Fifth Sunday of Year B

That all disciples of the Jesus who immersed himself into the world of pain will ‘go and do likewise’, bring hope where there is despair and seek by our love to ‘heal the broken-hearted’

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                  [Response]         Set your People free…

That those imprisoned for so long in cycles of violence and haunted by demons of terror might risk letting go of the weapons of hate and walk through the open door of peace, especially in Palestine and Israel, Russia and Ukraine, Sudan and Cameroon

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

Paul says. ‘I have made myself a slave of all in order to win some’ … we pray for all who serve the community as social workers, carers and teachers: may their work help support the vulnerable and heal divisions on our communities; with Thursday’s Feast of the liberated trafficked slave, St Josephine Bakhita, we pray for all refugees and asylum-seekers and all who have been trafficked and exploited – that they find peace, freedom and healing

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

Jesus got up early to pray and seek God’s direction: in the Year of Prayer, may our parish grow in prayerfulness, explore the depths of contemplation even as we develop further our mission and ministries   

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

For those of our inner city whose lives are alienated and isolated because of drugs and alcohol, because of relationship breakdown and abuse: may the healing love of God touch them through our parish and our companion Christian communities in Easton and St Paul’s

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

For all who serve our children and families who are preparing to celebrate First Eucharist of First Reconciliation … may they grow in a hunger for God, a love for Christ Jesus and an openness to the Holy Spirit, and so become loving disciples in God’s Church 

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

We pray healing and freedom for all those suffering most in this cold weather, especially the homeless and the elderly; we pray too for the sick of our community, especially …
for the recently dead especially … and all who die as victims of poverty and war’s brutality;
for all whose anniversaries are at this time, in particular …

                                [READER]            LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]         Set your People free…

Mary, Queen of Peace and Servant of healing, pray with us for the peace of our world…    

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in the silence for hidden needs…

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Seekers after wisdom followed the Light of the Star … we pray that the whole Church will let light of the Spirit guide us during this Global Synod along paths of renewal and reform, the better to guide all in today’s world who search for the wisdom to live their lives in love

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
                  [response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

The Christ-Child attracted the seekers to His Light … may we place as our highest priority the proclamation of the Good News in the Power of the Spirit and so draw to Christ all who seek to build a better world: we pray especially for all in our parish family who will be journeying towards Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist in this coming year

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
                  [response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

For a world scarred by war, conflict and violence, famine and oppression:  may world leaders not escalate conflicts but be guided by the wisdom of God and the cries of their peoples; may they not dominate and exploit, but rather serve justice and freedom for all … we pray especially for the peoples of Ukraine, the Holy Land, Sudan and Central Africa; we pray also that courageous wisdom might prevail and nations will work together that decisive steps be taken to heal our planet in the threat of catastrophic climate change

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
                  [response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

Like the wise men of old,  may we bring our gifts to serve the mission of our parish as we seek to grow as a community of mission and prayer during this coming Year of change: with generosity may we bring the gold of our love, the frankincense of our prayer and the myrrh of our willingness to sacrifice for the King

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
                  [response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

The Wise Men, strangers bringing gifts, represent the nations coming together in Christ …. may our nation change its attitude and policies about immigration and racism, about those who come seeking safe sanctuary among us; we pray also for the 120 million refugees world-wide, particularly all those who have been trafficked in the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean and the English Channel as they seek safety, freedom and peace

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
[response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

That all who care for the sick may do so with the wisdom that heals and may experience renewed strength as they serve; that our elderly will be respected for their wisdom and experience; and for …
that the Light of Eternal love will forever shine upon all who have died recently, especially … and all victims of the poverty, poor health-care, terror and war;
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time, …

                  [reader:]              LORD WE PRAY…
                  [response:]         GIVE US YOUR WISDOM

Mary, Morning Star and Seat of Wisdom, pray with us for for Wisdom as we seek to witness to the Light of Christ in today’s world

                                                       HAIL MARY…

We pray for the deepest needs of our hearts in a moment of silence…

Feast of Mary, Mother of God – Day of Prayer for the Peace of the World

Mary is Mother of all Christians … we pray that the year just begun will see the whole Church journey towards visible unity in faith, service and mission, and so be a more effective sign and instrument of God’s Peace, Justice and Love to the world

