General Intercessions for Sunday

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Pope Francis’s Monthly Intentions Scripture Readings

CELEBRANT: Loving God, mold us and shape us into the people we are called to be as we raise our petitions to you this day.

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

  • For church leaders and all who seek you, our living God, may they find you in all moments throughout the day today.
  • For all the baptized, may they work tirelessly to steward the earth and protect all of your creation.
  • For our Neophytes, that they may be drawn into intimacy with Jesus in the Eucharist.
  • For all gathered here today, may we carry the message of love, hope, and mercy to all we encounter, both inside and outside the four walls of this church.
  • For all those in need, that they may find guidance and assistance from the many services available through our generous support of the 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal.
  • For peace in the world.
  • For all those in the hospital, about to have surgery, or recovering from surgery.
  • In gratitude for our health, and for healing 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: Loving God, guide us as we walk along this earthly journey and carry the message of hope to wherever you lead us. Hear our prayers today and always. We ask this though 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.

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.