Prayer Resources

30.05.20

Pope Francis  and Archbishop Justin Welby seek 'outpouring of Holy Spirit'. Pope Francis

is to take part in his first ever online service with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.  

Follow the link Thy Kingdom Come to access this ecumenical service. Pope Francis will urge

all Christians to seek a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in order that they might be bearers of Christ’s

love, light and hope, in a world “experiencing a tragic famine of hope” but also urges a turning away from

the “selfish pursuit of success without caring for those left behind and to be united in facing the

“pandemics of the virus and of hunger, war, contempt for life and indifference to others”. In the service, which can be seen on the Church of England’s digital platforms from 9am on Sunday, he says: “Today, more than ever,

it is necessary to implore the Holy Spirit to pour forth into our hearts the life of God, who is love. 

Indeed, if there is to be a better future, our hearts must change for the better. 

Today our world is experiencing a tragic famine of hope. How much pain is all around us,

how much emptiness, how much inconsolable grief. Let us, then, become messengers of the comfort bestowed by the Spirit. Let us radiate hope, and the Lord will open new paths as we journey towards the future.”
He urges Christians worldwide to be “more deeply united as witnesses of mercy for the human family so severely tested in these days” and “to ask the Spirit for the gift of unity, for only if we live as brothers and sisters can we spread the spirit of fraternity”.


29.05.20

St Seraphim of Sarov taught that the purpose of the Christian life was to acquire the Holy Spirit. Perhaps his most popular quotation amongst Orthodox believers is "Acquire a peaceful spirit, and thousands around you will be saved."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seraphim_of_Sarov


26.05.20

On the trail of the Mercian Anglo-Saxon saints

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-12965515


20.05.20

Pentecost Novena

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/pentecost-novena/


19.05.20

Fr Matt has decided to broadcast aspecial series of eight weekly talks on St Teresa of Avila’s teaching on prayer,
(based on the exposition in her Life) live-streamed from St Joseph's Church Gerrards Cross

https://www.stjosephs.org.uk/Live ).  The talks will belive-streamed every Monday at 10.00 am, and repeated

every Monday at 8.00pm, starting this coming Monday 18 May and finishing on Monday 6 July.  They will,

of course, be open to anyone to watch.  For anyone who cannot make
either time on Monday (and the first talk is at rather short notice)


15.05.20

Pope at Audience: Christian prayer is intimate, trusting, confident

Pope Francis reflects on the essential characteristics of prayer in his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, and says prayer is universal, intimate, and entirely trusting in God.

Full article from Vatican News can be found here

 

Prayers for the Pandemic: for those who are anxious
 
God of Gethsemane,
who knew deep anxiety,
the desire for the cup to be taken away,
your sweat dropping onto the clay of earth like blood,
be with those who suffer at this time
from anxiety, the fear of their world
running out of control.
 
The facts alone

fan the embers of anxiety
in all of us: the grim daily numbers,
the fear of falling ill, of facing our end.
In our loneliest darkness,
in the night of our Gethsemane,
may we find you there.

 

Raymond Friel

 


06.05.20

Prayer app - you may wish to try either 

https://www.sacredspace.ie/ or 

https://pray-as-you- go.org/home/ or 

daily reflections at  http://ln54.blogspot.com

05.05.20

Prayer Resources for May from Diocese of Shrewsbury Office for Liturgy

Guide to the Rosary including 2 new prayers Pope Francis suggests

03.05.20

Vocations Sunday 03.05.20

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/vocations-sunday-2020/

29.04.20

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen/

The Eucharist in Scripture,

Six half hour talks by gifted speaker and theologian Dr.Scott Hahn are being offered completely free online for a limited time. This study helps unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.I n this Year of the Word and while we are not able to receive Sacramental Holy Communion, this is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Mass and increase our hunger for the Lord.

See stpaulcenter.com/free-stream/ for details


17.04.20

Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you
now and forever.
Amen.

