RYM in the coming weeks

Tuesday 27th Nov - exploring aspects of Jesus' teachings, Fisher More Hall, 7:30pm.

Sunday 2nd December – Monthly 18-40 Mass and Drinks – 6pm Mass at Bishop Eton, followed by food and drinks at the Abbey.

Tuesday 4th December – Homeless mission – not to be missed. Join dozens of other young adults as we bring toiletries, clothes and conversation to our homeless brothers and sisters in the city. Meet at the bottom of the Cathedral steps at 7:30pm. Bring any items you’d like to donate (don’t worry if you can’t, we have plenty) and a bag for life. Wear sensible clothing and shoes! Afterwards we can go for a drink in town.

Tuesday 11th December – 7:30pm, Advent reflection in Fisher More Hall, followed by a Christmas meal at the Abbey.

Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day meal in St Mary's church hall for anyone who would otherwise be alone. All welcome, regardless of religion and income, please spread the world (but we MUST know final numbers as soon as possible). 


Our parish SVP Conference was founded in 1902, so it is one of the oldest in England. One of several community events which the organises is the twice-yearly Mass for the sick and housebound. The latest one was held on Saturday, 3rd November this year.

The Conference currently serves over sixty parishioners. Many are simply lonely, but many are also sick. The twice-yearly Mass is now becoming a tradition. The Mass includes the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick. Father Tim is particularly welcoming to everyone and especially to those who may not be able regularly to get to church. He begins by drawing attention to the significance of the reconciliation at the beginning of the Mass and, during the anointing and the distribution of Holy Communion, the available priests will move among the congregation to reach those unable to come forward.

After the Mass a two-course meal is served in the parish centre, accompanied by some excellent wine. The whole occasion is not only a wonderfully prayerful occasion for the those who are sick or housebound, but it is a most enjoyable social occasion, which helps to bring members of the parish together. The event is organised and financed by the SVP, but parishioners and others of all ages work hard to set up the hall and provide and serve the meal.  After the meal, there is a raffle and the supply of prizes is so generous that everyone present is bound to win a prize!

Details of future Masses for the Sick will be found in the News Letters.  Anyone wishing to attend please call  Angela(428 9133) and we will have a meal for you and if required, help with transport.

Tony Gilbertson

Christmas Appeal

After last year’s very successful appeal for the Homeless Mission and your outstanding support, we have decided to offer our support again this year. Early notice means you can involve other family members and neighbours. Ever hopeful!

Again, we are asking for items which will make the women’s lives more comfortable and support their self-esteem. e.g. toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, re-useable foil sleeping bags (available through Amazon and eBay UK at astoundingly low cost), undies in small sizes, etc.

Collection Date - Tuesday 27 November 2018

A look back on recent events

Macmillan Coffee morning

A huge thank you to members who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning in so many ways - baking, faking(!), donating, eating and drinking and being so positive about the whole venture.

You raised £502.00 for Macmillan cancer support

Details of the Raffle Winners are in the bulletin sent directly to all members.

Street Child Africa and Chance for Childhood group for a lunch.

There was an interesting talk on the Wainwright Legacy given by Margaret Guppy and we raised £300 for Street Child Africa and Chance for Childhood. Thank you for your support.

One World Lunch at 60 Hope Street.

A well-supported and successful afternoon; not to mention having the day off from cooking! Thanks to your support £600 was raised.

Congratulations to all who supported these events.  Between 28 September and 14 October, you have raised £1400 towards three very important causes.

Tuesday 30 October - Lunchtime session.

Janet Hollinshead, a member of the history department at Liverpool Hope University, shared her research into the Bishop Eton War Memorial. 

Coming soon

November 2018

Friday 23 November - Visit to Chatsworth House.

This will include a visit to the Christmas Market and to a display in the house.

The cost for the coach and admission is £35. Final booking will be Monday 5 November 2018.

Money should be placed in an envelope with your name and the name of the event.and handed into the Monastery or St Mary’s Presbytery.

More information will follow soon

Tuesday 27 November - Lunchtime session.

Our visiting speaker will be Heather Neilsen who will speak about a charity called Homeshare.  More information will follow.

Please remember we will be taking the collection of items for the Christmas appeal today.

December 2018

Tuesday 4 December - Christmas Castaway 

7.30 in the Fisher-More Hall.If you were stranded on that famous desert island which pieces of music would you choose and why? Kathy Bamber will invite two guests to talk about these questions.Please bring food for a sharing buffet and beverages of your choice. Tea and coffee provided.More information will follow.

Friday 7 December - Coach visit to Bents Garden Centre.

Details will follow

Tuesday 18 December - Lunchtime session

12.30 in the Fisher-More Hall Please bring items for a shared buffet lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Balloons and Santa hats optional!

A reminder  -  Money for the Chatsworth visit must be paid by the end of Monday 5 November 2018, please.
The cost for the coach and entrance to the house is £35 per person.
There are still a few places available.
Money should be left, in an envelope with your name and the event marked on it, at either the Monastery or St Mary's Presbytery.

FrMilcz2FR JAN MILCZ, CSsR died peacefully at Marie Curie at around 9:00 pm last Tuesday evening.

Fr Charles and Bro Michael Taylor were with him.

When I took him Holy Communion last Sunday morning, I sensed that this would probably be the last time that I would see him.

To say that John had an eventful life would be something of an understatement. Having been taken prisoner as a boy during the Second World War, he was later to serve both in the Polish and British Armies.

His deep faith led him to try his vocation for the priesthood and he joined the Redemptorists in 1958, was professed in 1959 and ordained in 1966. He was a good and holy man and we will miss him, but we are grateful that the final struggle is over.

We, the Redemptorists, are immensely grateful for the love, friendship and support you have given him over the years and especially for your prayers in these last months of his life. We are also very grateful to Philip Sergeant (who is now coordinating the nursing care of our sick confrères), the carers and nurses who came to the monastery and the staff of Marie Curie during these final weeks. May he rest in peace. 

His funeral will be this Wednesday (11 July) at Noon.