FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Jesus is Bread of Life … that the People of the Eucharist may give life and love to the world,  becoming God’s broken bread given to nurutre a New World

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is Bread, Fruit of the Earth … that the People of the Eucharist might always value creation, protect our environment, bring peace to peoples, especially in the Ukraine, Middle East, Mali, Cameroon, the Tigray region of Ethiopia and Mali, and work for humanity’s harmony with all creation

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is Bread of the Poor … that the People of the Eucharist will always share bread and freedom with the poorest of our world, especially beloved of God – for the work of our ‘St Nicholas Bread’, our parish Foodbank locally and the mission of CAFOD globally

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is the Cup of Love … that the People of the Eucharist will grow in prayer,  develop in community, share in relationships that give life and offer healing: we pray especially for Carol and Philip as they renew their vows on their Silver Wedding today

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is the Cup of suffering … that the People of the Eucharist will listen with love to life’s wounded, stand with courage among the despised, the rejected and the outcast, especially migrants fleeing war, terror and poverty; that we will exclude no-one from the love of Christ in the Eucharist

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is the Cup of Redeeming Blood … that the People of the Eucharist might sacrifice in order to be a community of forgiveness, a living parable of reconciliation and a wellspring of healing: we pray peace and cohesion in our diverse multi-cultural nation, and an equal sharing of health care resources between rich and poor nations

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus is Bread of Eternal Life, Cup of everlasting joy .. that the sick be healed and all health-care workers strengthened and supported;
That the dead be raised to eternal life: in particular … and all killed in war and conflict around the world;
for all whose anniversaries occur at this time

                [READER]     LORD, GIVE US THAT BREAD…
                [response]     AND FEED YOUR PEOPLE…

Mary, bearer of Christ,  lead to a deeper love our children preparing to met Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time…

                                           HAIL MARY…

We pray in a moment of silence…

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR – COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY

God speaks His Word to all the world and calls us to Unity:  that the Church will use all modern means of Mass Communication and social media to foster deeper unity and love between the Churches and in the world, and so proclaim  the Good News to all our world

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

Jesus,  the Truth, is Good News to the Poor:  that the new Technologies of Communication might bring home to all the truth about poverty, the injustice of inequality and discrimination and the horror of war;  and constantly challenge us to act with courage to bring peace and justice to our world – we pray especially for the peoples of Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, Mali and Cameroon

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The Holy Spirit is the divine communication of love:  that today’s instant communication by radio, TV and the Internet might improve our inter-personal communication,  and bring peoples, nations and races together in mutual understanding in the service of peace, justice and the healing of our planet

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The Church is challenged to be the Living Word of God’s life-giving love:  that our parish and the whole Church will answer Jesus’ prayer in today’s Gospel and by our unity in Christ and rootedness in God offer the world a more convincing witness to the Good News of New Life   

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

The disciples wait in the Upper Room of Hope and Expectation for the coming of the Spirit’s Energy and loving power:  we pray for all the young people of our parish; may we all use wisely the tools of modern communication technology without becoming addicted to them; and may all of us this Pentecost welcome the Spirit’s renewal of our lives and community, opening ourselves to Gifts of Mission and Ministry

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

That our sick and housebound might experience being listened to, embraced in the communion of our love and know they are not alone but one with us: we pray especially for …
for those who have died recently, especially …, the victims of yet another mass shooting of school children in Texas and all killed by war and violence
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time: … all who died of Covid, and the victims of the Rwandan Genocide

                                   [reader:]          HOLY SPIRIT COME…
                                   [response:]    SPEAK GOD’S LOVE TO US…

Mary of the Upper Room, pray with us for the Renewing Gift of the Spirit and for the children and families preparing for Baptism…

                                                               HAIL MARY…

2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER ‘LOW SUNDAY’

Thomas remained in doubt until he returned to the community of faith:  for the unity of all God’s Church,  that together we will offer to an unbelieving world a convincing sign of faith, proclaiming the Risen Lord of the Church

