Good morning everyone,

Welcome to Tuesday’s Spiritual Lift.

Our weekly scripture to ponder this week comes from: St John’s Gospel (John 15:12) Quotation taken from the CTS New Catholic Bible.

Jesus said, “This is My commandment; love one another as I have loved you.”

Today we remember three more Saints! Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Saint Hilda of Whitby and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

Here is some information about them from

Saint Hilda:

Saint Hugh of Lincoln: Information taken from Wikipedia

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: Information from

As we remember Saint Hilda today, I would like to wish all members of Whitby House in Saint Bede’s School a very happy feast day! May the prayers of Saint Hilda go with you today and into your week!

National Call to Prayer:

In these days of lockdown, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in the Church of England have called for a Prayer for our Nation.  Here is some more information about this in the links for the two websites below which I commend to you if you would like to learn more about this.

Month of November:

November is the special month dedicated to praying for the Holy Souls, the faithful departed, our deceased loved ones, friends, and neighbours. It is also the month of Remembrance.  

During this month of November, let us pause and remember to pray for all those who have died and especially during these past few months in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Let us remember all those who have lost their lives due to COVID19, in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and in all countries of the world.  May the Lord grant them eternal rest, light and peace within His Heavenly Kingdom and give comfort and help to their loved ones in these days.

Our prayer this month:

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace.  Amen.

Special Scripture reading for the Month of November:

Every day during this month I am sharing a scripture which we can pray about and reflect upon as we bring before the Lord our deceased loved ones and those whom we know who have died.  Today’s Scripture comes from: The Book of the Prophet Daniel. (Dan 12:2,3)Quotation taken from the CTS New Catholic Bible.

“Of those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth many will awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace.  The learned will shine brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue, as bright as the stars for all eternity.”

Daily special candle offered for MAC Staff, pupils and their families – Autumn Term 2- November-December 2020.

As we continue to journey forth into a new Half Term and as we live in these uncertain and trying days both here in our school Communities and in our day to day lives in our families, neighbourhoods and wider communities, let us continue to place all our prayers and petitions into Our Lady’s hands.   Every day this week and throughout the whole of this Half Term, a special candle will burn again for us all in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes.  May she keep us all safe and well under her protective mantle.  May your days and weeks go well for you, your pupils, and their families in these days within all the School Communities in our MAC.

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.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel are currently organising the following times of private individual prayer during these days when public worship has been suspended once again.

On Saturday and Sunday at 11am there is Eucharistic Adoration and silent prayer before Our Lord Jesus in the Monstrance displayed on the Altar in church.

On Sunday at 4.30pm each week, Father Tony is live streaming Mass at this time.  

For further details about these prayer opportunities please do check the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Website for more information.

Additionally, your local Catholic Parish may be offering similar services and prayer times.  Please do check their Websites too for further details.

Our daily scripture reading today comes from: The Book of Psalms: (Psalm 6,7) Quotation taken from the CTS New Catholic Bible.

“As for me, I trust in your merciful love.  Let my heart rejoice in your saving help; Let me sing to the Lord for his goodness to me, singing psalms to the name of the Lord, the Most High.”

Our prayers for today: 

Today, I will be keeping a candle burning for your intentions.

During this month of November – our prayer each day is taken from the Liturgy of the Office for the Dead.

Remember Lord, those who have died and have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith, especially those for whom we now pray: 

(….pause here to call to mind those for whom you wish to pray and offer to God….)

May these and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Another prayer for the Holy Souls from the Raccolta:

O Mary Immaculate, Mystical Rose, pray for us and for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  Amen

Let us ask…..

Our Lady of Consolation, pray for us.  Amen.

 Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church, pray for us.  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, Beauty of Carmel, 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.

St Catherine of Siena, Patron of Nurses, pray for us.  Amen.

St Camillus of Lellis, Patron of the Sick, pray for us. Amen.

St Sebastian, patron of the sick and plagues of disease, pray for us.  Amen. 

St John Henry Newman, pray for us.  Amen.

Blessed Dominic Barberi, pray for us.  Amen.

All Holy Men and Women, pray for us.  Amen

St Gertrude the Great, intercessor for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, pray for us.  Amen.

St Hilda of Whitby, pray for us.  Amen.

St Hugh of Lincoln, pray for us.  Amen.

St Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.  Amen.

Blessings to you all on this day.

Miss Downes




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