As reported on Facebook, in our twelve hours of prayer last Saturday we asked ourselves — as a community and individuals — five of God’s questions that are found in Scripture.

  1. Where are you? Gen 3:8–9

    Where are we now and where are we going?

  2. What is that in your hand? Ex 4:1–2

    What resources, talents and gifts do we have?
    What gifts are we using well and what gifts are we neglecting?

  3. What are you doing here? 1 Kgs 19:8–9

    What are we doing and why?

  4. What do you see? Zech 4:1–2

    What vision for the future do we have and where do we want to be in five years?

  5. Who will go for us? Isa 6:7–8

    What part am I or should I be playing in the community?
    How do I understand the mission of this community and how does it connect to the Ordinariate as a whole?
    Who might be the key players?

Some reflections and answers were gathered on the day and will be considered by the Pastoral Committee and the community in due course, to determine how we can best do what God is calling us to do. Members of the community can contribute further via email or Facebook messages.

And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The LORD did not appear to you.'” The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
And [Elijah] arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
And the angel who talked with me came again, and waked me, like a man that is wakened out of his sleep. And he said to me, “What do you see?”
Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having in his hand a burning coal which he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin forgiven.” And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”