Sixteenth Sunday of the Year B

‘The apostles rejoined Jesus and shared all they had done in His power’ … may all Christians embrace the challenge to be apostles and shepherds in our modern world, placing the mission of the Gospel before all else, reaching out to all with Jesus’ love 

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

‘They were like sheep without a shepherd’ … for all those in our society who do not heed the  call of God, who seek meaning in life everywhere but in Christ: may they find in Him a true shepherd who will lead them to a life worth living

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

‘In his own person he killed the hostility, and made us one’ writes St Paul … that the  leaders of nations, liberation movements and terror organisations everywhere might listen to the cries of the innocent ones and turn their faces against war and build a miracle of peace instead: we pray in particular for the peoples of the Middle East and Cameroon

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

‘You must come away to some lonely place’ … that we might all hear the call to prayer and reflection so that our action will be rooted in our prayer, and our prayer rooted in action to build a better world … that we might all grow in contemplation and peace

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

The Lord has created us a ‘New Man’, a New Creation … we pray for our children and young people, our teachers and school staff and all our families as the summer holidays begin, that the weeks to come will be a time of refreshment and restoration, a time of joy and fun – and that all children will be safe and happy during these days 

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

We pray healing and freedom for the sick of our community, especially …;
for all who have died recently especially …, and all killed in the Rhione valley floods and the victims of violence and terrorism around the world
for all whose anniversaries are at this time …

                                       [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]                  Teach us your compassion…

Mary, Star of the Sea, pray with us for all who serve their world as sea men and women, protecting them from exploitation and unjust practices of employment…

                                                                                HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in the silence for other needs…

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