Friday, 2 November 2018

All Souls' Day

The 2nd of November is All Souls' Day. This is when the Church remembers those who have gone before us - relatives, friends, neighbours. You can visit the graveyard all year through, but November is a special time for doing so. You can lighten a candle at a grave and say a prayer for someone you knew or for all who are lying at the graveyard.

See the video about All Saints' and All Souls' Day

Prayers for All Souls Day

Eternal Rest grant unto them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.

My God,
bestow Thy blessings and Thy mercies
on all persons
and on those souls in Purgatory
for whom I am in charity, gratitude, or friendship bound
and have the desire to pray. Amen

Thursday, 1 November 2018

All Saints' Day - Activity Sheets & Video

The day after Halloween - which means All Saints' Eve - the Church celebrates All Saints' Day on the 1st of November. It is the day we remember and honour all the saints of the holy Catholic Church.

The saints are our very best friends in heaven! We can call upon their help throughout the year.

Here are some activity sheets we are using today:

Activity Sheet
All Saints Colouring Sheet

Watch this video to understand a little more about All Saints and All Souls.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Baptism of Our Eighth Child

Last Sunday we had the honour to celebrate the baptism of our eighth child. Her patrons saints are saint Rosa of Viterbo and saint Anna, the mother of Blessed Mary.

If you read this, please pray for our newly baptised baby and her family.

After the holy baptism we had a cheerful gathering with relatives and friends at our home.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Holy Guardian Angels

The Holy Guardian Angels
Image: ctscatholiccompass

2. October:  The Holy Guardian Angels

Angel of God Prayer

Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Our Lady of Walsingham

Our Lady of Walsingham, Catholic Shrine
Today, on the 24th of September, is the commemoration of Our Lady of Walsingham.
We have been a couple of times to this national place of pilgrimage - to ask for intersession of Mary. In the 15th century, through a miracle, the replica of Mary's Nazareth home was built in Walsingham. In the middle-ages, Walsingham was one of the four most famous places of pilgrimage world wide.

In 2020 the English Bishops will consecrate England once again as Mary's Dowry.
Mary is the greatest saint and leads us to her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Visit Walsingham National Shrine to find out more.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!