Saturday Reflection 23rd May

For today, we suggest you might like to read tomorrow’s Gospel reflectively – (it needs quite a few reads!) – & use one or other, or both, of the Novena prayers. At the end of your prayer time, you might enjoy the sung blessing.   ‘Jesus’s Farewell Discourse’ John 17 1-11   After Jesus said…

Living in a time out of shape

Anna Rowlands (CCS St Hilda Chair in Catholic Social Thought and Practice) questions “What does it mean to spend time well, and how might our collective experience of the current restrictions affect the way we impose them on others in future?”:   If you are finding yourself more aware of time than ever at the…

FRIDAY in the 6th WEEK of EASTERTIDE

  Leader: O Spring in the desert – All: Your presence we seek. Leader: O Shelter from the heat –All: Your presence we seek. Leader: O Light in the darkness – All: Your presence we seek. Leader: O Guide for the feet – All: Your presence we seek. Leader: O Joy in our gladness –…

Community memories of V.E. Day

“All I can remember is having a good lunch al fresco prepared by the lay sisters who enjoyed it as much as we did.  Then an enormous bonfire in front of the house which as it got darker was illuminated by all the lights being turned on for the first time most of us could…

Praying at Home

Holy Week and Easter celebrations during lockdown No access to our usual places of worship, no gathering with our Parish Community, no direct contact with our Parish Priest, except through virtual links. How were we to celebrate this most holy season of Holy Week and Easter? Here at Howe Close we were blessed with being…