Something I pray:
Take me where
you want me to go,
Let me meet
who you want me to meet,
Tell me what
you want me to say,
And keep me out of your way.
(Revd Mychal Judge OFM
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Tag Archives: Bereavement
One of the joys of this summer is to have presided at my first weddings. The first was the fulfilment of a prophesy, at least for me, as having a vision of me officiating at my first wedding had been one … Continue reading
The most recent study weekend of my ordination training, was one of the most useful encountered so far as it focused on our future ministry with the dying and bereaved. But as part of the weekend, a reflective session encouraged … Continue reading
Our parish churches and their ministers, have certain responsibilities. These include, as I understand it, the requirement to baptise, marry and bury those who request such ‘occasional offices’. Whilst reflecting recently on my own past practice in taking funerals, I … Continue reading
Those who know us well, or follow my ramblings on Twitter, will know that the last couple of weeks have been strained by the fact that we had our wonderfully chaotic, demanding, some-what psycho, seven year old terrier dog ‘Honey’ put … Continue reading
This is the season of remembering. When we remember it makes raw old wounds, the pain of previous partings, and the emptyness of suffering. Recently my father read the following reflection at a friends funeral, and again this last weekend … Continue reading
When my son was about six, one of those people with ‘grandmother’ status in our family died. My husband and I had discussed previously that we would explain clearly but simply to him what had happened. Our son was already … Continue reading
I’ve spent much of my ministry as a Reader in the last 12 months focusing on the funeral ministry here at St Peter’s, developing my ministry in this field alongside helping to nurture the parish’s during our recent vacancy. Though … Continue reading
A few may have noticed that my blogging became rather sporadic before Christmas. It was due in part to a family bereavement, when my husband’s Gran died aged 97. Various things, like clearing Gran’s flat, took a greater priority than … Continue reading