Prayer of Pope Francis’ in Encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, Brothers and Sisters, all”
(see links here): “O God, Trinity of love, from the profound communion of your divine life, pour
out upon us a torrent of fraternal love. Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus, in his family of Nazareth, and in the early Christian community. Grant that we Christians may live the Gospel, discovering Christ in each human being, recognising him crucified in the sufferings of the abandoned and forgotten of our world, and risen in each brother or sister who makes a new start. Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty, reflected in all the peoples of the earth, so that we may discover anew that all are important, and all are necessary, different faces of the one humanity that God so loves. Amen”.
Prayer to Archangels Michael, Gabriel and
Raphael: "Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on
earth; Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from
danger: Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the
truth; Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver us back to the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord, to realise more fully the reality of archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Amen."
CAFOD Harvest Family Fast day prayer: “God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 God, you call us out of darkness. May we hear your voice in the cry of our brothers and sisters in crisis. As you walk alongside us always, may we walk beside one another listening and responding in love. Shine the light of your compassion through us, dispelling chaos, fear and despair. Breathe hope and courage into all our hearts as we work together to rebuild once more. Strengthen us, Lord and keep us steadfast. Bring healing and comfort to all and lead us renewed into your marvellous light. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Support Cornish foodbanks:
here for latest news pdf download - scroll down to
'Churches Together in Penzance Area (CTIPA) Foodbank' and
also to 'Hayle Foodbank' for latest needs and info. Collecting points
are also in more local shops and supermarkets, with money donations also
welcomed ... ('Transformation
Cornwall' is an ecumenical charity that strengthens faith based
social action in Cornwall).
* Links for the independent Penzance
Street Food Project more info on Facebook
(part of 'Growing
* & Food for Families Penzance CIC
more info on Facebook
- reduce food poverty in Penzance + west Cornwall
Coronavirus NHS track and trace phone scams BBC article
suggestions from an enclosed Carmelite order on
how to get through these days in confinement and not perish
in the attempt!
life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders
and wear us down, when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies
grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, our
hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the
path with light, we beseech thee, Lord, turn our eyes to where the
heavens are full of promise.' ~ St.
Diocese: Homelessness - How can
we help? Meeting a homeless person on the streets, especially
if they have nowhere to go that night, can be quite shocking and
worrying. To think that an individual will be cold, wet and
vulnerable can invoke a host of emotions. Decision-making around
how we act for that person, however, needs to remain clear, needs
to keep the homeless person at the heart of any decision, but also
needs to keep you safe from harm. People experiencing homelessness
are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Any support needs to
minimise the risk of infection. Caritas Plymouth in partnership
with St Petrocs, Cornwall, has produced a guide 'Advice
On Engaging with People who are Homeless' for supporting people
who are homeless, - 'Love one another as I have loved you' (John
13:34-35) - available on the Diocesan website link
Mary's Meals provide daily school meals to more than 1.6 million
children, in 19 countries across the globe. It costs only
£15.90 to feed a child for a whole school
year. Giving talks for churches
plays a huge part in raising awareness and raising vital funds.
While volunteers are currently unable to do so, founder, Magnus,
sends a video message
for church groups. Also, click links to watch
short films Child 31
Hope. MM mission is to provide one daily meal in a place of
learning to attract chronically poor children into the classroom,
where they receive an education that can, in future, be a ladder
out of poverty. Watch video 2nd
June - how Mary’s Meals is feeding hungry children through this
pandemic and personal reflections on how faith is bringing hope and
comfort - and Latest video "Love Reaches