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Prayers Of The Faithful
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
26 February 2017


Priest:     God is the source of our strength and our hope. With confidence, let us bring our prayers before the Lord.

 

Reader:   For an appreciation of the necessities of life: The Gospel today challenges us, not just to be concerned about our lives, our food, our clothing but to reach out to those who lack the very basics needed for them to live fully human lives. 

                PAUSE            Lord hear us: Lord hear our prayer

 

Reader:   For all victims of sexual abuse: As the Royal Commission continues its vital but disturbing work let us remember that the victims and those who share their lives are still being traumatized. May we be generous in offering support in whatever way will help them live with some peace and dignity.

                PAUSE            Lord hear us: Lord hear our prayer

 

Reader:   For all involved with aerial transport: As we  reflect, with sorrow, on the accident this week and pray for those who have been killed and for their loved ones,  let us acknowledge the multiple ways this method of transport has changed our lives and pray for all who work to make it possible, and safe

                PAUSE            Lord hear us: Lord hear our prayer

 

Reader:   For Fr Burns Huggan, Joe Markham, Antonio Saggese, Lucy Cust, Ann Kuhn, Skye Cotu, Maria Mascia, Sheila Kinden, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon and all who are in need at this time - and for all who care for them

PAUSE            Lord hear us: Lord hear our prayer

 

Reader:   For the eternal rest and peace Zora Vendramin and all who have died recently; and for John Duffy and Margaret Beriman Sansone and all whose anniversaries occur at this time and all departed family and friends.

PAUSE            Lord hear us: Lord hear our prayer

 

Priest:     O God, you have given us a share in the good things of heaven and of earth. Hear our prayer that we will welcome you into our midst. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen



8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
 26 February 2017

Matthew 6:24 - 34

"Today’s gospel tells us not to worry about what is to come but to be attentive to the way we are living our lives."

- Greg Sunter