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Celebrating at Home

Celebrating at Home is a Liturgy of the Word centred around the Gospel reading for each Sunday. It includes a reflection on the Gospel and prayers.

It can be used personally, with your family or in a small group. It may be particularly helpful to the many people who, for various reasons including sickness and infirmity, cannot physically attend the Eucharist. Even when we are on our own we remain part of the Body of Christ.

Parts for all to pray are given in bold print and all the other parts can be shared among those present.

We hope that Celebrating at Home will be a source of nourishment and strength for all who use it.

Click the links below to download the prayers and reflections for this coming Sunday. Feel free to share these resources widely.



 Remember, you are not alone - we are praying for you and your loved ones.

'The light shines in the darkness, a light that darkness could not overpower.' (John 1:5)

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Thursday, 16 March 2023 12:09

Journey into the light

In this Sunday’s Gospel we accompany the man who was born blind…
Friday, 10 March 2023 10:14

Come and drink

The Gospels of the next three Sunday make clear that the Way…
Friday, 03 March 2023 14:29


This Sunday’s Gospel of the Transfiguration completes the ‘little parable’ formed by…
Thursday, 23 February 2023 10:07

Temptation to Transfiguration

As always, the Gospels of the first two Sundays in Lent provide…
Tuesday, 21 February 2023 13:15

Come back to me with all your heart

Out of sin and darkness and death to freedom, light and life.…
Thursday, 16 February 2023 15:10

Going the extra mile

True Christian virtue always goes beyond merely what is required. It is…
Thursday, 09 February 2023 16:17

Excessive generosity

True Christian virtue always goes beyond merely what is required and always…
Thursday, 02 February 2023 10:49

Vulnerable risk-takers

Continuing the Sermon on the Mount this week, Jesus goes on to…
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 15:17

Catching the vision

Over the next four Sundays, the church will take us on a…
Thursday, 19 January 2023 10:21

The light shines

The Sunday Gospels between now and the beginning of Lent will use…
Thursday, 12 January 2023 11:03

The gentleness of the Lamb

Ordinary Time in the church’s year begins with the Feast of the…
Thursday, 22 December 2022 09:10

God is with us!

We began Advent with the cry, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. Now we end…
Thursday, 15 December 2022 14:46

The promise fulfilled

The great Christmas feast is almost here. As always in Advent, what…
Thursday, 08 December 2022 16:32

Are you the one?

The joyful first reading from the prophet Isaiah proclaims that God is…
Friday, 02 December 2022 09:20

Prepare a way for the Lord

John the Baptist was preparing the people for the coming of Jesus.…
Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:06

Stay awake!

The great Advent journey begins. The Advent readings are a rich tapestry…
Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:00

The Royal Shepherd

Today is a day to give thanks to God for all the…
Thursday, 10 November 2022 14:30

Not so soon

Passages of Scripture, like today’s Gospel, can leave us feeling disturbed. Talk…
Thursday, 03 November 2022 16:29

A work in progress

The rather ridiculous scenario the Sadducees put to Jesus in today’s Gospel…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 08:43

Making assumptions

It is all too easy to make assumptions about other people which…
Thursday, 20 October 2022 08:51

We've all met them!

We’ve all met them: people who only seem to be able to…
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The Carmelite Rule states that is basic for a Carmelite to "live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ - how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be unswerving in the service of his Master" [no.2].


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