Meditation for Children
Please follow the link below to access the Youtube channel for the Catholic Children's Society where you will find a range of meditation videos for children.
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Traditionally, this prayer begins on Thursday nine days, hence “novena” before the Feast of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.This period of nine days commemorates the time Mary and the disciples of Jesus spent in prayer after the Ascension and before the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Please join in the Prayer to the Holy Spirit each day as we ask for the healing and renewal of our world at this time.
Ascension Day Mass
Father Anton from The Oratory will be celebrating Mass for the feast of the Ascension at 9.00am on Thursday 21st May. Please follow the link below.
VE Day Collective Worship
Please find below a Collective Worship session to use at home centred around VE Day.
May is the month dedicated to Our Lady
During the month of May, we celebrate and remember the role of Mary our Mother in our faith. Please remember to say the Hail Mary prayer each day. Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary throughout May. He has also shared this prayer to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the Coronavirus pandemic:
O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the foot of the cross, were united with Jesus’ suffering, and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”, you know our needs, and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham are live streaming Mass every day at 12.00 via the following link:
Kenelm Youth Trust
Kenelm Youth Trust are releasing a video series called How to Pray. Every Wednesday they will be releasing a video that focuses on a particular prayer or form of prayer. They started with the Our Father and throughout May will be releasing videos on the Hail Mary and the Rosary amongst others. Each video will be released at midday on Wednesday.
The Kenelm Youth Trust are also holding a weekly livestream on YouTube starting next Wednesday at 11am. 'Wednesday Worship' will be a lively opportunity to be led in learning some new songs and a creative prayer experience.
Follow the link below to access the How to Pray and Livestream videos.
Please see the document below for the traditional prayers which you can use as part f your worship at home.
Daily Singing Sessions
Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God. They're led by the Diocese's expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found below.
Prayers for Illness
Please find below some prayers you may wish to use during this time.
The CAFOD website has some excellent resources for use at home. Please follow the link below.
Masses for the Sick and their families, NHS front line workers and those working in Social Care
This week the Mass is celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies at Shrewsbury Cathedral on Thursday evening at 7:00. You can watch it via the link provided below.
Good Shepherd Sunday/World Day of Prayer for Vocations
provided by the Vocations Team by following the link below.
Live Catechist Sessions
Father Cecil will be holding Catechesis sessions each Tuesday from 10am via the live stream. This will be particularly beneficial for the children in Year 3 and 6 who are preparing to receive their Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please use the link below.Today Father Cecil talked about the Easter Candle or Paschal Candle. He explained that it is lit at the Easter Vigil and remains lit until Pentecost. Have a go at creating your own Easter Candle. You can use the templates provided or you could make a 3d one using resources from home. Share your work with your class mates and teachers on j2e or Class Dojo.
Dan and Emily from One Life Music have recorded a liturgy for use in schools and at home which will be a weekly event from now on. It is such a wonderful way to bring us together as a community of prayer in these times.
Please follow the links below to access:
Ten Ten Resources for Families
Ten Ten resources have published free resources for families to use at home. There is a weekly Sunday Liturgy as well as daily prayer reflections. These resources are a lovely way to encourage calm, prayer and reflection in our homes.
Click here for more information.