Redemptorist Community News

From Fr. Richard C.Ss.R

Stained Glass, taken from the house in Sunderland, has been fitted in the windows of the Monastery Oratory. They depict St Alphonsus, St Gerard and St Clement. I have taken pictures which are on the Redemptorist website.

Stained Glass, taken from the house in Sunderland, has been fitted in the windows of the Monastery Oratory. They depict St Alphonsus, St Gerard and St Clement. Fr Richard will be taking pictures and adding them to the Redemptorist website during the week.

Fr Richard C.Ss.R. wants to thank the parishioners most sincerely for their generosity in response to the appeal made for the Formation of our Redemptorist Students. £983.34 was received (not including Gift Aid). God bless you and your loved ones.

Brother Peter Morris has recorded a message from Zimbabwe for us. It is easily accessible on the front page of our website www.bishopeton.org.uk

A Warm Welcome to Fr Tony Hunt, C.Ss.R. who joined the community last week. Tony was born in Knolle Park and baptised at St Mary's. Brought up on the Wirral he was ordained at Bishop Eton in 1967. He has spent all his working life as a Redemptorist in the Rustenburg missionary territory of South Africa. In spite of a number of health problems he remains his vibrant cheerful self.

Bishop Ralph's Installation in Hallam. Bishop Ralph Heskett was duly installed as the new Bishop of Hallam last Thursday. It was a very happy event with a liturgy to fit the occasion. Since he has also been asked to be Apostolic Administrator of Gibraltar until a new bishop is appointed there, he certainly has his work cut out. Please keep him in your prayers.

Jubilee Celebration today at the 11.30am Mass. Today is in fact the 50th Anniversary of the Ordinations of Frs Anthony Johnson and Jim Casey. We congratulate them and assure them of our prayers and good wishes. They will concelebrate today's Mass at 11.30 a.m. "Ad multos annos" is the traditional good wish of the Redemptorists "for many more years" to come.

General Visitation: We have welcomed Fr Jacek Zorzalek CSsR (from Poland), who is with us this weekend. Unfortunately Fr João Pedro Fernandes (from Angola) has not yet arrived in the country, but hopes to join in the visitation of the rest of the Province in the coming weeks.

On 3 December Bishop Eton will play host for the day to all the confrères who are able to come to conclude the visitation of the Province. Fr Michael Brehl (our General) will be present for that meeting.

General Visitation: Fr Jacek Zorzalek (from Poland) and Fr João Pedro Fernandes (from Angola) are the Redemptorists who will visit the Bishop Eton Community from Thursday evening until the weekend.

Please pray that the Lord will bless this time for us and for them.

On 3 December Bishop Eton will play host for the day to all the confrères who are able to come to conclude the visitation of the Province. Fr Michael Brehl (our General) will be present for that meeting.

Our Redemptorist Province will be having a visitation from two members of our General Council, so we will try to put our best foot forward. I am sure it will be a time of encouragement and support for all.

October 2013

New Redemptorist 'Beati': This weekend over five hundred martyrs from the time of the Spanish Civil War will be beatified and among them will be six Redemptorists. Bishop Ralph will be attending the ceremony. We celebrate with joy and give thanks to God for the example of these faithful and heroic men.

The beatification took place on  October 27, 2013

More information on these Spanish Martyrs can be found by clicking here

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