On the 1st May, we celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II. As a Schoenstatt Family we would like to celebrate this great day along with the Church. Take a time for prayer and reflcection – and follow some of the links provided here to find out more about this great man….
What is happening in Rome – click here
A tribute in pictures – click here
A dedicated website from the
American Bishops Conference – click here
What is happening in Salford Diocese – click here
And don’t forget to pray…
Prayer for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II
O Blessed Trinity,
we thank You for having graced the Church
with Pope John Paul II and for allowing
the tenderness of Your Fatherly care,
the glory of the cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Holy Spirit,
to Shine through him.
In the cool predawn darkness, three battle-hardened Roman soldiers in full armour are guarding Joseph’s tomb where Jesus was buried three days earlier. Despite strict army regulations, they are talking softly, almost at a whisper, between themselves.
“All men die the same,” one mutters.
This apathetic tone ignites a spark of anger from another. “Not like he did!” was the intense whispering reply. “We nailed him to the cross-bar and hoisted it onto the upright, but I’ll never forget the words that he said during his execution.” Turning his head and looking at the others with fire in his eyes and a narrowed brow, he said with slower more precise diction, “I was responsible for killing him, and he forgave me!” A third insensitive voice quickly responds, “Haven’t you been a soldier too long to be troubled by a guilty conscience?” Continue reading “The Tale of Three Roman Soldiers”
Draw of the prices for the Easter Egg Raffle afterwards.
Celebrating Christs resurection
“Maundy Thursday Service”
- at St John Fishers
- starts at 7.30 pm