Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mary gives the People of God a vision of the holiness of Christ:  may we always reflect the wonder of our Redeemer to a world in need of true holiness and humanity…

               [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY…
[response]             SHINE YOUR GLORY UPON US…

Mary shines with peace to a world wounded by conflicts:  we pray for peace in Mary’s land in the Middle East;  for the people of Iraq and Syria, for the stricken and starving people of Yemen, and for all who flee their own lands seeking safety and refuge

                                   LORD WE PRAY…

Mary,  the exalted poor one,  challenges us in the Magnificat to raise up the poor and powerless:  that the impoverished and oppressed may be a central focus of our prayer and our mission as a Church;  that the homeless,  the unemployed,  those rejected and discriminated against will know and live their dignity: for all our asylum and refugee sisters and brothers whom Borderlands Charity seeks to serve

                                   LORD WE PRAY…

Mary embraces all whom Jesus gives her to love:  we pray for those with special needs,  learning difficulties and for all whose special gifts are not valued; we pray too on this Feast of this Woman’s Holiness that women may be welcomed into leadership roles in the Church and play a full part in the ministry and mission of the Body of Christ 

                                   LORD WE PRAY…

Mary walks as a Pilgrim among her poor people:  we pray for all who journey the spiritual search; may they embrace the call to holiness in a humanity rich with compassion and love; may our Catholic Schools be communities where our children and young people can touch the excitement of holiness and humanity

                                   LORD WE PRAY…

Mary is Christ’s faithful sign of wholeness and Healing: we pray for all who are depressed and are without hope; for all whose past has wounded them and they are imprisoned in themselves; for all who are sick that they be healed and comforted

we also pray eternal life and peace for all the deceased members of our families and parish community, praying especially today for ….

                                   LORD WE PRAY…

Mary,  Immaculate One,  share with us with your faith, wisdom and love as you pray with us …

                                   HAIL MARY…

We pray for other needs in a moment of silence…

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