News and Documents of Interest
World Youth Day & MAGiS 2023
Begun in 1985 by Pope John Paul II, international World Youth Day (WYD) takes place every few years, over several days, culminating in a large open-air Papal Mass, attended by hundreds of thousands (in 2015, 6 million) of young people.
There is an Ignatian “pre-programme” to WYD called MAGiS, including service projects for the poor, prayer together and a taste of Christian community living.
The next WYD will be in Lisbon in 2023 for which the Jesuits of Portugal are organising another MAGiS. Young adults from Jesuit Parishes in Scotland and England are invited to take part in the programme.
Our parish is willing to support applicants for WYD/Magis. If you are interested in attending WYD/Magis with the Jesuit parishes please reply to Fr Gerard Mitchell, S.J. on firstname.lastname@example.org and please see further information about Magis at www.magisuk.org
Ending the Restoration Work
The Church will be fully open from next Saturday 4th February
Time to celebrate...!
St Aloysius’ Parish and St Aloysius’ College have pleasure in inviting you to a Mass celebrating the reopening of the church on completion of the renovation at 6pm on St Patrick’s Day, Friday 17th March 2023. This will be followed by a reception in St Aloysius’ College Hall.
It would be wonderful to see parishioners, College pupils, parents, staff and governors and as many OAs as possible. We believe this will be a very special event, made even more important, as we celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the Jesuit Province in Britain.
It would be lovely to see you there. If you would like to attend, please reply to Mrs J McWilliams at CFAdmin@staloysius.org by Friday 11th March 2023.