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June Parish Prayer
Saturday, May 30th 2015

OL and ChristLord Jesus Christ, truly present in the Blessed Eucharist, we adore Your Majesty hidden under the humble appearance of bread and wine.  Jesus, You Who said, “ Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe”, grant to all who are privileged to come into Your presence profound awareness of Your love for us and the firm commitment to serve in Your Kingdom by spreading Your Gospel of love.  Thank You Jesus for Your presence with us.

Lord, You who told Your disciples “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect”, give us a great desire for holiness and the will to attain it by the practice of humility, charity, chastity and purity of intention.  May Your Body and Blood ,the pledge of eternal life for us, be our frequent nourishment.  We ask the intercession of Sts. Peter and Paul, with  the first martyrs of Rome, the Irish Martyrs and Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher for the strength to profess our faith without fear or favour.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus pierced by a lance on Calvary and from which poured out blood and water, You remind us by the mixing of the wine and water in the chalice at Mass that wine became Your Blood poured out for our redemption, and water, the fount of the living water of Baptism by which we become members of Your Body, The Church.

Mary, Mother of The Church on earth, gather us into the safe haven of your Immaculate Heart and protect us from the wiles of Satan.  As you prepared Mary Magdalen for her reconciling encounter with Jesus, intercede for us that we all may have a transformative encounter with Jesus and that many young people may be inspired by this to offer their lives to God in priesthood and consecrated life.

Holy Mary steeped in the Wisdom of God, you who taught the Son of God and who now sit at His right hand as Queen of the universe, pray for us.  May our island home, from which countless saints went abroad to evangelise the nations once again become the island of saints and scholars.  Pray for us Queen of peace that God may prevail over all adversity.

Heavenly Father, many men, women and children are suffering greatly as they flee from persecution of all kinds.  Open the hearts of those of us who live in freedom to welcome them with respect and dignity.  Through the prayers of Sts. John The Baptist and Columba may they also find You, true Father, Beloved Son, Redeemer and Comforter.  This we ask through Jesus Christ  Your Son Who lives and reigns with You, One God forever and ever Amen.

 

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