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Watching for the Kingfisher at Easter Benediction

Here is an edited summary of the address given by Fr Ian at Benediction on Easter Day at the end of the Easter Triduum, St Chrysostom’s 2019 In my late teens I stood at the Abbey Bridge, Barnard Castle, looking … Continue reading

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At play at Epiphany

In a charming short essay in his book The Spirit of the Liturgy the influential Catholic priest and theologian Romano Guardini talks of the Playfulness of the Liturgy. While acknowledging the importance and solemnity of worship Guardini also encourages us to see … Continue reading

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Monstrance watch! 24 hours of prayer

Our 24 hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament have begun. Following Mass this evening Bishop Mark processed the Blessed Sacrament to the Anson Chapel. From 5pm Tuesday 4th June to 5pm Wednesday 5th June there is continuous prayer before … Continue reading

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YES to Easter – St C’s Campaign for a Real Eastertide!

The Easter Season lasts 50 days. Significantly it is 10 days longer than the season of preparation for Easter – Lent. Now, in Lent some of the things we do are consider our lifestyle (what we are ‘giving up’),  deepen … Continue reading

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God calling!

Visiting churches in Trafford, Pendleton, Cheetham and Longsight, curry in Rusholme, Benediction at St Chrysostoms, discussing cartoons of the Mothers Union… all were part of an SCP (Society of Catholic Priests)  Vocations Weekend based in Manchester, and staffed from St … Continue reading

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