Catholics urged to pray before the Blessed Sacrament

Bishop David Oakley

The president and vice president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have invited Catholics to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on the anniversary of the first national Lockdown.

The National day of reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic will also be a day of prayer. The statement links the acts of prayer and remembrance saying,

“For all who live by faith in God, reflection and prayer always go hand in hand. Prayer completes reflection. Reflection informs prayer. Prayer opens our life to its true horizon”

Catholic churches are urged to expose the Blessed Sacrament to allow the faithful to pray before our Lord on 23rd March 2021.

The Archbishops hope that this day of prayer and adoration will be “part of our important contribution to a significant moment in the life of our country”.

Download the full Statement from the Presidency of the Bishops’ Conference here