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary is a sign of hope and humanity to the world … we pray on the threshold of our New Year that we will recognise every person as the dwelling of God; may peace and reconciliation defeat war and conflict especially in Israel/Palestine, Ukraine and wherever there is no peace: may justice and freedom everywhere progress, and all humanity be converted to their sisters and brothers

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary bore the Word of God to the world … we pray that in this coming Year of Synod, the People of God will walk together, listen together and renew and reform the Church together, and so find a new way of being the Church of God’s Love

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary, mother of the Creator, is the Mother of all Creation … may her wisdom and generous love guide us to take decisive life-style  and political decisions to limit Climate Warming before it is too late for the future of our planet and our children

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary opened her heart to the Divine dwelling within her and urges us to welcome as she did God’s amazing love … we pray for one another in our parish family,  that we may embrace the challenge of the God’s overshadowing Spirit to renew our inner life and rebuild our community in this challenging year that lies ahead

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary treasured the wonders of God in her heart … as this New Year begins, may all of us learn the art and joy of prayer more deeply and walk the life-giving paths of Silence and Contemplation

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary gathers all her sorrowing children – we pray for those regions of the world afflicted by war, famine and flood – for the grieving mothers of Gaza and Israel, Yemen and Sudan, Cameroon and Mali: may the world become weary of death, grow in compassion and justice, and seek to build one world shared equally and peacefully with all peoples

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary is a sign of wholeness and servant of healing: we pray for sick and those wounded in mind and body by the horror of war and for the courageous medical staff in Gaza’s hospitals:
Mary cared for both Joseph and Jesus at their dying – may carers, nurses, doctors and researchers treat all with dignity and with reverence for Life;
for all who have died recently especially… and victims of war and conflict, and all whose anniversaries are at this time: Pope Benedict XVI

                    [Reader]          LORD WE CRY TO YOU…
                    [Response]    BLESS OUR WORLD WITH PEACE

Mary, Mother of God, help us bring the Peace of Christ into the Year that lies before us

                                                   HAIL MARY…

On the threshold of another year, we pray in silence for our world and our families…

Feast of the Holy Family

Jesus in the midst of the Holy Family teaches us that the Church is called to be a family of love and faith, safeguarding life and sharing compassion … may the Church always live the challenge of being family in Christ

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

The Holy Family of Bethlehem were homeless, persecuted, refugees and exiles … we pray for the families in Gaza and Palestine, for all families exiled from their homeland,  for refugees fleeing war and violence which destroy life and the respect for life, for those seeking safe asylum in our land, for the millions of unaccompanied child refugees throughout the world; we pray too for all parents forcibly separated from their partners or children: may they be protected and find peace and stability

Jesus in the midst of the Holy Family teaches us that the Church is called to be a family of love and faith, safeguarding life and sharing compassion … may the Church always live the challenge of being family in Christ

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

The Holy Family of Bethlehem were homeless, persecuted, refugees and exiles … we pray for the families in Gaza and Palestine, for all families exiled from their homeland,  for refugees fleeing war and violence which destroy life and the respect for life, for those seeking safe asylum in our land, for the millions of unaccompanied child refugees throughout the world; we pray too for all parents forcibly separated from their partners or children: may they be protected and find peace and stability

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

We pray for the work of the CCS Adoption Society, asking God’s blessing as they seek to find good and safe homes for our most vulnerable children: may the Spirit work in the hearts of many families to encourage them to consider adoptive parenthood and fostering

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

In a world of broken relationships and shattered dreams, we dare still to believe in love: so we pray for all families in all their diversity and challenges: for single parent families,  for same gender couples and their children, for all whose hopes for love have ended in divorce or separation,  for all children hurt by the break-up of parents … may they all experience healing and the hope of new beginnings

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

We pray for all organisations that support marriage and the family, for those who offer counselling and healing for life’s wounds: for Marriage Encounter and Catholic Marriage Care, for Relate and the Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics; we pray too for the ministry to our LBGT+ community and for all whose sexual orientation lead them to other forms of family life – may we be a Church of Mercy and Welcome bringing hope and healing to those who feel excluded by the Church

