Newsletter and Spiritual Resources(New)

14th Sunday OT July 5th Brecon & Hay News Letter 2020

Hearty Welcome

“European citizens, apply for settled status as soon as possible” Settled status

Children’s Liturgy 

Communications Day May 24th 2020

Message of Pope Francis on Day of Prayer

Very powerful poem Subject: 2020

Caritas Calling! – May – June 2020.. News and Dates of interest in May

Pope Francis’ Message for the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations 3rd May 2020

I am Staying at home, Lord  This beautiful prayer was written by an Italian
priest who is self-isolating at the moment and very sadly lost his own brother a few days ago to
Covid-19.

An inspiring Video bellow……

 

May 2020  Month of Mary -Letter of the Holy Father Francis

Pope’s message Urbi et Orbi.

A CORONAVIRUS PRAYER BY POPE FRANCIS (1)

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP GEORGE STACK MENEVIA

For 24 Hours Live Mass click on the yellow button (media Gallery) at the bottom of our website or Watch Mass on media such as EWTNMass-Online or Vatican YouTube;  https://web.facebook.com/PKR-Menevia-Diocese-101259251531284or join the new YouTube channel from the parish of St David & St Patrick, Haverfordwest, where Fathers Liam and Matt are streaming the Mass at 10am.

Here’s a beautiful  prayer for our times.

Dear Guardian Angel, go for me to the church, there kneel down at Mass for me. At the Offertory, take me to God, and offer Him my service: What I am, what I have, offer as my gift. At the Consecration, with your seraphic strength, adore my Saviour truly present, praying for those who have loved me, for those who have offended me, and for those now deceased, that the blood of Jesus may purify them all. During Holy Communion, bring to me the Body and Blood of Jesus uniting Him with me in spirit, so that my heart may become His dwelling place. Plead with Him, that through His sacrifice all people throughout the world may be saved. When the Mass ends, bring home to me and to every home, the Lord’s blessing.

Amen

  • Join in on-line Perpetual Adoration, such as this from the Benedictine nuns of Perpetual Adoration at Tyburn Convent, London.

  • Make an act of Spiritual Communion:

    My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

    I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.

    Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.

    Amen.

Love Alone Overcomes Fear by Richard Rohr

It is shocking to think how much the world has changed in such a brief time. Each of us has had our lives and communities disrupted. Of course, I am here in this with you. I feel that I’m in no position to tell you how to feel or how to think, but there are a few things that come to mind I will share.
Right now I’m trying to take in psychologically, spiritually, and personally, what is God trying to say? When I use that phrase, I’m not saying that God causes suffering to teach us good things. But God does useeverything, and if God wanted us to experience global solidarity, I can’t think of a better way. We all have access to this suffering, and it bypasses race, gender, religion, and nation.
We are in the midst of a highly teachable moment. There’s no doubt that this period will be referred to for the rest of our lifetimes. We have a chance to go deep, and to go broad. Globally, we’re in this together. Depth is being forced on us by great suffering, which as I like to say, always leads to great love. But for God to reach us, we have to allow suffering to wound us. Now is no time for an academic solidarity

with the world. Real solidarity needs to be felt and suffered. That’s the real meaning of the word “suffer” – to allow someone else’s pain to influence us in a real way. We need to move beyond our own personal feelings and take in the whole. This, I must say, is one of the gifts of television: we can turn it on and see how people in countries other than our own are hurting. What is going to happen to those living in isolated places or for those who don’t have health care? Imagine the fragility of the most marginalized, of people in prisons, the homeless, or even the people performing necessary services, such as ambulance drivers, nurses, and doctors, risking their lives to keep society together? Our feelings of urgency and devastation are not exaggeration: they are responding to the real human situation. We’re not pushing the panic button; we are the panic button. And we have to allow these feelings, and invite God’s presence to hold and sustain us in a time of collective prayer and lament. I hope this experience will force our attention outwards to the suffering of the most vulnerable. Love always means going beyond yourself to otherness. It takes two. There has to be the lover and the beloved. We must be stretched to an encounter with otherness, and only then do we know it’s love. This is what we call the subject-subject relationship. Love alone overcomes fear and is the true foundation that lasts (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Prayer for Our Community:

O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all
that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions.] . . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, amen.

 

 

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  • Today’s Reading

    Saturday of the Fourteenth week in Ordinary Time

    Book of Isaiah 6:1-8.
    In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of his garment filling the temple.
    Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two they veiled their feet, and with two they hovered aloft.
    "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!" they cried one to the other. "All the earth is filled with his glory!"
    At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook and the house was filled with smoke.
    Then I said, "Woe is me, I am doomed! For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!"
    Then one of the seraphim flew to me, holding an ember which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
    He touched my mouth with it. "See," he said, "now that this has touched your lips, your wickedness is removed, your sin purged."
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?" "Here I am," I said; "send me!"


    Psalms 93(92):1ab.1c-2.5.
    The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
    robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.

    And he has made the world firm,
    your throne stands firm from of old;
    from everlasting you are, O LORD.

    Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed:
    holiness befits your house,
    O LORD, for length of days.




    Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 10:24-33.
    Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master.
    It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!
    Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.
    What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
    And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
    Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.
    Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
    So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
    Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
    But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father."