FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR B – HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MASS

‘Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach’ … For the work of Jewish-Christian Dialogue, for the healing of centuries of Christian prejudice against the Jewish People, for harmony and mutual understanding between the Peoples of the Covenants and among all who believe in the God of many names

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

Jesus challenged the evil … For the healing of the wounds of the Jewish Holocaust, that our world might one day learn the lessons history’s too many genocides,  in Cambodia, Rwanda, Congo, the Darfur and the Balkans; that past tragedies will never be used to oppress other peoples, such as the Palestinians

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

‘God will raise up prophets – you must listen to them!’ … For our war-torn world of today, that as terrorism is confronted, the injustices that lie at the root of terrorism will be challenged even more; that humanity might prevail and peace be secured for all the peoples of Israel and Palestine; we pray also for peace and the end of terror throughout the Middle East and in Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

‘Give your undivided attention to the Lord’ … That our own community will be filled with the courage of our Martyrs, St Maximilian Kolbe and St Edith Stein and the countless other heroes of humanity, as we seek to witness to the Love of Christ by serving reconciliation and dialogue between peoples of different faiths in our Inner City

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

’Here is a teaching that is new and with authority behind it’ … Learning for the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and encouraged by St Edith Stein, St John XXIII  and Pope Francis may we work together with other world faiths to build the ‘Fellowship of All Believers’ in our inner city; and especially for the Jewish community that meets each Sabbath in the synagogue that lies in our parish

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

For all exhausted by caring for the sick in our hospitals, the dying in our hospices and the elderly in our care homes, for those suffering from Covid, and for …
for those who have died recently, especially …  and all who have died of Covid
for all whose anniversaries are at this time, especially … and all those who perished in the Holocaust and in Genocides which we remember today 

                      [reader]                    Lord we pray …
                      [RESPONSE]        TEACH US HUMANITY

Mary, Faithful Daughter of Sion, pray with us for the peace of the world
                                                              Hail Mary…

Let us hold a moment of silence…remembering the victims both of the Holocaust and the Genocides since, especially Cambodia, Congo, Rwanda and the Balkans, in a minute’s silence…

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