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Lent Week 3

Weekly Prayers

Monday 26th February 2018

This is the Second Week of Lent. The Gospel today is Luke Chapter 6 Verses 36-68 with its theme, Grant pardon and you will be pardoned. Last month, a local priest had had a very busy Sunday morning. He celebrated two Masses and baptised five children. He spoke to lots of parishioners, signed Mass cards, helped to tidy-up the church after the Masses and so on. He warmed up a bowl of soup and looked forward to having a quiet afternoon. It was not to be. A phone call summoned him to drive through the snow to the hospital to see, Mary, an elderly patient.

On the way, he grumbled a little to the Lord wondering why he had spoiled his afternoon. The lady’s daughter and her husband were at the bedside as the priest anointed the patient and made a Spiritual Communion since Mary was not able to consume the Sacred Host. As the priest blessed her, the old lady turned an looked at the priest. The daughter delightedly remarked that it was the first sign of recognition she had shown in days. But the priest said, “I think she is going. I’m going to pray the commendation of the dying.” As he said the Words, “Go forth Christian soul” she gave a little gasp and slipped away from this life.

The daughter was amazed. She had never seen anyone die before. But she was calm and content.

Her mother had just died but she was calm and content. Why do you think that was so? Do you think the priest grumbled a little to the Lord on his way home? If not, why not?

Pray: Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in Peace. Amen.

Let us ask Mary our Mother to help us know the forgiveness and love of God. Hail Mary….

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Month of Prayer


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To Care When We Cannot Cure

For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4

Ever-gracious and loving God, we are humbled in the face of what we cannot cure.
The mysteries of life and death belong only to you.

Give us strength enough to do the next right thing each day.
Give us joy enough to serve you in the face of sorrow.
Give us peace enough to know that you are in each moment.
Give us vision enough to see each person as your cherished son and daughter.

May the limitations that remind us of our place as “creation” and yours as “Creator” be a cause for rejoicing and an inspiration to care, even when we cannot cure. We ask this in the name of Christ who is the Great Physician, Amen.

Special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace

Pope Francis has launched a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for war-torn nations, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo and for South Sudan that are suffering protracted conflict. He invites all men and women of goodwill to join in praying and fasting for peace on Friday 23rd February.

The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross have long been a feature of the Church’s devotional life, especially during the season of Lent. When used in the daily life of our school or use at home or in your local parish setting, these Stations may be a preparation for Holy Mass or may follow immediately afterwards. As always, they may also be used in private prayer.


Weekly Prayers

Monday 19th February

Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,

sanctify my eyes,

that they may close more and more

to all that is merely earthly.


Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,

send a ray of divine light into my soul,

that I may better know you and myself.


Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,

send a flame of divine love into my heart

to consume everything in it

that is displeasing to You

and to set it all on fire with Your love.


Now and in eternity

may my only desire be to contemplate

the infinite beauty of Your divine countenance

which delights the angels.


Our Father…

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