Prayer in Christian life
Prayer is turning the heart towards God.
When a person prays he enters into a living relationship with God.
Prayer is the great gate leading into faith. People who pray no longer live on their own, for themselves, and by their own strength. They know there is a God to whom they can talk. People who pray entrust themselves more and more to God. The effort to pray daily is part of the Christian life. (YouCat 469)
St Catherine's church is open each day, whenever possible, for private prayer, usually during daylight hours.
This week's intentions
Please pray especially this week for:
The Sick: Maureen Holt, Petrella Pope, Terry Connor, Clare Fuchs, Mary Shields, Andrew Morton, Des & Pat Prior, Anne-Marie Lynch, Maureen Richardson and Margaret Bower
Lately Dead: Brian Cafferky (Brian’s Requiem Mass is on Monday 1 July at 9.30am, followed by cremation at Carlisle.)
Those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Fr Clement Curtis, Elizabeth Mary Smith, Dorothy Lancaster, Betty Sowerbutts, Ann Spaldin and David Winter.
May they rest in peace.
There is now more room in the diary for your intentions: for the faithful departed; for the sick; in thanksgiving; for a special intention etc. Please mark the intentions clearly on the envelope with the Mass offering enclosed. Alongside a person’s name, please make it clear if they are deceased, sick, or if the Mass is for their intentions. Many thanks.
Weekly Prayer group
A group of parishioners who meet on a regular basis to pray and sing together.
At Penrith, currently usually Tuesdays at 4.30pm in the Haydock Centre - confirm in this week’s Newsletter.
Exposition of the blessed sacrament
Penrith, Saturdays, 9.30am-10am
Penrith, Thursdays 6.45pm