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Taste and See Family Mass 8th February


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 01/02/2015

You are invited to Taste and See Family Mass on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 3.30pm at the Shrine, St John Fisher’s Kearsley. The theme for this year is: “Love is our Mission. Family Fully Alive!” Last October there was an extraordinary Synod which introduced the topic of Family as the model and resource of evangelisation. In Autumn of 2015 there is to be a full Synod of the Bishops to take this topic further. How can we live our Faith in our family and what can we do to pass on the Faith through family life. When we live our mission as family, which is plain and simply the task of creating a culture of love in Christ we create  new space for many to find God in their homes. We would like to welcome you to our Family Mass at 3.30pm and afterwards we will share a meal with one another.

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Covenant Mass in Lent


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 05/03/2014

Welcome to our Covenant Mass this evening on Tuesday 18th March at 7.30pm. Holy Mass is prepared by our Cenacle Group and the main celebrant will be Father Duncan The St Edmund’s Music Group will accompany out celebration of Holy Mass. The Theme for tonight’s Mass is “Your are  Salt, Light and Leaven”.
Pope Francis has challenged us to share the joy of the Gospel with many. Our Lord commissioned us to be as salt, light and leaven for the world so that the world will know the gift of redemption. Lent is the time we take to prepare ourselves and those who search for God in their lives for the great gift of Easter. We de-clutter our lives and focus on what is important.
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From The Desk Of God


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 18/02/2014

Effective Immediately:

Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life.

1. STOP WORRYING

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you?

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to me.

3. TRUST ME

Once you’ve given your burdens to me, stop trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the children? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. LEAVE IT ALONE

Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here.” Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave me your burdens and I’m taking care of them.

5. TALK TO ME

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please don’t forget to talk to me. I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me.

6. HAVE FAITH

I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing.  How hard can trust be?

7. SHARE

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. BE PATIENT

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect.

9. BE KIND

Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake.

10. LOVE YOURSELF

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only – to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbours. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget that!

With all my heart, I love you, Your Eternal Father, GOD


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Covenant Mass in February


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 13/02/2014
Welcome to our Covenant Mass this evening on Tuesday 18th February at 7.30pm. Holy Mass is prepared by our two Schoenstatt Groups from Liverpool and the main celebrant will be Father Reginald. The St Edmund’s Music Group will accompany out celebration of Holy Mass. The Theme for tonight’s Mass is Evangelisation?  Who me?
Today, perhaps more than ever, the Church needs people who are deeply moved by an awareness of their mission in the world.  As members of the Schoenstatt Family, we aim to discover our mission.  As Mary’s instruments, we need her intercession to the Holy Spirit, so that He will fill us with wisdom and courage and enable us to carry out our task in the world in helping to prepare the way to God for others.  God speaks to us through people and events.  When we are called will the answer be, “Yes Father”.
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Judge Me By The Footprints I Leave Behind


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 12/02/2014

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve got a favour to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring with me.” “Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.” “There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.” “I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.” “No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.” “Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg. The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are. Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us regardless of how messed up we are.

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Taste and See Family Mass in February


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 01/02/2014

Welcome to Taste and See Mass ion Sunday 9th February. All are welcome. Holy Mass begins at 3.30pm. After Mass we will have input for the adults and the children will have their own programme Then you are invited to share a meal. We plan to finish by 6.30pm. We seek to develop our faith following the Year of Faith and the invitation of Pope Francis to missionary conversion and becoming apostles of the joy of the Good News. The topic for our input will be “Apostle – who me?” The founder of Schoenstatt Father Kentenich said we are part of the Church standing on the new shore. Our task is to become family apostles of this Church  reaching out to the present and real members of society and giving them a share in the joy of the Gospel. We look forward to welcoming you to our Mass.

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Into My Vineyard Topics


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 22/02/2013

Welcome to  Into my Vineyard.  In this meeting we want to take time for the Branches(to download info on the Family Week August 2013 click here) to plan and to look at events coming up, e.g, our May Day for 12th May  (both the May Day and October Day last year were a great success under the leadership our Taste and See Team). We also need to plan ahead. We have to register and make the downpayment of a deposit if we want to attend the Jubilee celebrations in Schoenstatt in October 2014 and if we want to join in the Rome Weekend following. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday 22nd September. If you want there is Holy Mass at 12.00 noon The meeting will start at 1.00pm (to download invitation and Info click here)

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