Redemptorist Community News
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.
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
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.
The Redemptorist Provincial Council will enjoy a few days away this week. Like our own diocese and the wider church, we will be reflecting on how best to plan for the future. Please pray for this meeting. Fr Andrew and I will be away from Tuesday afternoon until Saturday evening.
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