"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and
heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when
we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out
of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles
himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, Only
when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we
ought," are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is
a beggar before God." ~
Catechism of the Catholic Church
“In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the
children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with
his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The grace of the
Kingdom is "the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . .
with the whole human spirit." Thus, the life of prayer is the habit
of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion
with him. This communion of life is always possible because,
through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. Prayer is
Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends
throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those
of Christ's love.” ~ Catechism
“Stand patiently and pray steadfastly, brushing off the impacts
of worldly cares and all thoughts: for they distract and worry you
in order to disturb the impetus of your prayer” ~ St Nilus of
Proclaim 15 Prayer: Loving
Father, You so loved the world that you sent us Your only Son, that
we might believe in Him and have eternal life. May we encounter
Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy. Through
the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to ‘go out to the whole
world and proclaim’ our faith with confidence. Give us the courage
to witness the joy of the Gospel by our words and actions. Help our
parish to become more welcoming and missionary, so that You may be
known and loved by all people. We make this prayer through Our Lord
Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God for ever and ever, Amen. Our Lady Star of the New
Evangelisation, Pray for us. Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for
us. St Therese of Lisieux, Pray for us.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
26/04/15: Please pray this prayer as often as you
can. 'Almighty God, give us priests: to establish the honour of
your holy name; to offer the holy sacrifice of the altar; to give
us Jesus in the holy sacrament; to proclaim the faith of Jesus; to
baptise and teach the young; to tend your flock, to seek the lost,
to give pardon to the penitent sinner; to bless the homes; to pray
for the afflicted; to comfort mourners; to strengthen us in our
last hour; to commend our souls; Almighty God, give us
Novena - between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost
Sunday: Gracious Father, pour out Your
Spirit upon Your people, and grant us a new vision of Your Glory, a
new experience of your power, A new consecration to your service,
That your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come; through
Christ our Lord, Amen
Mass, Daily Readings,
Commentaries & Homilies
Daily Mass Readings | Office | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | Calendar | all are external links to
Homilies and Mass readings from EWTN | audio podcasts of daily
liturgy from Divine Office.org | Homilies Holy Family Parish
from English province of Dominican Order of Preachers' (OP) |
"Godzdogz" blog from English Dominican
"Wednesday Word" -
reflections (Lectio Divina) on Sunday Gospel |
reflections from CAFOD by e-mail
reflections / meditations by Don Schwager from RC Net. You
can receive them daily by e-mail. Very helpful
Pray at Notre Dame - audio 'Prayercasts' and video
OREMUS ~ Daily prayer
resources (Anglican) | Catholic Homilies |
Blessing | Bible Search
The De La Salle Brothers have an excellent Praying Each
Pray-as-you-go . . .
daily prayer for your MP3 player
prayer downloads for MP3 players. Combines music, Scripture, and
some questions for reflection.
is a prayer site, updated daily, which guides you through a ten
minute session of prayer, centred on a passage of scripture chosen
specially for the day. ~ This is a lovely site. The form of prayer
offered is sheer simplicity and is proving congenial for many
'Day by Day' is a handy £1.00 monthly booklet of the
daily Mass readings. If you would like one, phone parish
free catholic e-books
from St. Patrick's Basilica website
Morning Offering - make up your own but see
below for inspiration:
"O Jesus, through the Immaculate
Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings
of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union
with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in
reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and
friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.
Links:> Wikipedia |
EWTN (broken) | Our
Catholic Faith | The
Best Part of Waking Up | our
Catholic Prayers | Apostleship of prayer
Morning Offering, so that our duties and obligations of
the day become a prayer: "Holy Trinity, One God in three
persons, I firmly believe that You are here present. I offer you
today my entire being - all my thoughts, words, actions, together
with such crosses and contradictions as I may meet with in the
course of the day. Give them your divine blessing. May your divine
love animate them and may they tend to the greater glory of your
sovereign majesty. Amen."
See also prayer of St. Gertrude: Eternal Father,
I offer Thee the most precious blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in
union with the masses said throughout the world today for all the
holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the
universal church, those in my own home, and within my family. Amen.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. - This Prayer was given to St. Gertrude and
Jesus PROMISED that every time it was said, 1,000 souls would be
released from Purgatory and allowed into God's Presence.
Morning prayer: "O Jesus, in union with your most
precious blood poured out on the cross and offered in every Mass, I
offer you today my prayers, works, joys, sorrows and sufferings for
the praise of your Holy Name and all the desires of your Sacred
Heart; in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, the
union of all Christians and our final union with you in
heaven." ~ Monastery of the Precious Blood, Manchester, New
Healing Prayer at
Bedtime - Make up your own but see below
Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my
memory as I sleep. Every hurt that has been done to me ... heal
that hurt. Every hurt that I have caused to another person...heal
that hurt. All the relationships that have been damaged in my whole
life that I am not aware of ....heal those relationships. But Lord,
if there is anything that I need to do...if I need to go to a
person because he is still suffering from my hand, bring to my
awareness that person.
I choose to forgive, and I ask to be forgiven. Remove whatever
bitterness may be in my heart, Lord, and fill the empty spaces with
your love. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
Attributed to St. Augustine: Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake or watch
or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ, rest your weary ones,
bless your dying ones, soothe your suffering ones, shield your
joyous ones, and all for your love’s sake. Amen.
Jesus, may all that is You flow into me.
May Your body and blood be my food and drink.
May Your passion and death be my strength and life.
Jesus, with You by my side enough has been given.
May the shelter I seek be the shadow of Your cross.
