Out of Town from 20 November for roughly 10 days – until the job is finished!
Dear friends and followers
I have to fly off tomorrow on a work assignment. As soon as I am done I will start posting again.
In the meantime, I am pre-scheduling the Novena, the list of Saints for each day, a Morning Offering and a post for the beautiful Feast of Christ the King next Sunday 26 November. On which day, I will be praying for you all to be abundantly blessed.
Stay well and be saints!
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
I am organising, which of course means doing everything, for our Spring Festival this coming Saturday 28 October.
Please forgive my absence until after the weekend, I am absolutely run off my feet.
Your prayers for its success are entreated – our Parish is in great needs of Funds.
I’ll miss you…God bless
I did the unmentionable – spilled an entire cup over my keyboard!
Just went to buy a new one.
I’ll be back tomorrow.
God bless you all
Dear Friends and Followers
I will be away for a few days but you will find the Sacred Heart Novena in your Inbox as well as the Consecration Prayer on the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
God bless you all and see you next week.
Announcing a Novena to SAINT ANTHONY FOR ALL OUR INTENTIONS
St Anthony of Padua is also known as Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker and so it is no surprise that Catholics often turn to him with their requests—more often, perhaps, than to any other saint, with the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Best known as the patron saint of lost items, Saint Anthony is invoked for many other needs as well. In this novena, or nine-day prayer, we not only ask for Saint Anthony’s intercession but promise to live more Christian lives.
Saint Anthony received an apparition of the Christ Child, Who, lying in the saint’s arms, kissed him and told St Anthony that He loved him for his preaching. (Saint Anthony was renowned for his zealous preaching of the True Faith against heretics.) In this prayer, we recognise that our greatest need is for grace—the life of God in our souls—which saves us from sin. Our particular need—our request to Saint Anthony—is secondary.
This prayer, however, does not shy away from asking Saint Anthony to intervene in a miraculous fashion to fulfill our particular need. In return for the good that we desire, we promise to live our lives as Saint Anthony did—conforming our actions to the truths taught to us by the Church, living and preaching the Gospel and serving the poor.
Begining tomorrow – 4 June – Let us Pray:
I will be out of town for about a week – expected back on Wednesday 10 May or Thursday 11th – see you soon. A few forward posts might pop through if I find the time,
I’ll miss you all and be praying for you!