Christening of Mikey Osedo on Sunday, 10th November 2019, in the presence of the celebrant, Fr. Paul Millar, and his parents and family: Adriana Osedo (mum), Mickey Osedo (dad), Natalia (sister), Vivienne (sister), Aiya (sister), Peter (brother) and his Godmother, Nikola.
Red Wednesday, Red Bromyard.
On the evening of November 21st. and 22nd. 2017, St. Joseph’s Church was illuminated with red lights. This was due to the parish taking part in a campaign organised by the international charity, Aid to the Church in Need, to highlight the injustice of Christian persecution today throughout the world and the injustice of persecution of other faith groups too.
Buildings across this country – cathedrals, Parliament, synagogues – were lit red as part of the campaign. Across the globe churches and other buildings were lit up in the Philippines, Ireland, Australia and the USA.
On the morning of November 22nd. a special Mass of the Martyrs was celebrated in St. Joseph’s which was attended by many people from across Herefordshire. The Mass was concelebrated by priests from Hereford, Ledbury, Little Malvern who assisted Father Aidan Doyle the parish priest of St. Joseph’s. The priests wore red vestments and all those who attended the Mass wore something red as a sign of witness to our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world.
In his homily Father Aidan spoke of the lighting of the buildings and the wearing if red as “..beacons of light and hope (which) should light up the hearts and minds of all civilised human beings regardless of race, colour or creed.”
Our fellow Christian brothers and sisters from the Anglican and Methodist communities in Bromyard also attended the Mass and joined in with refreshments at the Falcon Inn afterwards.