Homilies from 2019

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Prayer Before The Crib

I open the stable door; I kneel before the infant; I worship with the shepherds; I adore the Christ child. I give my love with Mary and Joseph; I wonder at the ‘Word made flesh’. I am aware of the love of God; I sing glory with the angels; I offer my gifts with the wise […]

Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath is a symbol of life and light.  The wreath is a circle with neither a beginning nor end, just like God’s love for us.  The four candles on the wreath represent the four Sundays in Advent.  We light one candle on the Advent wreath every week as we prepare for Christmas.  By […]

Remember your ABC (Advent Before Christmas)

The season of Advent offers us a wonderful time of prayerful reflection as we prepare once more to welcome Christ into the centre of our lives.  In all the hustle and bustle surrounding us, we might personally miss out on the gift of the Advent season itself.  There are many websites with resources to help […]

Happy New Year!!!

The New Church Year begins on the First Sunday of Advent. As we will be in Year A in the three-year cycle of Sunday readings, for the next year we will be hearing mainly from the Gospel of St. Matthew.  John’s gospel will feature very strongly in Lent with the stories of the Woman at […]

In November We Remember our Dead

Lord, give us the certainly that beyond death there is a life where broken things are mended and lost things are found; where there is rest for the weary and joy for the sad; where all that we have loved, exists, and where we will meet again our loved ones. We ask this through Christ […]

Daily Prayer to my Guardian Angel

O Angel of God, My Guardian dear, To whom God’s love Commits me here, Ever this day Be at my side, To light and guard, To rule and guide. Amen.

A Psalm at the Time of Death

This Communion Reflection was read during the Mass for the Deceased on Sunday 3rd November 2019   Relatives and friends, it is my time to leave, my last breath does not say “goodbye”, for my love for you is truly timeless, beyond the touch of death.   I leave myself not to the undertaker, for […]

Back to School Prayer

Dear Lord, use my eyes to see new friends. Open my ears to hear my teacher. Open my mind to learn new things. Let my heart remember You are near when I’m afraid. Help me to love others like you do. I want to shine your light so bright in my school. Amen.  

Alzheimer’s Prayer

Do not ask me to remember, Don’t try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you’re with me, Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.   I’m confused beyond your concept, I am sad and sick and lost, All I know is that I need you, To be with me at all cost. […]

Summer Prayer

Jesus, thank you for Summer. Thank you for light and warmth. Thank you for the sun. Thank you for the gifts of nature and for the annual cycles and seasons. Today, give us that grace again, to see you as the Creator, the One who lifts us up to be with you forever, even now. […]