Corpus Christi

Michelle Ellison, parishioner at Corpus Christi Boscombe, reflects on finding a deeper spirituality amidst a busy family life,as the parish prepares for its Hearts on Fire mission week in July.Corpus Christi parish is situated in the heart of a very diverse multi-cultural community in the beautiful sea side resort of Bournemouth. Surrounding our parish are schools serving many of the local families from various cultural backgrounds.  Thus, we have gravitating towards the parish,  a...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols presided at this year’s Corpus Christi procession through the streets of central London. Starting at Farm Street Jesuit Church in Mayfair, it passed through the busy Oxford Street shopping thoroughfare before ending at St James’s in Spanish Place, Marylebone. Thousands of Catholics joined the procession to witness to Christ’s Eucharistic presence in the world. The Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Westminster, described Corpus Christi as "a feast of unbounded joy, for...
At the second Jesuit Parishes Conference in February 2014, the delegates from each of the ten Jesuit  parishes in Britain were challenged by the Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ to return to their parishes and make them into thriving centres of Ignatian Spirituality.When our delegates returned from the Conference, and started planning to create our thriving centre for Ignatian Spirituality, they were building on strong foundations. A few years ago Evelyn Maloret of Jersey and long a...
An estimated 800-1,000 people joined the central London parishes of the Jesuit Church of The Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, and St James’s Church, Spanish Place, in their joint outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of London for the Feast of Corpus Christi. The procession began at Farm Street with Eucharistic hymns and the Faure version of the great Corpus Christi motet Ave Verum Corpus arranged specially for the occasion by the Farm Street...
A jovial Lancastrian, the eldest of four, I grew up in a village where the parish had a wonderful Benedictine priest. I went to Preston Catholic College, a grammar school then run by the Jesuits.  I loved it there, and was impressed by the quality and variety of the teachers.  Finding  learning languages ancient and modern easy, I ended up studying classics at Oxford. I had long had a great desire to be a priest, with an eye to being able to help others to help themselves. ...