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Parish Prayer Ministry – November 2018
Friday, October 26th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

As we remember the holy souls this month, we pray especially for all those who have died tragically through war, natural disasters, accidents, and suicide, as well as those who have nobody left on earth to pray for them.

We remember the elderly, disabled, infirm and invalided living in fulltime residential care.  We pray that their carers may dutifully create an atmosphere where their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are respected.

As winter sets in we pray that all road users– motorists, cyclists and pedestrians—show concern for each other in obeying the rules of the road, enabling all to travel safely.

We pray for the communities north and south on this island and between Ireland and the UK as negotiations on Brexit continue.  May the language of love and dialogue prevail in all discussions.

Through the intercession of all the saints of Ireland, we pray for those elected to public office.  May they diligently distribute taxes contributed by the people, prioritising the crises in housing, health care and education.

For parents who have lost a child.  Comfort them in their grief and welcome their little ones into the tender arms of your mercy.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – October 2018
Monday, October 1st 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

As politicians prepare for Brexit, may a solution be found that enables both parts of Ireland to continue to live in harmony furthering the peace process to the wellbeing of all on these islands.

We pray for Fr. Fergal as he begins his ministry.  May his faith example of service attract other young people to follow Christ for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

For parents, grandparents and godparents: may they teach the children about their Guardian Angels and encourage the children to love them as friends and pray to them daily.

We pray with Pope Francis that consecrated religious men and women may be actively present among the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.

For those suffering from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires, floods and famine; that God in His mercy may move those with resources to come to their aid.

For those suffering persecution for faith or conscience or languishing unjustly on death row that our prayers may obtain for them the help they need in their sufferings.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – September 2018
Tuesday, August 28th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

We thank God for our new Bishop Thomas ordained on 2nd September.  Under his leadership may the practice of the faith in the Diocese of Meath, so well led by Bishop Michael, continue to flourish.

We thank God for Deacon Rev. Fergal Cummins to be ordained priest on 30th September.  May he be holy, faithful, happy and joyful  in his service of The Lord.

For children ,students and teachers starting the new academic year and for those entering the workforce for the first time, that they may feel supported and confident in their undertakings.

For the return to the faith by those who have lapsed due to past hurts.  Through our prayers, example and practical support may rediscover a personal relationship with Jesus who is Love and Mercy itself.

 For those suffering mental illness that through the intercession of Our Lady of Sorrows they may find the medical and social supports they need.

For young people in Africa that they may have peace and  access to education and work in their own countries without having to undertake dangerous migratory journeys.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – August 2018
Tuesday, July 24th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

For the Pontifical World Meeting of Families that the holy spirit will direct and guide its deliberations so as to promote and support greater understanding and appreciation of the gift of Christian marriage and family life.

For our Bishop elect Thomas that he may be a holy, wise and courageous pastor for the priests and people of the Diocese of Meath in the coming years.

For those who will be ordained this year that they will be true to their commitment to Jesus Christ who has chosen them for his special friends.  May the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven.

For our country that through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock, our Queen and our Heavenly mother, political and community leaders may walk humbly and act justly before God, while delivering on the urgent needs for housing, health care and education.

For our parishioners living alone confined to their homes though illness, infirmity or old age that they may have the companionship of kind neighbours, family  and friends and the consolation of the Eucharist as often as possible.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – July 2018
Sunday, June 24th 2018

 

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

 

With Pope Francis we pray for priests that in their pastoral ministry those who experience fatigue and loneliness may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in the friendship of their brother priests.

For the re-evangelisation of Ireland through the prayer and commitment of faithful lay Catholics working in all spheres of life, and for which we ask the intercession of St. Oliver Plunkett.

For a solution to the problems caused by Brexit and the collapse of the Executive in Northern Ireland, that harmony, stability and peace may prevail for the people of these islands.

For migrants and refugees, especially families, that they may travel safety and find security and peace at journey’s end.

For doctors and nurses that their right to conscientious objection may be fully respected in all healthcare settings where abortion will be available.

For our bishop elect Thomas that the Lord will bless him with holiness, wisdom and courage as he leads the priests and people of the diocese and for Bishop Michael that he may enjoy a well earned peaceful retirement.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry June 2018
Friday, June 1st 2018

 

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

We thank You Heavenly Father for the food You provide for us and we ask that You graciously bless the land to enable a good harvest.

