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Prayer Groups at English Martyrs

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Prayer is at the heart of all we do within our Parish. Throughout the week we have various opportunities to pray at different times of the day and in different ways.

Prayer Groups are various groups run by parishioners who meet on a regular basis, this could be daily, weekly or monthly,  to pray together in various forms.

Adoration and Exposition occur at various times and on various days.

Novena Groups run daily for 9 days to prepare ourselves ahead of a Feast day within the Litrugical Year.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day: Daily

Time: 3.00pm

Where: Currently on Zoom (Click on link to join the Zoom meeting)

Night Prayer

Day: Daily

Time: 9.00pm

Where: Currently on Zoom (click on link to join the Zoom meeting)

Christian Meditation group

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8.00pm

Where: Contact the parish office

The format is very simple: we have a brief opening prayer and a short reading by John Main, founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). We then have 25 minutes of silent meditation, inwardly saying the mantra ‘Maranatha’ which means ‘Come, Lord’ in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. To finish we have a little social chat for 10 minutes. All are welcome.

Exposition & Adoration

Day: Friday

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Where: English Martyrs Church

A time to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Praise & Worship

Day: Friday

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Where: English Martyrs Parish

Theme: Blessed are the pure in heart, they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
Encounter Jesus in the Sacrament of His love.
Love Him in return.

“Behold this Heart which has so loved men” (Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)
In 1672, Jesus revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French nun, how much he longs for humanity to receive the love and mercy which he continues to pour out for our salvation. He desires that people go to confession and attend Mass.

In our Parish, the 1st Friday devotion is an evening of songs of praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament. We listen to and reflect on God’s word with an opportunity for confession and we end with a benediction.

This devotion unites our minds, hearts and wills in one great act of total self-giving to the One who first offered himself completely to and for us.

Novena to St Francis

Day: Daily starting Sunday 26th

Time: 6.30am

Where: Zoom

Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

Join us for 15 mins of prayer on Zoom at 6.30 am each morning from Sunday 26th September to Monday 4th October.

Meeting ID: 841 9900 8496

Passcode: 469551

Or follow the CAFOD link to share this prayer during your own personal prayer time.