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A Message from the Philippine Consulate

The funeral of the late Fr Michael Guckian OMI PLEASE ATTEND THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FR MICHAEL GUCKIAN WHO SERVED THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 33 YEARS The Philippine Consulate Dublin was saddened to hear the news of the tragic death of Fr Michael Guckian on May 11th 2019 caused by a hit-and-run...

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Fr. Michael Guckian RIP

It is with great sadness the Oblate Community announces that the death has occurred of Fr. Michael Guckian OMI. Fr Michael died aged 81 on Saturday the 11th of May following an accident in his home country of Roscommon.   Michael was born in 1938 in County Roscommon in the West of Ireland, and was...

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Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

Lourdes-style pilgrimage can help stress

Lourdes Pilgrimage: Send stressed employees on Lourdes style pilgrimages or retreats, say experts  Feeling stressed at work? Have you considered taking time out for a retreat or pilgrimage to Lourdes? Because this might be just what you need according to a recent study.  A three year study finds that religious trips to spiritual destinations or...

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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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