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Day for Life, 26th July 2015
Day for Life – the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life and praying for the protection of human life.
This year we look at how to cherish life while we can and accept death when it comes.
There will be a mandatory second collection in parishes to support Day for Life
Proceeds of the collection will go to The Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other pro-life related activities supported by the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Prayer for a good death:
O blessed Joseph
who breathed your last in the arms of Jesus
and Mary
obtain for me this grace
that I may breathe forth my soul in praise
saying in spirit, if I am unable to do so in words
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give Thee my heart and my soul."

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER: Our Redemptorist patronal feast is next Sunday 19th July, so the Mass will be special for the feast and not the 16th Sunday of the Year.

Parish Celebration TODAY from 1.00pm—5.00pm. Adults £2.50; Family £5.00. Bring your own picnic or buy from the BBQ, Bar, Cake stall, Cream Teas, Sweets and Ice Cream. Kids entertainment and Tombola. Bring a deck chair or rug. All proceeds to Project Zimbabwe.

Day for Life on 26 July—the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life and praying for the protection of human life. This year we look at how to cherish life while we can and accept death when it comes.  for more information. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses.

PROCLAIM’15On Saturday 11 July our parish will host a special evening of prayer themed Proclaim ’15 from 7.30pm–8.30pm. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, along with the bishops of England and Wales, invites every parish to join a national network of prayer on this evening to intercede for the work of evangelisation. The gathering will coincide with the National Catholic Evangelisation Conference, which is happening on the same day, in Birmingham, bringing together over 800 people from across our countries.

For more information click here

Parish Celebration on Sunday 12 July. 

Tickets available after Masses today and from Reception. Also, bottles for the Bottle Tombola may be brought to the Monastery reception.


As part of the Year of Consecrate Life the Benedictines on July 18th are holding a day where you can learn more about the rule of St Benedict with a day of prayer and interest groups.

For full details click here

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. I thank all of you who took part and special thanks to those who took on extra duties in the sacristy, looking after the shrine and ministering the Eucharist. The Mass yesterday for the Feast was very special. Now we look forward to a year of celebrating the 150 years that we, the Redemptorists, have had possession of the icon, including the pilgrimage to Rome next April.

For more of the jubilee year visit

Peter’s Pence retiring collection after all Masses today.

Brother William would like to thank the team of volunteers who have given him lifts each Sunday since last summer. Your help was invaluable. There is now a chaplain in post and Bro William can return to his previous timetable. 

Sunday 12th July 

  • Bring your own picnic or buy from the BBQ (Hot Vegetarian Food will be available)
  • Drinks from the bar and children's stall
  • Music and singing Bottle Tombola
  • Cream teas & cakes Sweets & ice-cream
  • Children's entertainer

Tickets go on sale after all Sunday Masses from Sunday 14 Jun Prices Adults £2.50, Family Ticket £5. Tickets also available from reception

Donations for the bottle tombola gratefully received - please bring them to church (Sunday Masses only) or pass them into the Monastery.

All proceeds will go to Redemptorist projects in Zimbabwe.


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