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Beautiful New Calendar for 2019

You may have seen these beautiful calendars in your parish over the past few weeks. They were produced by Colum Keating and Fr Leo Philomin. The calendar features some beautiful imagery of the various Oblate projects, events and missions from around the province over the past 12 months, alongside some quotes from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation:...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, As 2019 begins I wish you all a very Happy New Year. It will be a year full of challenges for our world, for our church and for us a Congregation. Let us embrace these challenges with a spirit of faith confident that the Christ who we have welcomed once again at...

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The Porch Project

A big thank you to everyone involved in this wonderful project! “The Porch Project in Kilburn cooked and served a fabulous Christmas Dinner to our Guests on December 22. A large number of volunteers brought food to the table and we catered for 24 people. It was a lovely evening. As the guests left they...

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Friends of St. Eugene in Birmingham’s recent visit to the Arboretum

The Silence Began “11am, the silence began, not in the battlefields of Flanders in November 1918, but several days after the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. We, the Birmingham Friends of St. Eugene, were in the Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness at the National Memorial Arboretum on a chilly and...

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Advent Gospel Reflection for December 9th

Prepare a Way for the Lord in Advent God’s Messengers The Jewish People of the Old Testament had been promised that the Messiah, the Chosen One of God would come to deliver and save them from oppression and slavery. They were told through the Prophets, God’s messengers, that God would always be with them. Sadly...

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Death Notice Of Father Paul Byrne OMI

It is with great sadness that the Oblate Community announces the death of Fr Paul Byrne OMI OBE (Dublin) – (peacefully), in the wonderful care of all the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross (late of Inchicore). Beloved son of the late John and Lavinia and brother of the late Dick; deeply regretted by...

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A Return to Zimbabwe

Since 2011 over members forty of our Oblate Family have taken part in a missionary experience by traveling to Zimbabwe to share in the Oblate mission there. In this article Ronan Lavery, who has been leading the project, shares with us what it was like to return to Zimbabwe after a break of two years....

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Tabor House and the Friends of St Eugene

Tabor House is Birmingham’s only permanent all year round shelter for homeless men and women. It is housed on the first floor of St. Anne’s parish club and it can accommodate 15 guests. It started in September 2017 with 6 guests and it now has 9 guests. Each guest is allocated a Volunteer Mentor who...

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Fr Francis Daniel OMI

Golden Jubilee Celebrations   On Friday 5th October 2018, the school community – children and staff from English Martyrs’ Primary school here in Tower Hill, London, led the celebrations of the golden jubilee of our Parish Priest Fr. Francis Daniel , otherwise known as Fr Danny.   The jubilee mass at midday, took place fifty years,...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

This year marked the 160th anniversary of Our Lady appearing to young Bernadette Soubirous. Pilgrims have being travelling to Lourdes ever since and the Missionary Oblates of Mary have also been part of this Sacred Story and Journey. This September, the Oblates travelled to Lourdes with people from across Ireland, England Scotland, Wales and the...

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