THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR -SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

‘Follow me…’ cries Jesus: In this ‘Year of the Word’ may all God’s people hear and heed the call of Christ, and seeking the face of Christ to leave behind the patterns of the past, obey the Word of God by walking with courage new pathways of mission: we pray especially for Pope Francis, our Bishop Declan and all the bishops of the Church as they proclaim the Gospel to us and to the world

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…
[response]     CALL US AFRESH TO YOUR LIGHT …

‘I will make you fishers of men’, challenges Jesus: for all the pastors and people of God’s Church, called by God’s Word to commit ourselves to be Good News to all Creation: may we reach out with love to a broken world and draw humanity to the net of Christ’s love where there is freedom and healing

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

‘The People that lived in darkness has seen a great light’: for peacemakers and prophets of justice everywhere, that offering the world a sign of hope they will be a Light for a world darkened by war,  division and violence:  we pray especially for the people of the Middle East, and that the threat of Nuclear Weapons may one day soon to an end and no longer threaten humanity with extermination

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

‘The People walked in darkness’ … as we remember this week the horror of the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation of Auswicz death camp, we pray that our remembering might help us challenge the rise of anti-semitism and build a world free of discrimination and hate

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

Paul challenges a divided Church that cries out ‘I am for Paul’, ‘I am for Apollos’, ‘I am for Cephas’: that we will answer God’s challenge to build One Church with all our fellow Christians in the area we serve together, to bring the Light of the Gospel to all among whom we live

                        [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

‘Jesus went around Galilee proclaiming the Kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and illness’: that our parish community will grow as a healing community, the healing presence of Christ for all whom the world has wounded – that we will have the courage and the gentleness to touch the wounds with compassion – we pray especially for the homeless and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

For the sick,  especially the housebound, isolated, addicted and depressed and in particular those suffering from the Coronavirus and those caring for them; we also pray for …;
for those who have died recently, especially all victims of the Coronavirus and of war and coflict
for all whose anniversaries are at this time in particular …, and all the victims of the Holocaust and other Genocides of the past 100 years 

                      [reader]           LORD JESUS WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother of the Word made Flesh, teach us how to ponder and treasure the Word as you did…

                                                  HAIL MARY…

Let us pray for the unity of the Church in the service of the Peace of the world …

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