Fifth Sunday of the Year YC

Jesus calls the first apostles … may your Church founded on these apostles always have the courage to leave behind whatever impedes the proclamation of the Gospel in our present age 

               [reader]              LORD WE PRAY…

               [response]     MAY WE SPEAK YOUR WORD…

Jesus sits in the boat teaching the crowds … may a world of too many conflicts and too much injustice have the courage to listen to Jesus the Prophet of Peace,  and risk walking together the ways of peace rather war, justice rather than greed: we pray for peace in the Middle East, especially Yemen,  and for the peoples of Central Africa

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

God called Isaiah to be His Prophet … may the Spirit empower us to cry out before the governments of Europe, especially our own, with the pain of our refugee and asylum sisters and brothers, cry out for the 66 million refugees world-wide

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

Paul teaches us what he himself was taught, handing on the Tradition … may the children and young people in all our schools thirst for knowledge, especially the liberating truth that is Faith; grow in hope as they grasp hold of opportunity; and develop their skills and gifts to respond to the call to love above all else

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

The first disciples learned that they had to leave much behind to do the work of Christ … may we all be open to the new ways of sharing faith and proclaiming the Gospel of healing and hope in our age: we also pray for all whose lives are blighted by lack of work, lack of decent wages or denied the right to work at all

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

Jesus accepts Isaiah, Peter and Paul with all their sinfulness and shadowed lives … bless and guide our children and their families who are on the journey towards Jesus in the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation at this time

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

Jesus calls us to heal – teach us how to create healing communities of generous compassion and wholeness;
that the recently dead be called into life, especially all killed in war or who have died on the refugee journey to freedom
and those whose anniversaries occur at this time: 

                                            LORD WE PRAY…

Mary,  Queen of Apostles and Prophets, pray with us for all missionaries…

                                            HAIL MARY…

In silence may the Spirit teach us how to be missionary disciples

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