Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family at 8:30am
Date(s) - 18/09/2020
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Every day at 8:30am we invite you to join us live for a short time of prayer, reflection and community – while we cannot meet in person, we are still a community of faith. Send us any prayers you might like us to pray for! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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September 19th: Join Gerard Bennett from the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage team for our morning prayer. Please join with us later today as we begin our virtual pilgrimage.
“If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you must wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.” – John 13:12 – 15
September 18th: Join Mary Tyrell for today’s reflection. Today’s gospel mentions the silent contribution women made to the ministry of Jesus and it reminds us all of those quiet disciples, men and women, whose lives, prayers and pennies have contributed to the church throughout the ages.
“Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women.” – Luke 8:1
September 17th: Join Pádraig Corcoran, Oblate Youth Worker, for our reflection to begin today at 8.30am.
‘Who is this man, that he even forgives sins?’ But he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ – Luke
September 16th: Join Fr Frank Ryan OMI in St Joseph’s, Colwyn Bay for our morning reflection on this the feast day of Saint Cornelius and Saint Cyprian, two christian martyrs of the early church.
“But as we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture – I believed, and therefore I spoke – we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us.” Saint Paul
Today, September 15th, is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows – join Fr Frank Ryan OMI in St Joseph’s Colwyn Bay for a short reflection this morning.
“Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.” John 19
September 14th: Good morning once again – join Fr Vimal OMI for our reflection today on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Wirings”Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.” – John 3:13-17
September 10th: Love your enemies: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly.” Join Fr Michael Brady OMI for morning prayer.
September 9th: Kirk’s Morning prayer is focused on Gospel quote: ‘Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy!’ (Luke 6:23). The reflection is accompanied by a liturgical mime in accompaniment of spiritual song ‘O my soul’ by Don Moen – a text from the Prophet Isaiah. It is person’s soul being raised up as if being on Eagle’s wings. It is God who raises us up, especially when we feel stressed, weary, tired or feel like giving up on life!
September 8th: Jason is a support worker with the Kairos community trust and has been a volunteer with the Oblate pilgrimage in Lourdes for six years, helping the sick and assisted pilgrims.
Jason, who is in recovery from addiction, shares with us his remarkable experiences of how he discovered hope, strength and faith. Today, on the feast of Mary’s birthday he gives thanks for Mary’s “yes” to God and shares how we can, growing in faith ourselves, help others to live and realise the wonder that God is with us.
September 6th: “You must love your neighbour as yourself. Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.”
Join Kay Curran in Dublin again this morning for our prayer and reflection.
September 5th: Join with Kay in Dublin for our morning prayer. Kay is a volunteer worker with the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes and has been travelling for many years. Today is the feast day of Saint Teresa of Calcutta who spent her life working with the “poorest of the poor”. In her reflection, she tells us how today’s scripture reminds us to be thankful for the blessings that we do have, even the little ones. “What do you have that was not given to you? And if it was given, how can you boast as though it were not?” – St Paul
September 4th: In life generally, change isn’t always easy. Nor is moving from the old to the new, from judgement to forgiveness, from the familiar to the unfamiliar.
Yet we must move forward and live our lives.
Jesus says ‘ I have come that you may have life and have it in abundance’.
Join Teresa from Donegal once again for our time of prayer together. #prayer #abundance #life #jesus
September 3rd: DO NOT BE AFRAID. I AM WITH YOU. MAY EACH OF US HAVE THE COURAGE TO LISTEN, SEE and RESPOND to those around us in these strange and difficult times. Remember, Jesus was not interested in Simon telling him he was a sinner. Jesus was not interested in leaving Simon. Jesus ignore his remark, and instead asked Simon to TRUST in him and NOT TO BE AFRAID. Join Teresa from Donegal for our prayer and reflection this morning.
September 2nd: Dear friends please join this group of young friends in Darndale who are joining together in prayer, reflection and a short time of meditation.
September 1st: Today we join Pádraigín for our morning prayer on September first – marking the first day of the “Season of Creation” – where we are encouraged to contemplate God’s wondrous work of creation all around us. This Season of Creation let us challenge ourselves to both appreciate and take better care of our common home, the earth, and every individual person as God’s creation.
