Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on 21st November.  This celebration commemorates the presentation of the child Mary in the Temple in Jerusalem when she was three.  The feast was first kept in the eight century.  It symbolises the consecration of her life to the Lord.  It is the […]

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. […]

Short Prayer for Healing

Lord of Heaven, I rest underneath your mighty wings of love. I dwell within your gentle heart. I know there is healing in your touch. Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration and trust in your goodness. You are my Lord, my Saviour, my healer and my friend. I dwell within your gentle embrace. […]

Open-hearted Carer

For each person in my care, O loving and mysterious God, Open my heart to their healing need. Strengthen me. Give me wisdom as you guide me In my care for the sick. Help me to see the presence Of the suffering and risen Jesus In each person and to know always That you look […]

A Parents’ Blessing

When you were born our hearts were so full of happiness That there was no room in us for words When you were growing our hearts were so full of care for you That we spoke soothingly, and sometimes sharply, fearful for your safety. But always in the deepest places of our hearts we spoke […]

Prayer for Healing

Lord, you invite all who are burdened to come to you.   Allow your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with your compassion for others. Touch my heart with your courage and infinite love for all. Touch my mind with your wisdom that my mouth may always proclaim your praise. Teach me to […]