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Thomas saw and he believed:  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot see;  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot hope;  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot trust – that Christians everywhere and in our Parish will draw many to a renewed faith in the Risen Christ

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus’ wounds were healing for broken disciples:  may we have the courage to face our own brokenness,  walk with others in their brokenness with an unconditional love,  and allow miracles of healing to flow from our community: we pray especially for our refugee and LBGT friends, that the pain of rejection and judgement may be soon healed

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus sent his disciples to touch the wounds of the world, forgiving and reconciling:  that the Church of God will challenge the madness of knife and gun crimes in our cities and towns; will challenge war and terrorism, creating peace and miracles of new beginnings, especially in Ukraine, Ethiopia and Tigray, throughout the Middle East and conflict torn parts of Africa; for all communities of Reconciliation – Corrymeela in Northern Ireland; Taizé in France; Pax Christi throughout the world; may we all be living parables of reconciliation

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus speaks the Easter ‘Peace’:  may we always serve peace in our fractured world:  serve healing for every distressed heart and wounded mind especially those traumatised by refugee journeys; for peace, harmony and justice in the streets and homes of our City of Bristol

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus comes among them and heals:  for the sick of body and mind, and for all who are darkened by depression; we pray in particular for all suffering the trauma and scars of war’s brutality; and for …
May Risen Lord share His Resurrection with all who have died recently, especially…, the victims of Covid-19 and all killed in war and conflict
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: … Prince Philip, Fr Hans Kung

                            [reader]          JESUS IS RISEN…
                            [response:]   HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Mary,  sharing most fully the Resurrection of Jesus, pray with us and for us…
HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of the silence of peace…

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY YEAR C

May the Church share the humility of our Servant-King, who comes to His world not with the force of power but with the power of love, and so serve the world in its struggles with a humble compassion: we pray both wisdom and courage for Pope Francis as he leads the Church in Reform and renewal through the Global Synod

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For the unity of the whole Church gathered at the foot of the Cross this week:  that all Christians in our diverse traditions may move from arrogance to humility, from dogmatism to openness, from division to communion – we pray especially for unity in the service of peace among our Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For all who hold authority and government in both Church and State, that they may serve the peace of the world, the dignity of every human person, the justice and protection of the innocent and vulnerable, especially refugees and those seeking safe asylum and all victims of human trafficking and modern slavery: we pray with urgency for an end to the brutal war in  Ukraine

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

We pray for all afflicted with increasing poverty in our rich city and society, that the cries and needs of the poor will be heard and acted upon by the rich and powerful

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For all prisoners: that those held unjustly be released soon; that those rightfully convicted be held in conditions worthy of children of God; that our penal system be reformed to serve rehabilitation more than punishment: we pray for all prison chaplains at this time

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

That this Holy Week may see us renew our commitment to Jesus Christ, to his mission of love, mercy and peace in the world;  for the Church’s elected catechumens, especially Neil and Joanna; that those who have given up their faith may hear again the Good News and return to Christ;  that those who have never believed may find New Life in Christ’s Crucified Love

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

That the wounds of Christ may be healing for those addicted to drugs and alcohol, and for the sick of body and mind:   we pray especially for those suffering from Covid-19 and for all our health and care workers serving them and for those injured in mind and body in Ukraine;
that the death of Christ will bring eternal life to Joseph Duffy and all who have died recently, especially both Russian and Ukrainian victims of war’s inhumanity in Ukraine;
for all whose anniversaries are at this time:

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

Let us stand with Mary, before the Cross of a suffering world, and pray in particular for filled with fear because of Coronavirus…
                                                 HAIL MARY…

Let us be still before our Crucified God…

Fifth Sunday of lent (Cycle A)

For our Universal Pastor, Pope Francis, that God will gift him with strength, wisdom and courage as he serves to unbind the Church from all dysfunction and disunity,  leading us  through the Global Synod along the paths of reform and renewal and inspiring us for mission; that we might proclaim Life to a world seeking to discover how to live with renewed humanity: 

