Good morning!   Hope you are well.

Alleluia! This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Alleluia!

Eastertide tip for the 4th Week of Easter:

Today’s Tip:

To give thanks for the gift of new life and resurrection of Jesus, perhaps do an act of kindness for someone you live with.

The Gospel Reading of the 4th Week of Easter is: Luke 24:35-48

“While they (The Disciples) were talking about this, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”

Lk 24:36

Month of May:

Every week I will include a special prayer to Our Lady which can be said throughout this special Month dedicated to her.

Our special prayer this week to Our Lady: The Magnificat. 

(Luke 1:46-55)

Mary’s great song of praise to the Lord.

My Soul glorifies the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.

He looks on His servant in her lowliness;

henceforth all ages will call be blessed.

The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy His Name!

His mercy is from age to age,

on those who fear Him.

He puts forth His arm in strength

and scatters the proud-hearted.

He casts the mighty from their thrones

and raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things,

sends the rich away empty.

He protects Israel, His servant,

Remembering His mercy,

the mercy promised to our fathers,

to Abraham and his servants for ever.  Amen.

Rosary prayer-time, a spiritual bouquet of heavenly roses:

Tonight from 7.30pm-8pm, as last week, me and my Rosary Group from St Peter’s Parish Bromsgrove will be praying the Rosary in our homes.

As last week, you are invited to take part as well and if you are available at this time, you are welcome to join in yourself at home if you wish.

You can pray the whole set of Five Mysteries, just one Hail Mary or offer your own prayers and thoughts during this time.

Our Rosary group says the 20 mysteries in rotation each week.  Last week was the Joyful Mysteries, this evening we will be praying the Luminous Mysteries or ‘Mysteries of Light’.  These were introduced to the existing Mysteries of the Rosary by St John Paul II, Pope, in October 2002.  He asked the Church then to pray the Rosary daily if we can – for our families and for peace in the world.  Let us continue to hear his call to pray for our own needs and the needs of the world in these days.

Today’s Rosary Mysteries:

Today, as it is Wednesday and we are in the Easter Season, we are encouraged to pray the Glorious Mysteries. In them we see the glory of God in all the events following the Resurrection in the lives of Jesus, Mary and the whole Church.

Today’s Title of Our Lady:

Queen of Peace, Pray for us.  Amen.

Once again today I will be keeping a candle burning for your intentions and will remember you all at Mass.

 Our prayers for today:  The traditional prayer to our Guardian Angel.

O Angel of God,

My guardian dear,

to whom God’s love commits me here,

ever this day be at my side,

to light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Patron of our Archdiocese and our MAC, Health of the Sick and Comforter of the Afflicted, Pray for us. Amen.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for us. Amen.

St Thomas More, Pray for us. Amen.

St Peter, Pray for us. Amen.

St Bede the Venerable, Pray for us, Amen.

St Augustine of Canterbury, Pray for us.  Amen.

St Luke, Beloved Physician (Doctor) and companion of St Paul the Apostle, Patron of Doctors and Healthcare professionals, Pray for us. Amen.

 St Jude Thaddeus, Patron of impossible or difficult circumstances, Pray for us.  Amen.

 St Raphael, Archangel, God’s healing Angel, Pray for us.  Amen.

 All Holy Archangels and Guardian Angels, Pray for us.  Amen.

Our scripture reading today comes from: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah: (Isaiah 43:18,19)

“The Lord says, ‘Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.  I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?’ “ Isaiah 43:18,19

Blessings to you all on this day.

Miss Downes

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