Today the Holy Spirit is given to the Church anew.
May we all be filled with the
Gifts and Fruits
of the Holy Spirit!
May is traditionally the month when we pray in a special way to Mary, Mother of Jesus and our heavenly Mother too Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to pray the Rosary each day during May this year, praying for all those who are affected by the covid-19 pandemic, and praying for ourselves and our loved ones in these difficult days.
As well as the traditional Rosary prayers, the Pope has issued two extra prayers, to be prayed at the end of the Rosary. These prayers will be on our website throughout May, to help us in our prayer life. May Mary, Mother of the Church and our Mother, Pray for us!
The Paschal Candle, in front of the altar, was lighted at the start of the Easter Vigil (not this year from a blessed fire, just from a lighter) and continues to burn all day and all night. Please know that the prayer intentions of each parishioner are remembered in that icon of the Paschal Candle, the morning star that never sets. Especially for those who so often visit our churches and light a candle there, know that the Paschal Candle continues to burn each day for your prayers and your intentions.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,