The Rosary Shrine released the list of events for February – June 2019; leaflets will be available in church from this Sunday. Among the highlights are a Pilgrimage to Paris in March, and the Holy Week retreat in April.
May, the month of Our Lady, will be an important month with the annual Prayer Vigil for Life on 10 May, the Opening of our new Luminous Mysteries Rosary Garden on 24 May, and a Gala fund-raising concert on 25 May of Marian motets composed and conducted by Sir James MacMillan.
This Lent, why not discover the blessings of God’s Word? The Lord has something powerful and beautiful for you, and the Word of God is creative and has the power to heal and soothe our souls; to open up new avenues and possibilities; and to shine a light in the darkness.
Every Wednesday, beginning this Ash Wednesday at 6:45pm (after the 6pm Mass) until about 7:45pm, a Dominican friar will lead the group in adoration and praise, followed by a powerful method of ‘lectio divina’ popularised by the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit in Phoenix, Arizona. We will engage in a meditative reading of Scripture (usually the Mass readings for the following Sunday). Then, like our mother Mary, we shall pray with the living Word of God, pondering it in our hearts, and inviting the Holy Spirit to speak to us. We will also listen to one another and open our hearts to them, and then we shall open our hearts to God’s Spirit, and allow him to speak His words of blessing and power to our neighbour, through us.
“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)
Lent is a time for prayer, reflection, and contemplation. We invite you to come for this day of talks on what it is to be human, according to the Catholic vision of human anthropology, ethics and the moral life, human sexuality, and end of life issues.
This is a one-day conference, starting after the 10am Mass, with the talks beginning at 11am until 4pm, with a break for lunch. Food will be provided, so registration is required so that we can cater for all. Please register at the church repository, or email Fr Thomas Skeats OP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the evening (after the 6pm Mass) there will be a beautiful concert of music for Passiontide: Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’ played by a string quartet in the Lady Chapel. Tickets are priced at £12.50 (£5 students), available online.
To celebrate the completion of restoration works in our Lady Chapel, we welcome back ‘The Bach Players‘ to perform a candlelit concert of music in this intimate and beautiful space around the Altar of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. They will perform Joseph Haydn’s ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ‘, arranged for string quartet on Saturday 30 March at 7:30pm.
Tickets at £12.50 (£5 students) from Ticketsource, or from the church Respository, or email <email@example.com>