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We follow Canon Law. Mary the Mother of Jesus has a very special place in our Apostolate and our daily prayers are a reflection of this. We do hope and pray that Our Lady will be seen and recognized by all Christians for whom she really is "Behold, from henceforth All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed” Luke 1 Verse
The S F M is fully committed to ecumenism, each member of the clergy or lay staff member will try to live according to the moral church code given down to us through Holy Scriptures and the Church Councils. It is therefore essential that a candidate admitted to Holy Orders demonstrate from the beginning a sincere and sound moral character. Also a criminal background check (CRB) for each candidate will be necessary.
Within the S F M we believe that marriage is a sacrament to be shared between a man and a woman according to church teachings and Holy Scriptures. We do recognize the need of protection under law and therefore Civil Partnerships give to those individuals by choice a protection under this Law.
Priests and Deacons share with their Bishop a pastoral care of all souls under their care and as such we are not only responsible to God but to one and other and the law. We must be beyond reproach and a shining example for others to follow so that when they see the Light of Faith in us thus enabling them too to believe and follow Jesus Christ Our Lord
Prayer for the Church
Lord, Jesus Christ, You are the Saviour of the world. Please manifest in Your church, the Spirit whom You also abundantly bestowed on Your Apostles. May zeal for Your glory and for the salvation of the world inflame those You have chosen. May they be saints in Your likeness. May Your Holy Spirit strengthen them. May they be priests according to Your own Heart. Amen