Come Holy Spirit

Pentecost Sunday 2020

Our Zoom “Stations of the Resurrection” on Ascension Thursday was a virtual collaboration of about 40 parishioners from St Wilfrid’s and we had almost 50 from the parish and pastoral area praying them. It was a learning curve for all of us and a wonderful way to come together as one Catholic community in this virtual sacred space.  I was also mighty relieved it ran so smoothly! An online version will be made available in due course. We especially pray with children and families at this time who should have been receiving their first sacraments in these weeks. However, the conversations don’t stop because our churches are physically shut – parents, as the first and best teachers, continue sharing their faith. To support and encourage our families, the Liverpool “God Who Speaks” website  can help with many simple activities and ideas that all ages can join in with to create those conversations, as we journey in faith together. The Virtual Rosary created with the help of the St Wilfrid’s Legion of Mary has received over 143 views (by Wednesday), so do take a look and pray along with parishioners and the sisters at Carmel.  A friend commented that at her school, a sister had said that praying the Rosary was like sitting down next to Mary and looking at her photo album. 

As we celebrate the birthday of the Church this Pentecost, we can reflect on what Church is for us today. A Pope Francis quote inviting us to pray: “Come Holy Spirit, free us from being closed in on ourselves and instil in us the joy of proclaiming the Gospel!” Stay safe and keep well, God Bless, Helen