7th Sunday of Easter – World Communication Sunday

God speaks His Word to all the world and calls us to Unity:  that the Church will use all modern means of Mass Communication and social media to grow in deeper unity and love, in order to speak the Gospel,  the Good News to all our world
                                                      HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

Jesus,  the Truth, is Good News to the Poor:  that the new Technologies of Communication might bring home to all the truth about poverty,  and the horror of war;  and constantly challenge us to act with courage to bring peace and justice to our world – we pray especially for the peoples of Syria, Yemen and Central Africa

                                                      HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The Holy Spirit is the divine communication of love:  that the instant communication by radio, TV and the Internet might improve our inter-personal communication,  and bring peoples, nations and races together in mutual understanding in the service of peace, justice and the healing of our planet

                                                      HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The Church is challenged to be the Living Word of God’s life-giving love:  that our parish and the whole Church will answer Jesus’ prayer in today’s Gospel and by our unity in Christ and rootedness in God offer the world a more convincing witness to the Good News of New Life   

                                                      HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The disciples wait in the Upper Room of Hope and Expectation for the coming of the Spirit’s Fire:  we pray for all the young people of our parish; may we all use wisely the tools of modern communication technology without becoming addicted to them; and may all of us this Pentecost welcome the Spirit’s renewal of our lives and community, opening ourselves to Gifts of Mission and Ministry
                                                      HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

That our sick and housebound might experience being listened to, embraced in the communion of our love and know they are not alone but one with us: we pray especially for those injured in the shootings in America;
for those who have died recently, especially the victims of the boat crash in the River Danube, of the shooting in America and all killed by war and violence in particular in Syria
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time, in particular the victims of the Rwandan Genocide 25 years ago,

                                                       HOLY SPIRIT COME…
[response:]     SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

Mary of the Upper Room, pray with us for the Renewing Gift of the Spirit and for the children and families preparing for Baptism…

                                                        HAIL MARY…

Let us wait in silence upon the Spirit…

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