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1st Sunday of Advent November 29 2020 Brecon & Hay

 

Children’s Liturgy 

 

When a Funeral cannot be attended 9.7.20

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

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……

 

Pope’s message Urbi et Orbi.

A CORONAVIRUS PRAYER BY POPE FRANCIS (1)

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP GEORGE STACK MENEVIA

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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

    Tuesday of the First week of Advent

    Book of Isaiah 11:1-10.
    On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
    The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
    and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by hearsay shall he decide,
    But he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
    Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.
    Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them.
    The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox.
    The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair.
    There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea.
    On that day, The root of Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, The Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be glorious.


    Psalms 72(71):1-2.7-8.12-13.17.
    O God, with your judgment endow the king,
    and with your justice, the king's son;
    He shall govern your people with justice
    and your afflicted ones with judgment.

    Justice shall flower in his days,
    and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
    May he rule from sea to sea,
    and from the River to the ends of the earth.

    For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
    And the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
    He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
    The lives of the poor he shall save.

    May his name be blessed forever;
    As long as the sun his name shall remain.
    In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
    All the nations shall proclaim his happiness.  



    Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10:21-24.
    Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.  
    All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."
    Turning to the disciples in private he said, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
    For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it."