Please Pray For
All who are sick in the parish including:
Alex, Alan, Ana, Andrew, Anne, Balavendra, Cheryl, Chris, Christine, Elizabeth, Florence, Harold, Jean, Joan, Joyce, Kathleen, Margaret S, Margaret, Maria P, Maritza, Mary H, Mary L, Paddy, Pauline, Philip, Robert, Sandra, Stephen, Terry, Valerie, Vince;
Those who have died recently, especially:
Hattie Baker, June Porritt, Sheila Hooper, Ronald Paine and
Maria Grazia Topa.
Those whose anniversaries occur during the month of May, including:
1st Bernadette McGrory
2nd Kathy Nee
Mary Kate Ayliffe
6th Francesca Fox
7th Mary Liechti
9th Joseph Francis Moonjappilly
11th Lisardo Pereira
12th Ellen Harris
13th Winifred Kelly
15th Rhoda Hollis
17th Albert Wood
21st Fr Martin Bennett
23rd Daisy Long
24th Thomas Gibbons
25th David Kay
26th Louisa Debie
28th Bernard Jee
29th Reginald Wood
31st Martin McLoughlin
Helen Rachel Fitzgerald
Thursday 8pm via video-link: a small and informal group meeting to pray and read the scriptures together. If you'd like to join the group, or just 'come and see' you'd be very welcome. Just send an email and you will receive the link for the meeting.
The prayer group is taking an August break, resuming on 2 September.
Resources on the Internet
Whether you prefer to read, listen or watch, there's a wide choice of resources available. If you have found another resource which you would recommend, please let us know!
Pray as you go offers an audio reflection on one of the day's readings.
Sacred Space offers a series of brief prompts to daily prayer. It also offers a 14-day 'Isolation Retreat' which can be done over two weeks, or you can just dip into the themes that speak to you.
The Lectio app from interdenominational group 24-7 is a free daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. Available in Apple and Android versions.
Fr Stephen Wang's Pause for Faith YouTube channel has talks on a wide variety of subjects for you to watch at a time that suits you.
Reflections on Sunday readings
The Dominicans provide a new Catholic homily each week.
Praying with children
Godly Play is a Christian movement centred on childhood spirituality – providing training to transform thinking and practice for the whole of life.
Colour and Shape is a weekly online Children's Liturgy for young families. Sunday liturgies are uploaded to a YouTube channel and there is also content and social interaction on Facebook.
CAFOD provides Children's Liturgy material for each Sunday, including a picture to colour in.