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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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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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A thank you to Fr Paul Horrocks

Father Paul Anthony Horrocks has been a Chaplain at the Lourdes Sanctuary for 15 years and will be moving shortly to Ireland to take up a new assignment. We sat down with Fr. Paul to find out a little more about him and his experiences at the Sanctuary. Can you tell us a little about...

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“To me anybody who does good is following Christ.”

Personal Profile Working at the coalface to combat homelessness and help communities for most of his life, one priest is determined to help those suffering as a result of Ireland’s insidious housing crisis. Currently focusing on housing families, Fr Patsy Carolan OMI has been helping vulnerable people in whatever community he finds himself in, from...

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In Memory of Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI

Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI Fr Benny went home to God on March 5, 2019 (peacefully) in the care of the staff at the Hermitage Clinic, Lucan; he is deeply regretted by his loving sister Teresa (London), brother Jimmy (New York), close friend Finola, nieces, nephews, relatives, and his Oblate brothers. Benny Halpin, the youngest...

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Oblate Honoured with ‘Housing Hero’ Award

People who work in housing and homelessness across Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic, Belfast on Friday 22 February. The awards aim to recognise the outstanding people and many diverse housing organisations that make a real difference...

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Renewal of Oblate Vows

Renewal of Oblate Vows Three young men from the Oblate Province of Southern Africa and Namibia renewed their vows as Oblates of Mary Immaculate in different parts of our Province this past coming weekend. Their presence among us highlights the Internationality of our Congregation.   In Kilburn, Max Hambabi Haundapiti OMI, Province of Namibia, renewed his...

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