FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

‘You are my Son, the Beloved’ … that every Christian will know their dignity,  chosen to be a daughter or son of God;  that the Church will show to all the world its reverence for every human person,  and safeguard that divine dignity challenging all the powers that oppress…

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…
               [response]         FILL US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘Faithfully he brings true justice to the nations’… may God raise up many prophets of justice,  and servants of peace who will love our divided and violent world with God’s heart, mind and courage; and for a world needing to seek ways to build peace, especially throughout the Middle East, in Mali, Cameroon and Central Africa as they struggle with terror, violence and oppression …

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘I have called you to serve the cause of right’… that as today we re-commit ourselves to living our Baptism as a community of unity and mission, may God anoint all our community with gifts of the Spirit to empower our service of the Kingdom of God and the growth of the Church in our parish 

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘I have endowed him with my Spirit to be a light’… that our Parish Food Bank, the Churches Winter Night Shelter Project, the SVP, the Wild Goose Café, Borderlands and our work with refugees and asylum-seekers will bring healing and hope to the most vulnerable people of our city: we pray especially for all victims of our unjust and abusive Benefits and Asylum systems and all suffering financial hardship in this pandemic …

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Jesus was baptised and the Spirit, liker a dove, descended on Him’ … as we each renew our baptismal commitment today may our lives witness to Christ’s sacrificial love and be a source of the water of life for those who are seeking deeper meaning to their lives; – we pray especially for Nadia George  baptised today and his family

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Because God was with him,  Jesus cured all’… that the Spirit will renew the Healing Ministry throughout the Church; we pray for all suffering from Covid and those caring for them; and for …
may those who have died know that eternal life that baptism brings, especially … and all who have died of the Covid virus;
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time: 

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

Mary,  bearer of the Spirit and mother of the Anointed One,  pray with us… 

                                                  HAIL MARY…

Let us wait upon the Spirit in silence…

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