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

The Holy Family of Nazareth reveals to us God’s school of love:  we pray for all for Christian families that they may discover Christ and risk living his ideal of faithfulness and tenderness in their homes;  we pray for all the families of our parish and throughout the City,  that we may teach each other how to be truly human

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

The sick, the elderly and the dying deserve special care and respect from families and the world of medicine – as we give thanks and pray for nurses, doctors and researchers who treat all people with dignity and with reverence for Life especially in Gaza; we pray for …;
for those who have died recently, especially … and all victims of the Israel/Palestine war and the many other conflict afflicting our world at this time
and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time, in particular …

                       [reader]                   LORD WE PRAY …
                       [response:]            Teach us how to love …

Mary and Joseph,  pray with us for the peace and stability of the peoples of our troubled world …

                                                             HAIL MARY …

We pray in a moment of silence for all the families of the world…

Fourth Sunday of Advent B

‘Rejoice so highly favoured’ … The Angel announces the Good News to Mary … as we listen to one another in this Global Synod, may the Church always be faithful in announcing Good News to the world, and inviting all to utter their ‘Yes’ to God’s call

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘His reign will have no end’ … we pray for all rulers and governments, that they will serve their people, not dominate them, raise up the poorest of their nations, not exploit them, build the peace not destroy it, especially in Israel/Palestine, the Ukraine, Sudan, Cameroon, and Central Africa, which so needs the Prince of Peace at this time

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you’ … that we will all open our lives and our community to the renewing, life-giving and empowering Holy Spirit, welcome Jesus into our hearts and so bring the intimacy and joy of God who is the Emmanuel – God with us – to the world around us

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘You have won God’s favour, Listen!’ … we may prepare our hearts more than our homes for the coming of the Saviour, and in the quietness of prayer let the Spirit to overshadow us and bring Christ to birth within us

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘The child will be holy, Son of God’ … For the children of our Inner City as their excitement grows:  may they not be hurt with a Christmas scarred by alcohol or drugs and not enough love;  may we learn true joy from the wonder in their eyes 

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘I am the handmaid of the Lord’ … that we will find joy as we, like Mary, walk the way of the Disciple, surrender ourselves to God’s love, serve the poor, seek God’s vision for our lives and our parish as we are soon to enter a New Year – we pray in particular for our sisters and brothers seeking safe sanctuary among us

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘And the Angel left her’ … we pray for all who will be sick, isolated or alone this Christmas and for …;
We pray eternal life for all who have died recently, especially …  and all killed by war and violence and for all who grieve at this Christmas period;
and for all whose anniversaries at this time:

                          [reader]      SPEAK YOUR WORD..
                           [people]     OVERSHADOW US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

Mary, help us to say ‘Yes!’ to God and bear Jesus, Prince of Peace, to the world especially at this time of so much conflict and destruction…

HAIL MARY…

Like Mary, let us listen to the whispers of God for a moment…

Third Sunday of Advent Year B (‘Gaudete’ Sunday)

That the People of God will seek always to be prophets of the Light of Christ,  bringing freedom to those imprisoned in poverty and bitterness, and offering the nations the witness of the joy of Christ that no-one can take from us

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

That the Human Right to peace and stability, to freedom from fear of war and injustice will everywhere be respected, that governments and leaders will guard the dignity of every human person; for a global commitment to deal with Climate Change before it is too late;  for an end to the horror of war in the land of Jesus’ birth and in Ukraine, Sudan, Mali, and Central Africa; and for all organisations that foster Human Rights and protect the oppressed and refugees; that our nation will welcome the stranger and joyfully offer safe haven to the persecuted

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

John the Baptist prepares for Jesus by calling all to repentance:  we ask God to bless us with a profound desire for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Healing – may we leave behind all that has wounded and hurt us in the past and build a future with hearts made new

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

Jesus gives us the Bread of his Unity:  may our new Catechumens, Gabe and Gray, find joy and peace as they journey the path of faith and prayer towards Full Communion with the Universal Church; we also pray God’s blessing and the guidance of the Holy Spirit for Canon Christopher Whitehead of St John’s, Bath, who has been appointed Bishop of Plymouth