August 31st: On the feast of Saint Aidan of Iona and Lindisfarne, join Pádraigín Clancy of St Michael’s, Inchicore for our morning prayer. As Pope Francis says, let’s not go around with funerial faces, let’s look and act as if the Resurrection happened! Today is a day of hope, we embrace the hope of the Resurrection in a new way as we remember Saint Aidan and his hope as he brought the gospel from Iona and Lindisfarne out across Britain.
August 30th: Join Fr Dominik in Bluebell again this morning for our prayer and reflection. In today’s gospel Jesus rebukes Peter for his dismay at what would befall him in Jerusalem. Peter had been with Jesus long enough to know that being a disciple meant risking people’s scorn and misunderstanding. Jesus told Peter that anyone who wanted to be mercy and love with joy to all, no matter the personal cost.
August 29th: Today is the memorial of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Join Fr Dominik in Bluebell, Dublin, for prayer and reflection this morning. “When he had heard him speak he was greatly perplexed, and yet he liked to listen to him.” (Mark 6:17-29) What was it about John the Baptist that was so compelling to Herod? Brothers and sisters, the holy spirit lives in you and is calling you to reach people with God’s love and mercy. How can you do this in your life?
August 28th: Today is the feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Join Fr Eduardo for our short prayer this morning as we pray and reflect together on the parable Jesus presents to us in today’s gospel reading from St Matthew – the parable of the ten bridesmaids. A call to truly live out our faith in Christ before it is too late and an invitation to a new beginning.
August 27th: Join a group of young friends from Dublin for our morning prayer, reflection and song, today we reflect in a short conversation on today’s gospel reading. Today is also the feast of Saint Monica – an early African Christian saint and the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. Enjoy this morning’s prayer and reflection.
August 26th: Join with Eileen McLaughlin in Towerhill, London, a member of the Friends of Saint Eugene, for a short prayer on this the feast day of Blessed Dominic Barbieri an Italian theologian and a member of the Passionist Congregation prominent in spreading Catholicism in England. He contributed to the conversion of John Henry Newman.
August 25th: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! … You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!” – Today’s gospel offers us an opportunity to think about our day – Lord guide us to notice what upsets us and what we neglect. Join Fr Michael O’Connor OMI in Darndale for our short prayer this morning.
August 24th: Today is the feast of Saint Bartholomew – it is thought that he was also known by the name of Nathanael whom we hear about in today’s gospel reading (John 1:45-5). Fr Martin adds a short reflection on this piece of scripture in this morning’s prayer for August 24th.
August 23: This Sunday morning, we gather with Fr Martin Moran OMI from the Oblate parish of St Mary’s, Star of the Sea in Leith, outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. Martin invites us to reflect on today’s Gospel (Mt 16:13-20). And in this Gospel, we hear Jesus ask his disciples: “But you, who do you say that I am?”
Can we answer as Simon Peter did? “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” And perhaps we might take this a step further to ask: “And who am I and who are you?” Do I have a deeper sense of who I am as a loved child of God?
August 22: Mary reflects on the message from today’s Gospel (Mt 23:1-12) and how we must be wary of those whose message is one of hypocrisy, “You must therefore do and observe what they tell you; but do not be guided by what they do, since they do not practise what they preach.” She quotes a line from the Rite of Ordination when the candidate is told to: “Believe what you read; teach what you believe; practice what you teach.”
Unlike the Pharisees, we must humble ourselves, not seeking a seat at the front, or a place at the top table. For as Jesus instructs the disciples in today’s Gospel: “The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who raises himself up will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself, will be raised up.”
August 21: Our Morning Prayer is led today by Mary O’Brien, a senior member of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage team. Mary lives in Dublin.
Mary reads from the Gospel of the day (Mt 22:34-40) where we hear Jesus answer, when questioned about which is the greatest command of all: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.”
If we believe that God is in everyone about us, then as Mary reflects, when looking at the face of God in another, surely we cannot but love that other person?
