Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fr Benedict Groeschel

Last November Fr Benedict Groeschel came to the parish to speak on the theology of Pope Benedict VVI. We had a Holy Hour and Vespers and enjoyed his very inspiring talk - which even got a mention in the Daily Telegraph.

Most impressive was the fact that there were so many young people there. There were also lots of seminarians from a number of different seminaries. Fr Benedict commented on this himself reffering to them as the John Paul Generation. Afterwards we had refreshments in the school hall and everyone had an opportunity to meet Fr Benedict personally.

If you missed the talk you'll be pleased to hear that Fr Benedict will be back in the parish for a similar event in July. He'll be here on Monday 9th July. The format will be very similar to last time which worked so well. Do please make a note of it in your diary today and mention it to your friends.


greatgable said...

I must admit that I am tempted to come down from the Lune Valley to hear him.

fr paul harrison

reynor said...

It would be a dream come true if i could just leave US right now and fly to where your Parish is. Aside of course the additional bonus of being with Fr. Benedict again. Maybe next year, if God willing, id set foot on other than the only two places ive been (Philippines & US), with hope and prayers.

As for Listening to Fr. Benedict, I was fortunate to see him a few weeks ago with Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. Here are some picture I would like to share with you.

May God bless you always and please pray for me.