15.04.20

Sunday Sheet Downloads

Keeping parishioners connected...


The principal reason St Alphonsus founded the Redemptorists was to reach out and minister to those who were abandoned and to aid the Christian community on its journey towards God. 
 
In response to this current climate we are placing all of our Sunday sheets online for subscribing customers to download, print or electronically share with parishioners, to help you reach the congregation over the coming weeks and months. 

https://rpbooks.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6b341178fc20f6586567e68cd&id=3204a9b103&e=e7cff2a55f

 

11.04.20

Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron

https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrJ3s.nwJBeX_cA2HtNBQx.?p=stations+of+the+cross&fr=ipad&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Ai%2Cm%3Apivot#id=34&vid=0adca77b5ab9e25a4e508b417d2a5f5f&action=view

10.04.20

Easter Vigil Liturgy - Saturday

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easter-Vigil-Liturgy-2020-1.pdf

Universal Prayer for Easter Vigil and Sunday

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Universal-Prayer-for-the-Easter-Vigil-Easter-Sunday.pdf

 

09.04.20

Universal Prayer for Holy Thursday

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Universal-Prayerfor-Holy-Thursday-2020.pdf

Carmelite Priory in Oxford - prayer resources and life streaming of services over Easter

http://www.carmeliteprioryoxford.com/

01.04.20

Diocese of Shrewsbury Palm Sunday Liturgy 

Palm Sunday 5th April 2020

29.03.20

Prayers for when we cannot attend Mass

27.03.20

1.Bishop Mark writes to draw your attention to an initiative of the Holy Father today (Friday) and to ask you to inform your parishioners in whatever way is practical.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN SAINT PETER’S SQUARE, URBI ET ORBI BLESSING AND PLENARY INDULGENCE
At this time of crisis in order to offer intercession for the world and consolation to the faithful, Pope Francis will preside over a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration (without a congregation of the lay faithful) in Saint Peter’s Square at 5.00 pm (UK time) on Friday 27th March. This will be streamed live by Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html
At the end of this time of prayer, the Holy Father will impart the Urbi et Orbi Blessing and grant a Plenary Indulgence to all who participate via communications media.

At Shrewsbury Cathedral we will be united in prayer with the Holy Father in the livestreamed Eucharistic Holy Hour and Evening Prayer of the Church.
Whatever our circumstances let us also seek to be together for this hour of prayer with the Holy Father at 5.00 pm for the needs of so many at this time.

2. Link to Pathways to God - Praying at home

Praying at home

26.03.20

Further link to prayers and live masses from the Catholic Bishops Conference of E&W including the Magnificat, readings from Fifth Sunday of Lent, stream from Walsingham and A4 copy of 'When Mass cannot be celebrated publicy'.

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/live-catholic-mass-online/

25.03.20

Pope Francis reflects on the healing of the blind man at the Casa Santa Marta during the Mass he celebrated on Sunday morning for those who are dying alone. (Playback of the liturgy included)

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope-francis/mass-casa-santa-marta/2020-03/pope-francis-blind-man-homily-augustine.html

An army of women religious is responding to the global new coronavirus emergency as they serve the sick, often at the risk of their own lives.

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2020-03/coronavirus-women-religious-nurses-prayers-italy.html

SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

http://ln54.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-25-2020-solemnity-of-annunciation.html

24.03.20

Pope calls the world's Christians to prayer the Lord's prayer on Wednesday 25 March 11am UK time

Vatican News YouTube channel

18.03.20

Lent with Fr Denis - Link to Follow Fr Denis each Wednesday as he guides us through the uniqueness of John's Gospel in his own personal chapel. 

Link: john-91-41-the-man-born-blind

18.03.20

Catholic Church Bishop's conference of E&W prayer for times of flu or sickness 

Link: Prayer for times of ‘flu and illness 

Prayer: Prayer for times of flu and illness