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REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE!

Parish Assistant John writes: Yesterday evening, a contingent from St C’s attended Penny King’s first Mass following her ordination as priest on Saturday. What a glorious and memorable service! We enjoyed the magnificent interior of St Elisabeth’s, Reddish – a … Continue reading

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Inflamed by the fire of Christ’s love

Pentecost Sunday 2014. We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, as tongues of fire at the first Pentecost, and now, today in our lives and world. Here is our joyous congregation after High Mass, grouped on the church steps with carnations … Continue reading

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Looking for Luminosity with Mary

To inspire prayer and a sense of fellowship in prayer throughout May, we encouraged people to say part of the Holy Rosary on a particular day and so fill the entire month with thought and prayer based on the rosary. The … Continue reading

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Mary for all people

Belligerently beautiful, Queen of all fat women, Defender of the unloved. Penelope Dent’s poem My Fat Virgin, describes and praises the Virgin Mary as  a large, jolly, motherly figure, eating pork pies. Ildelphonsus of Toledo gives a  more traditional reflection of the … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Keith Bennett

On Friday (March 5th)  a wide variety of different people came together to celebrate Keith Bennet’s life at Manchester Cathedral. They included family and friends, some of whom had been at school with Keith or lived locally, others had been … Continue reading

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CHN Sisters in our Parish

In October we welcomed Sister Catherine and Sister Julie of the Community of the Holy Name (CHN) to live and work in our parish. CHN has opened a branch house in the parish at the invitation of Fr Ian and … Continue reading

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Armenian footwashing

On the edge of our parish is a small 140yr old Armenian Church. It is the only Armenian Church in Britain outside London. It serves a dispersed community in the North West. Fr Jirayr, from Paris, is serving the church … Continue reading

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