SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A – WORLD COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY

PRIEST:      A few days ago we celebrated our mission as a Church to proclaim the Good News to all;  in a few days time we shall celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit with the power needed to fulfil our Christ-commissioned task.  Today,  on this World Communication Sunday, we pray for wisdom and courage in using the new Internet Technology and the revolution in Mass Communications to proclaim the Gospel; and we cry out for the Spirit to empower us to communicate the Gospel to our generation. Let us recognise our need for forgiveness and healing to set us free to speak God’s Word to our world…

READER:   For every disunity that wounds Christ’s Body
and damages our witness to his love…

                                              LORD HAVE MERCY …

                         For every abuse and misuse of the media and the internet,
                         for not caring enough about the newspapers, TV programmes
and computer images that are seen and heard in our homes…

                                              CHRIST HAVE MERCY …

                          For every barrier to the Spirit’s coming
                          that we place in our lives and our community;
                          for refusing to risk for the Gospel…

                                              LORD HAVE MERCY …

PRIEST:      May the God of immense love
take our failures and sins 
in his merciful hands
                               and kindle with them a fire of love
                              that will bring healing & peace, reconciliation
                              and new beginnings to us to our world,
                         leading us all to everlasting life…

                                                AMEN!

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