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“The Lord God of your Fathers has sent me to you”.
Whenever we encounter a priest or Religious we have to remember that they have
been called by Our Lord and sent to serve us.
God works in all sorts of different ways that are often beyond our understanding.
May we treat those sent to us by God with the utmost respect and give them our
For information about the priesthood or consecrated life please contact
Father Steven Parkinson or Father David Featherstone on 0161 681 1410
Click on this link to learn more about Vocations http://www.ukvocation.org/
Please remember in your prayers our Diocesan seminarians-
Mark Paver who will be ordained Priest on 22nd. July 2017
Gavin Landers who will be ordained Priest on 22nd. July, 2017
Callum Brown recently ordained Deacon in Birmingham., June 2017.
Michael Deas was ordained Priest on July 16th. 2016
Richard Howard was ordained Priest on July 16th. 2016
Please pray for all our recently ordained Priests and seminarians that God may give
them the strength and courage to carry out their religious lives in accordance
with His will.
We pray also for The Spiritual Directors who will guide and offer support and
encouragement to these seminarians.
God bless them all.
Some Thoughts of St John Vianney on the Blessed Sacrament
"All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the Sacrifice of God for man."
"The many wonders of creation can only fill us with astonishment and admiration. But when we speak of the Most Holy Eucharist we can say that here is to be found the miracle of divine love for us.... Has there been, or will there ever be, a nobler or more magnanimous love than that which He has shown us in the sacrament of love?"
"Without the Holy Eucharist there would be no happiness in this world; life would be insupportable. When we receive Holy Communion, we receive our joy and our happiness. The good God, wishing to give Himself to us in the Sacrament of His Love, gave us a vast and great desire, which He alone can satisfy. In the presence of this beautiful Sacrament, we are like a person dying of thirst by the side of a river — he would only need to bend his head; like a person still remaining poor, close to a great treasure — he need only stretch out his hand. He who communicates loses himself in God like a drop of water in the ocean. They can no more be separated,"
"The soul hungers for God, and nothing but God can satiate it. Therefore He came to dwell on earth and assumed a Body in order that this Body might become the Food of our souls,"
"When we go before the Blessed Sacrament, let us open our heart; our good God will open His. We shall go to Him; He will come to us; the one to ask, the other to receive. It will be like a breath from one to the other."
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