Feast of Candlemas

‘The Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter his Temple’: may the Light of Christ’s Truth, Love and Justice so shine at the heart of the Church that the peoples of the world might seek the Lord in our midst … and find Him

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…
[response]May Light scatter all Darkness…

‘The Light of Salvation for all the nations to see’: that leaders of nations will have the courage to walk in the Light of Peace and reject the Darkness of War; walk in the Light of Justice and reject the Darkness of Oppression; walk in the Light of Humanity and reject the darkness of every violation of Human Rights: may the just claims of the Palestinian people be heard and reconciled with  those of the Jewish people and the  brutal conflicts in the Middle East and Africa come to an end

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…

‘A sword will pierce your own soul’: for all who have suffered abuse as children or in vulnerable ageing; for all children and vulnerable adults who continue to suffer abuse in its different but destructive forms; for all involved in the work of Safeguarding in society and the Church

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…

‘He will refine and purify the sons and daughters of Levi’: for our young people preparing for Confirmation that they might know the gift of God that they are, grow in wisdom and understanding and use their gifts to build a better world than the one we have given them

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…

‘Jesus – the Light that enlightens all’: we pray for all who walk in the darkness of depression, of addiction, of loneliness and of inner and unspeakable pain – may someone come to them who can be the Light bearer for them and offer hope: may Borderlands, the Wild Goose Café and One25 bring many into the Light

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…

‘She spoke of the child to all who looked forward to God’s deliverance’: we hold before God’s healing light all who are hurting within because of children who died in the womb, before they could present them to the Lord; for all grandparents as they offer the time, wisdom and love to children; for all the sick and housebound of our community: …
may eternal light dawn upon those who have died recently: … and all whose anniversaries are at this time – may they know eternal peace: …

FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE…

Mary, Queen of Europe, bearer of Jesus and His Light to the world, pray with us for our sisters and brothers of the European Union…

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in the light of God’s great love for a moment’s silence

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