BIDDING PRAYERS 14 April 2019

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

Priest:             As we enter Holy Week, we remember the pain and the passion of Jesus; and we bring now before our heavenly Father our own pains and those of our world.

Reader:          For Pope Francis; that his witness to love and service, as he washes the feet of prisoners this week, may be a reminder and inspiration to all those who exercise leadership roles.

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

Reader:          For our priests; that, as they renew their commitment to the office of priesthood at the Chrism Mass this week, they will be strengthened by God’s grace and supported and encouraged by those they seek to serve.

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

Reader:          For the world; that civil authorities may listen to the voices that cry out for food, for dignity and for the sanctity of life.

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

Reader:          For those who face insult and persecution because of race, religious belief or political opinion; may they join their struggles to those of Our Lord Jesus and discover strength and life through faith in Him.

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

Reader:          For our Parish as we enter Holy Week and the Triduum; may we experience a unity and strength on our personal journeys through suffering and death to the fullness of life.

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

Reader:          Let us remember especially today (Bill Harrison and Margaret Dixon Vigil Mass); (Richard and Mary Lloyd, 9.30 am Mass); (Deceased Members of the Catholic Club  11am Mass); (The Parish, 6.30pm) for whom this Mass is offered.

And also, all the faithful departed, especially Deacon Louis Livesey, Charles Boylan, Lucille Crook, Bernard McCarthy, Joseph Marsden Brindle, Joseph James Coupe and those who have died recently, may they be raised up on the last day.

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

Reader:          Let us pray for our own private intentions; (pause).   Mary witnessed all the events of Holy Week and we ask her to join with us in our prayers: Hail Mary …

Priest:             Heavenly Father, hear our prayers with love and compassion, for they are made in the name of the one whose life, death and resurrection brings salvation and hope to the whole world, Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

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