Redemptorist Community News

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Andrew returns this evening from a four-day congress with Marriage Encounter in Madrid and Fr Casey is away this weekend. I am leaving this afternoon for a much needed break, but will be back in time for next weekend. The following week is when most of us will be in Perth (Scotland) for our discussions about the restructuring of the Redemptorists across Europe and I remind you that during that week (April 30 to May 4) there will only be a 7.00am Mass each day in Bishop Eton. That week there will be a noon Mass at St Mary’s.

Comings and Goings: Fr Charles will be in Lourdes this week with the HCPT group from his old school, the Salesian College in Farnborough. Best wishes to all our parishioners who will also be with HCPT groups: it is one of the great weeks in the Lourdes’ calendar.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Andrew is away with Marriage Encounter this weekend. After Easter a number of confrères will be away for lengthy spells and most of the community will be attending a meeting with Fr General in Perth at the beginning of May. I am flagging this up because we may have to adjust the regular timetable from time to time, though at present I am confident that we can cope.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Fr Andrew is in Belgium for a Marriage Encounter meeting. Fr Barrie has been visiting his sister in Ripon for a couple of days, but should be back over the weekend. I am visiting Douai Abbey in Berkshire at the beginning of the coming week for a symposium on priests in religious orders working in parishes.

Call for Prayer January 25th 2018

Church leaders across Syria have spoken about the faithful’s suffering following military bombardments in a number of the country’s regions and have asked the international community to take note and pray.  More information is available at the link in the facebook post from Aid to the Church in Need below.

 

REDEMPTORIST ASSOCIATES

Fr Maurice O’Mahony C.Ss.R will say a word at the end of all Mases on 28 January. Anyone who is interested can meet with Fr Maurice and some of the other lay associates at the Fisher-More Hall on the Sunday afternoon. Time to be confirmed.

COMINGS AND GOINGS:

 As previously indicated, all those in the Redemptorist community who are able will be attending a Province Meeting in our house in Perth, Scotland, during the coming week. However, we still have Fr Tony Hunt in hospital and some infirm members of the community staying behind. 

Also Fr Jimmy Smale and Fr Barrie O’Toole will be here and have agreed to celebrate the 7.00am and noon Masses each day, so we will return to the usual timetable this Monday.

The Redemptorists also thank you for the many gifts and greetings which you shower on us at this time of year.

As you know, we are having to cope with mounting health problems in our aging community, but that said, we give thanks to God for the patient and prayerful response of our sick confrères.

Fr Tony Hunt, in particular, thanks you for all the prayers and good wishes as he learns to adjust to the limitations last week’s surgery is going to place on him

 

 

Redemptorist News: Fr Tony Hunt would appreciate your prayers. His diabetes has led to some serious problems and he is to have major surgery on Monday morning. Fr Andrew is in Madrid this weekend with Marriage Encounter.

News Update: I had a short break during the week in our house in Clapham, and visited some of our sick confrères in that community. We also have Fr Tony Hunt in hospital at present. Please also remember in your prayers all those in our two parishes struggling with health problems.

During the past week Fr Charles has celebrated a birthday and the anniversary of his ordination (Feast of the Immaculate Conception): we congratulate him and thank him for his priestly ministry in our two parishes. He will lead the reconciliation services in the coming week.

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