Prayers of the Faithful

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.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

SAINTS PETER & PAUL
JUNE 27th/28th, 2020

Celebrant:
Gathered as the Church of God and strengthened by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, let us pray.

Reader:
As we celebrate the life and work of Saints Peter and Paul, we give thanks for our Church and its faithfulness through the ages. We ask the Lord to bless the Pope and all leader, pastors, teachers in the Church, that they may always be open and attentive to his guiding Spirit. Pause: Lord hear us.

As we recall the opposition and persecution experienced by Saints Peter and Paul, we pray for all who are persecuted and threatened for their faith today, and for those working to discredit and crush the influence of the Church. We pray for the leaders of the nations and those who advise and support them, that they may seek what is right and sound, and bear in mind the needs of those they serve. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray that in our daily prayers and conversations, our daily work and service, we may remain faithful to Christ’s teaching and love with his compassion, whatever the cost. Pause: Lord Hear us.

As we recall with gratitude the willingness of Saints Peter and Paul to risk their lives in the Lord’s service, we pray for all who have served the Lord faithfully and have gone before us marked with the sign of the Cross. May he welcome them into his eternity; may they know his peace and joy for ever. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Crecencia Cortez, Louis Nlemdim Egbufor and the People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us and with us as we say:
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, accept these prayers for the Church and the world; we pray that in all things your kingdom may come. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen

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TWELFTH SUNDAY, YEAR A
21st JUNE 2020

Celebrant:
Let us focus our bodies, minds, hearts, and wills as we pray to the God of all creation.

Reader:
The focus of our love and worship is Jesus Christ, who alone is the Lord and who has made us and rescued us. May we not return to the slavery of sin but live in freedom, serving him with joy, in thankfulness for all he has done for us. Pause: Lord hear us.

Though the world may often reject him, God, our Father, never fails to believe in us all and love us with tenderness. We pray for all areas of conflict, deceit, mismanagement, and greed, and for all who are drawn into the chaos of evil. Pause: Lord hear us.

Our daily lives supply such fertile ground for acts of loving-kindness, self-discipline and courage. May the Lord remind us of the opportunities and strengthen us to use them. Pause: Lord Hear us.

We give thanks for all who lovingly look after those in the nursing homes, hospitals, nurseries, and prisons, and we pray for all who need such care and rely on other’s help. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Agnelo DSouza, Andrews & Luramma Andrews Joseph and People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us and with us as we say:
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:
Merciful Father, protect us during this week and through all our lives and hear these prayers which we make through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

JUNE 14, 2020

Celebrant:
Gathered as the Body of Christ, let us pray together to our heavenly Father.

Reader:
We pray for all who celebrate the Eucharistic mysteries, all who administer the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, and all who receive it, day by day, week by week and year by year. Through the loving nature of this feeding may we all grow in holiness and bring Christ’s life to all we meet. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray that all who know their hunger and thirst for real feeding may fin the spiritual nourishment they crave, and receive new and satisfying life through our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that the world may know God’s love for it. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray for the spiritual feeding of our families, and our parish family, through Word and Sacraments, may we daily draw closer to the God who loves us and our lives become increasingly filled with his life as feed on him. Pause: Lord Hear us.

We pray for those who through frailty or illness, receive the Sacraments in their homes or in hospital; for all who are malnourished or starving, whether physically, emotionally or spiritually. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Anthony Godinho, Sezie De Souza and People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us and with us as we say:
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:
Heavenly Father, hear our prayers and provide for us all; as you nourish us by the Body and Blood of Jesus, may we share the life of heaven both now and at the end of time. Amen.

