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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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Taste and See Family Mass in February


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 07/02/2018

You are invited with family and friends to Taste and See Family Mass of the year at the Shrine on Sunday 11th February 2018 starting with Mass at 3.30pm and followed by a shared meal and time to chat. One book about Father Kentenich calls him ‘Mary’s Prophet’. His charism was to raise our  awareness of the special role Our Lady plays in God’s entire plan of salvation. As Mother of the Lord Mary shows us the way to follow her Son closely. And Mary is closest to him on his journey and always there to assist him in his mission to win the world for the Father.  Please also bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. Thank you.  Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday

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Taste and See Family Mass


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 10/01/2018

You are invited with family and friends to the first Taste and See Family Mass of the year at the Shrine on Sunday 14th January2018 starting with Mass at 3.30pm and followed by a shared meal and time to chat. Throughout this coming year we want to look at the development programme in Salford Diocese called ‘Hope in the Future’. This coincides with a year with Father Joseph Kentenich the founder of Schoenstatt in which we are asking how do we share in his charism and how can we reach out to others assisting them on their journey. Please also bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. Thank you Look forward to seeing you next Sunday

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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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Taste and See Advent Mass tomorrow 10th December


by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 09/12/2017

Welcome to our Advent Taste and See Mass tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying our Advent Christmas Celebration. Mass starts at 3.30pm and will be followed by a shared festive meal. Please bring some festive food to share and if you would like to wear a Christmas dress or a hat please feel free. We want to share our devout and joyful preparation for the coming of the baby Jesus in the stable of Bethlehem. Please also bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. Bring the whole family and invite a friend to come along. It comes but once a year.

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