7th Sunday YC

Jesus says, ‘Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you’ … That the People of God will be a faithful witness of the Wisdom of God which is foolishness to the world, yet the key to its future   

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..
[Response]     Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate’ … that the Holy Spirit will guide Pope Francis and bishops from around the world gathered in Rome for the ‘Abuse Summit’: with a repentant heart for the crimes of shepherds against the flock of Christ, especially our children and young people, and with compassionate understanding and healing love for the survivors of such abuse, may this summit bring about decisive changes so that our Church may be a safe place for all the grow into Christ

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies’ … For a world still trying and failing to resolve conflicts with the brutality of violence and war; for an end to discrimination, anti-semitism and racism of all kinds; for the peoples of Syria and Yemen, for Central Africa and Cameroon and all theatres of conflict

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Jesus says, ‘Give and there will be gifts for you, for the amount you measure out is the amount you will receive’ … For all who are rejected by our society, for all who live on the margins in poverty, homelessness and the darkness of addictions; for all seeking safe asylum and hope in our community

   

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Jesus says, ‘Grant pardon and you will be pardoned’ … As we are soon to enter the Season of Lent, the Time of Repentance, may we seek to be reconciled with all and forgiven by God so that our parishes might live as a sign and servant of mercy and acceptance to all

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Jesus says, ‘Give to everyone without hope of return; be compassionate and do not judge’ , we pray for all in our nation and throughout the world who seek the opportunity of work; for all deprived of the right and dignity of employment, for all who are highly trained and skilled but not able to use those skills, for the Trade Union movement protecting the rights of all workers

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Jesus offers the world a wisdom that saves and heals: we pray for all survivors of child abuse, especially those abused by the shepherds of the Church; we pray also for all the sick in our hospitals and communities and for all who care for them;
We pray for all who have died recently and for all victims of war, violence and famine
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: 

[READER]        LORD WE PRAY..

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray with us for our world…     

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

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