Posts tagged Communion

Catechesis on receiving communion: A Corpus Christi reminder.

As we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Fr Neil took the opportunity to remind us how to receive communion. Here is the text that was given out: The Church teaches us that the Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life. From this follows the essential importance of our participation […]

“Thou”-For those who know each other.

Listening to my Spanish CDs this weekend reminded me of something. The teacher introduced the informal way of talking by describing it as the “thou” form. Many years ago, when studying Medieval literature for my degree, I was taught that thou came to be used in informal or familiar circumstances. “Thou” form of pronouns were […]


As mentioned here, Karlie and I attended a workshop by Jo Gilbert of the Wellspring Community, during the Celebrate Conference. Jo talked about the concept of koinonia. This is a Greek word that is used in the New Testament when speaking about the communities that formed the newly born Church. She said that koinonia is […]

Reviewing our Lenten Journey: Lent 6 with the adults.

We left out the prayer stations that the children had been using (see below), and along side them, set out the adult’s version. There were six ‘stations’. Five had extracts from the gospel for Lent 6, an extract from Communion with Christ and other readings. The sixth had the Sieger Koder ‘Last Supper’ laid out, […]

Letting go and being healed: Lent 5 with the children.

We had a full house on Friday, with plenty of excitement. We started settling down by praying the following prayer, which is attributed to John Wesley: I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for you or […]

Who will I be?: Lent group 1.

With most of the group off on Pilgrimage in Rome, the families all gathered for the first of our Lent groups. During Lent we are having some all age sessions and some sessions with a children’s group followed by an adults group. We are again basing the content on the Arundel and Brighton Lent materials, […]