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Saturday Reflection

The readings chosen for this Sunday are familiar ones for most of us, I think.  The presence of God in ‘the gentle breeze’ or ‘the whisper of a voice’, as another translation puts it, rather than in ‘the mighty wind’ or ‘the earthquake’. (1 Kings. 19.) Then there is the story in Matthew 14 of…

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Saturday Reflection

Dear All, We looked at the scripture readings chosen for tomorrow & they spoke for themselves – all three – they have much in common in terms of theme & we hope you find reflection on them life-giving.  Also included is a prayer ‘Holy Leisure’ which seemed to fit well.  There is ‘A Summer Psalm…

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Thurs. Week 1

Leader:  O Lord, open our eyes – All:        to behold your presence. Leader:  O Lord, open our hearts – All:         to receive your love. Leader:   O Lord, open our lips – All:         and our mouths shall proclaim your praise.   Our hymn tonight comes from ‘Sacred Pathways’. Tr…

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Memoria of St Martha – July 29th – Wednesday Wk 1

Leader:  Christ came in humility to share our lives – forgive us our pride. All (Sung): Kyrie, kyrie, kyrie eleison. Leader:   Christ came with good news for all people – forgive our silence. All (Sung): Kyrie, kyrie, kyrie eleison. Leader:     Christ came in love to a world of suffering – forgive our self- centredness. All…

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TUESDAY – Week 1

Leader:   O God, come to our aid All:         O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,                as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.…

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MONDAY – Week 1

  Leader:   The peace of God be with you All:          And also with you. Leader:    God looks at the world & sees that it is good. All:          Thanks be to God! Leader:    A world worth dying for, a world worth living for. All           Thanks be to Christ! Leader:    And…

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SUNDAY WEEK l (17th week of the year)

Leader: O God, come to our aid. All:       O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,              as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen. Alleluia.  …

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Saturday Reflection

Dear All, We hope you have had a good week. Today’s Reflections follow from two of tomorrow’s readings – Solomon’s dialogue with God & two short parables about treasure.  And the spirit in our lives.  So something from Pope Francis & also an excerpt from one of Joyce Rupp’s books – ‘Constant Hope’.  And another…

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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…

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Art for Prayer and Reflection – S M Stephen

As we all find new ways to pray and reflect, during our time spent in isolation, sometimes images speak louder than words.  In her own words, Sister Mary Stephen explains the inspiration behind her art:  “In my artwork I try to make visible God’s invisible energy, that life which flows through all creation and is…

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