Saturday, 21 January 2012

Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma's second meeting - a day of devotion, socialising and discussion for Catholic bloggers

I would like to encourage all those who can and who often share their Catholic faith online to come along to this special day for those who use the new media (Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, comments pages, etc). It will be a great opportunity for those of us who normally only commune via the sometimes 'dark glass' of computer monitors to actually see each other 'face to face' (cf 1Cor 13:12).

The first Guild meeting was an extraordinary day in more ways than one. Not only was it one of the hottest October days on record, but all three sacred ministers at the High Mass were priest-bloggers - surely a first for the Catholic Church! It was also good to be at Fr Tim Finigan's parish, where we received a most generous and warm welcome.

During the day, Saturday 18 February, Fr Sam Medley SOLT (Medley Minute) will speak on "Blessed Bloggery", reflecting especially on blogging (or the new media) as a form of ecclesial communion. We will also be able to gather for Mass, celebrated by Fr Tim Finigan (Hermeneutic of Continuity),  followed by Adoration and Benediction. Those who wish to may also avail themselves of Confession at this time.

All Catholics who make use of the new media are welcome to attend this day, especially those who comment online, have their own blog, have a Facebook page, and so on. For the past few years, Pope Benedict XVI has specifically encouraged Catholics to share their Christian faith online. He has also pointed out the challenges involved in communicating both the Gospel and our own personalities via the internet. This day at Blackfen, sponsored by the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma, is a genuine attempt to respond to the Pope's invitation to use the new media as a tool for the New Evangelisation.

For directions to Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, please visit the parish website. It is quite easy to get to from central London.

For those who are interested in coming along, please do so - the fact that you are reading this shows that you have an obvious interest in Catholicism online or Catholics on the internet.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day!

Dylan Parry (A Reluctant Sinner)

1 comment:

  1. @A Reluctant Sinner

    The Prime Minister David Cameron has called a summit later this month at 10 Downing Street to address the issue of RACISM IN FOOTBALL, so yesterday I updated Teresa O'Neal the Conservative leader of Bexley Council, and Teresa Pearce the Labour MP for Erith & Thamesmead with regard to my contemporary Football Against Racism in Europe 1991-2012 development cases for the defence against neo-fascist entry-ism into London's Sporting/Planning Arena, which are Orbit South Housing Association v Roy Hobson Claim No 1DAO2826 in Civil Law, and the associated conspiracy to pervert the course of justice IPCC ref 2011/020486 which is being investigated by the Department of Professional Standards (DPS) at the Metropolitan Police under reference PC6723/11 by Inspector White who is based at DPS South East.

    Strategic Planning and Development records at Wyncham House in Sidcup will confirm that in April 1995 I gave FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) witness against the Welling NF/BNP "bookshop/HQ" at the Crayford Inquiry alongside Yre (Youth Against Racism in Europe).The very same week as the inquiry American neo-Nazi's exploded the Oklahoma bomb.

    Kind regards

    Roy Hobson aka Vesper

    ROY HOBSON CInstCES 1990, Grad Dipl QS 1991


    God our Father, source of life and freedom, through Your Holy Spirit, you gave the Carmelite, Titus Brandsma the courage to affirm human dignity even in the midst of suffering and degrading persecution. Grant us that same spirit so that, in refusing all compromise with error we may always and everywhere give coherent witness to Your abiding presence among us. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen


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