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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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Parish Prayer Ministry – December Prayer
Friday, November 24th 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.

As Advent begins we ask You God our Father to help us celebrate the real meaning of this holy season by keeping the birthday of Christ our incarnate saviour uppermost in our minds.

As Jesus is the prince of peace, we pray that despite the political upheavals in these islands that all involved in public life will sincerely commit themselves to the preservation of peace and harmony.

That the elderly may find space to apply their faith, wisdom and experience towards the faith formation of the next generation.

We honour the Immaculate Virgin Mary mother of Jesus and our mother and, as we rejoice with her on her feast, we ask her protection for ourselves, our families and our country.  Mary conceived without sin pray for us all and especially for the people of this parish dedicated to you.

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of The Holy Innocents we pray that all may recognise that the right to life underpins all other rights and that our country will commit to honouring and protecting the beauty and the gift of life at all stages.

We thank You Lord for this past year with all its ups and downs.  We ask the Holy Spirit to help us resolve to live our faith with more commitment day by day in the coming year.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry November 2017
Sunday, October 22nd 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.

Lord Jesus Christ King of Heaven and earth, we remember the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  Jesus, in Your compassion have mercy on them—our relatives and friends  —and on those who have nobody to pray for them.  Grant them the comfort of Your Holy Mother and their Guardian angels as they patiently await the joyful day of their entry into the joy of Your Kingdom.

Lord, on the Feast of All Saints and that of all the Saints of Ireland, we remember our communion with our patron saints and we ask their prayers as we continue walking with You on the straight and narrow road that leads to our eternal home.

As winter closes in we ask You Lord Jesus that those in authority be aware of their duty to ensure that the homeless are appropriately housed and that children can grow up in settings suitable to the promotion of family life.  May those who plan, design, and build in our cities ever be mindful of the dignity and needs of the human  person.

This month we pray that Christians in Asia may lead the way in promoting peace through dialogue and mutual understanding with those of other faiths.

For all parents, especially those of new born infants, that they may more fully appreciate the gift of faith and the responsibility given them by God to raise their children in the knowledge and love of our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry October 2017
Sunday, October 22nd 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.

For the mission at home and abroad that through the intercession of St. Therese of The Child Jesus priests and teachers of the faith may freely exercise their ministry and succeed in their endeavours to bring all people to the knowledge and love of Christ.

That in this parish where the rosary is recited three times each day, Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary, whose feast we remember this month, may be ever more loved and honoured and that the children of the parish may learn to pray with love to their heavenly mother and to rely on her help in all their needs.

That all of us may have a greater appreciation of the powerful help of our Guardian Angels;  that we may learn to call on them for assistance in times of temptation, invoke their protection each day, and thank them for their loving care of us.

That the practice of Eucharistic Adoration may become firmly rooted in our parish and its fruits become the source of a greater appreciation and love of the holy sacrifice of the Mass celebrated with great reverence.

That through the intercession of Pope St. John Paul II, who himself worked and studied under difficult conditions, workers’ rights may be respected and the unemployed be afforded the dignity to contribute to the common good.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Monthly Prayer – September 2017
Friday, September 1st 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.

 

  • For the restoration of the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland so that the process which took so long to establish peace may continue to bear fruit.
  • For our country that through the prayers of St Teresa of Kolkata we may be spared the evil of legalised abortion which she said was the greatest threat to peace.
  • For our children that at home and in school they may be supported to grow in the knowledge and love of God and His truth. As the new school year begins we ask the Holy Spirit to help parents and teachers in this task.
  • Through the prayers and assistance of Our Lady of Sorrows those who suffer in various ways may be enabled to carry their crosses.
  • For our public representatives that they may be mindful of the grave responsibility they bear to the electorate to act justly in every way as they levy taxes and distribute funds so that all may have a home, and a living wage and be enabled to live in peace and security.
  • That the Pope’s intention for September that our parish may be missionary in spirit may inspire us all to pray for and reach out to those who no longer practise their faith. We pray that we may find ways to communicate the joy of the Gospel.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Monthly Prayer August 2017
Tuesday, August 1st 2017

August Prayer

 ‘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 Church, our Holy Father the Pope and all bishops, priests and deacons, especially our Bishop Michael, and the priests of this parish that they may continue to lead us to the safety of the fold of Christ the King and true shepherd.
  • That through the prayers of St. John Marie Vianney, humble priest and tireless confessor, the Lord may call many in our community and in our diocese to leave all things and follow Him for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
  • That through the intercession of Mary assumed into heaven Queen of the Universe and Lady of Knock individuals and communities may grow in holiness and our country may never lose the faith to which our forefathers adhered and bequeathed to us despite persecution through the ages.
  • For the sick and dying in their own homes, in hospital and in nursing homes that they may have the comfort of the sacraments and the prayers of the community as they prepare to meet the Lord. For all carers: may they may appreciate the importance of religion in the holistic care of the sick.
  • For the Pope’s intention for August – that artists through their ingenuity may help us to discover the beauty of creation.
  • For hose who do not yet know God or his Son Jesus Christ that through our prayers they may find the pearl of great price and be prepared to buy it.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Monthly Prayer July 2017
Tuesday, June 27th 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.

  • Lord Jesus, we ask the intercession of Your beloved Mother for those who find themselves burdened with the darkness of depression.  May they may feel themselves enfolded in her loving embrace and  assured of her protection.
  • We pray for parents and children on holidays and commend them to the protection of Sts Joachim and Anne that they may find joy and fun in each others’ company, grow in love and affection and make happy memories together.
  • We pray for those who govern us in Your name that they may be guided by concern for the common good and enable individuals and families to thrive in a society which respects the rights of all.
  • Lord, as we take time off from work or study may we not forget that rest for the soul is found in Your company. Lead us to spend some  quiet time each day in Your presence listening to and talking to You about the things that concern us and teaching our children to do likewise.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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