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Communion on the Moon


by Fr Duncan McVicar on 02/04/2012

Forty-two years ago, two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon. But what happened before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few people know about it. “I’m talking

about the fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Some months after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine. And a few years ago I had the  privilege of meeting him myself. I asked him about it and he confirmed the story to me, and I wrote about in my book “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)”. Buzz Aldrin took Communion with him out of the Earth’s orbit and on to the surface of the moon. He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement: “This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.”  He then ended radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion. Here is his own account of what happened: (more…)

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Holy Mass with Foot Washing


by Shrine Office on 20/04/2011

“Maundy Thursday Service”

  • at St John Fishers
  • starts at 7.30 pm
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Young Adults Night Vigil – Into your hands…


by Fr. Andrew Pastore on 22/03/2011

A night vigil for young adult from the age of 18 upward. We begin at 10 – registration necessary - we  finish with prayer as 6am on Friday Morning. During the night each hour begins with an activity, with time to pray and to share…

Bring musical instruments, spiritual reading and something to eat and drink

To download the poster for the event – click here
To download a flyer you can print, cut up and hand out – click here

For further details please contact:
Fr. Andrew Pastore
Mobile: 07958 780649
e-mail: fr.andrew@schoenstatt.org.uk