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MOST HOLY TRINITY 6th/7th June 2020

Celebrant:
Called by the great God we worship, let us pray fervently for the Church and the world

Reader:
We bring before the Lord the needs of the Church, in its weakness and its potential; that he may revive and refresh us, teach and direct us, inspire all who preach, teach and gossip the news, and uphold all who suffer for their in any way. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We bring before the Lord the particular problems of our age and our culture; that he may renew in us a commitment to community and mutual trust, and give a sense of value to all who despise others and themselves. May he protect the vulnerable and sensitise the hearts of all who have become anaesthetised by images of violence. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We bring before the Lord the nurturing of our children and young people, in homes and parenting, schools and teaching, in the expectations, pressures and dangers, in the hopes and possibilities for good. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We bring before the Lord the hungry and malnourished, the greedy and complacent; those who are ill and those who comfort them;all who are undergoing surgery or painful treatment, and all who have no one to turn to. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Issac Palha, People of the Parish, John Riordan, James & Michael Furey. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us...

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us and with us as we say:
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 Almighty, in the Spirit, we pray, and ask you to hear our prayers through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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PENTECOST SUNDAY 30th/31st MAY 2020

Celebrant:
Called by the great God we worship, let us pray fervently for the Church and the world.

Reader:
We bring before the Lord the needs of the Church, in its weakness and its potential; that he may revive and refresh us, teach and direct us, inspire all who preach and teach the Good news, and uphold all who suffer for them in any way. Pause: Lord hear us.

We bring before the Lord the particular problems of our age and our culture; that he may renew in us a commitment to community and mutual trust, and give a sense of value to all who despise others and themselves. May he protect the vulnerable and sensitise the hearts of all who have become anaesthetised by images of violence. Pause: Lord hear us.

We bring before the Lord the nurturing of our children and young people, in homes and parenting, schools and teaching, in the expectations, pressures and dangers, in the hopes and possibilities for good. Pause: Lord Hear us.

We bring before the Lord the hungry and malnourished, the greedy and complacent; those who are ill and those who comfort them; all who are undergoing surgery or painful treatment, and all who have no one to turn to. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Isaac Palha, People of the Parish, John Riordan, James & Michael Furey. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us and with us as we say:
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 Almighty, in the Spirit, we pray, and ask you to hear our prayers through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

 

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 23rd /24th MAY 2020

Celebrant:
As the Church of God, let us be still, and pray together.

Reader:
We pray that the God of glory may make his light shine in our church community as he works among us and blesses us with his presences; with gratitude for the gifts he has given us, we ask him to bless our various ministries. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May our homes, school, shops, offices and factories become places where the God of glory is seen and experienced in the ordinary things and the everyday routines May he fill us to overflowing with ongoing thankfulness both in the sunlight and in the storm. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May the God of glory teach us to understand death in the context of his eternity, so that our fears are calmed as we approach it. May he welcome with merciful love those who have recently died, especially the victims of the pandemic, and shelter their loved ones, too, in the shadow of his wings. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Irene and Telesforo Alemao, People of the Parish and Anthony Joseph D’Lima. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady came through much sorrow to her grand joy in the Resurrection of her Son; let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say:
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father Almighty, take us by the hand and lead us in your ways of peace and love; we ask you to accept our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD 21 MAY 2020

Celebrant:
As we celebrate together, let us pray together .

Reader:
As we celebrate this festival of Jesus’ entry into heaven as Saviour and Lord, we pray for unity in the Church , for reconciliation and new vision. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for all farewells and homecomings among our families and in our community, and for all who have lost touch with loved ones and long for a reunion. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for those who are full of tears and cannot imagine being happy again; we pray for the hardened and callous, whose inner hurts have never yet been healed. We pray for wholeness and comfort and new life. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the People of this Parish. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady came through much sorrow to her grand joy in the Resurrection of her Son; let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say:
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father, trusting in your great love for us, we bring you these prayers through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 16th /17th MAY 2020

Celebrant:
As we gather in the company of the living God, let us pray.

