Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

‘This is my Beloved Son’ … that every Christian will know their dignity,  chosen to be a daughter or son of God;  that the Church will show to all the world its reverence for every human person,  and safeguard that divine dignity, challenging all the powers that abuse or  oppress…

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…
[response]        FILL US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘Here is my servant,  bringing true justice to the nations’… may God raise up many prophets of justice,  and servants of peace for a world divided and violent; and for a world struggling in conflict yet yearning for peace, especially throughout the Middle East, Yemen and in Central Africa …

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘God anointed him with the Spirit and with power’… that in this Year of Prayer, we who are re-born into Christ through Baptism will be open to the breath of the Holy Spirit gifting us with ministry and courageous love; may all our community like Jesus be empowered to serve the Kingdom of God and the growth of the Church of the Poor in our parish 

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Filled with the Spirit,  Jesus went about doing good’… that our Ministry among the Homeless in our Night Shelter project, at the Wild Goose Café, the SVP, and our work with refugees and asylum-seekers through ‘Borderlands’ will bring healing and hope to the most vulnerable people of our city: we pray especially for all victims of our unjust and abusive Asylum and Benefits systems  and our trafficked and enslaved sisters and brothers…

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘God sent His Word to the People … the Good News  of Peace brought by Jesus Christ’ … we ask the Wisdom of God to guide our political leadership and our Members of Parliament in the crucial and far-reaching decisions they must make this coming week concerning our relationship with the European Union – may the Common Good not only of our nation but all the peoples of Europe be uppermost in their decision-making 

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Because God was with him,  Jesus cured all’… that the Spirit will renew the Healing Ministry throughout the Church; we pray in particular for …
may those who have died know that eternal life that baptism brings, especially ….
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time ….

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

Mary,  bearer of the Spirit and mother of the Anointed One,  pray with us…
                               HAIL MARY…

Let us wait upon the Spirit in silence…

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