Join in the Novena to the Holy Spirit from Ascension to Pentecost – see below for details.
As a result of the coronavirus St Joseph’s Church is now closed, with no public worship (including Sunday Mass), until further notice. For more information, see the newsletter below.
If you would like to join us on Zoom for Mass this Wednesday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm, CLICK HERE and enter the following details: Meeting ID: 890 0738 3000; Password: 143169
Alternatively, call the following number to join us by phone: dial +44 131 460 1196 and enter Meeting ID: 890 0738 3000; Password: 143169
Mass is livestreamed online everyday at 9:30am, 12 noon and 6pm here: www.youtube/com/walsingham
During this time of isolation, we have added a page for reflections and prayers – click here to view.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from support at this time in the form of a phone call every so often, please let us know by emailing Fr Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him on 01278 422703.
Offertory – You can make a donation to our parish in this testing time by using the St Joseph, Bridgwater ‘Donate’ button on the Burnham on Sea website: CLICK HERE and scroll down. It will accept PayPal and all Debit and Credit cards.
NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love.
the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and
the Spirit of Fear of the Lord that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself soul and body to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity, the unerring keenness of Thy justice, and the might of Thy love. Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul. In Thee I live and move and am.
I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Thy light and listen to Thy voice and follow Thy gracious inspirations. I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee and ask Thee by Thy compassion to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore Thee Adorable Spirit, helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee. Give me grace O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to Thee always and everywhere, “Speak Lord, for Thy servant heareth.” Amen.
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