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U p d a t e s
The Alpha Course
As part of the strategic plan to become a Community of Disciples of Christ, sent out to make
Disciples, the Pastoral Team will introduce in our Community the Alpha Course.
Hermenegild was the eldest son of Liuvigild and his first wife, Princess Theodosia, a Chalcedonian Christian. He was a brother of Reccared I and brought up an Arian.
The twelve-year-old Ingund was pressured by Hermenegild's stepmother Goiswintha to abjure her beliefs, but she stayed firm in her faith.
Hermenegild was converted to Chalcedonian Christianity. His family demanded for him to return to Arianism, but he refused.
Around then, he led a revolt against Liuvigild. Contemporary accounts attribute that to politics, rather than primarily religious differences. He asked for the aid of the Byzantine Empire, but it was occupied with defending itself from territorial incursions by the Sasanian Empire.
Hermenegild fled to Seville and when it fell to a siege in 584, he went to Córdoba. After Liuvigild paid 30,000 pieces of gold, the Byzantines withdrew and took Ingund and her son with them.
Hermenegild sought sanctuary in a Church. Liuvigild would not violate the sanctuary. He sent Reccared inside to speak with Hermenegild and to offer peace. That was accepted, and peace was made for some time.
King Liuvigild ordered him beheaded; he was executed on 13th April 585. He was Canonized in 1585.
Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales
Saints of the Week
Monday 12th April:
Saint Teresa of the Andes
Tuesday 13th April:
Thursday 15th April:
Blessed Cesar de Bus
Friday 16th April:
Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
Wednesday 14th April:
Blessed Lucien Botovasoa
Saturday 17th April:
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
GUIDELINES FOR THE RE-OPENING
OF SACRED HEART CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
Book your Mass Intention
Please tell us the date you would like the Eucharist offered for your Intentions.
6:00 p.m. Anne Keane RIP
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Intentions of Emma and Bill Biles
11:30 a.m. Dr. Jurgen Holzinger RIP
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in the House Chapel
at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening at
at 10:00 a.m.
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