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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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Parish Prayer June 2017
Friday, June 2nd 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.

  • Through the intercession of the patron of youth St. Aloysius Gonzaga, that students may remain calm and focused and obtain the grades they require for the work to which You will direct them in future.
  • The feast of Corpus Christi may give us a deeper understanding of Your immense love for us, the resolve to receive You often in Holy Communion, and the desire to spend time with You in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Through the intercession of Sts Peter & Paul and the martyrs Sts Thomas More & John Fisher we may be aware of the sufferings of fellow Christians worldwide and aid them by our prayers and sacrifices.
  • .The homeless may be accommodated in fitting homes and enjoy peace and security as is their right.
  • .Those travelling for holidays may do so safely and return rested and refreshed.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Parish Prayer May 2017
Thursday, April 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 God, we humbly ask that You will please bless:
  • The earth, water and seas of our country to ensure that there will always be sufficient food for all
  • The vegetation, birds and animals which You the Creator made to delight us
  • Those whom we have elected to govern us that they will have regard for Your laws
  • The people of this land, that we may live in harmony and peace with one another and the peoples of all nations
  • All the children of our country especially those of our parish who will receive their First Holy Communion this month
  • The people of Northern Ireland that the political impasse be resolved amicably and soon.

Thank You for hearing our prayer. Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

 

 

 

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Parish Prayer April 2017
Wednesday, March 29th 2017

‘A praying parish is a growing parish; a growing parish is a praying parish’.  Please join our parish community uniting with one another in prayer this month to pray for the following intentions:

Lord, Your death set prisoners free.  Please hear our prayers for those imprisoned:

  • for the faith
  • in the distress of mental illness
  • in their own selfishness
  • at home due to illness/old age
  • in the darkness of unbelief
  • in Purgatory, especially those who have no one to pray for them

We pray for those:

  • condemned to death
  • on death row for many years
  • imprisoned for their whole lives
  • who have been unjustly imprisoned
  • prisoners who have nobody to visit them
  • who are unrepentant of their crimes
  • prisoners who are tortured and abused
  • For spouses, families and friends of prisoners everywhere

Thank You Lord for hearing our prayers .Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

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