Category: Prayer

‘I pray for good humour’ – Pope Francis

How Pope Francis stays happy in spite of criticism - and what he said about clericalism to Irish Jesuits on August 25th, 2018.

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Prayers – Sunday 06-05-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 As we celebrate today the birth of John the Baptist, we pray for the newly baptised in our community that, through the waters of baptism, they receive an abundance of blessings from our Heavenly Father. We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer We pray...

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Prayers – 27-05-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 On this Holy Trinity Sunday, we reflect on the mystery of God as we gather to worship the Father who creates, the Son who redeems and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies. We pray for the grace to appreciate the gifts of the Trinity:   three persons,...

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Prayers – 20-05-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 On this Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, we humbly beseech our Father that we too be blessed with the wisdom of the Spirit, so that we may grow in love of God and neighbour. We pray to the...

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Prayers – 13-05-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 ASCENSION SUNDAY In today’s gospel we read the last message from Jesus before he ascended into Heaven – to go out and proclaim the good news to all creation. We pray for the wisdom, the faith and the love of God to be witnesses in today’s unbelieving...

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Prayers – 06-05-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 In today’s gospel, Jesus just makes one demand of us – that we should love one another. We pray for the grace to treat family, friend and stranger as we would wish God, our Father, to treat us. We pray to the Lord                       R. Lord hear our...

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Prayers – Sunday 29-04-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells  us that  He is the vine, we are the branches and without Him we cannot bear fruit.  We pray for the grace to remain always close to Him, through prayer and love of neighbour, so that our lives be fruitful and...

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Prayers – Sunday 22-04-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 In today’s gospel Jesus reminds us that He is the Good Shepherd who cares for us and that He is the gate through which we can gain entry to eternal life. We pray now for the strength and perseverence to live by His commandments and earn the...

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Prayers – Sunday 15-04-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 In today’s Gospel we read how the disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus recognised Him at the breaking of the bread, and how the others were convinced of His Resurrection when He showed them His injured hands and feet, and ate grilled fish. As...

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Prayers – Sunday 08-04-2018

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018   In today’s Gospel, we read how Thomas doubted the resurrection of the Lord until he himself could see the wounds in his hands and side. We pray to our Father in heaven that he bless us with faith and that we, without seeing Jesus’s wounds, would...

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