Let me not run from the love which You offer,
but hold me safe from the forces of evil.
On each of my sufferings and my dyings, shed Your light and Your
Keep calling to me until that day comes,
when, with Your saints, I may praise You forever.
ANIMA CHRISTI (2)
Jesus, may all that is You flow into us.
May Your body and blood be our food and drink.
May Your passion and death be our strength and life.
Jesus, with You by our sides enough has been given.
May the shelter We seek be the shadow of Your cross.
Let us not run from the love which You offer,
but hold us safe from the forces of evil.
On each of my sufferings and my dyings, shed Your light and Your
Keep calling to us until that day comes,
when, with your saints, We may praise You forever. Amen.
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...... a site that offers explanation of that ancient method of
prayer called lectio divina. Each week the example given
focuses on the following Sunday's Gospel. |
Word" - reflections
(Lectio Divina) on Sunday Gospel | More on Lectio Divina from The Carmelite website
| [ British Province of Carmelites website ] |
Mass readings reflections by Don Schwager on RC Net.
You can receive them daily by e-mail
'Day by Day' is a handy £1.00 monthly booklet of the daily Mass readings. If
you would like one, phone parish office.
favourite of the site manager United
Christian Broadcasters - "Word
for Today" An excellent daily inspirational Bible based
commentary by Bob Gass. They'll send you 3 months worth in a little
booklet if you sign up (FREE-UK only) or you can download the full
current 3 months commentaries and read them at your leisure. Listen
to their radio channels including Christian Music and Scripture.
There is a listening line if there are issues you need urgent
help and prayer.
Also for youth age group and ministry, see:
"The Word 4 U
"The Journey" - more daily scriptural
Bible Alive magazine - articles, reflections, readings etc.
The Word Among
Us ~ An excellent monthly
magazine published to assist Catholic laypeople in reading,
meditating on and understanding scripture. Older Articles available > Click
Bible in a
year ~ By
dividing the Bible into 365 daily readings, you can read the Bible
in a year.
Versions directory (contributed by N.S.- thank
International - will e-mail an
excellent "Daily Encounter"
General Instruction of the Roman
Missal | link2 | Link3 | Link4
translations of the Roman Missal The
One Bread One Body_1998 pdf
Radiant Light -
a movement within the Roman Catholic Church which encourages people
to grow in holiness by believing and living the Catholic faith in
its fullness. Founded by Elizabeth Wang, its mission is inspired by
the images and spirituality she has received in prayer.
Together in Britain & Ireland - has some resources to
Christian Videos on GodTube
Do not be afraid. Just have faith. Mark 5:36 - prayer and other resources
Missionaries of the
Sacred Space is a prayer site,
updated daily, which guides you through a ten minute session of
prayer, centred on a passage of scripture chosen specially for the
day. ~ This is a lovely site. The form of prayer offered is sheer
simplicity and is proving congenial for many people.
Find our "Catholic Links" page here
Spiritual Exercises of
St Ignatius of Loyola an
introduction, website by
a British Jesuit priest.
The importance of praying for priests
is easy to receive online. Podcasts of programmes
available | The Vatican on YouTube
Vatican II - Voice
of the Church explains and promotes
the teachings of the Second Vatican Council
Virtual Reality Tour of the Basilica of Saint John
Lateran click on the link and select
a number from webpage then that part of the Vatican appears. HOLD
DOWN LEFT MOUSE BUTTON AND SLOWLY MOVE THE CURSOR AROUND to view
the room or outside view. Allow time to load. Can zoom in and out
too with scroll wheel. Broadband recommended. Speakers on for
Interreligious Dialogue: read the Vatican message for the end of Ramadam 2008
Muslims: Together for the dignity of the
Read the Vatican message for Vesakh
2008 (Buddhism): Christians and
Buddhists: Caring for the Planet Earth.
Congregation for the Clergy - the Holy See >| Catechism of
Catholic Church Broken
link >| Biblia
Clerus - Reading the Word of God with the
This programme offers Sacred Scripture, its
interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of
[teaching authority of the Church], with appropriate theological
commentary and exegesis. >| Search a
Biblical text and its commentary This allows you to locate specific references to Sacred
Scripture made by Doctors of the Church and the Magisterium. The
downloadable version allows you to connect Sacred Scripture to the
complete works of many Doctors of the Church, Councils,
Encyclicals, teachings of the Popes, Catechisms, as well as
commentaries from secular literature, etc. >| Liturgia -
Commentary on the Sunday liturgy >| Canon Law
and commentaries This contains the current and earlier
versions of both the Latin and Eastern Codes of Canon Law, in
parallel and with their fonts. >| Clerus.org
This provides access to the electronic library of the Congregation
for the Clergy, conferences, scholarly analysis. >| The
texts of the Magisterium and commentaries This contains the
principal texts of the Magisterium of the Church, as well as
commentaries by the Popes. >|
Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth ~ a booklet
of answers about the Catholic Faith
Pray the Rosary
Mary's Way of The Cross - Meditations to guide
A Messenger of St. Anthony
Veneration, Saints, Blesseds and Relics >
useful article on Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center
Publications by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England
and Wales: Click here
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Prayer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help: O Mother of
Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful
name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the
dying. O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be
ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I
call on thee, for, in all my needs, in all my temptations I shall
never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary,
Mary. O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what
emotion fill my soul when I pronounce thy sacred name, or even only
think of thee. I thank God for having given thee, for my good, so
sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content
with merely pronouncing thy name: let my love for thee prompt me
ever to hail thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. 3 Hail