Our heartfelt thanks to the many individuals who pray for our work each day, and to the communities who have committed to the monthly 'gather and pray' offering comfort and hope not only to those who attend, but also to the visitors to this website.
The 16th May is a special feast day for the Sons of Divine Providence, in memory of their founder St Luigi Orione who continues inspireing their mission today.
We wish them a happy feast day and thank them for their generous support these last nine years in spreading the word of Dementia Prayer Week and the HeARTS and Minds Lesson Plan, and to Father Beale who is currently an associate member.
'gather and pray' events:
Each Thursday 9th May at 6.45 -7.45 pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Mount Saint Bernard's Abbey, Coalville
Each Fri 9.00 am -9.45 am (‘Prayer for Priests’ & Rosary for the Pastoral Care Project (those who suffer with dementia)) & Sat 9.45-10.45 am St Peters Catholic Church Bloxwich.
Holy Hour by Candlelight second Thursday of the month at 6.15 pm St Augustine's Catholic Church Solihull
19th May, Mass will be offered by Fr Stephen Beale, SDP in Cardinal Heenan House, Upholland; united in prayer with the residents, staff and relatives and all who are connected to the charitable work of the Pastoral Care Project.
Care Home Service 19th Coombe Park Care Home, Coventry Sunday 3.00 pm service led by the chaplain Rev Pauline Warner for residents and staff; family and friends.
to take part in 'gather and pray' simply commit to including our work in an existing time of prayer either weekly or monthly. Email us the details and we will post it here and share via twitter and Facebook, this way we spread the word about what your community offers.
What did you do at Easter?
I can reveal that visits to the Pastoral Care Project website peaked considerably on Easter Day - you may wonder, WHY?
We are a small charity with daily around 60, which is very good, as most are from organisations, but on Easter Day there were 381 visits?
What were they looking for? Rather than reveal the pages here now, I invite you to have a look at the website and consider the pages you think? We would love you to have a go? Please use the contact page, twitter @dementiaaprayer or Facebook, thank you.
Gather and Pray:
Continuing with Gather and Pray, this evening Thursday 9th May at 6.45 - 7.45pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Mount Saint Bernard's Abbey, Coalville, The community pray every week, not just for our work, but for many people, so do take comfort that you are included.
Continue enjoying the goodness of the Easter season by listening to this beautiful song, 'Yes, I shall arise'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIVmGXNlZP0 For me this hymn sung by Our Lady of the Angels Choir during Holy Communion on Easter Day will remain with me. The memory of parishioners coming forward to me to receive this new life from the Chalice, together with the music and lyrics was 'heaven'.