Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:50
So, here is a possible future pub quiz question: what do Nelly Furtado, 'Simply Red', Enrique Iglesias and Bono all have in common? As you are well aware, they all sang a theme song for the UEFA European Football Championships. Across various European nations, soccer fans of all persuasions are taking part in the '2020 European Championship'—due to a global Pandemic, we have experienced a twelve... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:43
Students from St John Bosco College Battersea will have their artwork displayed on hoardings surrounding a major redevelopment site in London, as winners of a competition run by international construction and engineering company, John Sisk & Son.
The images will surround construction work at the Peabody Estate, Clapham, which the company is regenerating to produce affordable homes and a community... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:02
Our Salesian Family has an occasion of great joy to look forward to on Saturday 26 June 2021, in the priestly ordination of Rev Joseph Tran SDB and Rev Gregory Echegwo SDB (pictured above at their ordination to the diaconate).
The ceremony will take place at Sacred Heart Battersea, and although the present Covid restrictions limit the numbers who can be present in person, you are all invited to witness... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:19
Storms are part of the lived human experience. It is very rare to go through life without encountering some sort of a storm—and this storm can take various dimensions to stare us in the face. Without a doubt, 2020 and 2021 will go down in history as the years of storms for so many of us. Work, education, social life and our family dynamic have been 'infected' by a tiny virus that we now have... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:28
Christopher Lamb is a well known Catholic journalist and the Tablet's correspondent in Rome. He is a member of Sacred Heart Parish and agreed to come and speak to the Salesian students in Battersea at one of their weekly formation events in June.
He spoke about the concern of Pope Francis for synodality, and introduced the background to a worldwide exploration of a more collaborative way of working... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:03
We have just experienced four months of liturgical highlights as we have celebrated the Lent and Easter seasons: we have journeyed from Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday via Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Resurrection Day and Pentecost. Our liturgical colours have gone from purple, pink, red and gold to white.
We are now back to so-called 'ordinary time' with our next season change some months... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:27
In a longer read, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the radical hospitality of Jesus, and challenges us to consider how far we are truly extending this to all of our brothers and sisters in the Eucharist today. (Photo: Thays Orrico on Unsplash)
You may know the Marty Haugen song where he talks of building an inclusive Church 'where love can dwell'—a safe place where we can listen to prophets... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:12
I remember Fr McGovern SDB, an amazing music teacher, helping our choir to sing the Vaughan Williams classic, 'O taste and see how gracious the Lord is'. His huge choir stilled the sacred space of Bolton's Victoria Hall: 'blessed is the one that trusteth in HIM!' We need this feast of Corpus Christi to remind us just how blessed we are.
In his last meal with is disciples in the Upper Room, Jesus shares... Read More »