Saturday, 30 May 2015

Holy Communion

A prayer written by one of the children who is preparing to receive Holy Communion for the first time next Sunday.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me in Holy Communion.
Please help me not to be nervous and help me to be confident.
Amen

Please remember in your prayers all our children who have completed their preparation, ready to receive Holy Communion next week: Mathew, Ross, Christopher, Sergio, Grace, Elsie-Mae, Gracie. Poppy, Cristiano, Faith, Isabella, Ciaran, Kendrix, Rozalia, Keith, Mikha, Owen, Joshua, Ellis, Hayden, William, Shanae,  Rosie, Danny, Jeremiah and Joe.

We wish them and their families a very happy and holy celebration as they receive the Sacrament.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Fr Matt arrives at our Church on Ride for Vocations tour.

Since 21st April, Fr Matt Anscombe has been cycling around the diocese visiting every Church to promote the need to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life.


Day 16 on his itinerary: He arrived at our Church to a warm welcome at 6.00pm on Friday, 8th May and led a Prayer Service for vocations.Copies of the service are available in the Church Porch. 
Fr Matt says, “Ride for Vocations is a novel way to alert parishioners of the need to pray for and encourage vocations. It’s also a great opportunity to rouse the interest of our younger members and get them asking serious questions about their calling
To find out more about 'Ride for Vocations' please follow this link to the Clifton Diocese website 

 A prayer for priestly vocations

   Loving Father, in baptism you call us to be a people of hope.
 Raise up, we pray, especially for our diocese of Clifton, many good and holy priest.
 Grant men throughout our diocese the courage and vision needed to shepherd and serve your people as priests.
 Open up, in your love, the hearts of all your children
that they may discern your holy will and know your call in their lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.