Redemptorist Community News

Comings and Goings. Fr Charles and I will cover all the Masses this weekend. Everyone else is away. Fr Andrew has a Marriage Encounter weekend, Frs Kevin and Jim Smale are on short breaks, Fr Jim Casey is with Jumbulance in Lourdes and Fr Barrie had his eye operation on Friday. Fr Charles will be away this week: he is going to Granada in Spain (lucky man) to help plan the Redemptorist European Youth Event in 2018.

Comings and Goings.

Fr Jim Casey leaves for Lourdes this Thursday with the Jumbulance. From St Mary’s parish on the same pilgrimage will be Piarais Carson, accompanied by his sister, Orlaigh. We hope they will all have a wonderful and blessed experience. Fr Barrie is having a week’s holiday before returning for his eye operation this coming Friday. Bro William is having treatment for kidney stones and is putting a brave face on things. Fr Andrew will be away next weekend with Marriage Encounter and Fr Kevin Callaghan will be on holiday for a few days at the same time. At least all the major events are over for the time being, so Fr Charles and I should be able to cope. Bro Mike Taylor, our student, will be getting some pastoral experience with us during the next few weeks.

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This week Brother Chris Reynolds received the Redemptorist habit in a ceremony at St. Mary's Clapham. Please keep him in your prayers as he continues his vocation journey.

If you are interested in becoming a Redemptorist Brother or Priest - please speak to Fr. Charles.


Comings and Goings: During the next week, Father Andrew is taking a walking holiday in Italy. As soon as he returns, I plan to get away for a break and a retreat.

COMINGS AND GOINGS: Please be understanding at the present time because the demands recently have been quite considerable. As you know, as well as the death of Sr Bernadette, we have been coping with a number of funerals in recent times and during the coming week, Fr Andrew will be away, as will Fr Charles, who will be giving his first Parish Mission in Birchington and Westgate in Kent. He will be with Fr Charles Corrigan and we assure him of our prayers too.

Sr Bernadette O.Ss.R., the last Redemptoristine in this country, died in the early hours of last Thursday morning. May she rest in peace. Please pray for the repose of her soul and for the sisters from Dublin who supported her so wonderfully, especially in the final days of her life. Her funeral will be at Nazareth House, Crosby, on Monday 10 April at 11.15am.

Fr. Charles Randall C.Ss.R speaking on his vocation

Comings and Goings: This weekend Fr Andrew is at the National Board meeting of Marriage Encounter in Hemel Hempstead. I will be in Sunderland next Friday for the funeral of a great friend.

Comings and Goings: This weekend Fr Charles is in Kinnoull Perth with Frs Richard Reid and Peter Morris for a Vocations’ Weekend. Again I remind you that if anyone wishes to know more about religious and/or priestly vocations, we will be happy to talk with you. Also...Fr Andrew is going to FLAME, the youth event at Wembley this weekend, but will be back for the Sunday Masses.

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