Today is the National Day of Reflection on COVID-19: it is the anniversary of the start of the first lockdown. The President and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have urged us to make today the National Day of Reflection on COVID-19 a day of prayer as well as a day of reflection.
There will be a minute’s silence at midday today and doorstep vigils of light at 8pm.
As the Bishops’ Conference have stated, “..prayer completes reflection. Reflection informs prayer. Prayer opens our life to its true horizon. Without prayer we live in a foreshortened world and are more easily swamped by its clamour and tragedy. Throughout this difficult year, so many have been inspired by prayer, so much effort sustained in prayer, in every place..”.
Let us make the 23 March truly a day of prayer. As friends of Saint Jude, why not join us in prayer at 12.05pm today (or later in the day) and say our prayer, below.
Remember, we have various online services that help us to pray together, here.
Read the statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, here/