Reader:
We pray that in all meetings and conferences where important decisions are taken, hearts may turn to honour what is just and true, compassionate and constructive. We pray that in all areas where there is corruption, deceit or distrust, consciences may he sensitised afresh to know what is right and strive towards it. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May our consciences be sharpened to sense the direction of the Living God; may he protect us from all that draws us away from him. May he guide our leaders in the way of truth and in values which are built on him. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the streets and places of work we represent. May they be places where the truth of the Lord’ being is proclaimed daily by the way we live and handle the everyday situations, through his leading. May our words and action speak of his faithful love, graciousness and purity. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: People of the Parish, Louarne Tall, Alfred & Fatima Rajeratnam and Annakutty Joseph. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady came through much sorrow to her grand joy in the Resurrection of her Son; let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say:
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father of mercy, look compassionately on your children and hear us as pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 9th /10th MAY 2020

Celebrant:
As living stones, let us pray for the building up of God’s Church and for the world that God loves.

Reader:
Through the power of his Spirit, may the living God build us up into a spiritual temple where he is glorified day after day, in all our praise and worship, and in our love for one another. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May our consciences be sharpened to sense the direction of the Living God; may he protect us from all that draws us away from him. May he guide our leaders in the way of truth and in values which are built on him. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We lay before the Living God those who are travelling through a time of pain or anguish, tragedy or conflict, which is hard to bear. We stand alongside them in their suffering and ask that the Lord give them his transforming and healing love. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: People of the Parish and Joe D’Souza. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady came through much sorrow to her grand joy in the Resurrection of her Son; let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say:
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Merciful Father, we ask you to accept our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2nd /3rd MAY 2020

Celebrant:
The Lord is our Shepherd, and we are the sheep of his pasture. Let us bring to him our cares and concerns for the Church and the world.

Reader:
We pray to the Good Shepherd of the sheep for the Church; for all Congregation, for pastors and all who minister in Word and Sacrament; we pray particularly for bishops in their shepherding of the world Church. We pray for clear guidance and direction in those issues which disturb us, asking not to be led in an easy way but in the way that is right and good. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray to the Good Shepherd of the sheep for the world we inhabit- the world we have inherited and will pass on to successive generations. May he teach us to look after it carefully and wisely, to share its gifts more fairly, and work together to ease its sufferings. May he turn the hearts of those who are excited by evil things and encourage the timid to speak out for what is wholesome and good. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray to the Good Shepherd of the sheep for the weak and the vulnerable, for those who must live depending on others for every need and for those who are bullied or continually despised. We pray for a greater willingness to uphold and encourage one another. We pray for healing and wholeness. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Pascoalina Dias, D’Souza Family, Francis Rebello, Florence Nwaigwe and People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady came through much sorrow to her grand joy in the Resurrection of her Son; let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say:
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father, we bring you our cares and concerns and ask you to hear our prayers through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER 25th/26th APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
As we gather to hear the word of God and break bread in the presence of the Risen Lord, let us pray.

Reader:
May the Lord walk with us on our journey of faith – both as individuals and as the Church of God – and open up to us the truths he longs for us to understand; may he inspire all who teach and encourage to pass on the good news of Easter. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May the Lord walk with us down the streets of our cities, towns and villages, drive with us down the motorways and fly with us down the air corridors. May he meet all those who are curious, searching or moving in the wrong direction. May his presence be sought and recognised in all the world. Pause: Lord Hear us…

May the Lord walk with us in our life journeys, guiding, teaching and correcting us, as we learn the lessons of loving in our homes, our work and our communities. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Joseph & Francis Sebastian Dias, Sabastiao Jose Dias & family, People of the parish and Viona Gomes. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Coronavirus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady had come through much sorrow to her joy in the Resurrection let us ask her to join her prayers to ours :
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father, in silence, we adore you and open ourselves to your healing love. Accept us, and our prayers, dear Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER 18th/19th APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
As we gather here with God’s presence in the midst of us, let us pray with confident trust:

