General Intercessions for Sunday

Pope Francis’s Monthly Intentions Scripture Readings

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

CELEBRANT: We come as seekers of the light amid great challenges and difficulties. Let us bring these concerns to the God who hears our prayers.

Our response is: Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

  • For all disciples of Christ, the salt of the earth and Light of the World, as we do the work of the Gospel.
  • For world leaders as they pursue what is just and upright for their people in a dark world.
  • For all who feel far from God, that they know the nearness of God and the depth of God’s love.
  • For the Holy Father’s intention for February: That parishes, placing communion at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity, and welcome toward those most in need.
  • That God’s love for us manifest in the gift of His only Son will inspire many men and women to give themselves to God as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life.
  • For world peace, especially in Ukraine.
  • In gratitude for our health and for all who are sick, especially those listed in our church bulletin and their caregivers.
  • For those who have died and whose names are listed in this week’s church bulletin. May they celebrate everlasting life in Christ Jesus.
  • For those prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts.

CELEBRANT: God of the light, knower of all our needs, shine through the darkness in our church and world. Graciously answer the prayers we have named aloud. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Light of the World. Amen.

Prayers for Our Parish and Diocese

  • That our parish community might grow in faith and confidence that God is present among us, and that we might be agents of that presence.
  • For all who share in the ministry of this parish community, that they bring compassion and understanding to all those in need.
  • That our parish will grow in faith, hope, and love through deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy rosary.
  • That our parish may grow in holiness through the graces of the Eucharist.
  • For an increase of vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life, for the greater honor and glory of God in service of God’s people.
  • That the needs of those in our diocese may continue to be met with the funds from the Annual Catholic Appeal.
  • That we all be trustworthy stewards of God’s abundant blessings and support the church through the Annual Catholic Appeal.

Prayers for the Pandemic

  • For the millions of people who have died of Covid-19.
  • For those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus: may God console them and grant them peace.
  • For healing of those experiencing harmful and long-term effects of  the Covid pandemic.
  • For continued protection of those who are most at risk of Covid.
  • For the success of Covid vaccinations and effective treatments and their equitable distribution, so that the illness will not be life-threatening.
  • For a better world as we emerge from pandemic restrictions, and for those anxious about the future.
  • That God may give us the grace to show kindness in caring for one another while challenged by Covid-19.
  • That we maintain the vigilance and understanding necessary to keep us safe.
  • For all those who give of themselves so that others may be helped – doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, grocers, truckers, store clerks, mail carriers, takeout cooks, hospital and building cleaners, teachers, child care workers, mental health professionals, and countless others.  May they receive your protection as they serve.