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O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your divine Son, dying on the cross confided us to your maternal care. You are our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your name again glorious in this place, once renowned throughout our land by your visits, favours and many miracles. Pray, O Holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed. O Blessed Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us. Amen.
Apostolic Nuncio to celebrate Chrism Mass
The Apostolic Nuncio to the Court of St James, His Excellency the Most Reverend Antonio Mennini will celebrate the 2012 Chrism Mass for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. The celebration will take place at 11.00 a.m. on the Monday of Holy Week (2 April 2012) at St James, Spanish Place, London (Pictured below during the Ordinariate's first anniversary celebration).

The Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, will preach and receive the Renewal of Priestly Promises from the presbyterate of the Personal Ordinariate.  All welcome.

Donations to Friends reach £100k
Donations to the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham have reached approximately £100,000 since it received recognition by the Charity Commissioners on 1 July 2011. Mgr Newton,said: “I cannot thank everyone enough who has supported the Friends of the Ordinariate. The needs of the Ordinariate are great and growing rapidly as the number of priests joining us increases. We are urgently in need of additional funds not least for the formation of seminarians and the development of the Ordinariate.”

Tracey Rowland to speak on New Evangelisation and Ordinariate
Professor Tracey Rowland, author and Dean of the JP2 Institute in Melbourne, will speak on Pope Benedict’s vision for the New Evangelisation, with particular reference to the Ordinariate, on Saturday 30 June at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre. More details below.

Ordinary visits St John’s Seminary, Wonersh
Mgr Keith Newton visited St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, this week for the annual St John’s Day celebrations. He spent time with seminarians from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Southwark, the Diocese of Brentwood, and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

JP2 film helps Friends of the Ordinariate
Catholic journalist, Joanna Bogle, organised a viewing of the film John Paul II starring Jon Voight last week. The group was welcomed by the Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, and included members of the Community of St John, and a number of students from East London. The next event will be on Saturday 11 February at St Michael’s, Croydon (See Below).

Forthcoming Events:
Saturday 11 February at 6.30 p.m.
Film Night: Pope John Paul II
Showing of the film John Paul II at St Michael & All Angels, Croydon (map). All welcome. Refreshments will be served and donations (suggested £5 each) will be collected for the establishment of the Croydon Ordinariate Group. The film stars Academy award winning actor, Jon Voight.

Sunday 12 February
Ordinary visits the Bristol Ordinariate Group
The Ordinary will celebrate and preach for the Bristol Ordinariate Group at St Joseph, Weston-super-Mare, Camp Road, BS23 2EN (map). Lunch follows and Benediction will be given afterwards. All welcome. Lunch is £3, please contact Mrs Ann Clarke to reserve a place.
Sunday 19 - 25th February
Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Rome

The Ordinary leads a pilgrimage to Rome in thanksgiving for the Personal Ordinariate. Further details.

Sunday 26 February
Evensong for the Sundays of Lent

Evensong will be celebrated at Holy Ghost, Balham, on the Sundays of Lent at 5pm, followed by the regular 6.00 p.m. Mass.  All welcome.

Saturday 3 March
Study Day: Newman & Benedict XVI’s hermeneutic of continuity

Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are invited to attend a study day with Fr Ian Ker on our patron, Blessed John Henry Newman, and the concept of a hermeneutic of continuity, which is so present in Pope Benedict’s writings. This is organised by the Archdiocese of Southwark, and entrance for Ordinariate members (without lunch) is FREE but registration is essential.  With lunch, the cost is £20.  Please contact Fr Christopher Pearson for more information.

Sunday 11 March at 5.30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE)
Ordinary visits the Cornwall Ordinariate Group
The Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, will preside and preach for the Cornwall Ordinariate Group. Mass at St Augustine's Catholic Church, St Austell at 5.30pm . The Church is on the main A390 (opposite to  ASDA). More details from Fr. John Greatbatch 01822 612645.

Monday 2 April 2012
Chrism Mass
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at St James, Spanish Place, by the Apostolic Nuncio at 11.00 a.m. All welcome.

Saturday 30 June 2012
Study Day: The New Evangelisation in the thought of Pope Benedict
Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean and Permanent Fellow of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, will present a concise examination of the idea of the New Evangelisation in the writings of Pope Benedict XVI, with particular reference to the establishment of Personal Ordinariates. The day will take place at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre. Tickets are £5 (to help cover costs) and are available from Fr Ian Hellyer.

Friday 6 - 8 July 2012
Invocation 2012

Invocation is a national festival for young adults held in the grounds of St Mary’s College, Oscott from 6-8 July 2012.  The festival is aimed at young men and women aged 16-35, who are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ and are open to possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or Religious life.  A number of members of the Ordinariate were present last year.  This year the relic of the heart of St John Vianney will be present at the festival. If you would like to attend, please contact the Reverend James Bradley  for more details.

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