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Easter Vigil Mass and Celebrations in Quex Road

Easter Vigil What an amazing celebration at Quex Road, Kilburn, this Easter night – we had the privilege of welcoming new members of our catholic faith who are beginning and progressing in their journey towards becoming catholics. Three adults were baptised into the Catholic faith, two adults were received, and sixteen adults received the sacrament...

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A Reflection on Taizé Prayer at English Martyrs Parish

The Church of the English Martyrs, Tower Hill, London, was beautifully lit with candles surrounding the Taizé cross display, as parishioners gathered for ‘Lenten prayer around the cross’ on Wednesday 10th April. A time of Prayer and Taizé music was led by Kirk Jacob and the Friends of St. Eugene and we added our voices in prayer and...

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Holy Week & Easter Services in Oblate Parishes

Please see below information for Holy Week and Easter Service for the Oblate Parishes of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  England: Church of the Sacred Heart, Quex Road, Kilburn April 15th Masses: 10am and 12.15pm Friends of Eugene Reflection 7pm April 16th Masses: 10am and 12.15pm Adult Confirmation 7pm Taizé prayer 7pm Spy Wednesday April...

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Group from Quex Road Attends ‘Standing Together’ Rally against Violence in London

Standing Together Against Knife Crime Last weekend, a group from Quex Road attended the “Standing Together” Rally to join with other churches and ecumenical groups to call for an end to violent crime in London and the UK. The group joined the protest walk to suppport families affected by knife crime. The Rally took place...

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Gospel Reflection for Easter Sunday

The People in darkness have seen a great light! We began our Lenten journey with Jesus in the desert.  We did our best to pray for each and with each other as we travelled with him during those forty days. On Palm Sunday we greeted him joyfully as we waved our palms and cried, ‘Hosanna,...

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Pope Francis issues new legislation for protection of minors

By Christopher Wells, Vatican News   “The protection of minors and vulnerable persons is an integral part of the Gospel message,” Pope Francis insists in the very first line of his Apostolic Letter. The Pope says that it is the duty of all “to generously welcome children and vulnerable persons, and to create a safe...

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Taizé prayer for English Martyrs Primary School, Tower Hill

On an early bright sunny Wednesday morning, three of us, Ronan, Dawn and myself from the Partners in Mission team ventured into central London with our vehicle carrying colourful drapes, a Taizé cross, plenty of big candles. Our primary aim was to share these visual resources and introduce a form of Taizé prayer to the...

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A thank you to Fr Paul Horrocks

Father Paul Anthony Horrocks has been a Chaplain at the Lourdes Sanctuary for 15 years and will be moving shortly to Ireland to take up a new assignment. We sat down with Fr. Paul to find out a little more about him and his experiences at the Sanctuary. Can you tell us a little about...

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“To me anybody who does good is following Christ.”

Personal Profile Working at the coalface to combat homelessness and help communities for most of his life, one priest is determined to help those suffering as a result of Ireland’s insidious housing crisis. Currently focusing on housing families, Fr Patsy Carolan OMI has been helping vulnerable people in whatever community he finds himself in, from...

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In Memory of Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI

Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI Fr Benny went home to God on March 5, 2019 (peacefully) in the care of the staff at the Hermitage Clinic, Lucan; he is deeply regretted by his loving sister Teresa (London), brother Jimmy (New York), close friend Finola, nieces, nephews, relatives, and his Oblate brothers. Benny Halpin, the youngest...

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