Walk With Me prayer booklet for Lent 2021 is now available
You are called! Are you listening?
Are you looking for a challenge? Are you searching for God? Why not join the Vocations Team at their Zoom Café on Monday 1st March, 7.30 – 9 pm, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and chat with Religious Sisters and Priests about vocation. A warm welcome awaits you. Please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your place or for any further information. They look forward to seeing you (for 18 and over).
World day of prayer for the sick Feb 11th 2021
11th February is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope St. John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. People around the world on this day take the time to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to alleviate the sufferings of the sick. Pope St. John Paul II initiated the day in 1992 to encourage people to pray for those who suffer from illness and for their caregivers.
Bishop Patrick encourages every parish to use this day to pray for all those who are suffering or who are sick and dying as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nottingham 40 Days For Life 2021
40 Days for Life is a peaceful and prayerful way to work for an end to abortion. In Nottingham Diocese, with the support of Bishop Patrick, we have prayed outside the abortion facility at the QMC during Lent for several years. Routine abortions no longer take place there so last year we prayed at the Stapleford Care Centre, which contains a BPAS abortion clinic, until the Covid lockdown meant that we could no longer pray outside the clinic. We completed the prayer campaign by praying at home.
During Lent from 17th February to 28th March, people in our Diocese are invited to pray and fast for an end to abortion. We planned to return to Stapleford but are currently prevented from doing so by lockdown (although the abortion clinic continues to see women). So, we plan to start our 2021 campaign online.
A list of organisations which provide help for women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy and anyone seeking support after abortion can be found here.
You are invited to peacefully pray for an hour or more during a 40-day vigil running for 12 hours daily during Lent. Please sign up now to pray with us at 40daysforlife.com/nottingham, or you can contact us at email@example.com. Bishop Patrick will celebrate Mass for us on Thursday 11th February at the Cathedral at 7.00pm – if you live near Nottingham (and are not in a high-risk category) please do come. You can also follow the Mass online through the cathedral website.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales