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April
09
2017

Taste and See Family Mass on Palm Sunday


Venue: Schoenstatt Shrine and Pastoral Centre at 15:30

Mass at 3.30 pm followed by  a shared meal – children’s liturgy program included. more(+)

April
18
2017

Covenant Mass


Venue: Schoenstatt Shrine and Pastoral Centre at 19:30

Group: Liverpool Celebrant: Fr. David Theme: The Bible is full of families, births, love stories and family crises. This is true from its very first page…to its very last page. (§8) more(+)

May
14
2017

Taste and See Family Mass in May


Venue: Schoenstatt Shrine and Pastoral Centre at 15:30

Mass at 3.30 pm followed by input for adults and   a shared meal – children’s  program included. Finish 6.30pm more(+)

May
14
2017

Taste and See Family Mass in June


Venue: Schoenstatt Shrine and Pastoral Centre at 15:30

Mass at 3.30 pm followed by   a shared meal – children’s  liturgy program included. Finish 5.30pm more(+)

May
18
2017

Covenant Mass


Venue: Schoenstatt Shrine and Pastoral Centre at 19:30

Group: Anam Cara Celebrant: Fr. Bryan Theme:  Jesus’ description of the two houses, one built on rock and the other on sand (cf. Mt 7:24-27), symbolizes any number of family situations shaped by the exercise of their members’ freedom, for, as the poet says, “every home is a lampstand”. (toda casa es un candelabro) (§8)… [more]

 
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Lenten Workshop


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 23/03/2017

Welcome to our Lenten Workshop. Please find the details below

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Taste and See Mass in Lent Sunday 12th March


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 09/03/2017

Welcome to our Taste and Se Mass in Lent. We will be joined by our Bishop John Arnold for Mass and he has kindly consented to lead the adults in their input and we will have a children’s programme. Mass starts at 3.30pm followed by our input. Then we will have our potluck dinner. So you are invited to bring something along to share at this meal. Also you are welcome to bring donations for our food & clothes bank and we will pass these on to the Brothers of Charity. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Greeting for Ash Wednesday


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 02/03/2017

Fr Duncan wrote at the beginning of our Lenten Journey towards Easter:

The Jewish Hasidic tradition teaches that everyone should have two pockets in their coats with two slips of paper.

One slip says: “I am only dust and ashes.”  

The other “For me the whole universe was created.”  

Sometimes we need to remember that first slip of paper, as we have done and will do tonight as we come to be marked with the ashes of repentance, and sometimes we also need to remember the second – to remember that we have been adopted by God in Christ – that through him God forgives us – and calls us his “Beloved” – everything has been made out of love for us.

“I am only dust and ashes” These ashes are a reminder of who we are. The Bible tells us that we came from the dust and to the dust we shall return. The first human was formed out of the dust of the earth by God and then God breathed life into that dust. That is a powerful image.  One that is meant to remind us that without the breath or Spirit of God moving in us, we are just like these ashes: lifeless – worthless.These ashes are also a sign of repentance. They are a way of showing on the outside what is happening on the inside. We are truly sorry for our sins. Lent is a time when we are called to repent and change our ways.

“For me the whole universe was created”The mark of the cross is a mark of ownership. These ashes tonight remind us that we are Christ’s – that he died so that we might live.It is also significant that we use palm branches to make these ashes.  The palms are a symbol of victory.  By making the ashes from the palms of Palm Sunday we are reminded, if we truly repent, that Christ will be victorious in us.

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Lenten Programme for Young People


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 01/03/2017

 ”Lent, a holistic preparation”  Workshop, meditation, reconciliation and mass.  A programme for young people on Saturdays of Lent 2017, 3pm – 6pm  at the Schoenstatt Shrine, Kearsley

 4th March: grace to grow

11th March: grace of freedom and learning

18th March: grace to love-covenant-candlelight

25th March: stations of grace in life  

1st April

Concluding with Pizza Evening, visit to the Shrine and personal time at the Schoenstatt Centre (Click here for details)

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Covenant Mass on Saturday 18th February 2017


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 14/02/2017

Dear friends you are invited to our Covenant Mass at the Shrine on Saturday 18th February at 7.30pm. The Mount Carmel Group are preparing the Mass. St Edmund’s Music Group and some of the Students from University Group will accompany us in the Mass. Fr Bryan will be the main celebrant. Introducing the letter on the Joy Of Love Pope Francis said: It is my hope that… all will feel called to love and cherish family life, for “families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity”. (§7) We celebrate family as the sacred space in which love can grow. We look forward to seeing you. Please bring donations for our food and clothes bank. Thank you

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Covenant Workshop


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 14/02/2017

An invitation to young people to join our Covenant Workshop. A Conference for ‘inner transformers’. You are welcome to join us at the Shine for this workshop: “Covenant communication rewires the self and renews relationship” Contact Juan Ignacio, Kika, Fr Pushpa or members of the Chaplaincy Team at Uni for details (click here)

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Taste and See Tomorrow 12th February


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 11/02/2017

Welcome to our Taste and See Mass tomorrow 12th February 2017. Mass starts at 3.30pm and is followed by a shared meal which will be potluck: what you bring is what we share! Time to share as a family. Please remember and bring donations for our food and clothes bank and we will pass them on to the Brothers of Charity.Looking forward to siege you there. Please put in your diary: Next Month’s Taste and See Mass, on 12th March, will be celebrated by Bishop John Arnold and Bishop John will lead us in the input for the day.

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