Prayer Life

Our faith is not built around teachings and doctrines and moral precepts. It is about the person of Jesus and all of the teaching flows from that. Prayer is not just about saying prayers or learning how to pray. It is a relationship – our relationship with God and God’s relationship with us.

St Joseph and St Margaret Clitherow Parish Church is open during daylight hours for private prayer and reflection and you are welcome to come to Mass and other times of Prayer and Devotion as advertised in our parish newsletter: 
MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH  A short 15 minute service of psalms and prayers:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9.10am followed by Mass at 9.30am.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament: Fridays, 11am-12 midday

THE ROSARY  The simple prayer of the Rosary – with its Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries – marks the rhythm of human life: Wednesdays 10.15am after Mass and Saturdays at 9.30am followed by Mass.

DEVOTION TO THE MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP  Parishioners meet to pray in word and song together: Thursdays, immediately after 9.30am Mass

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS  A group of parishioners who meet to pray for children: Thursdays, 10.15am after Mass  

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY The Chaplet is a series of prayers, said using Rosary beads, based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina, the Apostle of Mercy: Sunday afternoons once a month at 2.30pm (see Parish newsletter)

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP A group of parishioners who meet to praise God in word and song together: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 7.45pm -9.30pm and  1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 10.30am-11.30am
 Stillness may be a way of preparing for prayer or a kind of prayer in its own right.