Prayers of the Faithful for March / April
Prayer: Lord, we pray for the leaders of our Church and State. May they use their positions of power to give care to the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. We pray especially for those being persecuted for the Faith. Lord hear us
Prayer: As our world continues to be marked with violence and unrest especially in the Middle East, let us pray for those working for justice and peace in the world based on respect for human life and dignity. We pray especially today for the work of CAFOD and for those being persecuted for the Faith.
Lord hear us
Prayer: We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died recently. We remember whose anniversaries occur at this time. Lord hear us
Prayer: We pray for our young people- the future of the church; especially those in our parish who are preparing for the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. Lord hear us
Prayer: We pray in a moment of silence for ourselves; for those suffering due to illness, bereavement and anxiety. We think especially of the lapsed, the lonely, the depressed and those vulnerable to exploitation. Lord hear us
Prayer: During this Season of Lent let us turn to Almighty God both in prayer; by meditating on His sufferings through the Stations of the Cross; and by seeking His forgiveness through the Sacrament of Confession. Lord hear us
Prayer: We pray for our church leaders, especially Pope Francis and Bishop Egan. May their leadership and teaching authority as successors of the apostles, encourage others to join us in the One True Fold. Lord hear us
Prayer: During this Season of Lent let us turn to Almighty God and ask for His forgiveness through the Sacrament of Confession. Lord hear us
Prayer: Let us ask Mary, who understands our weaknesses and needs, to pray with us as we say together. Hail Mary.....
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Prayer of the Month
In 1886, Pope Leo XIII decreed that this prayer to St. Michael be said at the end of a "Low" Mass throughout the universal Church; and the practice of the congregation praying these prayers at the end of Mass continued until about 1970, with the introduction of the new rite of the Mass.
However, at the end of his Angelus message given in St. Peter’s Square, in April, 994, Pope John Paul II urged Catholics to recite this prayer to Saint Michael once again when he said:
"Even if today this prayer is no longer recited at the end of the Eucharistic celebration, I invite all to not forget it, but to recite it in order to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and the spirit of this world."
Now (July 2016) Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has urged the faithful to recite this prayer once again on a regular basis, as a result of the recent outrages and acts of terrorism by various individuals and groups throughout the world, but especially here in Europe. The prayer asks for St. Michael’s protection against all evil. It will (hopefully) be recited in all the churches of our Diocese and it is hoped that it will also be said individually, and by families, church groups and societies and in our Catholic schools.
“Holy Michael the Archangel defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan and all the wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen”
Please pray for deceased parishioners whose anniversaries occur in February
|Esme Taylor||1995||Phyllis Gregory||1995|
|Ronald Luke-Styles||1995||Margaret Thorpe||1995|
|Kenneth Hewett||1996||Anthony Brenan||1996|
|Josie Honey||1997||Ann Minns||1997|
|Michael Kelly||1997||Alice Atkins||1997|
|Grace Gurney||1997||John Cooper||1999|
|Freda Britton||1999||Rick Valvona||2000|
|Philip Mainston||2001||Margaret McDonagh||2001|
|Vera Rayner||2003||Maria Valvona||2005|
|Joy Hall||2008||Eileen Deane||2009|
|Patricia Holman||2009||Adam Coyne||2010|
|Eamon Shortt||2010||Veronica Dyer||2011|
|Yvonne Jaggers||2011||Barbara Murphy||2011|
|Dorian Birchenough||2014||Robert Cooney||2015|
|Philip James||2016||Alice Turner||2016|
|Josephine Ward||2016||Mabel Bull||2016|
Your charitable prayers are requested for deceased parishioners whose anniversaries occur in March
|Aida Magda||1994||John Stratton||1994|
|George Adams||1995||Edmund Milford||1996|
|Sister Raymond||1998||Arthur Niblett||1998|
|Chandos Pade||1999||Alice Batey||1999|
|Sheila Doran||2001||Michael Fox||2004|
|Cecil Wilkes||2004||Patrick Hoey||2006|
|David Stewart||2006||Ronald Rutland||2008|
|Albert Longy||2008||Graham Harman||2008|
|Anthony Minghella||2008||Margaret Crockford||2009|
|Shirley Elkins||2010||Keith Edsall||2010|
|Kevin Moran||2010||Beth Foley||2010|
|Gloria Minghella||2014||Cliff Nash||2014|
|Fred Honey||2015||Ina Valvona||2015|
|Dave Moore||2015||Peter Doran||2016|
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis
Poem of the Month
Picture of the Risen Christ
Candlemasby Elizabeth Foley
Candlemas is one of three
Feasts; ending the Christmas liturgy.
The Presentation of the Babe;
Purification of the Maid.
His Mother pure, obeyed the law,
Simeon his Messiah saw.
Candles are blessed,
Lit and processed,
"Christ Our Lord"
By all confessed.
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