Saturday, 10 November 2018

Photo of the Month - Gardens at Whitefriars

Here is a beautiful autumnal photo of the gardens here at the Shrine and parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It was taken from the Whitefriars building by Fr Brendan Grady, Shrine Chaplain and Parish Priest.

Sacred Heart statue and gardens in the foreground; the Rosary Way in the background

We are very lucky to have so much beauty on our doorstep. Saint Jude, pray for us.


Remembrance Sunday 2018

This year Remembrance Sunday is also the centenary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, which marked the end of "The Great War".

On this day are remembered all those who gave their lives for their country, all who suffered and died through acts of war, and those who were left behind to grieve and mourn.

We pray for all those who have died through war or acts of violence in defence of our country; may we never forget their sacrifice.

We pray for peace and reconciliation between nations,
that enemies may put aside all differences.

We pray for those who continue to die in wars today, and pledge ourselves to work for peace and reconciliation.

O God, merciful and strong,
who crushes wars and casts down the proud,
be pleased to banish violence swiftly from our midst
and to wipe away all tears,
so that we may all truly deserve
to be called your children.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Roman Missal]