Good morning, everyone.  Hello, and I hope you are well today.

May the Lord by His Holy Spirit guide and inspire you as you begin a new week.  This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Our Scripture for this week comes from the Book of the Apocalypse (Of Revelation) (Rev.1:8) Our verses this week come from the CTS New Catholic Bible.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the LORD God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Today we remember all the Saints and Holy Men and Women of Wales. In the Catholic Church this Feast is traditionally celebrated on 8th November.  A very happy feast day to anyone who is Welsh or who have Welsh ancestry.  May the prayers of these Holy Men and Women accompany you today.

As we continue through this special month in honour of the Holy Souls, let us pray daily for them, using the prayers below from www.catholic.org.

Daily Prayer For The Holy Souls – Prayers – Catholic Online

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 recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time. As Coronavirus is still very much with us, let us remember especially 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 prayers this month: 

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

May all those who have died be received into the peace and happiness of God’s eternal home and may His light and love surround them always.  Amen.

Good Jesus, Your loving Heart was ever moved by the sorrows of others.  Look with pity on the souls of my/our dear ones in Purgatory.  Hear my cry for mercy, and grant that those whom You have called from our home and hearts may soon enjoy everlasting rest in the home of Your love in Heaven. Amen.

(Prayer taken from the ‘Treasury of Novenas’ prayer book by Rev. Father Lawrence G Lovasik.)

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions – November:  Here are the Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for November.

November Prayer Intention – Missio

Our MAC Prayer: 

Our Lady of the Magnificat, Mary the Mother of Jesus, pray for us.  Amen.

We continue to be in Ordinary Time- Autumn:

The special colour is green, and this reminds us of the beauty of the earth and the gathering in of the harvest and giving thanks to God for all His many blessings and gifts to us. 

Cycle of Prayer – Liturgy Office:

As we are now in Ordinary Time – Autumn, here is the link to the fantastic information from the Liturgy Office.

Cycle of Prayer | Ordinary Time: Autumn (liturgyoffice.org.uk)

Cycle of Prayer | Ordinary Time: Autumn – Liturgy Office

The Harvest, the Fruits of Human Work, and the Reverent Use of Creation. especially on World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation (1 September) and on last Sunday in September or whenever Harvest Festivals are held.

www.liturgyoffice.org.uk

The Year of Saint Joseph continues!

Here is the information from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales with more details about the Year of Saint Joseph.

Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (cbcew.org.uk)

Here are some special prayers we can say during the Year of Saint Joseph.  These are from www.ourcatholicprayers.com

Prayers to St. Joseph: To the Most Loving of Fathers (ourcatholicprayers.com)

Here are some special prayers from Daily Prayers.org which are all in honour of Saint Joseph.  Some prayers have been written by Pope Francis. 

Prayer to St Joseph | DAILY PRAYERS (daily-prayers.org)

Our daily scripture reading today comes from the Old Testament Book of Wisdom or (Wisdom of Sirach) (Wis.1:7) Verse quotation is from the CTS New Catholic Bible version.

“The Spirit of the Lord, indeed, fills the whole world, and that which holds all things together knows every word that is said.” 

Our prayers for today: 

Today, I will be keeping a special prayer candle burning for you and will remember you and your prayer intentions before the Lord.

Let us ask…..

Our Lady of the Magnificat, pray for us.  Amen. 

Our Lady of Sorrows, Mother and Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for us.  Amen. 

Our Lady of Walsingham, 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, 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 Joseph, 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 Saints and Holy Men and Women of Wales, pray for us.  Amen. 

Blessings to you all on this day.

Miss Downes

 

 

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