Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
Pentecost Prayer to the Holy Spirit
We celebrate Pentecost Sunday (23 May 2021), also known as the birthday of the Catholic Church.
Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ.
Holy Spirit of light and love, you are the substantial love of the Father and the Son; hear my prayer.
Bounteous bestower of most precious gifts, grant me a strong and living faith which makes me accept all revealed truths and shape my conduct in accord with them. Give me a most confident hope in all divine promises which prompts me to abandon myself unreservedly to you and your guidance.
Infuse into me a love of perfect goodwill, and act according to God's least desires. Make me love not only my friends but my enemies as well, in imitation of Jesus Christ who through you offered himself on the Cross for all people.
Holy Spirit, animate, inspire, and guide me, and help me to be always a true follower of you.
Month of May
Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
This month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, may she come into your life this month with a special blessing for you.
It is the occasion for Catholics to pay a moving tribute of faith and love to the Queen of Heaven.
Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day.
I venerate thee, great queen, and I thank thee for the many graces thou has bestowed upon me even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often deserved by my sins. I love thee, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear thee, I promise to serve thee willingly forever and to do what I can to make thee loved by others also.
I place in thee all my hopes for salvation; accept me as thy servant and shelter me under thy mantle, thou who art the Mother of mercy. And since thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for me the strength to overcome them until death. From thee I implore a true love for Jesus Christ.
Through thee I hope to die a holy death. My dear Mother, by the love thou bearest to Almighty God, I pray thee to assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then, until thou shalt see me safe in heaven, there to bless thee and sing of thy mercies through all eternity. Such is my hope.
Feast of St Joseph
Today (Friday 19th March) we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph.
We will be thinking about how St Joseph is an example to us of how to live - he was a hard worker, a loving father, a missionary of God's love and he lived a life of love and service.
Let us pray to St Joseph, thanking him for showing us how to trust in God's fatherly love, especially when we are sad, or worried. Teach us to use our gifts to bring God's love into the world, especially to those people who most need our help.
Dear St Joseph,
God trusted you to care for his Son, Jesus, and Mary, your wife.
Blessed Joseph, we ask you to be like a father to us.
Guide us and ask God to give us hope and courage,
and to keep us safe from harm.
Pray for us.
Our Lent in a bag have been delivered to all children at Our Lady and St Joseph's for the season of Lent.
‘Wait a Minute – It’s Lent’ daily videos are available to watch on YMT's YouTube channel, with daily reflections from across the Diocese. We invite you to subscribe to YMT’s YouTube channel.
This year as we enter Lent, we are considering what it means to be Missionary Disciples. Reflecting on our calling ‘To go and make disciples’, the Vicariate for Faith & Mission has worked with Clergy and Laity to produce daily reflections that offer support as you reflect on the readings for the day.
The written Short Daily Reflections are available in various formats to view online, download and print, or to receive as a daily email direct to your inbox.
We invite parishes and partnerships to share these Lenten resources with their communities in digital and printed formats, where possible.
Amy Cameron, Coordinator for Faith & Mission.
Reverse Advent Calendar
Following on from last year, it was decided to once again to collect items for ‘Reverse Advent Calendar.’ The Reverse Advent Calendar is a simple way to make a big difference to your local and wider community. It is also a great way to share the true spirit of giving this Christmas. During Advent rather than sending in money donations with a Christmas card, we collected items and brought them into school. The hampers this year were donated to the following: PACT House, Stanley SVP (St Vincent de Paul) Local Community.
This week is the start of Advent. Advent is when the Church re-sets the calendar of our remembering and celebrating the saving work of Christ.
This year, each child has been given a tea light which they have placed around school.
Advent Week 2
‘Prepare a way for the Lord, make his path straight’ Mark 1:3
John the Baptist is in the desert, calling people to repent and to change their ways. He is the messenger foretold by Isaiah.
We, too, are called to repent during Advent. To change our lives and prepare a way for the Lord.
You sent John the Baptist to preach repentance.
Forgive us for the times we have done wrong,
when we have hurt other people
and damaged our earth.
Lead us to make a change, to live differently,
preparing a way and making your paths straight.