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

For a world held bound by poverty, drugs, alcohol, injustice and exploitation; for a world imprisoned in cycles of war, violence and the lust for power that leads to aggression; for a world struggling to be free to live in harmony with creation and in peace with each other: that we may have the courage to be prophets of the Justice and Peace of Christ – we pray especially for the people of Ukraine and those Russians who oppose the war

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

For all held captive and bound by depression and their wounded past, that they experience healing’s freedom; for all who care for or counsel the depressed and emotionally wounded, that wise and compassionate listening might set free from inner darkness; for the healing of all scarred by memories of terror in the countries from which they have fled

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

For all bound up and entombed in poverty and modern forms of slavery, that they will know their dignity; that in the light of the global Coronavirus pandemic, leaders of nations and economies will work together to create greater equality of health care and vaccine provision in the developing nations; for all suffering from famine, racism and class inequality,  and for those enduring life in the world’s refugee camps

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

For those who have neglected their life of faith or been hurt and alienated by the Church, that they might hear and answer the call of Jesus to return to closeness with God;  that in this coming Holy Week many will embrace the Christ who has died for love of them

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

For all health care workers, therapists, counsellors and psychiatric practitioners; for all Christian communities that we will embrace the call to be ’God’s field hospital’, safe places of welcome, listening and caring

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

That the sick be unbound from their suffering by the healing voice of Christ: …;
that the dead may be unbound for eternal glory, in particular … and those killed both Ukrainian and Russian in the brutality of war
and those whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                    [READER]          UNBIND US,  LORD…
                    [response:]         SET US FREE!

Mary, Prophet of the Poor, help us unbind the world of injustice and pray with us for our Elected Catechumens, children and families preparing for Easter Baptism    

HAIL MARY…       

Let us pray for other needs including our new catechumens in a moment of silence…

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)

That God’s People will reject every darkness and choose the Light of Christ, work for peace and free our world of injustice, discrimination and poverty so that all can live together in joy, freedom and equality

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

Before the dark horror of war and violence in Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, before the harsh darkness of the millions in refugee camps yearning for freedom, peace and a place to belong: we stand with their afflicted peoples; we pray the light of peace to come and never be extinguished;

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

We pray for all the Church’s catechumens as they journey towards the Light of Christ in Easter Sacraments; for our children journeying towards Jesus’ love in Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation: may they each know God’s blessing and may the joy of following Christ touch their hearts

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

We pray for all who are suffering from the effects of Global Warming: rising oceans, more extreme weather conditions and pollution of the oceans – may we see the light and change our life-styles so as to heal our planet for future generations; we pray especially on this Mothers’ Day for all mothers who have to watch their children suffer or die of famine and preventable disease, especially in Afghanistan and the Yemen

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

We pray for our mothers on this Mothering Sunday, thanking them for choosing to love us; we pray for mothers who know the sorrow of bereavement or separation, especially those mothers who are forcibly separated from their children because of having to seek safe refuge in a foreign land;  for single mothers as they seek to give all the love needed by their children; and for children who do not experience a mother’s love; for all women whose yearnings for a child have not yet been fulfilled

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

For all LGBTQ+ people and all young people of the Church that they will speak their voice, their hopes and dreams, and so build a Church where they can belong and flourish, and so use their gifts, building a Church that will respond creatively to their yearnings and challenges  

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

For healing for all afflicted with blindness; for light for all trapped in the darkness of depression; for the sick, specially all wounded in body or mind because of discrimination and rejection of their identity; we pray also for…
For all who have died recently, especially for … and all killed in the Ukraine war, both Ukrainian and Russian
and all whose anniversaries are at this time

[Reader]            SHINE ON US,  LORD…
             [response]         WITH THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE

