Prayer Resources


Stream Father Denis McBride’s Mass for the Dead Requiem Mass for those we have lost


Reflection Sheet for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sts Peter and Paul

Reflection Sheet – SS P&P


Reflection Sheet for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection Sheet – 12 Sunday


Prayer to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.





. Jacques Philippe talks on finding and maintaining inner peace. Jacques Philippe was born on March 12, 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying mathematics in college, he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. In 1976, he met the then recently-founded Community of the Beatitudes and answered the Lord’s call to follow Him through this vocation. With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Jacques Philippe’s writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. Fr. Jacques will be speaking on his book, "Searching for and Maintaining Peace."


Prayer Resource for June.pdf


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”.


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."


On the trail of the Mercian Anglo-Saxon saints


Pentecost Novena


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 ).  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)


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



Prayer app - you may wish to try either or 

https://pray-as-you- or 

daily reflections at


Prayer Resources for May from Diocese of Shrewsbury Office for Liturgy

Guide to the Rosary including 2 new prayers Pope Francis suggests


Vocations Sunday 03.05.20


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.

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 for details


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.


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.



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Easter Vigil Liturgy - Saturday

Universal Prayer for Easter Vigil and Sunday



Universal Prayer for Holy Thursday

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


Diocese of Shrewsbury Palm Sunday Liturgy 

Palm Sunday 5th April 2020


Prayers for when we cannot attend Mass


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.

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
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


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'.


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)

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.



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

Vatican News YouTube channel


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


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