Bishop Philip's Visit: 23/24 October

This weekend we welcome Bishop Philip and his Secretary, Fr Leo. The Bishop has requested to visit St Luke's and St Bernadette's, where he will preside and preach at the usual Sunday masses. He will meet parishioners after the masses. Please address Bishop Philip as 'Father'.


The visitation will finish with a Holy Hour of Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Abbey Church, with prayer for vocations and Benediction. All parishioners are invited, if only for a few minutes, to come to Adoration and to pray for vocations.


It goes without saying that those who are attending St Mary's this weekend are cordially invited to come to one of the other parish masses, and to Adoration.



Saturday 23 October


Bishop Philip and his Secretary, Fr Leo, arrival at Douai Abbey - Tea and discussion with Fr Gabriel & Fr Benjamin arising from the Area Coordinator's Report.


4.45 -5.15pm Confessions at St Luke's 5.30pm Rite of Reception for Visitation and Mass – Bishop Philip will preside and preach. Fr Gabriel and Fr Benjamin will concelebrate.


Refreshments available afterwards in the Kirby room. (Drinks and nibbles).

Bishop Philip will meet parishioners for a short time, then, as he has requested, he will meet with a few parishioners from different age groups across the parish.



Sunday 24 October


8.45 – 9.15am Confessions at St Bernadette's


9.30am Mass - Bishop Philip will preside and preach. Fr Gabriel and Fr Benjamin will concelebrate. Refreshments available afterwards. Bishop Philip will meet parishioners for a short time.


12.30 Bishop Philip and Fr Leo will have lunch with Fr Gabriel & Fr Benjamin at Douai Abbey.


2.00pm Bishop Philip will meet the young people confirmed in May (Meet at Parish Office.)


3.30pm Holy Hour and Benediction in Abbey Church, with prayer for Vocations. (All are invited, if only to pray for a few minutes, or to stay for the Holy Hour.)