Resources

 

The Commission produced occasional RESOURCES and INFORMATION LEAFLETS – and this page will continue to provide access to such resources, whether updates or new material.
Leaflets are published in PDF format, readable with the freely available Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this installed, please click here to download the necessary software free of charge.

LENT REFLECTIONS 2021

Anne O’Connor writes:

For the past few years I’ve produced a Lent reflection leaflet continuing a format started by Bryan Halson during our time together on the former Shrewsbury Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission. This year Lent takes on a new meaning for me following the death from natural causes of my beloved elder daughter Annie in June 2020. For Advent 2020 I put together a series of weekly reflections based on her writings as a scripture scholar, teacher and evangelist. For Lent this year I am sharing some more of her material as we journey through Lent towards Easter. Please use and pass on as you wish.

New Beginnings – A Journey from Lent to Easter

And here is Anne’s meditation on the Stations of the Cross, prepared for a time of turmoil and distress (PDF format, 2-sides of A4):

Stations of the Cross in a time of Fear and Uncertainty

ADVENT REFLECTIONS 2020

Anne O’Connor writes:

My daughter Annie who died in June of natural causes was a scripture scholar and former teacher. For the past four years she worked for Church Army tutoring the Evangelists in Training – lay people who are then qualified to work in parishes implementing community support programmes,  especially in areas of social deprivation.  This year’s Advent Reflections are based on Annie’s writings. I’ve included some background information in each one as they can either stand alone or be used as a set for the four weeks. Church Army has given permission to use extracts from some of the articles she wrote for them and are delighted to see her work carrying on in this way. Please pass on for parish or individual use.

Thanks and best wishes

Anne O’Connor

SEASON OF LENT – Here are the Lent 2020 leaflets prepared by Anne O’Connor for the National J&P Network. They contain daily actions and reflections for each day of Lent, based on the scripture readings.

Click on the links below to download the PDFs. Each leaflet is designed to be printed out double-sided into A4 3-fold format:

A LENTEN JOURNEY 2020

Daily Actions and Reflections

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SEASON OF ADVENT – Reflections for Advent 2019 produced by Anne O’Connor. They are drawn from Sunday scripture readings during Advent, reflections, prayers and action ideas based on the theme of creation and climate change.

Click on the links to download the PDFs, and please copy and pass round as you wish:

AN ADVENT JOURNEY – Following on from the tradition of a Lenten journey prayer calendar,  here you will find a calendar for Advent with daily readings, prayers and reflections. Click here to open the PDF:

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SEASON OF LENT – Here are the Lent 2019 leaflets prepared by Anne O’Connor for the NJPN, Lenten Journey containing daily actions and reflections for each day of Lent, based on the scripture readings. Each of the leaflets is designed to be printed out in A4 3-fold format:

A LENTEN JOURNEY 2016
SEASON OF LENT – Reflections from CAFOD:
  • Living Water: Reflections for Lent A booklet to think about the change we all seek in Lent. Reflecting on Scripture and the stories of people around the world throughout the season, we are led to understand the importance o water in relation to the themes of environment, hope, simplicity, solidarity, dignity, and discipleship. £2.50 from CAFOD http://www.cafod.org.uk .
  • Let waters flow prayer cards Featuring the prayers from the Living Water: reflections for Lent booklet. Free from CAFOD http://www.cafod.org.uk .
  • Light Breaks Forth The DLT/CAFOD Lent Book 2012 “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a closed room with one mosquito.” In these reflections on the common lectionary readings for each day of Lent 2012, some of the finest spiritual writers reveal for us the transfiguiring power of the Scriptures. £5.95 from CAFOD http://www.cafod.org.uk .
 WAY OF THE CROSS – Reflections from Pax Christi:
  • Follow Me – The Way of the Cross with reflections taken from the writings of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter. Prayers written by Fr Gerry McFlynn and illustrations by David John. The meditations work well for parish ‘Stations of the Cross’ as well as personal use. £2.50 from Pax Christi http://www.paxchristi.org.uk .
WAY OF THE CROSS – Thought-provoking Stations of the Cross, prepared for Key Stage 2 pupils by Louise Cooke, J&P Fieldworker for the Diocese of Nottingham. They draw on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES IN PARISHES IN THE DIOCESE:
  • Summary of Mapping Exercise by the Justice and Peace Commission. During 2011, the Justice & Peace Commission invited parishes to provide information on parish involvement on environmental, social action, and social justice initiatives earlier in the year. The information received enabled demonstrated the rich and varied mix of Christian witness being undertaken in the diocese. Click here for a summary of the findings: Environmental, Social Action, and Social Justice Initiatives 2011
MIGRATION:
  • People on the Move: Resources for Reflection and Action A three-fold A4 sheet produced by the J&P Commission (2010) amended (2011).     People on the Move