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Taste and See Family Mass in November


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 04/11/2015

You are invited to out Taste and See Family Mass on Sunday 8th November 2015 at 3.30pm. We will have a programme for adults and for the children and conclude with a shared meal. The Synod on the family has just concluded  and the Holy Father speaks of the importance of families for the growth of the Church in modern times. “The family is a place of discernment, where we learn to recognize God’s plan for our lives and to embrace it with trust,” the Pope said. “It is a place of gratuitousness, of discreet fraternal presence and solidarity, a place where we learn to step out of ourselves and accept others, to forgive and to be forgiven.” Family is the place where we learn the value of good healthy human relationships. We look forward to seeing you. For our ‘food bank’ we invite you to donate warm socks and gloves.This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and we will remember all those who have fallen in the fields of conflict. We remember also all the faithful departed in the month of November and pray for deceased love ones and the Holy Souls in Purgatory. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

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Taste and See Mass in November


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 24/10/2015

You are invited to the Taste and See Family Mass on Sunday 8th November at 3.30pm at the Shrine, St John Fisher’s Kearsley. After Mass we have input and a programme for the children. We conclude with a shared meal. Throughout this year we have considered the mission of the family especially today. Love is our mission – the family fully alive! Central to the mission of family is the formation of the children and the development of a family atmosphere in our homes. We learn that we belong in a family and our home is determined by the people we love and care for. This belongs to one of the top values we experience in family. The secure and sacred space of family allows us to grow in a network  of personal bonds. We learn to value these bonds of love and how to develop our own network of those we love and care for. Anchored in love we are ready to go out and help many searching to build up the web of love in their own lives. This month and next we would be grateful if your donations for the ‘food bank’ was not food but  took the form of socks and gloves to keep the homeless warmer this winter. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you.

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October Day Pilgrimage to the Shrine


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 13/10/2015

Welcome to the Day of Pilgrimage at the Shrine on Sunday October 18th . Our Programme starts at 1.00pm and we conclude with Holy Mass at 5.30pm. There will be a keynote address, workshops and a children’s programme. We will take time for prayer and refreshments will be available from our café. There will also be a book stall. Please bring a donation for our food-bank. We look forward to welcoming all your family and encourage you to invite a friend to join us on the day.

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Taste and See Family Mass at the Shrine


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 06/10/2015

You are invited to the Taste and See Family Mass on Sunday 11th October at 3.30pm. Family is at the centre of interest both in the Church and the world. Pope Francis has just returned from the World Conference for Families in Philadelphia and is now with the members of the General Synod on the mission and life of the family today. Throughout this year we have looked at the mission of the family in order to become a family fully alive.

Pertinent to this mission is that family means that  mother and father work together to create a space of love in which their children can grow. Working together as man and woman and using the complementing gifts and talents which fathers and mothers have, spouses and  parents create a world in miniature for their relationship to each other and fertile ground for their children to grow in love and happiness.

Mass will be at 3.030pm. Afterward Paul and Clare and big sister, Jessica, invite you to a shared meal to celebrate the Baptism of Lucy Martha Lyddieth Barnes. Please invite your friends to come and join us. Remember to bring donations for our food-bank. These are passed on to the Brothers of Charity to assist those in need.

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Covenant Mass in September 2015


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 26/08/2015

After the Summer break we welcome you to our Covenant Mass on Friday 18th September at 7.30pm at the Shrine followed by light refreshments. The Mass is prepared by the St John Fisher’s Ladies group. We look forward to the World Meeting for Families in Philadelphia in the last week in September and we will start our prayer in preparation for the General Synod on the Family in October. Love is our Mission. The Family Fully Alive. Throughout the year we have meditated on  the mystery of Marriage and Family and have developed clearly our image of Catholic Marriage and Family. For this Mass we will look at the vocation of woman and man, called to be mothers and fathers. In particular we will look at the challenge to have authority as parents and to use that authority for the better of the children. We look forward to seeing you.

This will be Gaspar’s farewell since he returns to Chile to continue his studies. We invite you to make a contribution in the collection at Mass toward a farewell gift for him.

Also please bring a contribution for our food basket which will be passed on to the Brothers of Charity for their work with families in need.

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Covenant Mass in July


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 13/07/2015

Our Holy Father Pope Francis has urged us to develop a culture of encounter so that we increase our support for one another and those on the edges of society. He has said that Marriage and Family is one of the main schools for such and encounter. Throughout this year we have been looking at Marriage and Family from the point of view of our mission. From Philadelphia we hear: Our Mission is Love: Family fully Alive. Our Covenant Mass is this Saturday 18th July at 7.30pm celebrated by Fr David and prepared by the St Michael’s Group. The Mass will be at the Shrine with procession to the Mosaic and Shrine afterwards. You are invited to stay for light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you. Please bring a donation of non-perishable goods which Sandra Borg Fenech will pass on to the Brothers of Charity.

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Taste and See Family Mass in July


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 06/07/2015

You are invited to our Taste and See Family Mass at the Shrine this coming Sunday, 12th July at 3.30pm followed by input for adults and a programme for children. We will conclude with a shared meal. The theme is our topic preparing for the Synod on the Family: Our Mission is Love. Family fully Alive. The topic for this input will consider Marriage as a Sacrament – Living in faithfulness and fruitfulness a new life in Christ. Our Taste and See team invite you to come along and bring your friends with you. Please bring a contribution of non-perishable foodstuffs which we pass on to the Brothers of Charity for their work caring for those in need.

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