Reader:
We bring to the Lord, the world in all its richness and its needs, all its diversity and all its division. May he give us a fresh understanding of what it means to live in him; may all of us celebrate the reality of his presence among us, filling us with new life and new hope. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We bring to the Lord all those areas of our lives and our world where there are confusion and bewilderment; may he help us to go beyond our doubts and insecurity, and to experience the joy of his presence. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We bring to the Lord those whose lives have been adversely affected by the Corona Virus scourge and all who find it difficult to trust in him; may he give them refreshment and hope, comfort, healing and inner serenity. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Mary Joseph & Joseph Nazareth, Ingir D’Lima Kolli, People of the Parish, David Payne, Alcuino & Maria Gracias. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady had come through much sorrow to her joy in the Resurrection let us ask her to join her prayers to ours :
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Father, coming together with thanks and praise to worship you, we ask you to accept these our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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EASTER SUNDAY – 12th APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
As we celebrate the new life of Resurrection, let us pray to the one true God, who brings us to life.

Reader:
We pray that the Church may proclaim with joy the Easter message of hope for the world; may our lives, as well as our worship testify to the truth of the Resurrection and broaden our vision of a new life. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the world we inhabit; for those who lead and take important decisions, and for those who follow or are coerced, or who have no voice. We pray for mercy and justice, compassion and integrity. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for all babies, and those yet unborn, that they may be born into a world of love and acceptance. We pray, too, for those who provide foster care and for all parents and those who support them. We pray for the newly baptised and recently confirmed; for a more profound commitment to supporting one another. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Piomi & Boys, Mario & Fernandes Katherine families, Lamartine Gomes’ Family and People of the Parish. We remember those who have died. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady had come through much sorrow to her joy in the Resurrection let us ask her to join her prayers to ours :
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
In silence we praise you, Father, for your abundant blessings, and ask you to hear our prayers through Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord. Amen

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EASTER VIGIL – 11th APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
On this blessed day, we rejoice in Christ’s Resurrection which is our Redemption from sin and death. Let us turn to him and pray for the Church and the world.

Reader:
We pray for the Church: for our Pope, for our bishops, all priests and religious – that they will be filled with Easter joy, and be renewed in faith and hope.
Lord, in your mercy: Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for our church community that we may all walk in the light of Easter and bring the light of Christ into the world. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the poor around the world; for all the countries of the world suffering from the Corona Virus pandemic that we may soon see an end to its spread and the suffering it has brought in its wake. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Mass today: the repose of Mr David Payne and others who have died. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Our Lady had come through much sorrow to her joy in the Resurrection let us ask her to join her prayers to ours :
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, filled with Easter joy, we make our petitions for those in need; hear and answer our prayers through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

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MAUNDY THURSDAY
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
9TH APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
Through washing the feet of his friends, Christ taught us to love one another. Let us now pray to our heavenly Father for the strength live out that command to love

Reader:
For Francis our Pope, and for all bishops, priests and deacons, that they may be propelled by Christ’s commandment of love and service to all in their vocations. Pause: Lord hear us…

For ourselves, the parishioners of SS Michael and Martin that we may be more ready to help one another. Pause: Lord hear us…

For those whose lives are dedicated to the service of others, especially providers of essential services that they will be given the strength and grace necessary for their work as the world battles with the scourge of the Corona Virus. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the intention offered at our Mass today: Fr Gerald Bonaventure. We remember those who have died and we pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us and with us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Celebrant:
Father, your Son Jesus Christ commanded us to love one another. Help us to be faithful to that command and to dedicate ourselves to a life of service to others. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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PALM SUNDAY 4th /5th APRIL 2020

Celebrant:
As we recall the extent of God’s love for us, let us renew our trust in that love.

