Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

July Prayer Intention

July Prayer Intention

Glory be to the Father - in whom we live and move and have our being.

Glory be to the Son - whose name we bear and who calls each of us to be his disciples; to build his Kingdom and go out into the world and bear its fruit.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit - pouring out grace and guidance, forming us and renewing us.

Inspire us all in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle to live the Gospel, and to move forward together in hope.

'I sincerely hope that every parish will take seriously the need to pray for our future work. Everything we do must be underpinned by prayer. If we put prayer at the centre of it all, I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit will guide us'
Bishop Seamus

You must love your neighbour as yourself

Notes of meeting on 23 June 2015

Picture of a child wrapped in swaddling bands completely secure and safe like the baby Jesus but this child was rather a representation of us in this group. our Heavenly Mother fed us and nurtured us and kept us under her mantle.
Then the bands were taken off and the child could move freely flailing its arms and legs in the sheer joy of movement. As the child grew ands matured greater responsibility was laid on the child until eventually the child resembled somewhat her Son Jesus.
We are that child and are called to mirror and act like Jesus. No more petty jealousies or resentments. All of us must act and pray and love as Jesus did and does to this day. We start by opening our hearts to love and feel that love for each other. We may not feel that love straight away because we may have to forgive each other. Then we can show others as Jesus did how we love and act in accordance with the Fathers Most Holy Will, for this is the goal to do and act in the Fathers Most Holy Will as Jesus did.

Mary says: "Do as he says" (see John 2 v  5 -  His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.')

Romans 12 v 9 - 18
9 Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good.
10 In brotherly love let your feelings of deep affection for one another come to expression and regard others as more important than yourself.
11 In the service of the Lord, work not half heartedly but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit.
12 Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship; keep praying regularly;
13 share with any of God's holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable.
14 Bless your persecutors; never curse them, bless them.
15 Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow.
16 Give the same consideration to all others alike. Pay no regard to social standing, but meet humble people on their own terms. Do not congratulate yourself on your own wisdom.
17 Never pay back evil with evil, but bear in mind the ideals that all regard with respect.
18 As much as possible, and to the utmost of your ability, be at peace with everyone.

Romans 13 v 8 -14
8 The only thing you should owe to anyone is love for one another, for to love the other person is to fulfil the law.
9 All these: You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet, and all the other commandments that there are, are summed up in this single phrase: You must love your neighbour as yourself.
10 Love can cause no harm to your neighbour, and so love is the fulfilment of the Law.
11 Besides, you know the time has come; the moment is here for you to stop sleeping and wake up, because by now our salvation is nearer than when we first began to believe.
12 The night is nearly over, daylight is on the way; so let us throw off everything that belongs to the darkness and equip ourselves for the light.
13 Let us live decently, as in the light of day; with no orgies or drunkenness, no promiscuity or licentiousness, and no wrangling or jealousy.
14 Let your armour be the Lord Jesus Christ, and stop worrying about how your disordered natural inclinations may be fulfilled.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

The mustard seed

Notes of meeting on 16 June 2015

Mark 4 v 26 -32
26 He also said, 'This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the land.
27 Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know.
28 Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
29 And when the crop is ready, at once he starts to reap because the harvest has come.'
30 He also said, 'What can we say that the kingdom is like? What parable can we find for it?
31 It is like a mustard seed which, at the time of its sowing, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth.
32 Yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.'


The mustard seed is very small, and yet it produces a great shrub. The mustard seed is tiny, insignificant, of no account in its present state; but it contains within itself all the potential to become what it is meant to be, given the proper nourishment. We might say that the mustard seed contains within it the image of the mustard tree, because the fully grown mustard tree is the intended, 'pre-set' end of the mustard seed.

We contain within us the image of God. It is the seed within us that has been sown into our nature, planted in our being, by the Creator whose image it is. And because it is an image of the Infinite, it has infinite potential; that is to say, it has capacity for infinity, for immortality. To reach that potential, to become what it is meant to be, it must be nourished by an element that is commensurate with it, something equally infinite and immortal. Only the waters of life are adequate for the task. Only divine grace made available though prayer, charity and above all in the Sacraments, can quench the thirst of our souls.

Our Faith on Sunday 14 June 2015 - The Catholic Printing Company of Farnworth


Moses face shone after he spent time with God on the mountain and in the tent of meeting. Do we shine with God's presence? Are we reflections of his image to others?