Finally, Mary reminds us that today is the anniversary of the apparition at Knock, Co Mayo, in Ireland, one of the network of Marian shrines worldwide. On the evening of August 21, 1879, a heavenly apparition occurred at the gable wall of the parish church when Our Lady appeared, in the company of St Joseph, and St John the Evangelist. Unique to the apparition in Knock, was the appearance of the lamb, standing before a Cross, on a plain altar and surrounded by angels.
August 20: Join this morning with Kirk Jacob, an Oblate Adult Faith Worker based in London, for our Morning Prayer reflection. Today is the feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153), patron saint of bees and beekeepers.
Kirk draws from a part of the first reading in today’s Mass when he reads from Ezekiel 36:24-26. The extract finishes with the words: “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.“
By this, we can truly become God’s people as God’s Word in verse 28 assures us: “Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.“
August 19: Join with Pádraig Corcoran who leads our Oblate Youth Service as we gather for our Morning Prayer reflection today.
Pádraig reflects on today’s Gospel (Mt 20:1-16) where we listen to the Word of God as Jesus tells us the story of the vineyard owner who goes out many times during the day to find workers and then, at sunset, pays all of them the same. It is a scene that in human eyes is so unfair. However, this parable is about seeing through the eyes of God, not human eyes. God loves us all; he treats us all fairly. With God, it is not about the time of the day when we turn to Him; it is that all of God’s love is there for us no matter when we go to Him.
August 18: Join with Mary Tyrrell of the Oblate Partners in Mission team for our short prayer time this morning. Mary reflects on the words of today’s Gospel (Mt 19:23-30) in which is contained God’s promise of eternal life for those who follow Him.
Mary reminds us powerfully that, as we gather this very morning, there are people out in the world, often in the poorest and most war-torn parts of the world, who have answered God’s call to follow Him. These are the missionary priests, sisters, and lay missionaries. Sometimes, as with Jean Donovan in El Salvador, they give up their very lives. Just two weeks before she was murdered, she wrote to a friend: “Several times I have decided to leave El Salvador. I almost could, except for the children, the poor, bruised victims of this insanity. Who would care for them?“
And there is Mary’s own son James who is working with street children in Sierra Leone and who has placed the needs of those for whom he cares above the option to go home during this time of pandemic. And so, Mary asks us the question: “Do I believe that God will ask anything of me that I am not, without God’s help, capable of doing?“
August 16: With the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven being observed today in Scotland, England, and Wales, Fr Irvin Morastil OMI from the Oblate parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Leith, outside Edinburgh, Scotland, continues his reflection on this great Feast. He shares with us his thoughts on the role of Mary in our salvation history as well as how Mary is the model and exemplar of our Christian faith. Fr Irvin reminds us that it was because of the Divine privilege shown to Mary that this Solemnity reminds us the greatness Mary enjoys is solely because of her relationship with Christ.
August 15: This morning, join Fr Irvin Morastil OMI from the Oblate parish of St Mary, Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. On this, the Feast of the Assumption, Fr Irvin recalls the pronouncement by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950,of the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into heaven, during which he wrote: “The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” Fr Irvin reflects on the message for today and finishes by inviting us to: “proclaim the wonders the Lord has done for us.“
August 14: Join with Pauline Thomas today as she focuses on the feast of St Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz during World War 2. Pauline reminds us how this act of love echoes the words of St Matthew’s Gospel: “Whatever you did for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.” In the Gospel reading (Jn 15:12-17) Pauline also reminds us that Jesus Himself calls to love one another and how it is written in verse 13: “No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.“
August 12: Join Fr Liam Griffin OMI in Inchicore, Dublin for our Morning Prayer. He reflects on the message in today’s Gospel (Mt 18:15-20), that talks about resolving conflict, about the need to love and reconcile with our sister or brother. Liam leaves us with the question: “With whom do I need to reconcile?“
August 10: Join Veronica Conlon in Holyhead for our Morning Prayer. Veronica is a member of the OMI community on Anglesey and is also a co-ordinator with the Friends of St Eugene.
August 9th: Join with Veronica Conlon in Holyhead for our morning prayer. Veronica is part of the OMI community on Anglesey and is also a co-ordinator with the Friends of St Eugene.