Reader: If we as the Church are truly the Body of Christ, then standing at the foot of the cross, may we learn what it means to love and to keep on loving especially in tough and challenging times. Pause: Lord hear us…

If the world is ever to see real hope, may the Lord purify and transform our lives that we may stretch out our arms in loving forgiveness to all with no exceptions so that we shine as lights in the darkness. Pause: Lord hear us…

If our workplaces, our neighbourhood and our homes are to display and respond to God’s love manifested in Jesus, then may the Lord make us more fervent in prayer and more loving in reaching out to them. Pause: Lord Hear us…

We pray that human suffering as a result of extreme poverty, injustice, oppression and economic imbalance be addressed realistically. We ask that the Lord to take away our greed and complacency, our assumptions about appropriate living standards, and teach us sacrificial self-giving of time, energy and resources. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: People of the Parish, Jameel Hinde, Felix & Mariqueen Sequiera, Melvin Elton, and the Theo Fernandes Family. We remember those who have died; we also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially those affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal glory. Pause: Lord hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions to God, our Father. (Pause)

Let us ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us and with us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Celebrant:
Merciful Father, we know that you hold all life in your hand; please hear our prayers and give us your strength through Christ our Lord. Amen

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5th SUNDAY OF LENT 28th /29th MARCH 2020

Celebrant:

God our Father help us to be like Christ your Son, who loved the world and died for our Salvation. Hear the petitions we bring with all our heart.

Reader:

Son of David, you are gentle and humble in Spirit, grand us something of your kindness, pity and patience towards all people. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

Lord, Grand us the gift of your mercy, pardon our sins and save us from punishment. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

Jesus, teach us to be united with your passion in times of trouble and distress, especially this time of the Coronavirus pandemic.Let the power of your salvation shine forth in their lives. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

Loving Jesus, through the mystery of your Body and Blood, deepen our courage and faith. Strengthen the weak, comfort the sorrowful and fill the dying with new hope. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday; Jeremias Correa, Marsha Gonsalves, Anamariel Fernandes, and People of the Parish. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal them to strengthen their hope of eternal life. PAUSELord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God our Father.

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

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Celebrant:

Eternal Father, turn our hearts to yourself so that always devoting ourselves to works of charity, we may worship you in Spirit and in Truth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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4th SUNDAY OF LENT 21st & 22nd OF MARCH 2020

Celebrant:

Loving Father, the man born blind proclaimed, “Lord, I believe”. With that faith and trust, we turn to you with our prayers.

Reader:

We pray for our Holy Father, Pope Francis and our Bishop that their faithful proclamation of the Gospel will guide us to a deep understanding of the teachings of the Lord. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for those who govern our country or who serve in local offices, for those entrusted with the common good for our people; that they may exercise wisdom and justice to benefit all people. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all mothers who share their gift of life with others, that we may all learn from them that to be generous in sharing what we have. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all those who are preparing to receive the Sacraments this Easter; that they may always recognise and be open to God’s grace and love. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday Franco Antao, Eugenia Fernandes, Anne and Michael Reynolds, Suella Costa and People of the Parish. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, especially all those who are affected by the Corona Virus, that God may heal them and strengthen their hope of eternal life. PAUSELord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God.

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

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

Celebrant:

Heavenly Father, hear the prayers of your people inspired by the Holy Spirit; we place our lives in your hands through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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2nd SUNDAY OF LENT – 8 MARCH 2020 

CelebrantAs we gathered around the table of the Lord, Let us pray now to our father the needs of all. 

Our response is: Lord, hear our prayer. 

 

For the holy Church of God, that God’s people may be more aware of presence of Jesus in day today our life, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer. 

 

For all the peoples of this world, that they may grow in deep root in the Lord, may not  thrown by the changes and troubles of everyday life, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer. 

 

For those who influence and encourage others in what is evil, and ask that the Lord give protection to all who are vulnerable and in danger, let us pray to the Lord.   

Lord, hear our prayer. 

