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Parish Prayer Ministry – December 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.

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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The Hail Mary

The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
That never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
Implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you,
O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.

V. O Mary conceived without sin,
R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

(3 times )

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Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection,
has purchased for us the reward of eternal life;
grant, we beseech you, that, meditating upon these mysteries,
in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain,
and obtain what they promise through the same Christ our Lord.

The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday & Saturday: The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Birth of Jesus
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  5. The Finding in the Temple

Thursday: The Mysteries of Light

  1. Jesus is baptised in the Jordan
  2. The manifestation of Jesus at the wedding in Cana
  3. Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper

Tuesday & Friday: The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion

Wednesday and Sunday: The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Decent of the Holy Spirit
  4. The Assumption of Our Lady
  5. The Crowning of our Lady Queen of Heaven

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The Our Father

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.

On the third day, he rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here Ever this day (night) be at my side To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen

Grace before meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which of thy bounty we are about to receive through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grace after meals
We give Thee thanks, O Almighty God, for these Thy benefits. Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.

The Novena

Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in Thee.
My Lord and my God, I believe all that thou hast ever taught us. There is nothing harder for me to believe than Thy Personal love for one so sinful and so worthless as I, but I so believe it Lord, and therefore, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe that thy love for me is not an affair of yesterday; “ Thou hast loved me with an everlasting love” and therefore, O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe Thy love for me is as tender as a Mother’s love, and therefore, O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe thou hast planned everything that shall ever happen to me, lovingly and wisely, and therefore, O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee.

I will never seek pleasure forbidden by Thee, because thou knowest what is bad for me and what is good , and I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will always pray, “May Thy will be done in all things”, because I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will never lose heart in my efforts to be good, because I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will accept the crosses of life, as I accept the joys with a grateful heart, because I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will not be worried or anxious about anything, because I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

However weak or sinful I may be, I will never doubt Thy mercy, because I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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