Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ad Multos Annos!

Today the Holy Father celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. We thank God for Pope Benedict and offer our prayers on this wonderful occasion.

O God, the pastor and ruler of all the faithful,

mercifully look upon thy servant Benedict

whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church:

grant him, we beseech thee,

to be in word and conversation a wholesome example

to the people committed to his charge;

that he with them may attain unto everlasting life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Evening at The Church of the Assumption

On Tuesday the Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group combined with the Harlow Ordinariate Group for Exposition, Prayer and Benediction followed by a meeting held at the Church of the Assumption, Manford Way, Hainault. The Parish Priest Father Salvini hosted the evening and acted as MC. Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary presided at Benediction, Father Mervyn Jennings played the organ, Father Robert Page acted as Deacon and Father John Corbyn led the Litany of the Sacred Heart. After the service, we went to the Parish Hall for refreshments and a talk with questions and answers from Father Keith. Also present was Father John Corbyn’s curate. Father Robert Page who is now a Roman Catholic Deacon is due to be priested this Saturday; Father Page was Vicar of St. Margaret’s until earlier this year. Please keep him and all the others to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests this weekend in your prayers.

It was a very worthwhile evening and our grateful thanks to Father Salvini for organising it and members of his congregation for making us so welcome.

We are hoping to arrange a further meeting with the Harlow Group later in the year.