 

For those who mourn, that the Christ who wept for Lazarus his friend may console them in their grief, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer 

 

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday Rinoy Coelho, Tomas Fernandes, Francis Xavier, Cruz Dias, Reynaldo Cubacub and People of the Parish. We Pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal them to strengthen their hope of eternal life, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer 

 

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God our Father. 

 

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

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. 

 

CelebrantGod of Compassion, be merciful towards us, for we have sinned. May our prayers be favourable in your sight. We ask this, through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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1st SUNDAY OF LENT – 29 FEB/ 1 MARCH 2020 

 Celebrant: As the time of Christ’s suffering and death draws nearer, let us ask the Father to lead us through the dark moments of the Passover of his Son to the glory of his Resurrection. 

Our response is: Lord, hear our prayer. 

For the holy Church of God, that she may be defended from the snares of her enemies through the Spirit of Christ, who makes his home in her, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer. 

For all the peoples of this world, that they may be gathered into the Father’s kingdom through the prayers and sacrifices of Christians in every nation, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer. 

For those tempted in whatever way or preoccupied with whatever addiction, let us pray to the Lord.   

Lord, hear our prayer. 

For the dying, that they may pass peacefully and confidently through the gates of death to meet him who is the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer.  

 

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday:Elizabeth Gallego, Melaney D’Costa, Jack Albert & Argentina Colaco, Vincent Rosario Fernandes. We Pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal them to strengthen their hope of eternal life, let us pray to the Lord.  

Lord, hear our prayer.  

We pray for a moment to present our private intentions before God our Father. 

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

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. 

Celebrant: Father, hear the prayers of your Church. Bring forth to resurrection the people who trust in your promises. We ask this, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Seventh Sunday in OT – 22/23 February 2020

Celebrant

God has chosen to call us here and we have responded to his call. Let us pray to him now in faith and loving trust.

Reader:

We pray for stronger faith and the courage to live up to our calling; for the grace to act always with a generosity of spirit, until the whole Church models the wisdom which the world counts as foolishness. Pause: Lord hear us!

We pray for all the unresolved conflicts in the world. We ask the Lord to give us for peace, his spirit of discernment of unspoken needs, and his capacity for forgiveness.  Pause: Lord hear us!

We pray for the homes and families we represent, and for all with whom live and work. May we recognise the opportunities for generous, loving service  and put aside any destructive  possessiveness or self-interest.  Pause: Lord hear us!

We pray for peace of mind and spirit in all those who are distressed or enveloped in pain. May they know the reality of inner healing and may even the worst situations become places of growth and new life. Pause: Lord hear us

We also pray for the intentions of the Masses this weekend, Johnny & Marshall Rozario and People of the Parish. 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:

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin, that never was it known that anyone fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee do I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

Celebrant:

We rededicate ourselves to your love, Father, and ask you hear our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Sixth Sunday in OT – 15/16 February 2020

Celebrant:  Gathered together in one spirit, let us pray in faith to our loving Father.

Reader:  Wherever our attention has wandered from his calling, wherever we have fallen short of his will for us, and failed to keep the spirit of his law of love, we pray that the Father may forgive us and transform us , so that we may walk again the path that leads to life. Pause: Lord hear us!

Wherever the Church is asked to give leadership on sensitive issues; whenever the current world expectations of behaviour needs to be challenged in the light of God’s love, we pray for the wisdom and guidance we need. Pause: Lord hear us!

Wherever our homes are lacking in love and mutual respect, wherever destructive relationships cause distress and heartache, and wherever people are made to feel they don’t matter, may the Lord give a new realisation of his ways and his hopes for us so that his kingdom may come and his will be done. Pause: Lord hear us!

Wherever there is illness, unhappiness, injustice or fear; wherever people feel frustrated, imprisoned or trapped; may the Lord give us a greater sense of loving community and the willingness to stand alongside one another in our sorrows. Pause: Lord hear us!

