On the panels to the right are a selection of ways in which we can live out our faith at home. These links are by no means exhaustive but we hope that they give you a little taste of what’s out there to enhance our faith at home which can lead to sharing our faith and practising our faith in person. As we have learnt, there is no substitute for being in each other’s presence and in the presence of God, in the Sacraments of our Chapels and Churches.
Links to Pray at Home or Share our Faith
CAN’T GET TO MASS IN PERSON? – why not attend Mass online at the Friary Church in Clevedon:
Immaculate Conception, Clevedon – CLICK ON THIS LINK > https://www.youtube.com/@ofmclevedon5701/streams
St John the Evangelist, Bath – CLICK ON THIS LINK > https://stjohnsrcbath.org.uk/index.php (daily ay 10am)
St Francis, Nailsea – CLICK ON THIS LINK > https://www.josephfrancis.org/livestream (daily at Noon) click here
Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol – CLICK ON THIS LINK > https://cliftoncathedral.org/ (daily at 9.30am) click here
MASS AT HOME and NOT RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION? – here is the prayer of Spiritual Communion (Prayer of St Alphonsus)
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you
now and forever. Amen.
AT HOME and cannot get to Reconciliation / Confession ?
Ring the Friary and ask a Friar to come to your house OR
See here how Cardinal Vincent Nichols explains how we might make a perfect act of contrition in extreme cases where we cannot get to confession at all – click here
To see/read today’s and future Mass readings visit Universalis – click here
For a wealth of resources to help you with prayer see “Beholding God” – click here
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO HYMN MUSIC AT HOME?
There are lots of ways to listen to hymns online but the one of the easiest ways is:
Example of Hymns on YouTube.com
Bishop Robert Barron’s Video Inputs
Have you seen or heard of Bishop Robert Barron? He is an auxiliary bishop of California in the US, but he mostly has a huge and varied presence online. His input about our Faith is well delivered and in an understandable format. You may wish to try hearing some of his engaging talks.
Here are just two to get you started:
Whether fatigued by Covid legacy or other illnesses, or depressed by World News, we offer here some ways to improve our state of mind and soul:
LATEST NEWS – The Vatican have released a book of Pope Francis’s Prayers for trying times entitled “Strong in the face of Tribulation”
– to view click here
Alive Publishing have produced a leaflet with suggested prayers and quotes from saints to encourage us during this time.
One prayer from it is from Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament by Timothy Menezes:
Lord Jesus, Healer of bodies and souls, we intercede for those who are living with sickness. Your own wounds of suffering during your Passion and your agony in the garden bring you close to all those who suffer. Be a source of comfort and hope to all those who carry the burden of sickness in mind or body. Bless those whose vocation is to care, whether professionally or through the bonds of family. May your loving gaze bring wholeness and light out of darkness. Amen
Some quotes from Saints:
Without the burdens of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases. St Rose of Lima
It isn’t good to let our thoughts disturb us or worry us at all. St Teresa of Avila
If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you a saint. St Ignatius of Loyola
Latest News from the Diocese: click here > https://cliftondiocese.com/news/
KEEPING A LIVING PARISH – to see/read the messages from the Parishioners On-Line Community (email@example.com) – click here