August 8th: We invite you to join Fr Eduardo again this morning in our time of prayer together. Today we reflect on the gospel, which tells us of a story of healing and liberation. Today with faith, we ask that the Lord will lift us up and heal us also.
August 7th: Dear friends, Please join Fr Eduardo Nunez OMI of the Oblate Parish in Darndale-Belcamp, Dublin for our time of prayer. Let us take a few moments of stillness and prayer together this morning.
August 6th:Dear friends, we invite you to join Irene Darby, a member of the community of Cemaes Bay and Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. August 6th is the feast of the Transfiguration. The disciples do not want their time with Jesus to end. Like the disciples, we have work and problems to face in our daily life. Jesus asks us to listen to him and we are reminded that the Holy Spirit is always with us.
August 5th: Dear friends, we invite you to join Irene Darby, a member of the community of Cemaes Bay and Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.
Today, we pray for the grace to be persistent in our faith and overcome our doubts, like the woman in the gospel who does not give up on pleading with the Lord to help her.
August 4th: Dear friends, please join Christine Hunt for a short morning prayer today on the feast of Saint John Vianney, patron saint of priests.
August 3rd: Join Christine Hunt on the Isle of Anglesey for this morning’s prayer. Reflecting on today’s gospel, we hear how when Peter falters, he calls out to Jesus to save him. When we feel overwhelmed, Jesus holds out his hands to raise us up.
August 1st: Join Fr Johnson for our morning prayer – today is the birthday of the founder of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Saint Eugene de Mazenod. Eugene was born on this day, August 1st 1782.
July 30th: This morning we join Fr Terry of Sacred Heart Church, Quex Road for our reflection for today. “Can I not do to you what this potter does with the clay? Yes, as the clay is in the hands of the potter, so you are in mine.”
July 29th: Join Fr Paul for our short morning prayer and reflection on Jesus’ words from today’s gospel reading. ‘I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’
July 28th: Dear friends, please join Fr Paul Horrocks OMI for our short prayer – a reflection on the first reading from today’s mass from the prophet Jeremiah. #PrayTogether
July 27th: Join Fr Lorcan again this morning for our short time of prayer together. We are praying with you and for your intentions.
July 26th: Good morning friends, please join Fr Lorcan O’Reilly for a short time of prayer and reflection this Sunday. Lorcan is the director of the Oblate Retreat Centre in Crewe. https://www.orc-crewe.org
July 25th: Dear friends, please join with Joyce Fegan in Leith, Edinburgh for our morning prayer today. Joyce is a member of St Mary, Star of the Sea Parish.
July 24th: Join Fr John McFadden OMI again this morning as we look with gratitude for the abundance of good things in our lives, the beauty of the earth and the gift of God’s creation. Let us look too where the word of god has not grown lasting fruit in our lives, when we are indifferent, apathetic, complacent or ungrateful for the gifts we have received. Grant us a heart that will be attentive to the needs of those we meet this day and your presence in this word. Fr John is the Vocations director for the Oblate of Mary Immaculate in Ireland and the UK.
July 21st: Please join Joyce Fegan, a parishioner of St Mary’s Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh for our short morning prayer.
July 20th: Join Mossie Lyons of the Kairos Community Trust for our short prayer – Mossie reflects on the words of today’s first reading from Micah – to “act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.”
Please note our new time of 8.30am for our daily reflection email and morning prayer video.
July 19th: Good morning friends, we invite you to join our Sunday morning prayer and reflection with Fr Michael Brady OMI, on this the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Fr Michael ministered in Brazil for many years. He is currently based in the Oblate Parish of Saint Michael’s in Dublin. We hope you enjoy this morning’s prayer.
From tomorrow, Monday July 20th, we will send out our daily prayer at the new time of 8.30am, we hope you can join us!
July 18th: Dear friends, please join Anne Fegan again this morning for our prayer at 9.30am. Anne is a member of the Oblate Parish of St Mary Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh.
July 17th: Good morning – please join Anne Fegan at 9.30am for a short time of prayer. Anne is a member of St Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Leith.
“I had discovered that hope builds on hope and for me, fully restored faith back into my life….. Faith in others, faith in myself and faith in God.”
