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60s Night


by Shrine Office on 30/09/2011

60s Nightfind Poster here

St. John Fisher 60s Night

  • Bar
  • Disco
  • Includes refreshments

Friday the 30 of September

7.30 pm                 Doors Open at 7.00 pm

For Tickets ask a member of the parish Fund Raising Working Group


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What Do Angels Look Like


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 26/09/2011

Like the little old lady who returned your wallet yesterday.
Like the taxi driver who told you that your eyes light up the world, when you smile.
Like the small child who showed you the wonder in simple things.
Like the poor man who offered to share his lunch with you.
Like the rich man who showed you that it really is all possible, if only you believe.
Like the stranger who just happened to come along, when you had lost your way.
Like the friend who touched your heart, when you didn’t think you had one.
Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and skin types.
Some with freckles, some with dimples, some with wrinkles, some without.
They come disguised as friends, enemies teachers, students, lovers and fools.
They don’t take life too seriously, they travel light.
They leave no forwarding address, they ask nothing in return.
They are hard to find when your eyes are closed, but when you choose to see, they are everywhere you look.
So, open you eyes and count all your Angels — for you are truly blessed!

 

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Folk Evening with Hot-Pot Supper


by Shrine Office on 23/09/2011

Folk Evening with Hot-Pot Supper

starring

Mid-Life Chrisis

at St John Fisher Church Hall

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Into My Vineyard


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 19/09/2011

I would like to invite and welcome you to our ‘Into My Vineyard Meeting’ on Saturday  24th September stating at 1.30pm As we planned for our Tenth Jubilee we formulated our vision for the next ten years of the Shrine.

Our Shrine is about Family. 

Our Mission – to encourage young families 

and young people to come to the Shrine.

We will receive from end of September for a month the Altar Stone which was in the old altar of the Original Shrine before the present altar was put in. This Stone has ‘witnessed’ the beginning of Schoenstatt and the founding generation. It is a wonderful ‘relic’ of that time and a symbol of unity with the Original Shrine. The  pilgrim graces of our Shrine spring forth from their original source in the Covenant of the Founding Generation in the Original Shrine on the 18th of October 1914. we will have this Altar Stone to mark the beginning of our Year of the Shrine. Click here to download the poster


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I am a Fireman


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 19/09/2011

In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible. The leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son’s dream to come true. She took her son’s hand and asked, ‘Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?’ Mummy, ‘I always wanted to be a  fireman when I grew up.’ Mum smiled back and said, ‘Let’s see if we can make your wish come true.’ (more…)

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What we need for “grace to flow”


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 18/09/2011

Three points of ContactContact Point

Early in the 1950ties people belonging to Schoenstatt were challenged to try and describe what it was that made up ‘Schoenstatt’ and how it worked. One of the reasons for this was that Schoenstatt and its founder Fr. Joseph Kentenich was put into question. Church authorities were uncertain how ‘Catholic’ is Schoenstatt? To a certain extend we could say that the members of the Schoenstatt Movement were trying to find answers: in the world of business this belonged to the early attempts to define what one could call Schoenstatt’s corporate identity. In spiritual terms we would say that they were trying to unearth the deep spiritual roots of Schoenstatt’s growth. (more…)

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Fasting on Friday….


by Fr. Andrew Pastore on 16/09/2011

Our Catholic Witness

Fr. Duncan put some material together in a booklet from the Bishops conference…  Think this could be helpful to all who want to understand the initiative and fill it with the spirit it is meant to enable. You can download the booklet  (click here) – or see the elements of the Booklet on our Facebook Page (click here)…
 
Fr. Andrew
 
The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI evoked for many people the spiritual reality of life and rekindled hope and faith: hope in the goodness that is within people and in our society, and faith in God. Even if it is not easily articulated, a spiritual yearning is to be found within most people. This yearning is found also among Catholics who have lost touch with their faith or whose faith was never deeply rooted in a personal relationship with Christ. Wishing to respond to this yearning but perhaps lacking in confidence in talking about their own spiritual life, many Catholics are asking how they can witness to their faith; what can they do to help introduce their faith in Christ to others in simple and straightforward ways? (more…)
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