Good morning all,

Alleluia! The Lord has risen as He told you, Alleluia!

Eastertide tip for the 4th Week of Easter:

Today’s Tip:

Honour Our Blessed Lady, the risen Lord’s Mother, by learning about “Mary Gardens.” Perhaps create a small garden or container with flowers and plants that are associated with Our Lady.

Type “Mary Garden” into your Web browser for ideas!

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.

Today’s Rosary Mysteries:

Today, as it is Tuesday, we are encouraged to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries as we reflect on the love of  God as revealed by Jesus in His sufferings and death.

Today’s Title of Our Lady:

Queen of the family, Pray for us.

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

 Our prayers for today:  Prayer by St Richard of Chichester

Day by day,

O dear Lord,

Three things I pray:

To see You more clearly,

love You more dearly,

follow You more nearly.

Day by day,

by day by day.  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.

 St Richard of Chichester, 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.

Our scripture reading today comes from St John’s Gospel.  (John 10:22-30)

In this reading today, Jesus continues with His teaching about Himself being the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep.

“My sheep hear my voice.  I know them and they follow Me.  I give them eternal life and they will never perish.  No one will snatch them out of My Hand.” John 10:27,28.

Blessings to you all on this day.

Miss Downes

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