My Thoughts on 04/04/2020

Tomorrow we begin Holy Week. During this week can I suggest several ways of praying.

This Sunday we could read the passion of Jesus according to St Matthew. 26:14-27:66

On Good Friday we could read the Passion of Jesus according to St John 18:1 -19:42

Make the stations of the cross. There are several good meditations on YouTube

Here are two examples of Stations of the Cross:

It is worth watching Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Easter duties this year.

Finally, this is the prayer that is going to be included in the intercessions this Good Friday

Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.

With love and prayers Fr Anthony and Fr Sylvester

Canon Father Anthony Charlton
Canon Father Anthony CharltonParish Priest