Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe

Prayers Of The Faithful
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
 19 August 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, as we move from the table of the word to give thanks at the table of the Eucharist, let us pray for all who hunger for the bread of life.

 

READER

  • As we journey with our children preparing for their first Communion may we all discern and appreciate the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. 

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

 

  • For all who are guiding the consultation process for the Plenary Council of 2020. May we all be zealous in searching for what the Spirit is saying to the Church and participate with warm hearts and open  minds.    

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

 

  • For Abigail, Nicholas and Grace, received into the Church of God today through the waters of Baptism. May they grow into faithful disciples of Jesus.  

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

 

  • That we will understand and accept that speech is only authentically free when it comes with responsibility for - and sensitivity to - others in the community.   

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

 

  • For all who have been diagnosed with life-threatening disease: May they receive the moral support and medical care they need.

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

 

  • For Peter Burgess, Pat Lane, Freda Higgins, 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 Rose & Mio Tosolini, Neta Meagher, Sam Agosta, Francesco & Antonina Agosta, Dorothy Coldwell and Kath Trotter. May they live forever in the house of God.  

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

 

PRIEST 

 

All-nurturing God, you sent your Son among us to feed our hunger for life. Stir our hearts to give you thanks always and everywhere for your goodness to us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.  

The Church has always linked
what we do away from the Eucharist
with what we celebrate at it.
This doesn’t mean all of us can rush out and
feed the world’s poor. 
It does mean that most of us can assist
other groups or people  who do precisely that.
©Richard Leonard SJ, liturgyhelp.com