Dear friends, we invite you to join Dominic O’Gorman of the Kairos Community Trust for our morning prayer. Dominic is the deputy manager of the Bethwin Road residential rehab and in this short reflection he shares how his life has been radically changed; by his faith, through the Kairos community, and also his experience of volunteering in Lourdes each year with the Oblates, accompanying assisted guests on their pilgrimage.
July 15th: Good morning friends – please join Fr Michael Brady OMI for a short morning prayer and reflection on the gospel reading of today’s mass. We are praying with you and for you.
July 14th: Good morning friends – please join Padraig Corcoran, Oblate Youth Worker, for a short morning prayer where Padraig reflections again on the theme of vocation and reflects briefly on a Thomas Merton prayer.
July 13th: Good morning – please join Padraig Corcoran, Oblate Youth Worker for our short prayer today at 9.30am. Padraig reflects on an excerpt from Pope Francis’ document “Christus Vivit” (Christ Lives) on all of our vocations.
July 12th: Join Joanne Lanigan who is the pastoral associate in Inchicore for our short prayer this Sunday Morning, July 12th, the 15th Sunday in ordinary time.
July 11th: Join Mary again this morning from Tallaght for our morning prayer. Enjoy her beautiful hymn in this morning’s video.
July 10th: Mary O’Brien, a volunteer with the annual Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes brings this morning’s prayer to you from Tallaght. Enjoy!
July 9th: Join Joanne for our time of prayer this morning – we reflect on today’s gospel and on a short piece of music played beautifully by Joanne on the tin whistle – ‘Be Thou My Vision’. Thanks for joining us!
July 7th: Dear friends, please join Gerard Bennett again today for our prayer.
July 6th: Join Gerard Bennett in Mullingar for our prayer this morning. Gerard is part of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage Leadership team and shares how much Lourdes means to him.
July 5th: Please join with Fr Tom for our morning prayer this Sunday. Fr Tom works in the Mission Development Office and ask us to particularly remember in our prayers this morning those living in areas particularly affected by the pandemic.
July 4th: Please join Fr Tom McCabe OMI for our prayer this morning. Fr Tom works in the Mission Development Office which supports Oblate Missions around the world, working with the most abandoned and marginalised.
July 3rd: Join Maeve for our prayer this morning – Maeve volunteers in the New Life Centre which is in the Oblate Parish of Darndale-Belcamp.
July 1st: Good Morning everyone – we invite you to join Maeve Canavan who volunteers in the Oblate Parish of Darndale and the New Life Centre for our morning prayer on the feast of Saint Oliver Plunkett.
June 30th: Please join Pat Hughes in Rockferry for morning prayer again today.
June 29th: Today we join Pat Hughes in Rockferry for morning prayer.
June 28th: Join Fr Liam again this morning from the community chapel in the Oblate House of Retreat, Inchicore as he reflects on the gospel passage of Jesus’ teaching which challenges us in a radical way today.
June 27th: This morning our prayer is brought to you from the Grotto at the Oblates in Inchicore by Fr Liam Griffin OMI, who, for many years, was chaplain in Our Lady’s Shrine, Lourdes, France.
June 26th: This morning we invite you to join Liam Griffin OMI in the community chapel in Oblate House of Retreat, Inchicore for a few minutes of reflection as we start our day.
June 25th: Join Patsy Thomas again this morning in Anglesey for our time of prayer and reflection together.
June 24th: Patsy Thomas in Beaumaris on the isle of Anglesey in Wales brings our time of prayer to you this morning.
June 23rd: Join Pádraigín for our morning prayer on the Aran Islands on Saint John’s Eve, a day where traditionally the people lit bonfires in honour of the herald of the light of Christ. Enjoy!
June 22nd: Thanks to Aaron McGuirk for our prayer and reflection this morning. Aaron is a volunteer with the Oblate Youth Service who serve our assisted pilgrims in Lourdes so wonderfully each year.
June 21st: This Sunday morning, you are welcome to join with Sr Catherine Lavery again today for our morning prayer and reflection together.
On this Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we invite you to join Sr Catherine Lavery, Provincial of the Holy Family Sisters of Bordeaux, for our time of morning prayer and reflection together.
