Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time
CELEBRANT: Trusting in the great generosity of God, we confidently raise our prayers this day.
Our response is: Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
- That, reflecting the heart of Christ, the Church, will go forth toward those who are in need of forgiveness, love, and the truth of the Gospel.
- That God will direct the minds and heartsd of those in public office for the true peace and freedom of all.
- For hurricane victims in Florida and in Puerto Rico, and for all affected by flooding and severe weather conditions, may their faith be a source of strength to see them through as they begin to rebuild their lives.
- In gratitude for the sacredness of life, from conception to the moment that we are called home to give praise and thanksgiving before the throne.
- For the Holy Father’s intention for October: That the Church may be a community of solidarity, fraternity, and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.
- That God will bless all victims of the war in Ukraine, and that the war with Russia will come to a peaceful end.
- 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: Giver of all good things, we thank you for the gifts you provide. Hear the prayers we raise today – both those spoken aloud and those held in the silent of our hearts – through Christ, our Lord. 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.
- 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.