At a time when we feel somewhat adrift from our parish community, there maybe something in these resources that allows you to tap into a new prayerfulness in your own domestic Church – your homes. Here are some starters by way of keeping you connected into prayer at a time when we might just have a little space and time to be still and allow God to reveal that he is near to us:
This is a great site that allows you to pray the Prayer of the Church, of The Divine Office, as well as read and reflect upon the daily Mass readings. It’s easy to use and so helpful.
This is a Jesuit initiative and useful for those who want something simple to use on their phones and other devices. www.thinkingfaith.org An initiative of Jesuits in Britain, there’s plenty here to feed your minds and reflection.
Prayers during times of ‘flu and illness: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/03/prayer-flu-viruses.pdf. The Bishops’ Conference has produced a simple set of beautiful prayers that can be used at this time.
When you are not able to participate in Mass publicly or through livestreaming, this little liturgy allows you to make space and time for a prayerfulness within the day.
This website allows you to explore the Sunday readings with a little meditation attached to each week’s Liturgy of the Word. Click on the English pages and then select the language and the Sunday you are looking for.
Note: You may receive a warning message about the site connection not being secure as it is not using HTTPS.
These pages on our own diocesan website seeks to nurture and nourish us as a people of prayer, unfolding for us something of the Church’s tradition and treasure chest of prayer. You can explore different tools and ways of praying. Easy to use and engaging, too.
You can follow live streaming of the daily Mass as well as the daily recitation of the Rosary from St John’s on the website as well as follow news and comment from the parish via the parish Facebook posts – St John’s RC Bath community. Link up and join the group.