June 19th: Who knows that you are a disciple of Jesus? Does anyone know? This morning’s prayer with Ray Warren OMI is a reflection on justice, peace and integrity of creation – the totality of living and participating in life to the full. You are welcome to join us for a few moments. #PrayTogether
June 18th: We invite you to take part in our morning reflection and prayer with Fr Ray Warren OMI from the Oblate Retreat Centre in Towerhill, London.
June 17th: We invite you to take part in our morning prayer with a group of young people who are part of the Oblate Parish in Darndale-Belcamp. A friendship fostered on the joy of serving others and sharing our experiences of God’s truth, we are a bunch of friends based in Dublin and a special addition contributing all the way from India. Abigail, Angel, Bertilla, Brinsten, Ranard and Saakshi are our names, we love to smile and love to spread smiles.
June 16th: Join Alison again this morning, and her Dad, Frank, for our prayer from Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
June 15th: Join Alison (and her dad) in Anglesey for our prayer this morning – today is the beginning of Refugee Week, so we pray in a particular way for all those who are displaced and forced to leave their homes. #PrayTogether
June 14th: Please join Andrew for our morning prayer for Sunday June 14th, the feast of Corpus Christi (the body of Christ).
June 13th: Please join Andrew for our morning prayer for Saturday June 13th, also the feast of St Anthony. A member of St Mary’s Parish on the Isle of Anglesey, this morning you can see some beautiful scenes of the Anglesey coastline.
June 12th: Join Kirk for morning prayer. Today we reflect on the theme of “The Wounded Healer”. Do you see yourself as drawn to being a wounded healer?
June 11th: Join Kirk Jacob, Oblate Adult Faith worker for our morning prayer on the feast of Saint Barnabas, an early christian apostle. We consider how do we encourage others? Or how are we encouraged by others?
June 10th: We invite you to join Jerry again this morning for Wednesday’s morning prayer. Today we reflect on Saint Paul’s words to his fellow christians, which are just as relevant in today’s world as they were during the time of the early church.
June 9th: Please join us for our morning prayer this morning on the feast day of Saint Colmcille, one of the first great missionary saints from Ireland. Jarlath Kivlehan brings this morning’s prayer to you. Jarlath is the Oblate finance administrator and is based in Dublin.
June 8th: “I know what it is to be a prodigal son to see your eyes light up whenever I come home.”
This morning we join Fr Billy Fitzpatrick in Inchicore for our morning prayer. We reflect on our relationship with God this morning, and in how God sees us in every moment.
June 7th: Join Fr Billy Fitzpatrick OMI for our prayer this morning. This morning we remember four of our community who died recently at the height of the Corona virus. Frs. Tony Carroll, Tom Scully, John Nolan and John Murphy. Most of us in the community became infected with the virus. We are deeply indebted to all the staff who cared for us and nursed us back to health.
June 6th: We welcome you to join Mossie Lyons this morning for our prayer. Mossie is the director of the Kairos Community Trust in London. Today we pray especially for all our Oblate family.
June 5th: We invite you to join Eileen McLaughlin, a member of the Friends of Saint Eugene, and based in London for our morning prayer at 9.30am.
This morning she brings us a thoughtful reflection on the gospel passage of the Good Shepherd.
June 4th: Join Alexa, and her son William for morning prayer in London today. Alexa is a member of the Friends of Saint Eugene group in Towerhill.
June 3rd: You are welcome to join us for morning prayer with Alexa Davies who is part of the Friends of Saint Eugene in Towerhill. We are praying with you and for you too – please send in your prayer requests: email us at email@example.com
June 2nd: “He has come that we may have life and have it in abundance.” Join Fr Michael Brady again for our morning prayer again today.
June 1st: Join Fr Michael Brady OMI for morning prayer on the feast day of Mary Mother of the Church. Fr Michael ministered on mission in Brazil for many years and shares some of his experiences with us.
Sunday May 31st Pentecost Sunday: We invite you to pray with Fr Tom Devereux this morning on Pentecost Sunday.
Saturday May 30th: Join Fr Tom Devereux of the Oblate Community in Kilburn for this morning’s time of prayer.
