New Diaconal Review
20 May, 2014 – 6:53 am | Comments Off

In February 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical College Josephinum approved the acquisition of the New Diaconal Review. The Review will be published by the Josephinum Diaconate Institute. Deacon James Keating, Director of …

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General Diaconate

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Deacons have a unique place in the liturgy as a bridge between the congregation and the sanctuary.


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Morning & Evening Prayer: Today & Tomorrow

Today & Tomorrow

Please note that anything which is underlined is a link to further information. So for example, if you don’t recognise the name of the recommended hymn tune, click on it.

If you’d like help to sing the psalms and canticles go to the Psalm Tones page


Today (25th of October) - Saints of the Day, Saints Crispin and Crispinian

Morning Prayer - Psalter: Saturday Week 1
    Hymn: It were my soul’s desire
    Recommended Tune: SOULS DESIRE ++
      ++ The words strain to fit with the tune suggested in the book, hence new tune

Evening Prayer - Psalter: Sunday Week 2 Evening I
    Proper: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Hymn: Bless’d be the Lord our God!
    Recommended Tune: DIADEMATA

Tomorrow - 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Morning Prayer - Psalter: Sunday Week 2
    Proper: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Hymn: I bind unto myself today
    Recommended Tune: OLD HUNDREDTH ++
      ++ The line lengths of this hymn are irregular (not a strict 88.88),
      but just about work with the recommended tune

Evening Prayer - Psalter: Sunday Week 2 Evening II
    Proper: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Hymn: Holy God, we praise thy name
    Recommended Tune: GROSSER GOTT

Southwark Enquirer Days
30 September, 2012 – 4:31 pm | Comments Off
Southwark Enquirer Days

Don’t miss this call…
The ministry of Permanent Deacons was restored in the Archdiocese of Southwark in the 1970s. It is an ordained ministry of service dating from the earliest times of the Church and is …

New Translation Exsultet
25 August, 2012 – 1:09 pm | Comments Off
The Homily and the New Evangelization
30 July, 2012 – 1:06 pm | Comments Off
The Homily and the New Evangelization

Wednesday 19th September 2012 (10am-4.30pm)
St. Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX
In preparation for the Year of Faith (Oct 11th 2012 – Nov 24th 2013) this conference will look at the opportunities and challenges for …

Graduation at Westminster Cathedral
30 July, 2012 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off
Graduation at Westminster Cathedral

On the 18th July, the first graduation of Permanent Deacons for the full honours BA in Theology and Religious Studies offered in conjunction with St Mary’s Twickenham took place.
Congratulations go to Deacons Paul Gately, Neil …

Ordination of Brendan Flaxman
6 July, 2012 – 5:34 pm | Comments Off
Ordination of Brendan Flaxman

Following his three years of formation Brendan Flaxman was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth Diocese. The ordination took place on Friday 22nd June at St Thomas’ Church, St Helier, …

Southwark Diaconate Candidacy 2012
9 May, 2012 – 9:28 am | Comments Off
Southwark Diaconate Candidacy 2012

On the afternoon of Saturday 5th May 2012, the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith presided at Mass in St George’s Cathedral to admit four aspirants into Candidacy for Holy Orders and for …

Worth Abbey Retreat 2012
3 May, 2012 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off
Worth Abbey Retreat 2012

This year the first and second year silent retreat was held at Worth Abbey. Over the past few years it has been held at Ashburnham, a Christian Centre not specifically Catholic therefore lacking a Catholic …

Graduation 2012
19 March, 2012 – 8:51 pm | Comments Off
Graduation 2012

Congratulations to the men in the current third year of formation who all graduated from St Mary’s University College in February. They are all now proud holders of a foundation degrees in Pastoral Ministry. Some …

The Margaret Beaufort Lectures
4 January, 2012 – 7:36 am | Comments Off
The Margaret Beaufort Lectures

You are cordially invited to attend a series of lectures being held at Cambridge University, organised by the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology.
The Crisis of Capitalism and the Common Good. 
5pm, Mondays, 6th February – 12th …

Prayers for Bishop Michael Evans
12 November, 2011 – 8:59 am | Comments Off

Bishop Michael Evans, Bishop of East Anglia, has written to the people of his diocese informing them that the cancer from which he has been suffering for over five years is now in its final …

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