Thursday, May 26, 2016

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for May 29th, 2016

Here are the petitions Ellen McHugh developed for this coming Sunday:

Prayer of the Faithful for May 29th, 2016
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 

Celebrant: By offering himself for us, Jesus bound us to the Father in the new and everlasting covenant.  As we renew the covenant, by offering the same sacrifice of his body and blood, let us intercede through him for the needs of others.

For the Universal Church, and for our priests who accompany us to the mountain of Christ at every Mass and feed us with His transforming love in the Eucharist.  We pray to the Lord.

For our Eucharistic ministers who help bring Jesus to us; we pray especially for those who minister to the sick, the homebound and the incarcerated of our community.  We pray to the Lord.

For the Food Ministries here at St. Mary and our neighboring Painesville churches.  We pray for all who volunteer their time and for the hope and well-being among the people they serve.  We pray to the Lord. 

For the children of our parish who recently received their First Holy Communion. May they always find strength and joy in Jesus’ love for them and encouraged by our example as we welcome them into our faith community.  We pray to the Lord.

For those participating in today’s Eucharistic procession. May your Presence in our community serve as testimony to our reverence and love for You.  We pray to the Lord.

And for those for whom this Mass is offered [name them]. We pray to the Lord.

Let us pause now and silently offer to the Father our own particular intentions [allow for silence. . .].  We pray to the Lord.

Celebrant: Merciful Father, grant the petitions we make, as we are one in celebrating the holy mystery of the Body and Blood of Jesus, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

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