John 10 v 27 - 30
27 The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from my hand.
29 The Father, for what he has given me, is greater than anyone, and no one can steal anything from the Father's hand.
30 The Father and I are one.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

As we share in His Suffering we shall share in His Glory

Notes of meeting on 9 June 2015

Picture of a pure white host enclosed by the hands of the Most Loving Father as though His hands were a monstrance. From the hands and the host came a terrific light.
The Fathers hands lovingly cradled His Son Jesus even as the Cross at Calvary held Him.
The host started to bleed and Our Lady caught the drops in a chalice.
The Holy Spirit caused the host to bleed profusely until the chalice was full and Our Lady placed the chalice on a table in our midst.
Our Lady says :
If you wish to add your sufferings to those of My Son Jesus, open your hearts and drink.
Together all sufferings will be immolated with My Son's and this will cause lost souls to be saved.
Each of you have suffering in your life, so drink and offer them to the Father of Life, He who wishes to save through His Son many souls who would be lost.
Remember to say your Rosary as this is your protection against Satan.
I will always be with my faithful little ones, for how could I not love you the brothers and sisters of My Son Jesus.
Your Mother blesses you in the name of Jesus.

Jesus dwells within us by His Spirit.
Let Him work within us using our whole bodies, our hands, feet, lips.

2 Corinthians 4 v 13 - 18
13 But as we have the same spirit of faith as is described in scripture -- I believed and therefore I spoke -we, too, believe and therefore we, too, speak,
14 realising that he who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up with Jesus in our turn, and bring us to himself -- and you as well.
15 You see, everything is for your benefit, so that as grace spreads, so, to the glory of God, thanksgiving may also overflow among more and more people.
16 That is why we do not waver; indeed, though this outer human nature of ours may be falling into decay, at the same time our inner human nature is renewed day by day.
17 The temporary, light burden of our hardships is earning us for ever an utterly incomparable, eternal weight of glory,
18 since what we aim for is not visible but invisible. Visible things are transitory, but invisible things eternal.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

My Spirit will move

Notes from Night of Intercession for Celebrate NE 2 June 2015

My chosen ones, hold your heads up high for victory is coming. Victory is coming to this land I tell you and it will be through a spirit of prayer and intercession that My Spirit will move. You will see it moving slowly but surely. Like the wind blows you will feel it. You will feel My Presence anew. You will feel a new anointing come upon you, a new power My People and you must move, move with the rhythm, move with the impulses of My Holy Spirit for you are an anointed people, a called people, a chosen people so stand with your head held high.

Do not be afraid, do not let doubts enter your mind. Stay focused, stay filled with the Spirit. Stay praising God and see the Spirit work, feel Him move deep in your hearts.

Picture of our world suspended in the heavens and it was very difficult to see the outline of the countries due to the black fog all around the globe. I could see two hands reach out and steady it and the hands pushed away the darkness and confusion. The hands then stilled the world completely and I could hear groaning and weeping. Then a small little hand which I took to be Our Lady’s touched England with her first two fingers and these fingers were red with saying the Rosary. Then voices erupted into joyous singing and praise. It was though England shone like a jewel and I could hear all of heaven join the voices. They sang “The King is coming. Prince of Peace. The King is coming, the Holy One. The King is coming, Son of God. Alleluia. Alleluia”. I could see pockets of light in Scotland, Ireland and Wales until it became a blaze and then pockets all round the world lit up and joined in. “The King is coming. The King is coming. The King is coming.” And I could see Our Lady’s fingers were right over the north east and west and the words I had were “Pray with me”

Psalm 150
1 Alleluia! Praise God in his holy place, praise him in the heavenly vault of his power,
2 praise him for his mighty deeds, praise him for all his greatness.
3 Praise him with fanfare of trumpet, praise him with harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourines and dancing, praise him with strings and pipes,
5 praise him with the clamour of cymbals, praise him with triumphant cymbals,
6 Let everything that breathes praise Yahweh. Alleluia!
Our Lady of the Nations is with us – pray for us.

I called you out of Egypt into the desert but now, by My Spirit, it is time to really move into the Promised Land. I will lead you to take the land.
Picture of a white manikin – that’s got nothing on it – sunken eyes – just a white mask - and it was as though a hand touched it and it started to get a painted face, a mouth and eyes and hair and this kind of thing. Then somebody blew on it and it and it became a real person and it was from nothing from that body there will come somebody alive in the spirit.

Theotokos Prayer Group is asked to pray for :
+ Children’s Ministry
+ Set-up / take-down; security and school; equipment