First Eucharist Sunday

Jesus gives us the Bread of his love:   may all Christians grow in deeper love for Jesus and for one another as we share Him and meet Him in the Eucharist Sunday by Sunday; that the Church everywhere will joyfully break bread with the poor of the world 

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

Jesus gives us the Cup of his Joy:   may we find joy in sharing our journeys,  our moments of happiness and moments of sadness,  and give each other strength by our friendship: we pray especially for all our parish family as we seek to be missionary disciples of Christ

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

Jesus gives us the Bread of his Unity:  may our children always stay close to Jesus who loves them and comes to them today: for the children or our parish family and all children receiving Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist in these days … may these our children, their parents and their catechists find deep joy in sharing Jesus’ love

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

Jesus gives us the Cup of his Compassion:  may we all have compassion upon the poor and starving of our world,  so that no child be without food, or home, or love, especially in those parts of Africa where there is poverty, hunger and conflict, and in the Middle East and wherever there are wars

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

Jesus gives us the Bread of his Life:  may we give the life of Jesus that we receive in the Eucharist to our families,  our neighbourhoods,  our city and our world: we pray especially for our sisters and brothers who come to our foodbank or are seeking safe sanctuary and refuge among us

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

Jesus gives us the Bread and Cup of his healing:  may we reach out to the sick with love and understanding – for the sick and elderly of our parish, especially …;
we pray for all who have died recently, in particular …, those killed in the floods along the Rhine and victims of Covid everywhere;
we remember all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                           [READER:]                           JESUS BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [response:]                          HOLD US IN YOUR LOVE…

We ask Mary to share our joy,  to bless all our First Eucharist children and their families

                                                                                HAIL MARY…

Let us pray for the needs of all children of our parish in a moment of silence…

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