The Host Apostolate is an Association of Lay Faithful
led by married and single people who wish to lead a life of prayer, Evangelisation and Formation in the
pursuit of a life of Holiness, faithful to the Gospel and teaching of the Church.
Welcome to the Host Apostolate
Our aim is frequently to spend time in the loving Presence of Jesus and learning how to love Him.
This may be in His Presence in the monstrance, in the tabernacle, or at daily Mass.
This is a certain way to build a relationship which leads us to adore Him, witness to His Presence, serve Him, and deepen our prayer life.
If we love Jesus, we will want to tell every one about Him and His Church.
This GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL, we hope to spread in every possible place and on every occasion, - by the witness of our lives and in the' market place'
Tabor is the name we give to this aspect of the Apostolate.
(See The Rule for further information).
This aspect applies especially to married couples who wish to form a base house, but also to those who are members or not -- engaged couples, single people, priests, or indeed any one who desires to grow in Holiness and Service.
This will be by means of spiritual friendship, teaching and Poustinia (spending time alone with God in Solitude).
Any formation will also be responsive to needs as they present themselves.
We will be available particularly to any one who feels called to a special Mission in the Church.
"In the case of the family, the weakening of these bonds is particularly serious because the family is the fundamental cell of society, where we learn to live with others despite our differences and to belong to one another; it is also the place where parents pass on the faith to their children.”
Pope Francis 1, Apostolic Letter ‘Evangelii Gaudium’, 66
Serving and helping in areas of Spiritual needs and poverty
India. Kerala Daughters of Mary
Uganda Fr Martin Wambeo and Fr, Geoff.
Nigeria West Africa Fr. Chris Amanze
East India. Fr. Maria Babu
Nigeria. Imo State. Fr. Johnbosco
Tanzania Fr. Aloyce Babene CP
UGANDA Fr. Geoff Odongo Akiso
Nigeria Delta State Fr. Nwabuifeukwu Anthony Chukwuemeka
Madagascar Fr Jean Claude. Rakotoarisoa
Haiti Fr. Prosnel Altidor
Items needed for distribution to The Host Apostolate Projects
- For the Seminaries (Uganda, Nigeria)
- Books, devotional and/or theological… lives of Saints.
Prayer Books, Recent Missals, New and Old Testaments.
- For ALL our Projects in general:
- Rosaries: (wooden or plastic or other), damaged but repairable welcome.
- Crosses: hanging or standing, or small hand crosses.
- Crucifixes: small, medium (personal wear) – wood or metal.
- Medals: Any, especially Marian, particularly ‘The miraculous medal’.
Old Medals welcome, (unbroken chains also useful…)
- Icons and small wooden or resin statues
- Vestments, Stoles and altar linen in good order
- Patens, Chalices.
- Scapulars: Our Lady of Mount Carmel or other…
- Pictures: With blank backs (any).
Hanging pictures – however we cannot send any glass by mail….
However, we do laminate some pictures, others we roll
- Statues: Any small statuettes, up to 15 inches tall are very welcome, but resin, plastic
or wood. Also plaques and small busts. Remember weight matters!
- Children’s Books in small quantities, especially paperbacks about the Rosary, Saints and
- Church and Priest’s personal items
- Chasubles In good order, old or new.
- Stoles (any colour)
- Albs, especially lightweight (cotton)
- Altar Linen: Purificators, Corporals
- Altar cloths:
- Chalices, Ciboria, Patens, Monstrances, (also travel versions (Mass kits) of these (for
outlying villages in Uganda, Nigeria, Pakistan, India (North and South), these can be
metal or stone but beware of weight. These are urgently needed.
- Cruet sets: (water & wine)
- Incense and charcoal
- Medicines: (to Pakistan)
- We are only permitted to send NON-Prescription (over the
counter) medicines FOR CHILDREN. These include Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, plasters,
antiseptic cream, vitamins, sore throat medication (lozenges), Dioralyte (diarrhoea
preparations)., bandages and antiseptic wipes (small).
In Memory of Michael Holman and Dave Brown.
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"But now we have rediscovered that the ability to celebrate His sacrifice and in this way enter
into sacramental almost corporal communion with Him, loses its profundity and human richness if adoration
is lacking, adoration as an act that follows receiving Communion".
"Adoration is to enter into profound heartfelt communion with The Lord, who makes Himself bodily
present in the Eucharist."
Pope Benedict XV1. 09/03/06.
"When we receive Christ," the Holy Father explained, "the love of God expands inside us, radically modifying our hearts and making us capable of gestures which, by the contagious power of goodness, can transform the lives of people around us."
Pope Benedict XV1. 15/06/10.