Bidding Prayers

Dear readers, please find the bidding prayers below for your preparation to read at Sunday Mass. Sometimes there are last-minute changes to the bidding prayers, for example to mark some event in the news, so please do not bring your own copy with you and check in the sacristy before Mass begins for the final text.

Christ the King – 24/25 November 2018

CELEBRANT: Seeking the fulfilment of Christ’s reign, let us join our hearts and voices in  prayer.

READER:

That all church leaders may embrace Christ’s priesthood of loving and humble service. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That all people, nations, and cultures may ‘serve’ God’s vision of peace, justice and progress for all his sons and daughters. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                                       

That God will embrace in his love the victims of violence and war and bring all people of goodwill together to create his kingdom of justice and peace. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                    

That, as a parish community, we may be faithful witnesses to the love and mercy of God . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We also remember the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Steven Frank Dias, Mc Cafferty family, Jack Colaco, Deodita Fernandes. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the
hour of our death.
Amen.

CELEBRANT:

Lord God, may these prayers we offer and our commitment to their fulfilment lead to the realisation of your kingdom in our time and place, until the coming of our Redeemer and King, your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we offer these prayers. Amen.

 

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN OT – 17/18 NOVEMBER 2018

CELEBRANT: To God, who is our life and our hope, let us pray.

READER:

That all who serve the church may proclaim the Gospel of forgiveness and mercy. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That all people of the world may put aside mistrust, prejudice, and hatred and create God’s kingdom of justice and reconciliation. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                                      

That those who are experiencing traumatic change in their lives due to separation, unemployment, illness, or abandonment may realise the hope of Christ who accompanies them on their journeys. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                             

That those who fight and suffer for justice may shine like the ‘vault of heaven’, inspiring us to join them in their struggle.  PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We also remember the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Coutinho family, Cleon Vaz, Gavino San Gabriel, A.T. & Harit Nathan. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the
hour of our death.
Amen.

CELEBRANT:

O God, you are the beginning and end of all things and season. Hear these prayers we offer in the hope of your mercy, as we live in joyful expectation of your eternal reign of peace. In Jesus’s name, we pray. Amen.

 

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN OT – 10/11 NOVEMBER 2018

CELEBRANT: In the name of Christ Jesus, let us join our hearts and voices in prayer to God.

READER:

That humble service and grateful sacrifice may be the centre of our church’s ministrtes. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That all nations and peoples may be dedicated to the work of peace and justice and the elimination of oppression and persecution from our world. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                                      

That, like the poor widow, we may respond to the plight of those in need, not from our surplus, but from our poverty. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                

That we may seek out and honour the insight and wisdom of senior members of our families and communiteis. . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We also remember the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Athon Barreto , Edward & Violet Brainard, Jonan Dias, Fernandes & Gomes family. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the
hour of our death.
Amen.

 

CELEBRANT:

O God, you know our needs before we know them ourselves. With trust in your constant love and providence, we ask you to hear these prayers we offer for the people who await your salvation in your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN OT – 3/4 NOVEMBER 2018

CELEBRANT: To God, the Father of compassion and Author of love, let us pray.

READER:

That church leaders may seek to imitate the compassion and humility of Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That God’s commandment of love may be at the heart of the laws of all the world’s governments. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                                                                       

That the sick, the suffering, and the dying may know, in our care and compassion, the healing presence of the risen Jesus. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.                                                                             

That  God will breathe his Spirit of love into every ministry of our parish community. . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We also remember the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Jeysica & Taumaturgo Dias, Furey & family, Rajakumar & family &  Cyril Edwards. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the
hour of our death.
Amen.

CELEBRANT:

Hear our prayer, O Lord, for all our brothers and sisters. Instil in us your Spirit of love  to imitate the selfless humility of your Son so that we may realise your kingdom of compassion and peace in our own time and place. In Jesus’s name, we pray. Amen.

 

Thirtieth Sunday in OT – 27/28 October 2018

Celebrant:

Trusting in the love and capacity of our heavenly Father, let us pray.

Reader:

We pray for the healing of the nations; for a recognition of our need of God and our need of our brothers and sisters.  Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pray for those whose eyes have shut to this world, that they may be opened to the brightness and joy of heaven. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all in pastoral care in the Church, for the ministries of listening and counselling, that they will gracefully accompany others to the healing love of Christ. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We also pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Vincent Rosario, Mr & Mrs Fernandes, Aahanna, Aashiken Aathi and parents, and Lourdina Lorena & Anton Joao Mascarenhas . We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that Go may grant them His healing touch. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

Celebrant:

Father grant the petitions we have presented to you with thankful hearts through your Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in OT – 20/21 October 2018

Celebrant:
In humility and love, we pray to God, our Maker and Redeemer.
Reader:
That all Christians may fulfil their vocation to be servants and recognise the person of the Lord in the poor and the needy. Pause: Lord, hear us.
That those who suffer in body, mind and spirit may sense that Christ is close beside them, know his healing touch and rest in his love. Pause: Lord, hear us.
That those in leadership positions may seek out God’s will and the good of all in each crisis, dilemma and debate. Pause: Lord, hear us.
We also pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Maria Khortiyeva, Na’Aeema Geram, Mary Burke and Lyvita Gomes. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee;
Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Celebrant:
Father, in your unfailing mercy, accept our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in OT – 13/14 October 2018

Celebrant:

Casting aside our own agendas, let us seek the face of God and his will for the Church and for the world.

Reader:

We pray that wealth and comfort may not divert us from seeking the Face of God. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all who are seeking God and for the nurturing process in this parish, for opportunities to share God’s love and draw others to meet him.  Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the transformation of the lives twisted by hatred, bitterness, disillusionment and depression that they may find hear the Word of God Pause: Lord, hear us.

We also pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Jose Avelino Mascarenhas, Mary Ferguson, Francis Xavier Dias and Cruz Dias and Felix L. Cimadevilla. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal need to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

Celebrant:

Father, in your mercy, hear the prayers we offer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in OT – 06/07 October 2018

Celebrant:

We come before God our Maker, through Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Reader:

May the Church be alive to God’s beckoning, quick to obey His will and always ready to act for the good of the world. Pause: Lord, hear us.

For families and marriages under strain that they may find reconciliation and live in mutual love and respect. Pause: Lord, hear us.

For all who are suffering through illness, accidents or deliberate cruelty and for refugees that through the caring of human hands, they may experience the caring hand of God. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We also pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Antonio, Nilima Fernandes and family, Shannoy Pereira, Clinton Souza and Steven Frank Dias. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch. Pause: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to bring our own personal needs to the attention of our loving God.

Let us ask Mary our Blessed Mother to pray for and with us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

Celebrant:

Father of mercy and compassion, grant the intentions we have presented to you through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.