Third Sunday of the Year

Jesus is anointed by the Spirit to be ‘Good News to the Poor’: that all God’s people might be Good News to the poor and Good News to the Earth, seeking together to heal our planet and to liberate our world from poverty and oppression, walking humbly in the Spirit of Christ in mission of the Gospel

      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…
      [response]     MAKE US GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR…

‘Now you together are Christ’s body, but each of you a different part of it’: that all Christians will be empowered to use the Gifts of the Spirit to build a mature Church and to transform our World into the New Creation – in particular we pray God’s blessing for all our Lay Ministers of the Eucharist and the housebound they serve with Christ

                              LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

With a repentant heart for the harm we Christians have inflicted upon the Jewish people over the centuries, we pray on this Holocaust Memorial Day that will never forget the horrors done to our sisters and brothers in the Nazi era, and in the other Genocides of past decades – that we will combat every form of racism, discrimination and the victimising of those different from us

                            LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

For the work of  all the Comboni Missionary Sisters and Fathers: may they be a sign of hope in a world torn apart by war,  division and violence, weighed down by poverty, oppression, disease and famine:  we pray especially for the people of Congo and Central Africa

                             LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

For our refugee sisters and brothers as they endure such danger, deprivation and loss of life in their struggle for freedom and hope; for all working here in Bristol and in Calais, and the Mediterranean to rescue, welcome, support and heal them, ‘raising the downtrodden’, offering Resurrection Hope

                                 LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

For the sick,  especially the housebound, isolated, addicted and depressed; we pray too for all who care for them in hospitals, hospices, using homes and in their own homes
for those who have died recently, particularly those children, women and men who have drowned attempting to reach Europe;
for all whose anniversaries are at this time, and all those who perished in the Holocaust and other Genocides which we remember today

                          LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother of the Church, and Queen of the Missions, pray for us, pray with us…
                                HAIL MARY…

Let us pray for other needs in a moment of silence…

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