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'Prayer & Journey in Faith' group

& Catholic Charismatic Renewal


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Archive info for reference and links, pending resumption after Covid 19 restrictions and our building work

Everyone is very welcome to join us for a lively 90 minutes of shared prayer, worship & much more
Is this for you? If unsure, just 'taste & see'. There are no membership formalities, just a common desire to pray, worship & learn together
An ecumenical prayer group where all are welcome to come and give thanks, praise, sing (modern & traditional) and pray together for everything inspired by the Holy Spirit at each meeting. Personal testimony may be shared. Catholic teaching DVD's are often shown and discussed.

April 2015, a 6 week, 'Life in the Spirit' course 'The Gift' | 'CCR UK' | Parish Lent Course 2015: Priest, Prophet, King. The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In this Lent course, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Father Robert Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through this presentation of  you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission. The topics of the talks are: week 1. Adoratio: Adam as Priest; wk2. The High Priest; wk3. Challenging False Worship: Elijah the Prophet; wk4. The Word Made Flesh; wk5. Ordering the Kingdom: King David; wk6. King of Kings.

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O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.


"Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the holy ones according to God's will." Rom 8:26-27

"When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words be without heart."

". . . Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should speak to him only with your heart." Padre Pio.

Let the message of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God. Colossians 3:16

"Lord Jesus, fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me joy in seeking you more closely. Increase my faith in all your promises, my hope in the joys of heaven, and my love for You as my all."

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Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11 ~ R. (see 1) I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Generation after generation praises your works and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendour of your glorious majesty and tell of your wondrous works.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

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