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.
by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 16/11/2017
Welcome to our Covenant Mass this Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7.30pm at the Shrine followed by refreshments. The Group preparing the Covenant Mass is the Emmaus Group, Celebrant: Fr.Reginald and the music group from St Edmund’s will accompany us. During this year we have thought about what Pope Francis has said to us about the joy of love in the family.Theme: Living our faith in the Family: For “man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him”.(Redemptor Hominis §10 in AL§161). We also pray for all our deceased members and for all the faithful departed in the month of November. We remember particularly Arthur Hamilton from the St Michael’s group, keeping Edith and the family in our prayers. You are invited to bring a donation for our food and cloths bank. This time of year we look for warm socks, gloves and wooly hats. Look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.
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.
Welcome to our Taste and See Mass tomorrow 12th February 2017. Mass starts at 3.30pm and is followed by a shared meal which will be potluck: what you bring is what we share! Time to share as a family. Please remember and bring donations for our food and clothes bank and we will pass them on to the Brothers of Charity.Looking forward to siege you there. Please put in your diary: Next Month’s Taste and See Mass, on 12th March, will be celebrated by Bishop John Arnold and Bishop John will lead us in the input for the day.
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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You are invited at the beginning of the Lenten Season to join us for the Family Mass at the Shrine on Sunday 14th February at 3.30pm. Our theme for this Mass is two of the Corporal works of Mercy: Clothe the Naked & Shelter the Homeless. We will start at 3.30pm with holy Mass and afterward share supper with one another. Please also remember to bring donations for our foodbank. Look forward to seeing you. On the one hand it is Valentine’s Day and we hope that you have the chance to share signs of love for one and other in your family. It is the First Sunday in Lent and each of us is invited to join in the Lenten Pilgrimage to Easter. “God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.” (Eph 2:4f)
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Taste and See Mass on Sunday 10th January 2016 at 3.30pm . This Mass, prepared by our Taste and See Team together with Fr Bryan is especially for families with young children. This year we Celebrate the Year of Mercy. Our Shrine is one of the five doors of mercy in the Salford Diocese and was blessed with all the Doors of Mercy throughout the world on December 13th 2015. Our journey to the Taste and See Mass is a pilgrimage to the “Holy Door”. Throughout this year wi will consider the Works of Mercy and consider the Works of Mercy: Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. Feed the hungry & Give drink to the thirsty. Please come along to our Mass and join together in our programme and shared supper after holy Mass. You are invited to bring a contribution to our food-bank including winter woolies. We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of this New Year.