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The 2nd National Day of Reflection is on Wednesday 23 March 2022. The day is an initiative of Marie Curie and held on the anniversary of our first lockdown in 2020.
Let’s take time to connect, supporting the millions of people who are grieving, and remembering the family, friends, neighbours and colleagues we’ve lost over the last two years.
You can find out more here. There are lots of ways to take part including joining the minute’s silence at 12 noon.
Sorry to have been late in posting the Gospel Reflection for the 13th March. It was posted shortly after 08:00 and so missed that day’s News Digest.
Please remember that you can always check the website to see if anything new has been posted.
On Thursday 3rd March the centre will be hosting an evening talk given by Mark Rotherham.
The talk starts at 7pm.
All are welcome.
At his most recent general audience, Pope Francis has made a special appeal for prayer for peace, urging the world to pray for Ukraine and dedicate Ash Wednesday as a special day of prayer and fasting.
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
O Prince of Peace, Once more we hear the guns of war, Once more we see the faces Of frightened children. We pray for the people of Ukraine, That they may be granted peace; We pray for the people of Russia, That they may demand peace; We pray for our country, That we may be a positive part Of peace making in this world. O Prince of Peace, Lead us from this dark time To a deeper understanding Of the global human family, So all may break bread together In the secure embrace of peace. Amen
Laudato Si Movement statement on Ukraine
Here is the Laudato Si statement on Ukraine published 24th February 2022
Statement on Twitter:
A Prayer Vigil for Peace in Ukraine will take place in St Wilfrid’s Church on Monday 28 February from 6pm to 10pm.
Come for as much or as little as you want. If you can’t make it then please join us in prayer from home.
We all have a reason to unite and fall in love with God’s creation. Today, we’re relaunching the Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition ahead of the critical United Nations biodiversity conference later this year.
“Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right” (LS 33).
Will you add your name to the petition calling on world governments to protect God’s creation and lift up the voices of the most vulnerable at the upcoming UN biodiversity conference?
Last year, more than 120,000 people and 420 organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of people, signed the petition ahead of the UN’s Climate Change Conference.
The upcoming UN conference is huge. It’s how countries around the world will agree to protect nature and our common home. Ahead of this conference, we’re trying to secure at least 100,000 more signatures to really let governments know where Catholics stand on this massive problem.
It’s a big goal, but with help from you and others, we can do it! If you want to learn more then please have a look at this briefing.
Associate Director, Laudato Si’ Movement
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has recently published guidance on communal worship during the pandemic. Read what they say here.
Yes, Mindfulness is back! You are most welcome to join our Mindfulness Practice Group on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. We welcome you from 10:00 am onwards and the session begins at 10:30 am. We finish at noon.
You may be familiar with Mindfulness or it may be new to you – our practice sessions are suitable for anyone and everyone.
No need to book in advance.
Any questions… follow this link and leave us a message.
Planned sessions for 2022 are as follows:
- 11th January
- 25th January
- 8th February
- 22nd February
- 8th March
- 22nd March