Redemptorist Community News
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.
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!
Over the weekend of 15th and 16th July. Brother Mike spoke at all seven Masses at St. Mary's and Bishop Eton.
Here is the final address at Bishop Eton's 6pm Mass
Thankyou for your donations to support the Redemptorist students.
Anyone wishing to join the Redemptorists as a priest or brother should speak to Fr. Charles.
Comings and Goings: Everyone should be back in the community this weekend.
We hope that Fr Jim Casey had a wonderful pilgrimage to Lourdes and that the meeting attended by Fr Charles in Spain was a success. Fr Barrie is still struggling with his sight, but bravely carrying on. Please keep us all in your prayers on our Feast Day
Letter from Fr. General
Fr Michael Brehl (Superior General of the Redemptorists) message on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer - the Titular feast of the Redemptorists
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.
CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER CHRIS
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.
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