Newsletter for May 2018

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EASTER WELCOME

At the Easter Vigil Mass we joyfully received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church: Marius Ouidiu Nintas and Elena Ramona Nintas. We offer them a warm welcome. Both were members of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

MASS FOR NEW CATHOLICS

The Cardinal will celebrate Mass in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 12thMay at 6pm for the intentions of all those who came into the Catholic Church from all over the diocese this year.

Details as follows:

4.30pm - Tea & Welcome - Vaughan House Conference Room

5.00pm - Reflection from Fr. Stephen Wang

5.30pm - Preparing to celebrate Mass as New Catholics with our Bishop 

6.00pm - Mass

ASCENSION OF THE LORD – Thursday 10th May

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven is celebrated this year on Thursday 10thMay. Masses at Holy Redeemer will be at 8am and 6.30pm.

MARCH FOR LIFE - Saturday 5th May

For the first time this year’s March For Life will take place in London and not Birmingham. The event helps create awareness of the hurt and damage that abortion causes and celebrates the unrepeatable joy of every human life.  Called Lifefest ‘18 there will be pre-rally activities in the De Vere Connaught Rooms from 9.30am - 1.00pm. The march commences at 1.30pm. Go to www.marchforlife.co.uk.

MASS FOR MIGRANTS 2018 - Monday 7th May 

The Diocese of Southwark, Westminster and Brentwood will be holding the Annual Mass for Migrants on Monday 7th May 2018 at St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, London SE1 at 11am. This year it is being hosted by the Archdiocese of Southwark with Archbishop Peter Smith as the main celebrant. All are welcome to participate. There will be a banner precession at 10.45am. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The Parish First Holy Communion day will be held on Saturday 9thJune at 12pm midday. 

CONFIRMATION

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held in conjunction with the parish of St Mary’s Cadogan Street on Friday 8thJune at 7pm at St Mary’s. Bishop John Wilson will be the celebrant.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

This annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in south west France will take place from Saturday 21st to Friday 27th July under the leadership of Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The theme for this year is “Do whatever he tells you’. Direct flights from Stansted to Lourdes, or  coach options are available. For details please ring Elizabeth Uwalaka on 0207 798 9173 or email Lourdes@rcdow.org.uk.

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

As you may know the Catholic Church has instituted a strict regime for the safeguarding of our children and vulnerable adults whilst in a parish environment. I have recruited a new safeguarding officer in the person of Mrs Juliet Tyler who recently completed her training for this important role. It is she who helps new parish workers with children and vulnerable adults to complete the necessary documentation so that they can be cleared by Disclosure Barring Service and so ensure the safety of the young and vulnerable adults in our care. For all enquiries or concerns email  chelsea2sg@safeguard.rcdow.org.uk or telephone 0207 798 9356. Details can also be found on the notice board. 

DISCERNMENT WEEKENDS FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN

For Catholic women considering a call to religious life; an opportunity to share in the sisters' life, with input about discernment and religious life, shared and personal prayer, with time for questions and discussion in the Convent of the Assumption, Central London on 12th -13thMay (aged 35-55) and 26th-27th May (aged 18-35). For details contact Sr Clare Bernadette at vocations@assumptionreligious.org or visit www.assumptionreligious.org/join-us/vocation-events.html.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC MEN’S PILGRIMATE TO WALSINGHAM 

The first annual pilgrimage for Catholic 

Men to Walsingham takes place on Sunday, 22nd April. An opportunity to meet, talk and share the faith with other men while listening to speakers, it is open to lay and clergy men. Donation of £5 on the day to the Shrine, for teas and entry to Abbey grounds. Register at www.catholicman.uk. Accommodation for Saturday/Sunday can be booked at www.walsingham.org.uk.

MARRIAGES

Congratulations and our best wishes for their future happiness go to Eleanor Hyde and George Greenbury, and Ashley Brudenell and Henrietta McCormick, who celebrated their marriages at Holy Redeemer on 7th April and 28th April respectively.

IRIS FERNANDO RIP

The Requiem Mass for the late Iris Fernando took place at the Holy Redeemer on 10th April. We offer condolences to her family. Lux aeterna luceat ea.

LADY GRANIA NORMANBY RIP

A Memorial Mass for the late Grania Normanby took place at the Holy Redeemer on 11th April. We offer condolences to her family. Lux aeterna luceat ea.

THEODORE SANCHEZ DE PINA RAMOS RIP

The Requiem Mass for the late Theodore Sanchez de Pina Ramos took place at the Holy Redeemer on 27th April. We offer condolences to his family. Lux aeterna luceat ei.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the parents and sponsors of Sophie Schaad-Jackson who was baptised in April.

Canon Michael Brockie

Caitriona Fleming