“Virtual” act of Spiritual Holy Communion for Friday 14th August 2020

"Virtual" Holy Communion Friday 14th August 2020

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Message from our Padre, David Osborn:

 

Good Afternoon, thank you for joining us for our regular Wednesday afternoon act of Holy Communion.

As we come together virtually, in the presence of our Lord, take a little time after our Communion to pray for all effected by the virus pandemic, pray also for family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

This Sunday, I will be holding our service by PodCast, I shall post details in our News section on the website and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Please join us on Sunday at 11.00.

God Bless you and your family

David Osborn

Act of Spiritual Communion

First settle yourself quietly without distractions.

Turn the phone and TV off.

You might want to play quiet, reflective music in the background.

You may want to light a candle as a focus.

You could even set up a ‘prayer corner’ with any religious images, statues, candles etc.

Be still, and know that God is with you.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Now call to mind your sins and make this act of contrition:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Ask God for his forgiveness:

May the Lord in all his mercy, grant me forgiveness of my sins, deliver me from evil, and bring me to the joy of eternal life.

Amen.

At this point read the Opening Prayer (Collect) for the day – or for the previous Sunday if you have this available from a pewsheet or online. If not, then use this general prayer:

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Amen.

Now read the Gospel of the day or of the previous Sunday. If you have no access to online resources or no current pewsheet, you may read one of the following Gospel passages:

 
 

John 19. 23-27
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts,
one for each soldier. They also took his tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece
from the top. So they said to one another, ‘Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see who will
get it.’ This was to fulfil what the scripture says,
‘They divided my clothes among themselves,
and for my clothing they cast lots.’
And that is what the soldiers did.
Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the
wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he
loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’ Then he said to the
disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.