Friday May 29th: You are welcome to join us for morning prayer with Ronan Lavery today.
Thursday May 28th: Join Ronan at 9.30am for this morning’s prayer where we reflect on the depths of God’s love for each and every one of us.
Wednesday May 26th: We invite you to join Fr Lorcan in the grounds of the Oblate Retreat centre in Crewe for this morning’s time of prayer together.
Tuesday May 26th: You are welcome to join Joanne Lanigan for this morning’s prayer. We pray for all those who have been working during the pandemic and for those who are returning to work. We also pray for all who have died and for their families and all who are grieving.
Monday May 25th: You are welcome to join Joanne Lanigan who is the Pastoral Associate in Inchicore for our time of prayer together this morning.
Sunday May 24th: We invite you to join Christine Hunt in Holyhead again this morning for our short time of prayer and reflection together.
Saturday May 23rd: We invite you to join Christine Hunt for this morning’s prayer from Holyhead, Wales.
Friday May 22nd: Join Fr Michael in Darndale-Belcamp parish for morning prayer.
Thursday May 21st: We invite you to join our Provincial, Fr Oliver Barry OMI, for a special morning prayer on this important feast day of our founder Saint Eugene de Mazenod. Wishing all of our Oblate Family around the world a very happy feast day!!
This also marks our 100th video of shared daily prayer together since this time of pandemic began. Thank you all for praying with us during these days.
Wednesday May 20th: You’re welcome to join Fr Michael O’Connor of the Oblate Community in Darndale-Belcamp, Dublin for this morning’s short time of prayer together at 9.30am.
Tuesday May 19th: Join Fr Eduardo this morning for our short time of prayer together as we reflect on the reading from the Acts of the Apostles and we pray for all those who are finding life hard at this moment.
Monday May 18th: Please join with Fr Eduardo in the Oblate Parish of Dardale-Belcamp, North Dublin for this morning’s time of prayer and reflection together.
Sunday May 17th:
We invite you to join Pauline Thomas who is the pastoral associate in the Oblate Centre of Mission, Anglesey, Wales, for this morning’s short time of prayer and reflection together at 9.30am.
Tuesday May 12th: Join Fr Vimal in Colwyn Bay for this morning’s prayer as we mediate on Psalm 145. Remember we are praying with you and for you.
Monday May 11th: Join Fr Vimal Parunanthu OMI who is based in beautiful Colwyn Bay, North Wales, for this morning’s prayer. We contemplate Psalm 16 and pray for God’s protection on all of us during these difficult days.
Sunday May 10th: Good morning from Wales on the 5th Sunday after Easter – join Fr Frank Ryan OMI of St Joseph’s Parish in Colwyn Bay for this morning’s time of prayer together. #StayHome #UnitedinFaith #AlwaysClosetothePeople
Saturday May 9th: This morning, we go to St Joseph’s Parish in Colwyn Bay to join with Fr Frank Ryan OMI for our time of prayer, reflection and community together. We are praying with and for each other during this time of pandemic. Please join us. #StayHome #UnitedinFaith #PrayTogether #Oblates #Alwaysclosetothepeople
Friday May 8th: Fr Irvin Morastil OMI brings you this morning’s time of prayer and reflection together from St Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Thursday May 7th: We join Fr Irvin in St Mary, Star of the Sea Church again this morning for our time of prayer together. Fr Irvin looks at the story of Zacchaeus – what are the sycamore trees in our life that can help us to see Jesus?
Wednesday May 6th: We invite you to join Fr Irvin Morastil OMI in St Mary’s Star of the Sea Parish Church in Leith, Edinburgh. Even though the church may be empty of parishioners, our hearts are never empty, God dwells in every heart that longs for God. #PrayTogether #StayHome #UnitedinFaith
Tuesday May 5th: We invite you to join this morning’s prayer with Fr Martin Moran, parish priest of the Oblate Parish of St Mary, Star of the Sea, Leith, Edinburgh.
