Fifth Sunday of Easter Year A

Jesus is the Servant … we pray for our Pope Francis in his universal service of the Church and the World as the Servant of the Servants of God; for all deacons and their wives as they offer us new models of ministry and teach us how ordained ministry and marriage can enrich each other and the Church:  that all Christians will rejoice to be Servants of God and the World

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

Jesus is the Stone that is rejected … for all who feel rejected by the Church:  for women who experience a call to ordination or increased responsibility in the Church;  for those who have suffered the breakdown of their marriage, that past rejections and hurts might be healed; for those refused Holy Communion – that we might live and offer the Mercy of God to all

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

Jesus is the Way … that nations and their leaders will walk the paths of Justice that set people free of poverty and oppression, in particular in the conflict-ridden areas and Famine regions of Africa and the Middle East; that all nations will come together to confront both the Covid 19 pandemic and the even greater challenge of climate change

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

Jesus is the Truth … that our young people, together with all our community, will continue to grow in a knowledge and love of Jesus, until we find that deep freedom of heart in Christ the Truth who sets us free

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

Jesus is the Life … for all who work in medical, welfare and social agencies, especially during this emergency, that they will reverence the uniqueness of every life,  from the womb to the grave;  for the Christian ministry of healing that seeks to give life;  for relief agencies and all organisations like Borderlands who bring hope to the starving, impoverished and the asylum seeker and the refugee

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

Jesus promises greater works among us … for the healing of the sick,  especially all suffering from this virus and all who care for them;
for those recently dead, in particular Faustina, Jim, Barrie and John and all who have died during this pandemic;
and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 

                         [Reader]        LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response]    TOUCH OUR WORLD WITH LOVE…

We ask Mary the Servant of the Lord, under the title of Our Lady of Fatima, to help us be open to the Holy Spirit as she was…
                                                    HAIL MARY…

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

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