Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Eucharist and Mission

Fr Cardamone and José (a seminarian) came back to Down and Connor to give a wonderful retreat entitled Eucharist and Mission - the talks included the doctrine of the Most Holy Eucharist with references to Sacred Scripture, the Fathers, the Sacred Liturgy and the Popes. We also learned of the ministerial and common priesthood of Christians and the meaning of the different parts of the Mass. We are extremely grateful to Father for his teaching but also for new friends, for superb Liturgy and the edification of a Holy Priest. Thanks to José for his example of prayerfulness and obedience. Pray for Father Cardamone, the missionary servants of the poor of the third world and the poor who they serve.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

NEW: Monthly Sunday Mass in St. Therese

The monthly Mass offered by Canon Lebocq of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has been transferred from Thursday to Sunday. The first of these Missae Cantatae will be at 6pm on the 12th of October in St Therese' church, Somerton Road, Belfast. That means there will be a Mass according to the Extraordinary Form in Belfast for two Sundays a month in addition to the 3rd Tuesday Mass also offered in St Therese. Sincere thanks to Canon Lebocq and to Father Strain for their help.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Traditional Retreat in Belfast

St Thérèse of Lisieux, Somerton Road, Belfast


With Fr. G. Cardamone, Missionary Servants of the Poor

18th and 19th October 2014
Holy Mass, Lauds & Vespers, Holy Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Spiritual talks

For further details and to book please contact
Chris Gault 07756125118 or Cathal Steele 07815302563

Titles of talks include:
Talk 1: Discovering our identity in the Eucharist
Talk 2: Twofold aspect of the Eucharist: static and dynamic (part1)  
Talk 3: Twofold aspect of the Eucharist: static and dynamic (part2)  
Talk 4: Mystagogy of the Eucharist: understanding the Holy Mass (part1)
Talk 5: Mystagogy of the Eucharist: understanding the Holy Mass (part2)
Talk 6: Understanding of the first Christians: he Gospel announced to the poor.
Talk 7: The Missionary Servants of the Poor TW

Monday, 2 June 2014

Missa Cantata at St Therese

Each month Canon Lebocq of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, accompanied by an Oblate or seminarian, makes the 452 mile round-trip to Belfast to offer a sung Mass in St Therese. The next Mass will be on the 12th of June at 7pm. Please come and support the efforts that Canon Lebocq is making to make the Mass in the Extraordinary Form available in Belfast.

On a recent trip to Limerick we visited the beautiful church of the Sacred Heart where Canon Lebocq is based and saw his heroic efforts at restoring this church (and the adjoining residence) for the worship of the the thrice-Holy God. A novena to the Sacred Heart, the first for many years in Limerick begins on 19th of June. Regina magazine reviews the work of the Institute in Ireland in its recent Irish edition (pages 94 - 101).


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Traditional Retreat in Dromantine

Sincere thanks to Fr. Giuseppe Cardamone of the Missionary Servants of the Poor for his excellent retreat. Fr Cardamone was accompanied by a seminarian, Jose who is in his second year of philosophy. The retreat was entitled 'How to be a Christian in a neopagan era'. Fr Cardamone spoke of the similarities of this current era with that of the world in which the early Church found herself and, with beautiful scriptural and patristic exegesis, explained the glories of Christ and the Redemption won for us and the application of these mysteries in our own lives, beginning with our enfolding into the Blessed Trinity at Baptism. We were also given some information of the Holy work that the missionary servants of the poor are accomplishing in Peru - have a look at their excellent work - http://www.msptm.com/en/

Holy Mass was offered very beautifully. Each day we prayed the Holy Rosary and several hours of the Divine Office (Breviarium Romanum) were said in common.  Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament gave an opportunity for silent adoration of Our Lord exposed in the monstrance. In between there were opportunities for confession or to walk in the beautiful grounds of Dromantine. In the corridors I found the ordination photograph of a deceased friend, Fr Owen Maginn SMA, dated 1943. Fr Maginn died in 2006, may he rest in peace. My son was baptised by Fr Maginn in 2004 and given his name in his honour.

 Thanks to the staff of Dromantine for their kind assistance, comfortable accommodation and delicious meals. Thanks also to Fr McCaughan for supplying the vestments for the Sacred Liturgy. Fr Cardamone is willing to come back next year and I would heartily recommend this retreat to anyone

the main Church in Dromantine

'Hic est enim Calix Sanguinis Mei'

Fr Cardamone, MSP

the late Fr Owen Maginn SMA (centre) RIP