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

As the sounds of hollow tinsel joy assail us,  and the call of shops and lights summons us,  may God draw us aside to experience the profound joy of moments of silent communion in love with the God who comes only to transform us in love…

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

For the thousands of children in our nation who like Jesus, will spend Christmas homeless, and the millions who suffer poverty in our land and throughout the world; for all the children of our parish and the Inner City as their excitement grows:  may they not be disappointed with a Christmas scarred by too much alcohol or by drugs and not enough love;  may we learn from the wonder in their eyes how truly to rejoice…

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

That the sick may know the joy of healing and closeness to the God who comes to them: …
We pray for all recently dead, especially … and all who have perished through war, conflict and poverty
and those whose anniversaries are at this time, in particular …;

                         [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                         [response:]        YOU ARE JOY ITSELF…

Mary,  share with us your joy in waiting and loving, and guide with your wisdom

                                                         HAIL MARY…

We pray healing for our ‘Common Home’ in the silence of joy’s waiting…

Second Sunday of Advent YB – ‘Bible Sunday’

May the Global Synod, entering a new phase, lead the whole Church always to root its life and decisions in the disturbing and life-giving Word of God, and to proclaim with integrity and joy the Gospel of Jesus, that the world may believe

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For all who seek after truth,  for those who cannot believe: that their hearts and minds be opened to God’s Word that brings Life, Mercy and Hope;  for a world divided by war and terrorism, racism and famine that all may heed the Gospel of Peace and live; that world leaders will come together in pursuit of peace, freedom and equality for all peoples especially in Israel/Palestine, and through the COP 28 Conference to heal the ravages of Climate Warming

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For a deep love of the Scriptures in our parish community, and in our own lives – may we  find inspiration in sharing the Word with one another and vision for empowering our mission; may God’s Word of love for the poor inspire our mission to change our world

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For God’s blessing upon the children and young people of our parish family, that filled with the Spirit they may devour the Word, as Bread for their lives and Wisdom for their journey, and so rejoice to proclaim the Word of God’s Mercy, Hope and Love, serving the Kingdom with enthusiasm

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For all who proclaim God’s Word to us: for our Minsters of Word and Communion, our Catechists and all who lead Children’s Liturgy, for the teachers in our schools and parents in their families: that all may grow in Christ as they share faith and the Word of God with those entrusted to them

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For the Bible Society, Scripture Union and ‘Bible Alive’ and all organisations seeking to share God’s Word with our world:  may they always offer the riches of the Bible with reverence for other world faiths and their sacred  scriptures

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For the sick, the lonely. the mentally disturbed and the housebound; we pray especially at this time all who suffer from HIV/Aids and those who care for them: also for …
We pray too for those who have died recently, especially … and the victims of war, conflict and poverty everywhere
and all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                             [reader]           IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
                             [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

Mary, teach us to ponder the Word in our hearts and to treasure all that God speaks to our world…

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment’s silence for other needs 

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY YEAR A

‘He sent his servants to all who were invited to the Feast’ … that the Synod Assembly gathered in Rome as part of the Global Synod will be led by the Holy Spirit to walk the path of reform and renewal, building a radically inclusive Church, where all are welcome and valued   

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

‘There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength’, writes St Paul … we pray in a world addicted to injustice and poverty, that the World’s poorest will be the world’s first priority, so that the poor will have an equal share in the Feast of the Earth’s Banquet

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

‘God will remove the mourning veil and the shroud enwrapping the nations’ … we pray urgently for an end to the war, brutality and terrorism afflicting the peoples of Palestine/Israel and that from the ashes of this horrifying conflict there may emerge a miracle of reconciliation, a peace built upon the rock of Justice and Security for Palestinian and Israeli alike

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

All were given the wedding garment free … we pray for Stephen and Francisca married in this church yesterday; for our whole baptised community and for those journeying in Faith towards Sacraments of Initiation: may we discover the joy of living in Christ, robed with garments of holiness and moving towards the eternal feast of heaven

