“Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there”
For several decades many in the We Are Church movement have met regularly to celebrate the Eucharist together in our homes and at other gatherings. The arrival of the Covid pandemic led to a switch early in 2020 to holding these Eucharists online using ZOOM.
Soline Humbert wrote about this in Search (a Church of Ireland Journal, Spring 2021 (44.1):
Celebrating ZOOM Eucharists has brought We Are Church closer together as a movement.
We have gathered here some of the texts we have used for these Eucharists which we hope may encourage others to organise a house Eucharist or ZOOM Eucharist with a group of friends.
We Are Church International
The various conflicts, and ecological crisis across the world have created refugees both internal and external all over the world. On Sept. 10th 2021 a puppet of a little Syrian girl “Amal” arrived in Rome, as part of a more than 8,000 kms ‘walk’ from Gaziantep, near the Turkish-Syrian border, to Manchester, England to highlight the plight of millions of refugees and migrants around the world. How does the issue of migrants and refugees concern us Catholics?English French German
All-loving God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace. Amen