Friday 27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day

The theme of this school week is: Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day is today. More information at: http://hmd.org.uk

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Holocaust-Memorial-Day

Reflection

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On Holocaust Memorial Day we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. 27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Prayer

God,
we thank you that the nature of your love is to stay with us, even as you see us without illusion. We your children know we harm others, and we stand by, while others do harm. In your mercy, bring all bystanders to insight and repentance; hold all rescuers by your Spirit’s strength; and empower us all to resistance and challenge, as we long for the ways of peace.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.