BIDDING PRAYERS

5TH SUNDAY OF LENT

Priest:             Let us offer our intercessions to our heavenly Father who is abounding in mercy and compassion for His children.

Reader:          For Pope Francis and all the leaders of our Church; may they lead with humility and mercy and seek to protect the vulnerable and the least.

                        Lord in your mercy ……………………………….Hear our prayer

Reader:          For leaders of our country; may they be granted courage and wisdom to discern the right way forward for our relationship to the rest of Europe and the wider world keeping in mind the common good of all people.

Lord in your mercy ……………………………….Hear our prayer

Reader:          For victims of abuse and oppression; may they receive the support they need to move beyond the brokenness of betrayal and persevere toward healing and wholeness.

Lord in your mercy ……………………………….Hear our prayer

Reader:          For our Parish; may we recognise the mercy of Christ and strive to refrain from judgement and accusation of others but rather unite together as a company of sinners who are all invited to this Eucharistic feast

Lord in your mercy ……………………………….Hear our prayer

Reader:          Let us remember especially today (Jimmy Harrison, Bill Whittle and Families, Vigil Mass); (The Parish, 9.30 am Mass); (Deceased Members of the Watson Family 11am Mass); (Agnes Crook, 6.30pm) for whom this Mass is offered.

Also, those who have died recently, especially Deacon Louis Livesey, Charles Boylan, Lucille Crook, Bernard McCarthy and Joseph Marsden Brindle; may they, and all the faithful departed, be received into the joy of heaven.

Lord in your mercy ……………………………….Hear our prayer

Reader:          Let us pray for our own personal intentions; (pause).   We ask Mary, our Mother, to join her prayers to ours: Hail Mary …

Priest:             God Our Father, hear these petitions which your people place before you on this day. Help us to recognise your love for us, most of all through the Paschal Mystery of your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever Amen.

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