemptorist Student Fund: On this feast day we usually ask you to help contribute to the fund for the education of our students, but since the collection at the Novena was specially earmarked for that cause, we are not having another collection this year. Incidentally, the final total from the Novena was £4,211. Once again, ‘thank you’ and congratulations!
THE NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR: Thank you for supporting this wonderful event in such great numbers. On your behalf, I thank Fr Charlie Corrigan and Brothers Michael and Royston for all their efforts, which I know will continue to bear fruit in many ways. For myself, I can only reiterate what I said last weekend: the experience in Clapham was utterly rewarding. I found the experience of returning to the place of my birth and upbringing and being able to share and minister far more moving than I had anticipated.
Photos: Click on the Themes below to see the photos for that day
|19th June||Healing||Fully Alive in the Glory of God|
|20th June||Reconciliation||Be Opened|
|21st June||Love of God||Heart speaks unto heart|
|22nd June||Prayer||Giving Glory to God|
|23rd June||Remembrance||Mary Remember Us|
|24th June||Witness||Pass on what you have received|
|25th June||The Eucharist||How we share the Eucharist|
|26th June||Discipleship||Mary: Woman, Mother, Disciple|
|27th June||Our Lady||Ark of God's own promise|
Visiting Fr John Milcz: Thank you for your love and care for Fr John, due to his illness he is very tired and needs plenty of rest. For this reason, the Hospice has asked us to coordinate a schedule of visitors. If you would like to visit we ask that you leave your name and number at the monastery reception.
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