Wednesday 11th  July 2018 7 pm. By Con McHugh

The Apostles of Jesus celebrated 50 years since the foundation of their order on 22nd August 1968. The Order was Founded by two Comboni Missionaries Fr. John Marengoni and Bishop Sisto Mazzoldi. 

The institute started its mission in England in 2002 at St. Elizabeth Coventry in the Archdiocese of Birmingham where it ministers to three parishes, St. Elizabeth (2002), St. Mary’s and St. Benedict (2008) and St. Osburg (2015). 

To mark the Golden jubilee of their foundation a thanksgiving Holy Mass was celebrated by His Lordship Bishop William Kenney at St. Osburg on 11th July 2018 starting at 7 pm. Listen to a recording of the Mass or find more information on the order

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To mark the occasion Fr Jimmy Lutwama AJ And Parish Priest of Ss Mary and Benedict Coventry,  has written a book called Founded to Last Quarter Century History of the Apostles of Jesus The First Religious Missionary Institute on African Continent 1968-1994. Visit the St Mary and St Benedict website for more information and how to buy one.

Fr. Moses AJ and Parish Priest  of St Elizabeth’s Coventry, will climb Mt. Snowdon in Wales as he turns 50 to raise money for the training of priests in the Institute of the Apostles of Jesus. The walk will take place on 16th of August 2018, fifty one years when a decision to start a religious missionary Institute in Africa was taken on 16th August 1967. For more information visit the Coventy Catholic Deanery page.