The Christian Life Community is a way of life inspired by the spirituality of
Resources for prayer and reflection
Reflections on Sunday readings; can also be received by email or printed. Sign up for emails on contact form
Users are guided through a ten-minute session of prayer centered on one of the Mass readings of the day.
Reflections/ commentaries on daily and Sunday Mass readings, written
10-15 minute meditation/reflection on one of the daily Mass readings, spoken
Lectio365 this app helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life.
Our aim is to be committed Christians, bearing witness to those human and gospel values within the Church and society which affect the dignity of the person, the welfare of the family, and the integrity of creation.
Our community is made up of Christians: men and women, adults and young people, of all social conditions, who want to follow Christ more closely and work with him for the building of the Kingdom, having recognised the Christian Life Community as their particular vocation within the Church.
In particular we recognise the urgent need to work for justice by trying to see our world through the eyes of the weak, the oppressed and the poor and by seeking a simple lifestyle which expresses our freedom and solidarity with those in need.
The spirituality of our Community is centred on Jesus Christ and on participation in his life, passion, death and resurrection. It is helped by the scriptures, the liturgy, the doctrinal development of the Church, and the revelation of God's will through the events of our time.
We especially treasure the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius as the specific source and the characteristic instrument of our spirituality.
We are called to be open to whatever God wishes in each concrete situation of our daily lives. So we need prayer and discernment, both personal and communal, a daily ‘Review of the Day’*, and spiritual guidance in order to seek and find God in all things.
At local level, small communities commit themselves to meet regularly in order to support each other in their lives of prayer and service.
In our Parish there are currently three CLC groups
5th May 2020
Midlands News – April/May 2020
The coronavirus outbreak continues to have a big impact on our lives and I hope you are coping, with all the restrictions, as well as possible. Please keep all our CLC members in your prayers especially those recovering from sickness.
I do hope you have been taking advantage of live streaming of Mass; there are so many other prayer resources that we are really spoilt for choice. Many find the current one by the Jesuits at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow most helpful: http://iscglasgow.co.uk/easterretreat.html
The Birmingham archdiocese website is good for keeping up to date with Catholic news: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk
The pope’s homilies and prayers are available for download – see my next forwarded email from Ann Kelly.
The Midland’s Region Summer outing has been cancelled.
As the Midlands World CLC day in March had been cancelled I was wondering if there is a possibility of some of us having a virtual gathering instead. I am not technically proficient to be able to set up Zoom but is anyone in the region able and willing to organize this? If not would any like to meet up by Skype instead? Certainly I am thinking that our Regional Team meeting in September should be by Skype, assuming the coronavirus restrictions will still be in place.
I am pleased to learn how some groups are meeting virtually. If one person in your group does not have a computer, they can still hear others if their phone receiver is close to another’s laptop and better if the telephone is hands-free.
If groups are not meeting virtually did you know that groups could meet by telephone? At the last National Team meeting Mark Trombley, the regional Rep for the South East Region, offered to help set up group telephone meetings by Zoom. If any group that is not meeting but now wishes to do so this way please let me know.
Barmouth CLC holiday 30th May to 6th June
National Assembly 26th to 28th June
Our virtual meeting for nine of us by Zoom on 4th April was certainly a new experience for me and went surprisingly well. Communication was the main topic and we covered various admin areas, National Assembly this year, membership database, FOCUS, website, Facebook and our relationship with the Jesuits. Starting to plan for our CLC Vision and Mission statements was also aired. If anyone wishes to see the minutes please let me know.
The four Regional Reps and the Euro Rep also met by Zoom on 25th April. Reference was made to the Nov/Dec and Jan/Feb FOCUS articles on ‘What does it mean to be a member of the Christian Life Community’. I attach the minutes for your information to help you see what the reps get up to at their meetings.
John Ruming’s legacy
Thank you for your views on the spending of John’s legacy. I will keep you informed of the National Team’s conclusions.
Could group contacts please pass on this information to those who are not on email.
Members from the Region at the World CLC Day last year.
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