Even though we cannot go to mass, we can bring God into our homes and families even more during this time, Jesus promised that where two or more are gathered in his name, there he will be (Mt. 18:20).
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Developing the identity of the Domestic Church, the family, is something promoted by Lumen Gentium at Vatican II and efforts continue to this date to bring the church into families. If something good comes out of Covid-19, it may be that we come to recognise the importance of faith lived in our families. Make sacred time for yourself and your family to find a special place in your home at a special time when you pray alone or with the family. The church has many exquisite prayers that we can use. But prayer time doesn’t have to be formal – it is a conversation with God. Experience tells us that however informal we make it, we should ensure that we make the time and find a suitable place.
We will share prayers on our website and hope you will share your favourites with us too. If you like writing, then why not write one and share it with us? If your children write one, please share it.
EVENING PRAYERS AT 6:00 pm EVERY DAY
We ask as many people as possible to share in evening prayers and if we all do it at the same time, we will have a sense of togetherness and community.
We would like to offer these prayers during this time of the Coronavirus – for protection from this pandemic, that we may find a cure, and that we may heal from all its devastating effects.
You can say your own prayers but as a start we suggest the below:
- Angelus (normally said every day at 6:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm).
- The Rosary
- Pope Francis Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.
Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Carona Virus Pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
By Appointment (call office on 021 794 5185)
If you want to have confession with Father Robert, please call the office and make an appointment. Father will hear your confession privately in the gardens of the church, somewhere quiet and secluded. Social distancing will be kept and being outdoors in the garden is a safe environment.