Bishop Philip has announced the opening of the Adoremus Centre for prayer dedicated to the work of the New Evangelisation. The word “Adoremus” means to give glory to God. The Adoremus Centre will be located on Alderney (Channel Islands) within the Parish of St Anne and St Mary Magdalen.
The purpose of the Adoremus Centre is to beg and obtain God’s grace and blessings for the clergy, people, schools and ministries of the diocese in their work of proclaiming the Gospel to the people living in the contemporary and secular age of our time.
Bishop Philip describes the initiative as “an important new project”, and said that he hopes the Adoremus Centre will grow into a “powerhouse of prayer” for the renewal of the Church and the re-evangelisation of the Channels Islands and the south of England.
The Bishop has appointed Fr John Lavers to oversee the project, which will include a priest, the faithful of the parish and the presence of seven Franciscan sisters. The sisters will support the work of Adoremus Centrethrough continuous prayer, petition, self-sacrifice and by the perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist.
Once established, all the faithful will be invited to send petitions (emails, letters etc) to the Adoremus Centre for prayers related to the work of evangelisation, vocations and discipleship.
The holy Mass and other liturgical ceremonies at the Adoremus Centre will be “live-streamed” on the internet each day. Furthermore, the Adoremus Centre will be active in developing and producing various programmes for web-casting within the diocese and around the world.
There are many ways to help and support the Adoremus Centre. The clergy and sisters will need your prayers as well as your financial support. The Adoremus Centre will exist entirely by depending upon the Divine Providence of God.
If you would like to make a donation towards the work and success of the Adoremus Centre, please contact the Bishop’s Office or your local parish priest for more information. In time it will be possible to make donations directly through the website.
Rt Rev Philip Egan – Bishop of Portsmouth
Diocese of Portsmouth
Tel: 023 9282 0894
Twitter: @PortsmouthRC @BishopEgan
Fr John Lavers