Ss Peter and Paul: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Priest

Jesus brought healing, comfort and new life to those who believed. Let us join our prayers of intercession for our needs and the needs of the world.

Reader

For Pope Francis, the Church and her leaders: may they continue to be a sign of faith to all people in a world faced with sadness and strife. Lord in your mercy

For our priests and deacons: May their lives of service and that of all priests, deacons and religious, be an inspiration and lead to an increase in vocations. Lord in your mercy

For our Parish: may we continue actively to encourage others to share their gifts, energy and enthusiasm with our Church, so that our community of faith may be a living example of the mystery of God’s presence among us. Lord in your mercy

We pray for the sick and housebound who are with us here in spirit. We also remember all who have died and whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they enjoy the eternal light of your risen glory. Lord in your mercy

We now pray for a few moments in the silence of our hearts.

Let us now ask Mary to pray for us as we pray Hail Mary…

Priest

Loving Father, you are always near to us. Hear these prayers which we make with confidence in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Easter 4 (Good Shepherd Sunday) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Priest:

God is our maker, redeemer and sustainer: we turn to Him for all our needs.

Reader:
Good Shepherd, risen from the dead,
you gave to the apostle Peter the care of your flock;
may Pope Francis be ever strengthened in charity and zeal.
Lord in your mercy

Let us pray also for our Bishop N 
and for all Bishops, priests, deacons and leaders of your Church;
strengthen them in the spirit to carry out your work.
Lord in your mercy

We thank God for the our Diocese and we ask God to bless it with an increase in vocations to the priesthood, Permanent Diaconate and religious life.
Lord in your mercy

We thank God for the work of Catholic schools in our diocese and throughout our nation and we ask God to bless them with an increase in vocations to Catholic education
Lord in your mercy

You called Mary to be your mother and ours; may we be always ready to use our gifts to care for others.
Lord in your mercy

Let us ask for the intercession of our Lady as we say Hail Mary
In silence let us bring our own needs and intentions to God.

Priest:

Father we ask you to listen to all our prayers which we make in faith through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Third Sunday of Easter : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Easter


Priest:

In today's Gospel we hear how when Jesus broke the bread the disciples' eyes were opened and they recognised him. Let us pray that our eyes, too, may be opened to God's infinite love 


Reader:

For Pope Francis. May all our church leaders aspire to their integrity and deep faith and lead us forward into a bright future. 

Lord, in your mercy    


For Peace in our troubled world, especially for those who suffer in places of violence and conflict. May Christ's love touch them with peace and safety.

Lord, in your mercy 


Let us pray for all who are lost and unlooked for

that the Lord will again show compassion to those who have wandered from him, and empower us to lead others to his presence.

Lord, in your mercy.


For all who have died and especially those whose anniversaries occur at this time.  May they rest in peace and rise in glory. 

Lord, in your mercy .


In this month of special devotion to Our Lady, we ask her to join her prayers to ours as we say. Hail Mary …


Silently we pray for our own intentions.


Priest:

God our loving Father we ask you to accept our prayers in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.