23rd Sunday of the Year C

For Christians everywhere, that all might hear the call to deeper discipleship, model their lives upon the life and love of Jesus Christ, and choose each day to shoulder with Christ the Cross of humanity’s suffering and walk His Way of Love

[READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
[Response]           Teach us to walk Your Way

For a world where slavery still exists: for all the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, for all children deprived of their childhood by the rigours and harsh employment or forced in war as child soldiers or sexually exploited

[READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For this Parish of St Nicholas of Tolentino as we celebrate today 171 years of witnessing to the Gospel and serving the Kingdom: may we embrace every new challenge and always  be a missionary community of healing, peace and justice  

[READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For the wisdom of the Spirit to guide our parish communities as Pope Francis leads the Church in reform and renewal, that we will not cling to the past, but embrace a new future of mission and witness to the Living Christ who calls, heals and saves

[READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For our children as they return to school to begin a new school year, for those who begin in new schools or at University, for our teachers and staff – above all may they and we learn to follow Christ with love and build a world of justice and of peace
                                                [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For the healing and peace of our sick and housebound brothers and sisters, for all injured by natural disasters of by war and conflict and for those who care for them;
for those who have died recently, especially all killed by the Hurricane in the Bahamas and those killed violently in South Africa in recent days
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time in particular… 

[READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, seat of wisdom and first and greatest disciple, pray with us…

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

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