Taste and See Family Mass January 2014

Christmas Card from Paul CooperWelcome to our first Taste and See Mass in the New Year on Sunday 12th January. All are welcome. Holy Mass begins at 3.30pm. Then you are invited  to share a meal. We plan to finish by 5.30pm. So much has happened in the Church and the world in this Year of Faith. We want to follow the lead of Pope Francis and become “missionary Disciples” of Our Lord. The New Year is about new beginnings and finding the joy of sharing our faith with our families, our friends and the people we are in contact with. Sometimes a smile can be enough to win the world for Christ. We look forward to welcoming you on this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – the beginning of His time to win the world back to the Father.

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Life in the Spirit

Looking for an introduction to living your faith through life in the Spirit and bearing witness in everyday life: You are most welcome to join our Life in the Spirit Seminar.  There will be six meetings to open our lives to the transforming love of the Holy Spirit. We start on Friday 28th February 7:30 – 9:00pm at St. John Fisher, Kearsley.  Each meeting will have prayer, a guest speaker, group discussion and refreshments. Among te speakers will be Pauline McDougal, Fr. Pat Deegan, Fr. Chris Thomas and Andrew Fava. Our final meeting with Fr. Duncan McVicar will give and introduction to life in the Spirit as living our Covenant of Love. To download the information flyer, please click here

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Schoenstatt Hearts Afire

Top of Shrine DoorDear Friends, Following the conclusion of the Year of Faith, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has published a letter of encouragement to all the faithful based on the findings of the last Bishops’ Synod on New Evangelisation. He encourages each of us and the whole Church to find our calling to missionary conversion and that all our apostolate should have a missionary style. Father Duncan McVicar introduces a programme of putting the Year of Faith into action.  “Schoenstatt – Hearts Afire”.  –  How do we evangelise?A series of monthly meetings at the Shrine will introduce us to the “Tree of Evangelisation” in ten sessions with time for discussion, refreshments and prayer. Please find enclosed a flyer with the details of the course and a diary with the dates and themes of each of the ten sessions. Please print off and give to the members of your group. You may also give them out in your Parish or invite a friend or work colleague. To download the information Flyer click here.

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A Reminder – Family Week August 2014

Original Shrine and Covenant HouseYou are invited: Next Year we have our Family Week in Marienau in Schoenstatt – Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th August 2014. This is the year of Schoenstatt’s Centenary and we will be living four minutes from the Original Shrine. Our theme for the Week will be: Celebrate 100 years of the Covenant of Love. We will have a family based programme and look forward to joining you there. Please complete the registration Form and return it to Konrad with the deposit by the end of January 2014. For more details contact Konrad and Anne Ostmeier of Fr. Bryan (If you would like to book on to this week click here to download the Info Leaflet and Registration form.)

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