We also pray for the intentions of the Masses this weekend Denis F. Murray, People of the Parish. 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:

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin, that never was it known that anyone fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee do I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

Celebrant:

Father we ask you to hear our prayers, for the love of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY  – 28TH/29TH DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived for one another. Let us pray to God to make us a holy family.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, that they may be faithful to their calling and assiduously work to keep the body of Christ the Church as one united family of God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the world leaders, that seeing the nations entrusted to their care as one family of God may transform their political thinking and energize their plans and negotiations.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that our relationships as family members, friends and colleagues may be nourished with love and forgiveness as much as we recognize the unique value each of us adds to the human family.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Frank Barreto & Nelisha Piedade Fernandes, Vicky, Mary & Cassandra Rodrigues, Maria Goretti Nkuo, People of the Parish and Mr. Joseph Charles Pyres. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal and strengthen them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God our Father.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee do I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Priest:

Lord God, you chose us in Christ to become members of your family. Receive our petitions and sanctify our families with your love, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD                                                                                   24TH/25TH DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

Today, the Word made flesh dwells among us. We turn to Him in faith.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders, especially the Pope may joyfully and faithfully proclaim and transmit the mystery of God among us celebrated today across all nations.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the world, that they may express their gratitude to God who shares our human nature in their commitment to giving all God’s children their fair share of the earth resources.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that the celebration of this great feast of Christmas may intensify divine presence and love in our homes, communities, nations and our other relationships.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Christmas: People of the Parish, Joao Mascarenhas, Anthony Lewis and Abdula & Diana Dias. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal and comfort them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We now take a moment of silence to present our personal needs to God.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee do I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Priest:

God our Father, your Son lives among us to make us your own. Attend favourably to the needs we have presented before you in faith, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                                     21ST/2ND DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

Christ the Lord is the fulfilment of the Gospel promised by God. Let us ask Him for grace and peace.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may be attentive to the Gospel and be ready to bring it to the ends of the earth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may be more committed to the cause of those in their care and help to reduce the disillusion, hopelessness and terror that trap the human spirit.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may make a place for the Lord in those relationships and affiliations we so take for granted and enable us value one another more.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Maurice Ellen & Jim Hickey, Jeronimo Marcelos, People of the parish, Katherine Delos Santos & Fernandes family and Andrews & Lurdamma Joseph. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals that God may heal and comfort them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our personal petitions before God.

 

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Holy Mother of our Redeemer, thou gate leading to heaven and star of the sea; help the falling people who seek to rise, thou who, all nature wondering, didst give birth to thy holy Creator. Virgin always, hearing from Gabriel’s lips, take pity on sinners. Amen.

Priest:

Loving Father, receive our humble petitions and fill us with your grace, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                     14TH/15TH DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

As we patiently await the coming of the Lord, let us present our petitions to God in faith.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may show an improved sense of expectation by their steadfastness in prayer and commitment to the faith of our Fathers.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may learn to fulfil the promises made to their people in preparation for the coming Lord in whom all the promises made through the prophets are fulfilled.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that the Lord may give us sight to recognize Him as our true and living God and prepare to welcome Him in our homes and communities.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Lamartine Gomes, People of the parish, Shereen Golby, Maria Gomes and Olga Gomes. We pray also for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God’s promise of eternal healing and comfort may also be fulfilled in them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We now pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God.

We now invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Holy Mother of our Redeemer, thou gate leading to heaven and star of the sea; help the falling people who seek to rise, thou who, all nature wondering, didst give birth to thy holy Creator. Virgin always, hearing from Gabriel’s lips, take pity on sinners. Amen.

