Title

Prayers Of The Faithful
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
22/23 July 2017 

PRIEST

Let us bring our prayers before god who is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and filled with loving kindness.

 

READER

 

  • We often say that it is enlightening to hear familiar ideas expressed in different ways. We give thanks for what Jesus does in today’s Gospel giving hidden things new meaning through the medium of parable.     

     (PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • The Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Archbishop Denis Hart's ordination is celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral this weekend. We give thanks for his 50 years of service as a priest and bishop and wish him well. 

     (PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • In recognising that with the many complex issues we face it is not always easy to discern the weeds from the wheat, let us be patient and kind knowing that the Spirit guides us in our uncertainty and weakness.

     (PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • In aspiring towards a warm, supportive and welcoming society without undue emphasis on security and fear, may those suffering mental anguish be comforted and given hope.

(PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • It’s sometimes said that this is a young person’s Social Media world. Let us remember those unfamiliar with such means of communication and share some time in personal contact with the elderly, lonely, or others who may be isolated.

(PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Anna Tropeano, Frank Robb, Sr Jacquelyn Bender, Brian Anderson, Lucy Cust, Ronnie Kozak, Ann Kuhn, Barry Townsin, Joe Markham, Maria Mascia, Sheila Kinden, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon, and all who are sick or in need at this time, and all who care for them.

     (PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For those who have died may be gathered into the harvest of the kingdom, especially             Fr Romuald Barry, Ettore Pertile, and all departed family and friends.                                          

     (PAUSE)  God of mercy and compassion hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST


God of all peoples, hear our prayers and open our minds so that we may learn to live with the wheat and weeds within our own hearts, and boldly serve you in what we say and do. We ask this, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"With many of the complex
issues we face

it is not easy to discern
the weeds from the wheat"

-Mary Coloe PBVM