As a Christian community we believe that it is natural and proper for people to seek the peace and help of God through prayer.
After the Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 10.30 mass on the first weekend of each month we offer an opportunity for anyone to receive ministry through prayer in the Sacred Heart Chapel, in church to the left of the Altar. This is a discreet and confidential time to receive prayer and support from members of the church who are experienced in praying for people. Although this is not offered as a counselling intervention, many individuals have found it a source of great comfort and healing to be able to open their hearts to God in prayer in this manner.
We warmly invite you to come to the Sacred Heart statue following mass and our prayer ministers will be delighted to pray with you.
Monday Prayer Group
We are a small and informal group who meet fortnightly on a Monday evening for a couple of hours, either in the church or in a member's home in Seaford. Our primary purpose as a group is to meet together to pray for a wide range of issues within our own church, the wider Christian community and within our town and locality. We have particularly felt encouraged to pray for individuals in need of healing and support.
As a group we believe that our prayer meeting should follow some guiding principles that provide some structure to our time together but we also aim to ensure that each individual in our group feels comfortable and takes things at their own pace. Our meetings commence with a brief reading and reflection upon a verse of scripture, and a hymn of praise. We remain open to different styles of prayer, and are always ready to welcome and encourage new members into the group to grow in their own prayer life. Contact: Deacon Colin 01323
A group of women who are interested in praying for children meet each Tuesday morning at 10.30 in the hall for coffee after Mass 11am for prayers. All are welcome to come along. The meeting usually lasts from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Mothers' Prayers is an international group with thousands of groups in 90 countries. Our aim is to pray for our children with faith that God can do so much more for them than we can. We also support each other as mothers by sharing our cares in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. Contact: Celia Cornish 01323 892271
The Prayer Line is a group of committed parishioners who undertake to pass on requests for anyone who needs prayers (possibly illness, bereavement, social circumstances) to the next on line and to pray themselves for those in need. Strict confidentiality is essential and the Prayer Line is very much used - not just for parishioners and local people.Contact: Honora Patrick 01323 490721
St Teresa's Prayer Group: A group of ladies meets on the second Monday of each month at 2pm in Shalom; our Parish Sisters' home. In this relaxed atmosphere, through reflection on a bible reading, we share and discuss our faith and spiritual experience. Contact: Heather Kearon 01323 898548