Spirituality Week 2020
Theme: The God who speaks
Friday 22nd May
The God who speaks through prayer
“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with him, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.”
As we reach the end of our spirituality week, I would like to thank our year 6 House captains and Liturgy group for helping to make our week so special. To listen to your voices as you read from scripture made it so meaningful and I found myself listening to the prayer stations several times over! Thank you so much for your time and creativity.
Today’s focus is to think about prayer and especially prayer through Adoration. So we invite you at 11’o clock to log onto the live streaming at Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church and join Fr Shaun and Deacon Axcel for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Please remember to say the special Novena prayer that started yesterday, praying it each day until the feast of Pentecost. You will find it below.
Mary, our Mother, you stayed with the disciples
in those ten long days between the Ascension and Pentecost,
still patient, still pondering, still trusting in your Son.
Be with us now as we remember how Jesus was taken from your sight.
Be with us now as we remember his call to share our faith.
Be with us now as we await his Holy Spirit.
Pray with us now, ‘Come Holy Spirit’, Thy Kingdom come’.
A Spiritual Moment
On Tuesday, Mrs Heymoz, Mrs Joyce and I had a spiritual moment. Deacon Axcel came to school to help assist in preparing the children with the bidding prayers for the Ascension Day Mass. He came with a beautiful gift for our school community: an icon of the saint St. Raphael which he painted himself. The name St Raphael means ‘God Heals’ and he is the patron saint of travellers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies. We thank Deacon Axcel for this wonderful gift which he has placed on our school altar.
We belong to a wonderful parish community!
REFLECTION ON MY DAY
How am I feeling at the end of today?
What have I most enjoyed today?
What am I thankful for today?
When was I most peaceful today?
What are my hopes for tomorrow?