Thursday, 20 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
It is our practice to have First Confessions at the usual time for parish Confessions, i.e. after Saturday morning Mass. I think this is helpful as the children get the idea that going to Confession is a regular part of parish life as they see other parishioners waiting beside them.
We also encourage the whole family to come to church with the child and to go to Confession too. I'm pleased to say that I was able to confess many whole families this morning. This is another great example for our children.
Congratulations and well done to all!
On Thursday three former Bishops of the Church of England were ordained Deacon at Allen Hall Seminary by Bishop Alan Hopes. This followed their reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church on New Year's Day at Westminster Cathedral.
The three newly ordained priests, ordained by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral today, are the first members of the newly created Ordinariate for former Anglican priests. The new Ordinariate, established by papal decree, is to be known as the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, under the protection of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Fr Newton has been appointed Ordinary of the new Ordinariate.
You can read all about it (as they say!) here and here.
Monday, 10 January 2011
Neil, who works closely with John, touring with him and assisting in giving talks to schools and parishes, gave us a fascinating talk about his own experiences and conversion story. Throughout his testimony, he mentioned several incidents which brought him back to the practice of his faith.
Saturday, 1 January 2011
through Jesus Christ her Son
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever. Amen.