Yesterday evening 14 were present for the Redbridge and Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group Mass and meeting. This was celebrated by the Father Mervyn and concelebrated by Father Martin and there were 14 present for Mass and 10 stayed for the meeting afterwards.. During Mass we prayed for Christian Unity, for the Holy Father and for Monsignor Keith the Ordinary, as well as Bishop Stephen and Bishop Norman. After Mass we had the opportunity to do some forward planning for 2012. Future dates were discussed and these will be notified and published as soon as possible.
After the Summer break this was the first get together we have been able to arrange. Members are really keen that the Group should continue. and during 2012 we hope that it may expand.
It was suggested that we hold a Passover Meal around Holy Week for those interested and that we held another trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. We talked about the visit Fathers Martin and Mervyn will be making to the Holy Land next June with the possibility of a pilgrimage during 2013.