Inclusiveness                    Hospitality                   Service                   Mission

  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe
 

Prayers Of The Faithful
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
 14 October 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, those who follow Jesus freely are assured of blessings beyond measure. Let us pray for all to share in the blessings God has to give.

 

READER

  • Recalling the feast of Pope Saint John XXIII last Thursday, we give thanks for his vision of the Second Vatican Council and ask his blessings on the Church in Australia as we listen to the Holy Spirit and to each other in preparation for the Plenary Council in 2020.

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For people and nations that control the world’s wealth: that they will be moved to feed the hungry and raise up the poor by supporting agencies ‘on the ground’, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul locally and worldwide.  

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • We pray that the International ‘Day of the Girl’ will make it better known that, in many parts of the world, girls are denied education and proper heath care. And we give thanks that the needs of physically abused girls are being given prominence by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel peace prize to two courageous people who have highlighted their plight.   

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Lucas and Hamish received into the Church of God this weekend through the waters of Baptism and for Emily Saric making her first communion. May they grow into faithful disciples of Jesus.  

     (PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Scott Moorhen, Margaret Edwards, Susan Crowe, Claire O’Neill, Fr Tom Doyle, Stefan Dabrowski, Lucy Cust, Nazha Shamieh, and Dan McMahon: May they know God’s healing love through those who care for them.

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all who have died recently or whose anniversary occurs at this time, and departed family and friends, especially Mary Mazzarella, Fr John Rogan, Vera Rahme, Eileen Duffy: May they be welcomed into the fellowship of the saints for ever.  

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST

Gracious God, your Son Jesus declared the poor to be happy, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Give us the freedom to share all that we have and all that we are. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“…An honest audit
of of the time and effort
we choose to invest in things
Could bring to light
what we think or say we value”
- Break Open The Word
Image: J.Close 2003