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Redemptorist Community News

The Parish Team

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 Fr Tim Buckley C.Ss.R

Parish Priest


 Fr Charles Randall C.Ss.R

Assistant Priest


Other members of the Redemptorist Community

Fr Andrew

 Fr . Andrew Burns C.Ss.R

The Retor

  Fr Andrew Burns is the Rector of the Community in the Monastery.  Other community members are the parish team above plus:


Fr. Barrie O'Toole C.Ss.R

Fr Jim Casey C.Ss.R

Fr James Smale C.Ss.R

Fr. Brian Russell C.Ss.R

Fr. Kevin Callaghan C.Ss.R

Fr. Tony Hunt C.Ss.R

Fr Tony Johnson C.Ss.R

Fr. Michael Henesy C.Ss.R

Br William McDermott C.Ss.R

Br. Michael Duxberry C.Ss.R

Comings and Goings:

 Fr Andrew is away this weekend and next weekend with Marriage Encounter. Bro William has had a short spell in hospital this week, but is recovering well. I almost had to dash to Scotland this week to give a priests’ retreat for Fr Denis McBride because of the grave illness of one of our priests, Fr Terry Creech. Happily another solution has been found, but it is further reminder of the constraints under which we are all working.

We will keep Fr Terry and all our sick confrères and parishioners in our prayers.

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: Congratulations again to our jubilarians, Frs Michael Henesy and Anthony Hunt, who were ordained in this church fifty years ago today. There will be a simple reception in the Fisher-More hall after the 11.30 Mass for those who wish to greet them.


In these days we are rejoicing with four members of our community who have reached remarkable personal milestones.

Last Friday (8th Sept) Frs Jim Casey and Tony Johnson reached the Diamond Jubilee of their Profession of Vows as Redemptorists and next Sunday  (17th Sept) Frs Tony Hunt and Michael Henesy mark the Golden Jubilee of their Ordination, which actually took place here in our church. We will mark the occasion at the 11.30am Mass on that day and the congregation will be invited into the hall  afterwards to meet all our jubilarians.

Comings and Goings:

Fr Michael Henesy and Bro Michael Duxbury have had to delay their arrival by a couple of days, but should be with us before the end of the weekend.

Fr Andrew and Fr Charles leave for Perth this Sunday to be present at the next phase (European Meeting) of our General Chapter. Fr Andrew is our elected representative and Fr Charles has been co-opted to help with the minutes (and probably some translating).

Fr Andrew should be back next weekend, but Fr Charles has other meetings (including one for vocations) and will not be back until towards the end of the month.

Fr James Smale is preaching for Zimbabwe in Plymouth this weekend.

Fr John Milcz: Fr John was very touched by your generosity and messages of good will and wants to thank you all and assure you of his prayers.

 Fr. General on World Day of Prayer for Creation

Comings and Goings: Fr Jim Casey is taking some holiday with his family in Scotland and Fr Andrew is at the European Team Meeting of Marriage Encounter in Madrid until Wednesday

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Comings and Goings: I will be away for the inside of the coming week and then Fr Andrew will be away for ten days at the European Meeting of Marriage Encounter in Madrid. (By the way he turns 70 next weekend!) I hope you are enjoying the summer in spite of the changeable weather.

Redemptorist Youth Mission 2018 - Planning

Thank you to Fr Charles Randall C.Ss.R for this report on the recent planning meeting for 'Redemptorist Youth Mission 2018'


Redemptorists of Europe Meet in Granada to Plan July 2018 Youth Mission


On 12 July this year, Redemptorists from all over Europe gathered in Granada, Spain, to plan the forthcoming Redemptorist Youth Mission which will be held in the city between Wednesday 25 and Sunday 29 July 2018.

European Redemptorists

  Redemptorists from around Europe concelebrate Mass

at our Perpetual Help Shrine in the city.

On the 15th August : Fr Beverley Ahearn will be 70 years professed.

On the 8th of September, Fr Francis Dickenson will be 60 years ordained

On the 8th of September, Frs Jim McManus, Jim Casey, and Tony Johnson will be 60 years professed

On the 17th of September, Frs Michael Henesy, Philip Jones and Anthony Hunt will be 50 years ordained

On the 16th of October, Frs Denis McBride and Oliver Keyes will be 50 years professed

We give thanks to God for the great example these men have given with their lives!


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