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.
You are invited to the October Day on Sunday 1st October at the Shrine. You can arrive any time after 12.00 noon and bring a packed lunch with you. Holy Mass will be at 1.30pm followed by our afternoon programme which includes a programme for children. Bishop Arnold, Bishop of Salford, is expected by about 4.30pm and we will celebrate crowning our Lady in the Shrine with him. For more details click here. We look forward to seeing you on the day
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by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 14/09/2017
Welcome to our Covenant Mass on Monday 18th September 2017 at 7.30pm at the Shrine. This celebration will be our final before we crown Our Lady on October 1st this year. We see each one of us as a jewel in the crown of our Lady – ‘you are precious in my eyes’. We crown Mary our Queen so that she will care for us and we can unite ourselves with her in pursuing her share in the interests of her Son, namely building God’s Kingdom and welcoming all to find their way to the heart of the Father. We want to become missionary disciples of the covenant of love, reaching out to many so that each may find their way home to the Father. Mary is invited to be queen of our homes and our families.
In 1968 Father Kentenich, the founder of Schoenstatt died in the sacristy just after saying Mass in the church of the Blessed Trinity in Schoenstatt. During this coming year we want to look at how Father Kentenich wanted us to be apostles for our time, instruments in Mary’s hands, wining the world for Christ. Our women’s group are preparing the Mass. We look forward to seeing you.
by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 11/07/2017
Covenant Mass will be on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm at the Shrine and you are invited. Fr Pushpa will be the main celebrant and this will be his final Covenant Mass before leaving for the USA where he will be working with the Schoenstatt Family there.
We are preparing to crown Our Lady as Schoenstatt Queen of England and renew the pledge of loyalty taken on pilgrimage to Walsingham thirty year ago. Each household, all our families want to become the jewel in Mary’s crown and we want our Mother Mary to become the jewel in each of our home shrines . We look forward to seeing you as we journey towards this renewal on October Day, the blessing day anniversary of our Shrine on Sunday 1st October 2017. where we all be joined by our Bishop John Arnold.
Please come along with your family and bring a donation for our food and clothes bank.
by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 17/05/2017
Tomorrow is our Covenant Mass celebration and you are invited. Deepening our Covenant of Love means to see one another in our greatness. Pope Francis says in his letter on the joy of love in the family: The love of friendship is called “charity” when it perceives and esteems the “great worth” of another person. Beauty – that “great worth” which is other than physical or psychological appeal – enables us to appreciate the sacredness of a person, without feeling the need to possess it. In a consumerist society, the sense of beauty is impoverished and so joy fades.
Our Joy is knowing we belong to the family of God and help built a home in which love is at the heart. Please come along and join us for Mass at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm. Please bring donations for our food bank.
Welcome to the May Day on Saturday 6th May starting at 10.30am finishing with Mass at 5.00pm. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends. Please come and join us. There will be a Café, Children’s Programme, Workshops and we will conclude with Holy Mass at 5.00pm
Welcome to our first Covenant Mass in the New Year on Wednesday 18th January 2017. Holy Mass will be prepared by the Cenacle Group and Fr Pushpa will be the main Celebrant. St Edmunds Music Group will accompany us at Mass. In his letter on the Joy of Family Life our Holy Father Pope Francis encourages each family to bear witness in their family life and show how their faith helps them become the best version of their family and show God’s love and care in and through family. We look forward to seeing you their. Please bring another family with you to join us. Also remember to bring a donation for our cloths and food bank. God Bless
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