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

Our Scripture for this week comes from the Book of Psalms. (Psalm 97:1) Our verses this week come from the CTS New Catholic Bible.

“Sing a new song to the LORD for he has worked wonders.  His right hand and holy arm have brought salvation.” 

Welcome to Thursday’s Spiritual Lift.

October – The Month of the Rosary and of Our Blessed Lady:  

During this month of October we focus upon the Holy Rosary.  We are encouraged to think about Our Lady as we dedicate this month to Her as Queen of the Holy Rosary.  This month is a beautiful way to offer our prayers to Our Blessed Lady and say Her special prayer, which is the dearest to Her heart, the Rosary.

During this special month, let’s make a special effort to pick up our Rosary beads again and begin praying this beautiful prayer.

Our Rosary Mysteries today are the Luminous Mysteries or Mysteries of Light. 

As today is Thursday, we pray the Luminous or Light Mysteries.  The Mysteries of Light were instituted by Saint John Paul II in 2002. They remind us of the work, life and ministry of Jesus and the signs of the coming of the Kingdom of God.

The Luminous Mysteries are:

The Baptism of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana in Galilee, The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, The Transfiguration and The Institution of the Holy Eucharist.

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions – October:  Here is the Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for October:

Pope’s prayer intention – October 2021 – 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)

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 Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (Gal.5:25) Verse quotation is from the CTS New Catholic Bible version.

“Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.”

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 the Holy Rosary, pray for us.  Amen. 

Our Lady of Consolation, 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. 

Blessings to you all on this day.

Miss Downes

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