Mary,  bring the light of Christ’s love to all mothers and guide the families preparing for a child’s baptism this Easter…
HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

Third Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Jesus says, ‘If you only knew what God is offering…’:   that the People of God will always offer our world the living water of the Holy Spirit to heal the brokenness of war,  melt the hardness of violence,  cleanse the sinfulness of oppression and bring humanity to a new birth; we pray especially for Pope Francis and the Global Synod he has invited us to share

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

The woman says, ‘Give me some of that water…’:  as the people of the world thirst for peace and freedom,  may conflict end and the people’s cries be heard, especially in the Ukraine and throughout the Middle East, in Cameroon, Mali and Myanmar; may all the world hear the cries of the women and children caught in war zones and famines of human making

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

Jesus says, ‘Ask and I will give you living water…’:  may we drink deeply from the well of Christ’s love through our prayer, our liturgy, our communion with the poor of the earth – that this Lent will not pass us by, but we will stop and drink from the well of the Holy Spirit’s love and life: we pray especially for the communities and peoples of those part of the world that endure the Eucharistic famine

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

The woman says, ‘Come and see the man…’: that we will have the courage and the love to share the Gospel of Jesus, the Good News of God’s Mercy, with friends and neighbours, share our love for Him in our streets and communities – we pray for all on our Adult and Youth Journeys of Faith and all the Catechumens of the Church preparing for to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: may they all know the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

Jesus says, ‘Give me a drink…’:  for an end of Government enforced Destitution and homelessness among our sisters and brothers seeking safe asylum; that we will stop harming our fragile planet, reduce consumption of essential resources, end polluting our earth and its waters;  for our NHS and all health care professionals and all caring for the victims of the coronavirus

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

Jesus says, ‘the water I shall give will turn into the spring of the Spirit inside you…’: for our parents preparing for the baptism of their children; for our children preparing for the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation; for all couples preparing for Christian marriage

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

The woman says, ‘He knew all about me!…’:  for deep healing of the hurts of heart and body known only to Jesus;  for all suffering from the Coronavirus and all who serve them; for the sick,  especially …
we pray for all who died recently especially … and all around the victims 0f the brutal way in Ukraine
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                    [reader]          LORD WE THIRST…
                    [response]    GIVE US THE WATER OF LIFE!

Mary, vessel of the Spirit & Mother of the Church, pray with us and for us

                                               HAIL MARY… 

Let us drink from the well of silent prayer for a moment…

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT YEAR C

The Transfigured Christ reveals to the company of the disciples the Glory of God within each of us: may the Church reveal to a world, over-shadowed by war, terror and injustice, the glory of God’s love by our courage to love and care without limit…

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

The Glory of God is humanity fully alive: for all whose dignity is obscured by poverty and famine;  for all whose dignity is denied by discrimination, oppression and torture; for all whose dignity is diminished by addiction and abuse: we pray for the inspiring work of CAFOD as it brings hope to the poorest of the earth

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

‘This is my Son … listen to Him’: as we mark International Women’s Day, and recognising the equality of women and men that Jesus prophetically proclaimed, we pray for the safety and protection of all women especially in war zones, for radical equality for women in all aspects of society and church

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

The disciples gazed upon Jesus’ glory and listened to the voice of Truth:  that we might grow into a deeper love for the Word of God and a greater sensitivity to the voice of God in the stillness of prayer

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

After the Glory passed, they saw only Jesus: may this Lent be for each of us a profound time of Renewal, a deepening of prayer, a growing in faith, an expansion of Love, and a profound conversion to Jesus; through this Global Synod may the Holy Spirit guide the Church to become the Sacrament of the Father’s infinite love for the world 

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

As Abraham was called to leave his land and security to follow the whispers of God deep within him, we pray for all refugees fleeing war and oppression, for the 73 million refugees world-wide, for those fleeing Ukraine and for the people still suffering because of the Syrian conflict that has not ended

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

They were covered with shadow:  may all who are overshadowed with pain and sickness find healing,  especially all injured and traumatised in the war in Ukraine and …
that eternal glory may ever shine upon those who have died recently, especially all the victims both Ukrainian and Russian killed in the brutal conflict that is raging
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                             [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                             [response]      SHOW US YOUR GLORY!

