EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR B

‘I will rain down bread for you … My Son, Jesus, the Bread of God’ … As we prepare for the Global Church’s Two Year Synod, we pray that the Catholic community everywhere will always be challenged and formed by the Eucharist around which we gather and by which we are nourished – and so become the Community of God’s loving mercy

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

God heard the cries of hunger among his people … we pray for the coming of the Kingdom of Justice so that we will share the Bread of the Earth equally with all the Children of the Earth and banish hunger, famine and poverty 

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

‘I am the Bread of Life – all who believe in me will never thirst!’ … we pray for all peoples who thirst for a life of freedom, peace and justice, especially in Zimbabwe, Palestine/Israel, Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen and Cameroon; and may all who know such freedom and peace use it wisely in the service of the poor

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

‘Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution, putting on your new self’ … may each of us come to value the Mass more day by day and take every opportunity to come and be nourished by Bread of the Word and Bread of the Eucharist – may more want to come and share our weekday Masses and times of Adoration: we pray especially for Eliot and Hiro who receive the Eucharist for the first time today and for our new catechumens

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

‘Work for the food that endures for eternal life’ … may God lead us as a parish to work more effectively to give life and hope to the marginalised, the poor, the homeless, the refugee and the asylum seeker – may we challenge our rich society by echoing the voice of the poor, especially our migrant sisters and brothers and all suffering from benefit cuts

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

‘The Bread of Life that heals’… we pray that the Broken Bread that is Jesus will bring healing and wholeness to God’s people strengthening us to protect all life from the womb to the grave, treating our elderly with reverence and care; we pray especially for …;
for those who have died recently especially …; and for all  the victims of Covid, war and violence, starvation and poverty
for all whose anniversaries are at this time:

                                       [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                       [Response]            Give us that Bread always…

Mary, who gave us the Jesus the Bread of God, pray with us for the peace of the world… 

                                                                          HAIL MARY…

Let us pray silently for other needs, particularly for those who care for the vulnerable …

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