This week – Readings, reflections and prayers

“The Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve.”

The Sunday readings are available online here.

Fr Philip’s reflection
This week’s reflection can be found on the newsletter or click here to open it.

This week’s bidding prayers
The Redemptorist Publications website publishes bidding prayers each week here.

Mass Intentions
This week’s Mass Intentions can be found here.

Pope Francis’s monthly prayer intention for October – Missionary Disciples.
“We pray that every baptised person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.”
The Pope’s prayer intention video will be available here
Further information can be found at    

Prayer for our Synod.
Father, we thank you for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son.
We thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show us that you are always with us and are always at work in our lives.
As we journey together beyond Synod 2020 help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be. May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work among us.
Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope and Malcolm, our Archbishop. Help us to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord.