This weekend in all Catholic Churches in England and Wales the Queen’s 90th birthday will be marked by the recitation of the following prayer. It will be said before the final blessing:
Prayer for the Queen
V O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen
- And hear us on the day we call upon you.
- O Lord hear our prayer.
- And let our cry come before you.
- The Lord be with you.
- And with your spirit.
Together we pray:
Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen, who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace, she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil and, being blessed with your favour may, with her consort and the royal family, come at last into your presence, through Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life and who lives and reigns with you in the unit of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
On Wednesday 33 attended the Parish meeting in the Social Centre. Each was given the choice of joining one of three groups.
Group 1 What can we do to make every parishioner/visitor feel welcome to each of our churches?
Group 2 How can we help all parishioners feel that they belong to our parish community?
Group 3 How best may we welcome and integrate new parishioners?
A committee of three was appointed to carry this work forward and a full report will be made available.
Next Sunday is First Communion Sunday. Masses will be at the usual times in each church with an extra Mass in St Michael & St John’s at 11am.
The next Parish Forum is a week on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm in the Clitheroe Parish Centre.