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

That as a community we will gladly go the crossroads of our world and fill God’s house with rich, poor, black, white, healthy, addicted, secure and disturbed – may the banquet of His Love which we celebrate here be healing and life for all

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

As we grieve the inhumanity and brutality being inflicted upon the women and children of Gaza and Israel, we pray for the hostages held in Gaza and plead for a conversion of heart to peace in the people of violence and in those leaders calling for and justifying vengeance … we dare to pray in this darkest hour for the dawning of a new peace  

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

We pray for the thousands of victims of the horror of war in Gaza and Israel and those medical staff in hospitals without power, medicines or food … we pray too for …
we that all who have died recently now enjoy the Heavenly Banquet, especially, Fr Donal Daly and the victims of war, violence and famine;
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time,

                           [READER]        GOD OF PEACE…
                           [Response]     Gather all to Your Feast…

Mary Queen of Peace and Mother of the Church, pray with us for the Renewal of the Church in humility and mercy through the Synod… 

HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in silence for the Church to be truly Good News to the Poor …

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Year A

As the Church celebrates the ‘Joy of the Gospel’ may all God’s People witness joyfully to the free gift of God’s love in our lives so that many more will come to know the God who gives not less than everything to all willing to receive His love into their lives

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

For all who are unemployed, for those denied the right to work, for those who are exploited or discriminated against in their work place, for those denied a just and living wage, for the victims of modern slavery, trafficking 

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

For those who do not recognise the God who creates and loves them;  for those seeking meaning and hope in their lives;  for those struggling to come to Jesus Christ and find in him the key of truth in our modern unbelieving world; for God’s blessing and guidance upon our Journey of Faith group

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

For a change of heart and policy among our Government that they will listen to the cries of those suffering most because of the cost of living crisis and the increasing numbers of homeless people  

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

For our young people at this time starting at University, apprenticeships or their working life: that they might find joy and fulfilment as they shape their and meet new challenges

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

That we will overcome our fears of sharing the Good News with those around us and answer the Call to Serve;  that we will continue to build a community of welcome for all in every form of diversity;  that such love will be found among us that seekers may find their way to Christ

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

That the sick and the housebound might hear the Good News of healing and hope, and by their loving prayer nourish the Mission of the Church:  we pray especially for …
for those who have died recently,… and in particular the victims of the Earthquake in Morocco and of violence, conflict and famine
for those whose anniversaries are at this time:

                    [reader]            LORD WE PRAY…
                    [response]      MAY ALL KNOW YOUR LOVE..                           

Let us ask Mary, Queen of Peace and mother of the poor, to pray with us for the Peace of our world and justice for all the oppressed …

                                                   HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Year A

That the Christian Church in our land will continue to ‘fling wide open the doors of God’s mercy’, to develop the New Evangelisation and so invite to all to come and find new life in Christ Jesus;  that mission will be our joy and our fulfilment

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

For the people of our city and our nation,  that all will discover that it is never too late hear the call of Christ to the Fulness of Life; and may we build together a future of hope to bring opportunity, meaning and purpose to the lives of our young people

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

For those who place their hope in money and profit rather than the God who creates and loves them;  for those seeking meaning and hope in their lives;  for those struggling to come to Jesus Christ and find in him the key of truth in our modern unbelieving world

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

For our parish family enriched with such diversity, that we will find new ways to bring  the Joy of the Gospel and its New Life to the people of our Inner City; that as a Parish in communion for mission we will bring healing and hope to the most marginalised

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

That we will overcome our fears of sharing the Good News with those around us; for all involved in our Journey of Faith, especially those seeking to know Jesus and find faith;  that it will be our joy to be known in our area as disciples of Jesus;  that such love will be found among us that seekers may find their way to the Christ among us

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

That the sick, and housebound might hear the Good News of healing and hope, and by their loving prayer nourish the Mission of the Church:  we pray especially for …
for those who have died recently…. and  in particular all victims of war and terror throughout the world
for those whose anniversaries are at this time

                       [reader]               LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]         MAY YOUR GOSPEL BE HEARD…                           

Let us ask Mary, the One who gave Jesus to the world, to pray for us that we too will rejoice to give Jesus to our world…

                                                           HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…