Sunday is a day of prayer for migrants and refugees across the world. In his message for this day, Pope Francis encourages us to work for an ever wider "WE" in the human family reaching out to the needs of everyone. He writes:
"I also make this appeal to journey together towards an ever wider “we” to all men and women, for the sake of renewing the human family, building together a future of justice and peace, and ensuring that no one is left behind."
Let us keep this intention in prayer and work to support migrants and refugees in our own communities.
PRAYER TO MARY, OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your Divine son, dying
on the cross, confided us to your maternal care. You are our Mother, we
desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the
effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your name
again glorious in this place once renowned throughout our land by
your visits, favours and many miracles. Pray, O holy Mother of God for
the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the
afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed. O Blessed Mary,
Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us. Amen.
This special time of prayer and action began on 1st September and continues until 4th October. As part of this time you are invited to an initial meeting for a Diocesan Climate Action Meeting on 16th September 7pm-9pm via Zoom.
Why not join this meeting if you want to find out more about what we can do to bring change and avoid a climate disaster in our world. Please sign up for the meeting following the link from the Diocesan website.
Intention: An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
During the month of September we are delighted to have with us on pastoral placement Jonathan Henry. He will be starting his second year of formation for the priesthood in Rome this October. We keep him in our prayers as well as all our seminarians.