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Memorial Mass for Paul Barnes RIP at the Shrine


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 09/05/2018

Dear Friends

Following the interment of the ashes of Paul Barnes we want to celebrate Mass at the Shrine on Saturday 16th June 2018 at 5.00pm. This will be followed by a light supper and refreshments in the Hall.

Clare and Sheila,  and all the Barnes family would like to invite you to this Mass and time to get together again after. You may want to let Clare know if you are coming if you know in advance that you intend to come on the day. Clare can then have a better idea of numbers to cater for.

May Paul now rest in peace and in the Hope of the Lord.
God Bless
Fr Bryan

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Requiem for Brian Stocks


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 11/04/2018

Dear Friends

The Funeral and Requiem
of young Brian Stocks
will be at 11.00am  on Friday, 20th April 
at St Peter’s Church, Middleton,
Taylor Street Middleton,
Manchester M24 1BL 
and the burial will be at Blackley Cemetery 
Victoria Avenue Blackley 
Manchester M9 8JP.
We pray for young Brian
and for Louise, Brian and Paul and all the family in their grief.
God Bless
Fr Bryan
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Taste and See Mass on Mercy Sunday 8th April 2018


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 07/04/2018

You are invited on Mercy Sunday to celebrate Taste and See Family Mass at the Shrine this Sunday 8th April 2018. We begin with Mass at 3.30pm and will conclude with a shared meal. St John Paul II said in his first sermon to mark Mercy Sunday:

The Heart of Christ!
His “Sacred Heart” has given men everything: redemption, salvation, sanctification. Saint Faustina Kowalska saw coming from this Heart that was overflowing with generous love, two rays of light which illuminated the world.

Through the mystery of this wounded Heart, the restorative tide of God’s merciful love continues to spread over the men and women of our time. Here alone can those who long for true and lasting happiness find its secret.

“Jesus, I trust in You!”
This prayer, dear to so many of the devout, clearly expresses the attitude with which we too would like to abandon ourselves trustfully in Your hands, 0 Lord, our only Savior.

 

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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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Taste and See Mass on Mothers’ Day


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 07/03/2018

All our mothers are invited to join with their families and celebrate Taste and See Family Mass at the Shrine this Sunday 11th March 2018. We begin with Mass at 3.30pm and will conclude with a shared meal. We give thanks for our mothers and ask God to reward them for the good they do because they love. Our Holy Father encourages us to listen to the ‘Gospel of the Family’

(Family) is the path along which the history of salvation progresses… The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection. The aim of Church teaching is “to present marriage more as a dynamic path to personal development and fulfilment than as a lifelong burden”  If the parents are in some sense the foundations of the home, the children are like the “living stones” of the family.  Here too, we can see another aspect of the family. We know that the New Testament speaks of “churches that meet in homes”.  A family’s living space could turn into a domestic church, a setting for the Eucharist, the presence of Christ seated at its table.

 

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Into my Vineyard


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 07/03/2018

You are invited to our Into My Vineyard Meeting this coming Saturday 10th March 2018 at 3.30pm. we will finish with Mass in the Shrine. The women’s group are preparing for the May Day and they will report on the programme. We also have the first of the Father Kentenich Seminars on Saturday April 28th 2018 and the team preparing these will also report on what we are planning. The family branch has the Family Week in Whitby 6th – 10th August. The registration forms for the family week will be available at this meeting. Anyone interested in going to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families  August 21st – 26th 2018 will receive more information of the trip planned by the Diocese of Salford. There is also a Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool from 7th -9th September this year and our Women’s group have expressed interest in going and in how we develop Adoration at the Shrine. We look forward to seeing you at the vineyard meeting to discuss all these topics and much more.

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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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