• St Rita of Cascia – 22 May
    St Rita of Cascia – 22 May

    St Rita was born in 1386 in Roccaparena, Umbria, Italy. Daughter of Antonio and Amata Lotti, a couple known as the Peacemakers of Jesus; they had Rita late in life. From her early youth, Rita visited the Augustinian nuns at Cascia, Italy, and showed interest in a religious life. However, when she was twelve, her parents betrothed her to Paolo Mancini, an ill-tempered, abusive individual…

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  • Mary, Mother of the Church – 21 May
    Mary, Mother of the Church – 21 May

    Rome Reports – 17 May 2018 This year marks the first official celebration of the feast day, “Mary, Mother of the Church,” established by Pope Francis. It is a title given to the Blessed Mother that dates all the way back to the Second Vatican Council. MSGR. ARTHUR ROCHE Secretary, Congregation for Divine Worship and…

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  • Solemnity of Pentecost – 20 May
    Solemnity of Pentecost – 20 May

    HOMILY BY POPE FRANCIS – 20 MAY 2018 In the first reading of today’s liturgy, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is likened to “a wind that strikes itself impetuously” ( Acts 2 : 2). What does this image tell us? The impetuous wind makes one think of a great force, but not an end in itself:…

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  • Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – 13 May
    Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – 13 May

    ANGELUS MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS – 13 MAY 2018 Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, in Italy and in many other countries, the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated. This party contains two elements. On the one hand, it directs our gaze to heaven , where the glorified Jesus sits at the right hand of…

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  • St Joseph the Worker – 01 May
    St Joseph the Worker – 01 May

    Descendant of the house of David. Layman. Builder by trade; traditionally a carpenter, but may have been a stone worker. Earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ. Visionary who was visited by angels. Noted for his willingness to immediately get up and do what God told him to do.

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  • Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Every year on the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to Elizabeth, we renew our Consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart and we invite you to join us.  Preparation for this consecration began on Saturday, 28th April, 2018 and continues every Saturday at 10.00 am at the Centre.  Mass of Consecration takes place on Tuesday,…

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  • Divine Mercy Sunday – Homily by Pope Francis – 08 April
    Divine Mercy Sunday – Homily by Pope Francis – 08 April

    Here is the text of the Pope’s Homily at Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018, provided by the Vatican: In today’s Gospel, we hear, over and over, the word “see”.  The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord (Jn 20:20).  They tell Thomas: “We have seen the Lord” (v. 25).  But the Gospel does not describe how they saw him;…

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  • Easter Message of the Holy Father & Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’
    Easter Message of the Holy Father & Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’

    Pope Francis proclaimed his Easter Blessing “Urbi et Orbi’ – to the City of Rome and the world – at noon on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica. Here is the text of his address, provided by the Vatican  Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus is risen…

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  • LWC Pilgrimage to BraziL & Argentina 2018
    LWC Pilgrimage to BraziL & Argentina 2018

    LWC PILGRIMAGE TO BRAZIL & ARGENTINA 24th September to 6th October, 2018  Join us on a wonderful pilgrimage to South America Itinerary highlights visiting Holy Sites, Churches and much more in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires:  Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour / Metropolitan Cathedral / Corcovado Mountain / Christ the Redeemer Statue / Our Lady of…

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