To all those who helped contribute to the Marian evening, thank you very much. Such a successful evening does just happen by itself. From the those who decorated the church, to those who provided music, from those who helped in the planning and those who provided refreshments, and of course those who helped to tidy up: you all did your bit. Well done and thank you.
Fr Liam has had many comments from those who enjoyed the video presentation and found it informative… and many more comments from those who liked the candle-lit Rosary prayer service.
Marian Prayers by Candlelight
A fitting end to the month of the Rosary! More pictures can be found here.
This afternoon a group of our younger members met in the hall to design a few craft items for Christmas. Some of the results were quite inventive. Who knew that by sticking pins in to balls of woollen fibres you could make felt robins?
An evening of Marian devotion to end the Month of the Rosary.
Thursday 30th October, 7pm, St David and St Patrick Catholic Church.
The evening will start with a video presentation looking at Marian apparitions and theology. Then there will be chance for tea, coffee and some light bites, which will be followed by a candle-lit prayer service incorporating many Marian Prayers and devotions – including the Rosary.
The latest newsletter for our parish young adults and teenagers is published here! Please do take a moment to have a look through it.
Fr Liam has now returned from his retreat and Fr Owen is back from Fatima! We returned home to lots of emails and 27 ‘phone messages! Please do be patient while we try to get through them all and get back on top of things!
Here is a video clip of a press conference at which Cardinal Nichols spoke. (The first question is in Italian, but after that English is used).
The month of October has traditionally been dedicated to praying the Rosary.
There are many useful websites which can help understand this prayer and how to pray it. A few of those sites are included below.
Instructions on how the Rosary are here. While the Wikipedia page can be found by clicking here. Pope Pius XII wrote an Encyclical on the Rosary and Pope John Paul II wrote an Apostolic Letter soon after he’d added the Mysteries of Light.
To Celebrate the Month of the Rosary, Fr Liam is going to conclude the month by leading the parish in an evening of Marian Devotion on Thursday 30th October at 7pm in the Church of St David and St Patrick.