Pilgrim Mass – 16th January

Pilgrimage is an important part of the Christian life and over the next few Saturdays we will journey through the Churches of Dyffryn Clwyd North on a virtual pilgrimage. Join us virtually from the comfort of your own home and journey in mind and spirit through these Pilgrim Mass’

“There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent his first avowed intent to be a pilgrim” John Bunyan

A what?
Sounds very high church, pretty doubtful really;
an example of extremism, fanaticism…

I’m moderate,
measured,
middle of the road,
sound. Yes, sound,
I certainly don’t believe in shrines
and walking barefoot ‘til your feet blister.

And look at the lot who travelelled through the pages of Chauncer to Cantebury –
hypocritical, greedy, immoral.
Pilgrimage is a hotbead, a breeding ground for trouble.

So unsuitable
for moderate, measured, middle-of-the-road me.

But
where are you going?
What are you seeking?
Are you sure it’s safe, and sound… and sound? I’d like to travel on as well:
it’s not quite my ‘avowed intent’
but maybe I’ll take a step or two.

Only
let’s not call it pilgrimage.
It’s just a journey,
my journey.
And I’m seeking,
going towards….
but keeping in the middle of the road, just in case…

A prayer of spiritual communion
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament, and, since I cannot at this time receive communion, I pray you to come into my heart. I unite myself with you and embrace you with all my heart, my soul, and my mind. Let nothing separate me from you; let me serve you in this life until, by your grace, I come to your glorious kingdom and unending peace. Amen.

Gweddi Cymundeb ysbrydol
Arglwydd Iesu, credaf dy fod yn wirioneddol bresennol yn y Sacrament Sanctaidd, a chan na allaf ar hyn o bryd dderbyn cymun, atolwg i ti ddod i’m calon. Rwy’n uno fy hun gyda thi ac yn eich cofleidio â’m holl galon, enaid, a meddwl. Peidied dim â’m gwahanu oddi wrthyt; gadwa imi dy wasanaethu yn y bywyd hwn nes i mi, trwy dy ras, ddod i’th deyrnas ogoneddus a’th heddwch diderfyn. Amen.

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