Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vocation retreat in Reading; funeral of Anne Read

Vocation discernment weekend : 30 March - 1 April 2012
at St John Fisher House in Reading: For Catholic men between 18 and 35 years of age (under 18 please contact us).

Starts on Friday 30th March 2012 at 6pm (arrivals from 5pm)– ends on Sunday 1st April 2012 at 3pm.

Led by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, assisted by Fr Simon Leworthy, FSSP and Rev Ian Verrier, FSSP – one of our seminarians from Birmingham.

Location: St John Fisher House is the residence of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in England & Wales.
Address: 17, Eastern Avenue, Reading, RG1 5RU, England.

Limited overnight accommodation: please book now.

Programme: Spiritual conferences, socials, Holy Mass each of the three days (Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite) including Solemn High Mass on Palm Sunday, silent prayer, private talk with Fr de Malleray, FSSP.

Fr de Malleray will explain what a vocation is in general and to the priesthood in particular.

Cost: no set price for students or unemployed – any donation welcome; others: £50 suggested.

Contact: Tel: 0118 966 5284; Email:
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We had 11 men staying here at our last Vocation discernment weekend before Christmas. We hope you can be with us this next time. God bless you!

Anne Read’s Requiem. Updated post here: or below
R.I.P. Former LMS Sussex Representative Mrs Anne Florence Read

May she rest in peace.
All are welcome to attend her funeral this Monday. As rarely offered in England, Anne’s funeral will be a solemn polyphonic Requiem Mass followed by solemn Absolutio and Burial.
The Newman Consort will sing Spanish Renaissance composer Christobal de Morales’ MISSA PRO DEFUNCTIS for five voices: Introit;Kyrie; Dies Irae; Offertory; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; Communio.
Location: ST. WILLIAM OF YORK CATHOLIC CHURCH, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berks. RG1 5JT

Celebrant: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP; Deacon: Fr Andrew Southwell, National LMS Chaplain; Subdeacon: Fr Simon Leworthy, FSSP.

Sunday 19th February 2012, 8pm: bringing in of the body at St William of York Church and prayer vigil.
Monday 20th February 2012, 11.30am: Solemn Requiem. 1.30pm: Burial at Mays Lane Cemetery (situated at the bottom of Mays Lane, off the Wokingham Road in Earley, 5mn drive from St William of York Church. Postcode is RG6 7DG). Refreshments to follow.

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