As the holidays begin and families have time off work to rest and relax we pray that we may travel in safety, enjoy good weather and return refreshed.

We pray for all deacons and priests to be ordained this year and we commend them and their ministry to the care and protection of Sts. Peter and Paul that they will never waver in their commitment to Christ and to the truth of the Gospel. 

Lord Jesus as young people sit exams and ponder the career choices open to them may they trust in the help of The Holy Spirit  to supply the answers they need to enable them to fulfil Your plan for them.  May the young St Aloysius Gonzaga intercede especially for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

Lord Jesus we ask You to enfold us in Your Sacred Heart.  Help us appreciate more fully the depths of Your mercy.  Protect us and our country through the outpouring of Your Precious Blood and to help us always prepare to receive your Body and Blood with humble, contrite and pure hearts.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry April 2018
Tuesday, March 27th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

Heavenly Father, Creator and Lord of all beings, we humbly ask You through the merits of Your only Son Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour, and for the sake of His Precious Blood poured out for us on Calvary, to spare our country from the evil of abortion.

Lord, as students ponder the career choices open to them after school, may they be motivated by a sincere desire to develop their talents so as to achieve their potential in their personal lives and contribute to the well being of their neighbour in working for the common good.

Lord we pray for those received into the church this Easter that they may be supported to grow in the knowledge of the faith, in the regular reception of the sacraments, in faithfulness to the Holy Commandments of God and in the practice of virtue. Read on »

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Parish Prayer Ministry March 2018
Monday, February 26th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .’ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

We ask the intercession of St Patrick for the protection of our country from the evil of abortion.

That through the intercession of St Joseph those without work may find  suitable employment and experience the dignity of work; those contemplating marriage may be helped to prepare for their commitment; and those struggling to provide a home for themselves and their families may be appropriately housed.

That through the prayers of Our Lady our heavenly mother the political impasse in Northern Ireland may be resolved, devolved government restored, and all parties may work together in harmony for the common good.

That the children who have recently been confirmed as mature Christians will, with the support of their families, commit to growing in faith by putting Jesus first in their daily lives through prayer and  the Sacraments.

That those preparing to be received into the church at Easter may find support for their ongoing formation  as they strive to live the Christian life.

That those who do not come to church or who do so infrequently may be helped by our prayers to find their way back to the community of faith.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry February 2018
Thursday, January 25th 2018

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

In union with Pope Francis we pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist the lure of corruption.

That the Most Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God will intercede for us to protect our country from the evil of abortion.

Through the prayers of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Blaise, bishop and martyr, may the sick amongst us may be healed of their infirmities.  May those who minister and care for them be rewarded for the dignity and care they afford to the sick.

Following the example of the old man Simeon who recognised in the baby Jesus the promised Saviour of the world, may never be afraid to acknowledge before all people, by our words and actions, that Jesus is truly God made man sacrificed for us on the cross and ever present to us in the Blessed Sacrament.

As Lent begins, may each of us resolve to live our faith more earnestly by renewing the practise of fasting on Ash Wednesday, practising charity to one another in word and deed; giving time each day to personal and family prayer; depriving ourselves so as to share whatever we can afford with those less well off.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – January Prayer
Monday, December 18th 2017

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

That the Apostle Paul who once persecuted Christians may intercede with Jesus for the freedom of religion in Asia and that Christians everywhere be supported and comforted  spiritually and materially by the whole church.

That the Lord may hear our heartfelt prayers for the protection of life at all stages from conception to natural death; that our country be spared the evil of abortion and its consequences for the whole of society.

Through the intercession of all the saints of Ireland may the governments of these islands be successful in restoring political stability in Northern Ireland.  May the people of the Island of Ireland promote and foster respect for each other keeping in mind the common good and the future of our children.

Through the intercession of St. Joseph may the homeless, those without employment and those most in material need have priority and share fully in the benefits of the taxation fund established for the common good.

That Mary the Most Holy Mother of God may reveal her Son Jesus to us as she did to the Magi.  By our example, may we be a guiding light to others especially the young in our parish community.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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