The Rosary Shrine welcomes back the Catholic Medical Association’s Youth Branch for their 3rd annual day retreat on Saturday 8th February. This is open to all young (18+) Catholics in healthcare, and to young (18+) Catholic adults. The retreat day begins with a Dominican rite Sung Mass at 11:30am which is open to everybody.
For the day’s theme and programme, see below:
As lunch will be provided, free registration is essential, and £5 is payable on the door. The day will include talks, and a Tour of the Rosary Shrine.
26th February: Ash Wednesday Masses at 7:30am, 10am (with St Dominic’s School), and 6pm. There will be the imposition of ashes at each of these Masses.
7th March: Music for Lent – Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ at 7:30pm: We are delighted to welcome back the Bach Players, who will perform this beautiful musical meditation on the sorrows of Our Lady, in the Lady Chapel. Children are very welcome to join the audience. After the concert, the friars invite you for drinks (included in the price of the ticket). Tickets are available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/thebachplayers, or on the door £15/£5. Tickets can also be purchased at the repository, or parish office, or reserved by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
14th March: Celebrity Organ Recital – our monthly organ recitals are a wonderful chance to hear our historic and internationally renowned ‘Father Willis’ organ at its splendid best. This month features a special concert given by international concert organist Nigel Allcoat. He will play his own Stabat Mater with plainchant and improvisations. Admission free – retiring collection.
21st March: Eucharistic Rosary Procession with healing prayers at 7pm after the Saturday Vigil Mass.
Every month in Our Lady’s Rosary Shrine there is a Eucharistic Rosary Procession with healing prayers. The processions start at 7pm on a Saturday.
The Blessed Sacrament is carried in a candlelit procession with Dominican chants, hymns, and sacred music. The Blessed Sacrament is taken into the individual Rosary chapels, and the corresponding Mystery of the Rosary is prayed in that chapel kneeling before the Lord, present in the Holy Eucharist.
At the end of the procession, either Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place, or the Eucharist is carried to each person and a blessing and prayer for healing is given individually for that person. You may bring photos of your loved ones too, and so ask for Christ’s blessing for them.
Please note the dates of the next processions. The intentions for each procession will be announced in the parish newsletter: