Adoremus Centre “A Powerhouse of Prayer” (Alderney, Channel Islands)

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.

 

  Pastoral Message   Press Release

 

 

What is the Adoremus Centre?

Adoremus CentreThe 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.

 

What will the Adoremus Centre do?

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.

 

 

In short the Adoremus Centre will do the following:

  • Pray unceasingly for the needs of the bishop and the diocese
  • Pray for all intentions received
  • Pray for vocations to all states of life within the Church
  • Clergy and religious to offer self-sacrifice through prayer and fasting
  • Offer specialized contemplative based retreats for small groups
  • Offer Spiritual Direction
  • Offer Live-Streaming of all liturgies over the internet (Holy Mass, Divine Office, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Novenas, etc.)
  • Develop and produce Web-casts on a variety of subjects for the purpose of evangelisation
  • Offer Parish Missions
  • Promote the need for more prayer and sacrifice
  • And much more…..

 

How can I help the Adoremus Centre?

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.

 
For further information

Rt Rev Philip Egan – Bishop of Portsmouth

Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop’s House

Portsmouth, Hampshire

PO1 3HG

 

Tel: 023 9282 0894

Email: bishop@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Twitter: @PortsmouthRC @BishopEgan

 

Fr John Lavers

Adoremus Centre
The Catholic Presbytery
Parish of St. Anne and St. Mary Magdalen
Braye Road
St. Anne's
Alderney, Channel Islands
GY9 3XJ

Tel: + 44 (0) 1481 822 105
 

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