Mary, Queen of Peace and Woman of Faith,  teach us to listen to the voice of God mediated through our sisters as well as our brothers…
                                                          HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in silence for peace in all theatres of violent conflict

Seventh Sunday of the Year C

Jesus says, ‘Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you’ … That the People of God will be a faithful witness of the Wisdom of God which is foolishness to the world, yet the key to its future   

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate’ … that the Holy Spirit will guide the whole Church during this Global Synod to seek with a repentant heart an end to inequality in the Church, a re-birth of the Priesthood of all Believers and deep-rooted reform and renewal so that we can be salt and light serving our world

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies’ … For a world still trying and failing to resolve conflicts with the brutality of violence and war; for comprehensive disarmament, an end to discrimination, anti-semitism and racism of all kinds; for the peoples of Ukraine and Russia, for Afghanistan and Yemen, for Central Africa and Cameroon and all theatres of conflict

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Give and there will be gifts for you, for the amount you measure out is the amount you will receive’ … For all who are rejected by our society, for all persecuted and rejected because of the sexual identity and orientation; for all who live on the margins in poverty, homelessness and the darkness of addictions; for all seeking safe asylum and hope in our community

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Grant pardon and you will be pardoned’ … As we are soon to enter the Season of Lent, the Time of Repentance, may we seek to be reconciled with all and forgiven by God so that we might live as a sign and servant of mercy and acceptance to all

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Give to everyone without hope of return; be compassionate and do not judge’ , we pray for all in our nation and throughout the world who seek the opportunity of work; for all deprived of the right and dignity of employment, for all who are highly trained and skilled but not able to use those skills, for the Trade Union movement protecting the rights of all workers

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus offers the world a wisdom that saves and heals: we pray for all survivors of child abuse, especially those abused by the shepherds of the Church; we pray also for suffering from Covid the victims of malnutrition of humanity’s making in Yemen and Afghanistan;
We pray for all who have died recently, especially all victims of war & violence, especially in the Ukraine and among the LGBTQ+ community around the world
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: 

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray with us for your Church and your world…
                                                                                HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

Sixth Sunday of the Year

The crowds came to hear the word and to be healed: we pray that everywhere the Church will be a healing community of Word and Welcome, and with courage be Prophets of God’s New World of the Beatitudes 

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus voices the cries of the poor and challenges the rich: may the day soon dawn when the plight and hopes of the poor will become the agenda of the powerful and rich, and so create together a more just, equal and peaceful world

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus cries out the voice of the marginalised and vulnerable: we pray with urgency for a change of heart in the Russian leadership so that peace and security will be assured for  the people of Ukraine

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jeremiah tells us to trust God and be like a tree close beside the waters: may our parish family embrace every opportunity, as Lent will soon be with us, to pray, deepening our loving awareness of God and so drink deeply of the renewing Holy Spirit

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Paul teaches us to live in the hope of the Resurrection: may the vision of life transformed in the Kingdom empower our mission upon the earth to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life, equality and justice for all peoples

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus blesses and values the little and vulnerable ones: we pray for our diocesan Clifton Children’s Society, as they seek to help our most vulnerable children to new beginnings and loving homes and families

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus heals the crowds who bring their brokenness to him – teach us how to create healing communities of generous compassion and wholeness:  we pray especially  for …;
that the dead be called into life:  especially Maisy Bouton Davis Njau, and all victims of violence
and those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Betty Kelly, Zubada Khokar and Lena Leben  

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Mary,  Mother of the Poor and Prophet of Justice, pray with us for a more equal world…

                                                               HAIL MARY…

In silence let us pray for Peace in Eastern Europe and for other needs …