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Covenant Mass 18th August 2018


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 12/08/2018

Dear Friends we have visitors from Austin Texas, for Queretaro Mexico and from Santiago Chile coming for the World Meeting of Families and they are visiting our Shrine. So on the 18th of August we have our Family BBQ in the Cottage starting at 1.00pm and in the Evening we have Covenant Mass at 7.30pm at the Shrine all are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

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E-Newsletter for July 2018


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 15/07/2018

Please find our e-newsletter for July 2018

E-Letter July 2018

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Second Lenten Covenant Mass on Sunday18th March


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 07/03/2018

The Mount Carmel Group welcome you to our second Covenant Mass in Lent on Sunday 18th March at 7.30pm at the Shrine. In the old calendar this was know as ‘Passion Sunday’ intensifying our preparation for the celebration of the mysteries of the Lord’s death and resurrection. We hear from Jeremiah: The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

We long for the new Covenant in Christ and want to become missionary disciples of the covenant of love. In the face of his passion Our Lord prayed: Father glorify your name.  Our troubled heats can distract us from the path to Christ. He wishes to give us peace for the soul. St Edmund’s group will assist us with music and we invite you to bring donations of non-perishable good for our food bank.We look forward to seeing you with your family and friends.

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First Covenant Mass in Lent


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 17/02/2018

Dear Friends this year we have two Covenant Masses in Lent – maybe like a ‘blue moon’. We could take the lenten resolution to attend both this year. You are welcome to join us tomorrow night, Sunday 18th February at 7.30pm. Our University Students are preparing the Mass and St Edmund’s group will play for Mass. In his Lenten Message this year Pope Francis reminds us of a Word from St Matthew: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12). He goes on to explain “In his description of hell, Dante Alighieri pictures the devil seated on a throne of ice, in frozen and loveless isolation.  We might well ask ourselves how it happens that charity can turn cold within us.  What are the signs that indicate that our love is beginning to cool?” Perhaps our Lenten Journey as missionary apostles of the Covenant of Love can be to bring warmth into the lives of those feeling cold and to ask the Holy Spirit to reach out to those whose heart is in danger of freezing over. Please come along and bring family and friends with you. We will also collect donations for our clothes and food bank

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Covenant Mass in Advent


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 17/12/2017

Today we are invited to ‘Rejoice in the Lord always…’ The Third Sunday in Advent sounds the bell of devoted joy – undivided in heart we turn to God in the great expectation of the gift of the Child Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem andon our Advent journey we await in hope  the fullness of time. In the octave before Christmas we celebrate Covenant Mass tomorrow, Monday 18th December 2017 and we would like to invite you to Mass at the Shrine at 7.30pm followed by our Advent Christmas celebration. You are welcome to bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. We look forward to seeing you at this Mass prepared by the Mount Carmel group and led by the St Edmund’s music group.

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Covenant Mass Saturday 18th November 2017


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 16/11/2017

Welcome to our Covenant Mass this Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7.30pm at the Shrine followed by refreshments. The Group preparing the Covenant Mass is the Emmaus Group, Celebrant: Fr.Reginald and the music group from St Edmund’s will accompany us. During this year we have thought about what Pope Francis has said to us about the joy of love in the family.Theme:  Living  our faith in the Family: For “man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him”.(Redemptor Hominis §10 in AL§161).  We also pray for all our deceased members and for all the faithful departed in the month of November. We remember particularly Arthur Hamilton from the St Michael’s group, keeping Edith and the family in our prayers. You are invited to bring a donation for our food and cloths bank. This time of year we look for warm socks, gloves and wooly hats. Look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.

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Covenant Mass in October


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 17/10/2017

You are invited to our Covenant Mass in October, tomorrow, Wednesday 18th October at 7.30pm at the Shrine. Our Mount Carmel Group are preparing this Mass with remembers the beginnings of Schoenstatt on 18th October 1914 and follows the renewal of the Walsingham Crowning of our Lady as Schoenstatt Queen of England and as Queen of the Family.Our homes become little shrines, in the Second Vatican Council they spoke of domestic church; each home a place of grace and school of sanctity in everyday life. Theme of the Covenant Mass is taken from Pope Francis’ letter on the joy of love in the family and refers to the depth of our relationship which can become a strong network of personal support and for you to give support in solidarity and mutual care to others. We cannot simply log-in or block at will like we can do in social media.We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring a donation for our food and clothes bank.

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