Parish Links with St Joseph's Church
The life of the school is an enriched by working as an active part of our community. In all we do, we seek to help our children become responsible citizens promoting respect and our responsibility to serve others, just as Jesus asked us to.
As Pope Francis tells us: "Nobody can delude themselves by thinking, 'I’m fine because I’m not doing anything wrong'. To be a follower of Jesus it is not enough not to do wrong, because there is good that we must do!”
Please find below, prayers for the Repose of the Soul of HM Queen Elizabeth II:
For the happy repose of HM The Queen
You are the author and sustainer of all human life; grant that your servant, Elizabeth our Queen, whom you granted a long and happy reign as Monarch of these lands may be forgiven her sins and rewarded with that eternal life promised to all those born again in the water of baptism and power of your Spirit.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit God, forever and ever,
Eternal rest, grant to her O Lord,
And let Perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Psalm 121 – A Song of Ascents
I lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall come my help?
My help shall come from the Lord
who made heaven and earth.
May he never allow you to stumble!
Let him sleep not your guard.
No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,
The Lord your guard and your shade;
at your right side he stands.
By day the sun shall not smite you,
nor the moon in the night.
The Lord will guard you from evil;
he will guard your soul.
The Lord will guard your going and coming,
both now and forever.
Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
At last, all-powerful Master,
you give leave to your servant
to go in peace, according to your promise.
For my eyes have seen your salvation
Which you have prepared for all nations,
The light to enlighten the Gentiles
And give glory to Israel, your people.
Prayer for the Royal Family
Almighty God, source of all consolation, we pray for the members of the Royal Family who mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Uphold them in your love and pour out on them the consolation of your healing Spirit.
Let them find in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ comfort in their sadness, certainty in their doubt and courage to live through this hour.
We ask this through Christ our Lord
Prayer for the King
O God, to whom every human power is subject,
Grant to your servant His Majesty the King wisdom in the exercise of his high office,
so that, always revering to you and striving to please you,
he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from unity and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
God, forever and ever,