As a contribution to our Advent preparations the Justice & Peace group will be putting an Advent Reflection sheet of facts, prayers, information & action ideas in with the new sletter for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.
Please take time to read them as each week will have a different theme for you to reflect, pray and act on. These sheets have been prepared by the Shrewsbury J&P Commission.
More copies of the Meaning of Christmas for non-bel ievers are available.
Prisons Week 17th-23rd November 2013 Stand In The Light
The light of the Lord touches all those who call upon his name and turn towards him.
Sometimes that’s all we manage to find the will to do – to turn, to lift our eyes to his light in love and longing.
This Prisons Week we pray for all those affected by prison and who carry heavy burdens of responsibility or loss, that they might turn to the Lord and find restoration and wholeness in him.
Child's Play If you and your friends have children of a similar age, why not consider swapping a couple of their toys, for a month or more?
It will give your children some great new things to play with, at no extra cost to you or the planet. An added bonus is they'll probably enjoy their own toys much more when they get them back. Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/
For 10 minute meditations on daily gospel readings: go on line at http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/
Let us Pray earnestly for the Election of the Next Pope.
O God, eternal Shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the H oly Spirit, one God, forever and ever.