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What it means to me… Prayer Room By Zoom

A community gathering…

We come together every evening at 8pm for Night Prayer using zoom.

Why not take a few moment to watch the video below sharing some of our thoughts on it and why we have become a community together, though apart.

A poem featured in the video is also below as is an audio of a special visitor we had one evening…

You are always welcome to join us any evening. Details here.

Night Prayer in Covid-19 by Mary Napier

Traditionally we went to church, to hear your message and to pray
Until Covid 19 arrived, to protect the nation, we had to stay away
Satan started laughing, but we remembered you, and what you said
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

We found it exceedingly difficult as we sat at home cocooned
But you are always with us, and would not leave us marooned
Technology came to our rescue, in the teleconference app Zoom
And now each night at 8pm we pray as a group in our own rooms

Father reads a piece from the Gospel and one of us reads a psalm
We pray for our intentions and it gives us a sense of calm
We remember those who have passed, and hear of new arrivals
Ask God to protect our loved ones, and pray for their survival

Each night our prayers end with Regina Coeli sung by Josephine
The Latin hymn dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Heaven’s Queen
As we come to the end of our day, our night prayer fills us with joy
Then all our mics are unmuted so, we can say “Good night John boy.

Audio

Listen to an extract from Night Prayer when Archbishop Diarmuid Martin joined us.

You will hear Fr. John give the blessing, Rachel Kerrigan singing Rejoice and at 3 minutes in, the Archbishop will say a few words.

AB Diarmuid Martin at Night Prayer

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