Monday May 4th: We invite you to join Fr Martin Moran OMI of the Oblate Parish in Leith. In this morning’s prayer, we have a special reflection on Mary. Remember we are praying with you and for you and invite you to join us each morning and evening at 9.30 for a time of prayer together. #PrayTogether #AlwaysCloseToThePeople #StayHome
Sunday May 3rd: Join Fr Martin Moran OMI of the Oblate Parish of St Mary Star of the Sea, Leith Edinburgh for this morning’s time of prayer together. #PrayTogether #StayHome #Sunday
Saturday May 2nd: “The pain passes but beauty remains.” “You have the words of eternal life.” We are reminded by these words from the artist Renoir that although we are all enduring different pains right now we remember that these days will pass – let us think of all that is beautiful in life, the beautiful words of Peter in today’s gospel, our relationships with our friends and family, our relationship with God. #Stayhome #Staysafe #PrayTogether
Friday May 1st: Join Pádraigín Clancy, Parish Pastoral Worker at St Michael’s, Inchicore, for a longer morning prayer today for the first of May.
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Tuesday April 28th: Join Gerard Bennett of the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes Leadership Team for a short time of prayer and reflection this morning. We are praying with you and for you too – please send in your prayer requests: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday April 27th: Join Mary Tyrell of the Oblate Partners in Mission team this morning for our time of prayer together as she reflects on today’s scripture, on Saint Stephen, the first christian martyr.
Sunday April 26th: Join Mary Tyrell of the Oblate Partners in Mission Team for this morning’s time of prayer. Are there ways in which our current experience during the pandemic is comparable to that of the early Christians?
Saturday April 25th: Join Fr Johnson in London for this morning’s short time of prayer together. It is a time for us to cling onto God and to connect with people. Just as the apostles risked their lives to proclaim the gospel, we think and pray for our NHS and frontline workers who are now risking their lives to save others.
April 24th: Morning Prayer with Fr Johnson Susai Raj OMI
Our faith and words should go hand in hand. We reflect today on the miracle of the loaves and the fish from today’s gospel. What can we learn from those in the gospel story in relation to our current situation during this pandemic? Can we share our materials, time, energy with others at this time? What are we sharing during this pandemic with people who are suffering materially and spiritually?
April 23rd: Morning Prayer with Fr Johnson Susai Raj OMI
Join Fr Johnson Susai Raj OMI, who is part of the parish team of Kilburn, for this mornings time of morning prayer. We remember all those who are sick and pray for God’s healing touch.
April 21st: Morning Prayer with Mossie Lyons
Mossie Lyons is the director of the Kairos Community Trust, a charity dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems.
April 20th: Morning Prayer with Mossie Lyons
Mossie Lyons is the director of the Kairos Community Trust, a charity dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems.
Morning Prayer April 19th: This morning join Fr Terry Murray OMI, a member of the parish team in Kilburn, for our short time of prayer together.
Morning Prayer April 18th: This morning join Fr Terry Murray OMI, a member of the parish team in Kilburn, for our short time of prayer together.
Today Fr Ray reflects on today’s gospel, where Jesus meets the apostles on the road, and they recognised him at “The Breaking of the Bread”. What could this phrase mean to you today?
Join Fr Ray Warren OMI from central London for a short time of prayer and reflection this morning, April 15th:
Morning Prayer for Holy Saturday with Fr Lorcan O’Reilly OMI
This morning join Fr Lorcan O’Reilly, Director of the Oblate Retreat Centre Crewe for our time of community and prayer as he reflects on today, Holy Saturday, a day of waiting in hope for the Resurrection.
Morning Prayer for Good Friday, April 10th with Fr Paul Horrocks OMI
Morning Prayer for Holy Thursday, April 9th with Fr Paul Horrocks OMI
On Holy Thursday, join Fr Paul for a short time of prayer and mediation on the reading from today’s liturgy from the Book of Exodus – is there something for us to take from this and apply to our own lives at this time? We hope you enjoy this video!
April 8th Wednesday of Holy Week: Fr Paul Horrocks OMI
Fr Paul Horrocks OMI of the Inchicore Pastoral area brings you this morning’s prayer and mediation on a reading from Isaiah – what can we learn from the servant in today’s reading? . How can this help us in our daily prayer lives?
Today’s video: April 7th, Tuesday of Holy Week
Today’s video: April 6th, Monday of Holy Week