5th Sunday Lent Year C

That with the leadership of Pope Francis, the Church will always seek to fling wide open the Gates of God’s Mercy for the world, proclaiming the Gospel of Forgiveness and compassion by actions as well as words  

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …
[response:]         MAKE US BEARERS OF YOUR MERCY …

For the healing of a world of broken relationships and infidelities, a world where sex is debased and not reverenced as sacred, where too many are abused and used

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …

For a peace born of a new mercy, where age-old conflicts are healed by mercy and compassion, where human beings become more important than traditions

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …

For all women and children who are abused and exploited, especially those abused by clergy and religious: that we might build a Church and a society that is safe and protects the dignity of all especially those with little power

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …

For those who have neglected their life of faith, that they will hear and answer the call of Jesus to return to closeness with God;  that this Holy Week we might see them come back to the Christ who has died for love of them; for all Catechumens and all children and their families preparing for Sacraments of Initiation this Easter

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …

For the healing and freedom of the sick and housebound, the depressed and those in mental turmoil, those wounded by war, torture and abuse, and for all who accompany them on the journey to wholeness
that the dead may be unbound for eternal glory, in particular  those who have died on the refugee journey to freedom and all victims of terrorism;
and those whose anniversaries are at this time

                    [READER]           LORD WE PRAY …

Mary Mother of Mercy, pray with us for many to return to your Son Jesus this Easter
                                                     HAIL MARY…

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

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