26th Sunday of the Year (September 30th)


The Lord is a just judge, slow to anger and rich in mercy. Let us then approach the throne of grace and ask the Lord to help us live lives of kindness and generosity.



Let us pray for the Church's work of charity and international aid: may our efforts to help the poor be generous and persevering. Lord, hear us.


Let us pray for the poor in our own land: may we always be alert to the cry of the needy in our own society.

Lord, hear us.


We pray for the people of Zimbabwe, that in this time of extreme hardship and hunger, they may find strength and be encouraged by the warmth of our love, the generosity of our hearts and the support of our actions as they work towards a brighter future.

Lord, hear us.


Let us pray for all who are rich in this world's goods - may they share their blessings with those who have nothing.

Lord, hear us.


We remember those who have gone before us: may they enjoy the rich promises the Lord has given for those who are faithful and generous.

Lord, hear us.


We turn in prayer to our blessed Lady:

Hail Mary …


Let us pray for a moment in silence.



O Lord our God, pardon our ingratitude and greed. Hear our prayers this day, and pour into our hearts the spirit of prayer and love of the poor, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year (23rd September 2007)

Priest:     We are called as Christians
to be upholders of justice and peace
in a world which has its values out of focus.
We make our prayers to God our Father
for all the spiritual and social needs of this time.

Reader:     1. Let us pray for everyone who works to bring the message of salvation to those who are ignorant or indifferent.
May each parish community be empowered
to spread the Good News to the people in its area.
Lord hear us

2. We thank the Lord for the work of others,
from which we have benefited.
We pray for those who have had difficulties
in bringing in a harvest and ask the Lord to help those
whose livelihoods, and even lives, have been threatened
by adverse conditions
Lord hear us

3. Let us pray for those who are slaves to money,
through love of material things, gambling or debt.
Lord hear us

4. May the Lord help us to avoid
such complacency in our own financial security
that we grow unaware of the needs of others.
Lord hear us

Let us ask Our Lady to help us
to keep our attention fixed on her Son.
Hail Mary

In a few moments of silence let us place all our concerns before the Lord

Priest:    Father, make us concerned for the needs of others,
as in our own need we make our prayers to you
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

intercesssions 9th September 2007

Priest: My brothers and sisters, let us ask the Lord to free us
from all obstacles that keep us from following Christ,
not only material things but clinging to our families, friends, their
good opinion of us, our reputations and our successes.
May we be given the grace to trust in Him for all our needs.

Reader: 1. Let us pray for the Church in the Western World
that it may be a strong and clear witness to Christ.
We ask the Holy Spirit to help us to make a stand against
the materialistic, self-interested elements in our society.
Lord hear us

2 Let us pray for racial justice in the world,
We pray for the victims of racial hatred wherever it occurs.
May the Lord bless and guide those who are working for peaceful
resolutions to the problems that divide people,
and enlighten the minds of those
who are blinded by prejudice and hatred.
Lord hear us

3. Let us pray for doctors, nurses, paramedic, technicians, research
scientists, carers and for all who work to help the sick in this
Lord, hear us

4. Let us pray for all the priests who have served this parish in the
past, and for the laity who have contributed to its life,
We ask the Lord to bless and guide our present parish community so
that we may all be witnesses to the Gospel
Lord hear us

May the prayers of Mary support us through all our anxieties.
Hail Mary

Let us pray in silence for all our needs,

Priest: Heavenly Father,
we pray that nothing should come between you and us.
Keep us close to you in all we do.
We make our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.