Prayer Resources


World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly


A Day for life  Sunday 20th June


Our Lady of Fatima prayer for healing and strength


Deacon John Penny's Stations of the Cross Slide show link

SVP Stations of the Cross


Mount Carmel Stations of the Cross


Deacon John Penny's Stations of the Cross Slide show link

Stations of the Cross Slide Show



Help for the broken-hearted by David Braithwaite SJ


With Jesus in the Desert: A retreat for a time of isolation


Prayer Resource for March Month of St Joseph



Holy Father's Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Sick on Thursday 11th February




Pax Sunday on 17.01.21 


World Peace Day theme chosen by Pope Francis. Promoted with the support of the International Affairs

department, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, England and Wales


Talks on Mark’s Gospel by Fr Matt Blake

Fr. Matt will be giving a series of talks on Mark’s Gospel beginning on the 20th of January. These talks will help us understand the Gospel readings during this year of Mark’s Gospel. The dates are Wednesdays January 20th, 27th, February 3rd and 10th livestream at 10.00am and repeated at 8.00pm on our website and YouTube ‘Kensington Carmelite Church.’ 




Sea Sunday on 20.12.20




Advent explained in simple presentation

Missio Advent Presentation


National Day of Prayer for the ending of the pandemic

The Eucharistic Congress, scheduled to take place in Bucharest in 2020, has been deferred to September, 2021.  As part of the preparation for this event, the International Organising Committee is inviting all Catholics to mark the Feast of Christ the King by joining in a time of adoration and prayer on Saturday, November 21st 2020.  All the information needed to do so can be accessed via this link:


Prayer Resource for October


Wednesday Word Connecting Home, School and Parish through the Word of God

Wednesday Word Reflection Sheet 27.09.20


Wednesday Word Connecting Home, School and Parish through the Word of God

Wednesday Word 13.09.20




Wednesday Word Assumption reflection


Fr Denis McBride, CSsR was asked by John Rafferty - known as Johnnie Walker for his writing and blogs on the

Camino - to celebrate a special Mass for the Feast of St James, apostle and martyr.

The Camino is known as the Way of St James and many thousands walk that Way in pilgrimage to Santiago


It is the privilege of Redemptorist Publications to produce the Feast Day Mass for St James.

Watch Here


Praying with the Pope in July - Our Families  We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

Read the reflection in full


Prayer Resource for July from the Diocese of Shrewsbury

Prayer Resource for July


St Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Reflection for Thursday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary time.


Dear Colleagues,

As you will be aware, due to Covid-19 the Bishops of England and Wales have decided to postpone our Sea Sunday second collection to either 13 or 20 December (date to be agreed). We await advice from the Bishops of Scotland. 

However, many of our Stella Maris friends and colleagues around the world, as well as members of other Christian denominations, will be celebrating Sea Sunday as usual on 12 July.

With this in mind, the Vatican has issued a special prayer and message for Sea Sunday. These are attached.

Through our digital output we will continue to promote Sea Sunday on 12 July, particularly the need to pray for the People of the Sea, whilst reminding our supporters that the Sea Sunday collection has been postponed to December.

Also, next week is Seafarers’ Awareness Week ( This annual event, organised by Seafarers’ UK, seeks to raise the profile of seafarers in wider society. This year the special focus is seafarers and their families. Please give the event your full support, as much as you are able to during these unusual times. Seafarers’ UK is one of our principal funders and it is important we get behind this important initiative.

Please do share this email with your volunteers.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kind regards,


Martin Foley

Chief Executive Officer/European Regional Coordinator

Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea)

Registered charity in England and Wales number 1069833. Registered charity in Scotland number SC043085.  Registered company number 3320318.

39 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1BX

Direct Dial: 0207 9011933

Mobile: 07941 231628

Mainline: 0207 9011931

Prayer for Sea Sunday 2020 - ENG.pdf


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.



Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron;_ylt=AwrJ3s.nwJBeX_cA2HtNBQx.?p=stations+of+the+cross&fr=ipad&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Ai%2Cm%3Apivot#id=34&vid=0adca77b5ab9e25a4e508b417d2a5f5f&action=view


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