Newsletter 31st May 2020 – Pentecost
As I say in my thoughts below Happy Feast Day and Happy Birthday for the Church. This is perhaps the 2nd greatest Feast day after Easter when we celebrate the fruit of Christ Passion Death, Resurrection and Ascension Being Poured out among us. Alas that we cannot gather as the Church to celebrate this great Feast and implore together a renewal of this Gift of the Holy Spirit on us all. But let us do it united in faith and also through the Rosary throughout England and Wales as below. The Diocese of Nottingham’s Rosary Hour time is 10am. All that is involved is that we pray the Rosary during our allocated hour. Please pray especially for our young people who are due to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Sad to say I have had no news about any possible reopening of Church even if only for Private Prayer. However, it seems we will not be open for Public Worship until July at the earliest.
Obviously the good news more generally is that small groups of 6 People can gather in the Open air from Monday while maintaining their distance. Please pray for our school which will begin to open up for Year 1 from the 8th June and then gradually move forward.
May I also thank all those who have send cards and all the pictures from our Children which have been brilliant!!
A National rosary initiative for Pentecost Sunday
May 31st – National Rosary Rally 9am to 9pm(Also the feast of the Visitation)
Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home. He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention. I invite you to join in an initiative that follows on the Pope’s request, the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally, from 9.00am to 9.00pm across Scotland England and Wales. Our Diocese has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour between 10 am & 11.00am and I warmly invite you to take part.
Proposed timetable for across the Dioceses
9.00 am Arundel & Brighton, Northampton and HMForces
10.00 am Birmingham, Nottingham & Ukranian Eparchy
11.00 am Brentwood & Plymouth
12 Noon Cardiff, Portsmouth & Dunkeld
1.00 pm Clifton,Salford & St.Andrews & Edinburgh
2.00 pm East Anglia, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen
3.00 pm Hallam, Southwark, Glasgow
4.00 pm Hexham & Newcastle, Wrexham, Ordinariate OLW
5.00pm Lancaster, Westminster, Argyll & the Isles
6.00 pm Leeds, Polish Mission & Galloway
7.00 pm Liverpool, Middlesbrough & Motherwell
8.00 pm Menevia, Paisley & Syro Malabar Eparchy
9.00 pm Bishop John Keenan, as the May 2020 Rosary Mission Episcopal lead, will lead a final Rosary at 9 pm to which all are invited.
This is to be led in the form of a Rosary relay Rally where the Dioceses designated in their Rosary Hour encourage the peoples across their Diocese to pray the Rosary either, individually, in families, as online prayer groups, parish groups, and where possible led online by their parish priests and Bishop. It does not matter what time during the specified hour that the Rosary is prayed.
Then on the hour, the next Dioceses take up the Rosary relay Rally and so on until 9 pm.
At 9 pm the Rosary Rally will end with a Rosary being led by Bishop John Keenan from St. Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley.
Come Holy Spirit & Renew the Face of the Earth Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us
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