Priest:

God our Father, may the prayers we made in faith keep us faithful to your love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                               7TH/8TH DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

John prepared the way for the Lord by baptism of repentance. Let us ask God to straighten the rough edges on our way to the coming Lord.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may overcome the forces against the Church and remain strongly committed to the dissemination of the Gospel of love across the world.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the world leaders, that they may work both collectively and individually to bridge the gaps in our communication and reduce the distances between nations and peoples created as one family of God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may rid ourselves of all that keep us away from the love of Christ and make ourselves ready to welcome the coming Lord.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: People of the parish, John Carvalho, Anthony Francis Lourenco, Angela D’Souza and U.C.M. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that the coming Christ may visit them with his healing and loving care.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We now pause for a moment to present to God our private intentions.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Holy Mother of our Redeemer, thou gate leading to heaven and star of the sea; help the falling people who seek to rise, thou who, all nature wondering, didst give birth to thy holy Creator. Virgin always, hearing from Gabriel’s lips, take pity on sinners. Amen.

Priest:

Almighty God, your Son comes in glory with great Love. May your answer to our prayers prepare us to welcome him. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                                 30TH/1ST DECEMBER 2019

Priest:

Christ our Lord will come in glory, let us pray to God to keep us awake and ready to meet him.

Reader:

We pray for the Holy Mother the Church, that her leaders may see their uncompromising commitment to the faith received from Christ as the best way to keep awake in readiness to meet the coming Lord.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may be drawn increasingly to a full grasp of God’s ways of justice and righteousness as they prepare to meet the coming Lord.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may receive the grace and honesty to see what we need to transform in our lives as we prepare ourselves for the time when Christ comes in glory.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Theo Fernandes, Stephen Sylvester, Bolongha & family, Delos Santos of Fernandes family and People of the parish. We also pray for our loved ones who are sick in hospitals and at home, that God may heal and strengthen them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

In silence, let us present our own private intentions before God our Father.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Holy Mother of our Redeemer, thou gate leading to heaven and star of the sea; help the falling people who seek to rise, thou who, all nature wondering, didst give birth to thy holy Creator. Virgin always, hearing from Gabriel’s lips, take pity on sinners. Amen.

 

Priest:

Almighty God, hear our prayers and make us worthy to meet your Son who is Lord for ever and ever, Amen.

 

 

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING YEAR C                                                                                                 23RD/24TH NOVEMBER 2019

Priest:

Jesus is the Universal King in, with, and through whom all creation is reconciled to God. In faith, let us ask God to take us into His kingdom.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that through her words and sacraments all may come to recognize Jesus as the King through whom and for whom all is created and is reconciled to God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may learn with humility that they are called to serve, and allow themselves to be led in truth and righteousness as they guide God’s children into His kingdom.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may learn that the greater love and understanding we show to one another can help the unbelievers to recognize God’s love for them and turn to God their Lord and Master.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at Masses this Sunday: Holy Souls, Deceased members of the Furey family, Lizy Jose, People of the Parish and Deceased members of Kumarage, Kannangara & Fernando families. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that they may always trust in God, the King in whom our healing and wellness rest.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We now pause for a moment to silently present our private intentions to God our loving king.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede on our behalf as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus

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

Priest:

Almighty God, listen favourably to our humble petitions and sustain us in your glorious kingdom, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

 

33RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                      16TH/17TH NOVEMBER 2019

Priest:

God preserves all who persevere in Him even in turbulent times and seasons. With confidence in God’s enduring promises, we pray.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that the enduring wave of persecutions and sundry accusations brought upon her from different corners of the world may not push her leaders into compromising the truth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the world leaders, that they may remain steadfast and committed to justice and equity, paying no heed to greedy lobbyists, as they decide on the principles of distribution of the world’s resources.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may be able to overcome the bitterness brought upon us by persecutions, false accusations, natural disasters, and sundry forms of ugly experiences we’ve suffered and still suffer, and stay committed to loving one another.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: All departed Souls of Rajakumar family, Stephen Sylvester, People of the Parish, Cleon Vaz and Holy Souls. We also commend our sick including those at home and in hospitals into God’s hand for sustained care and healing.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private petitions before God our Father.

We plead with our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

 

Priest:

Lord God Almighty, we present to you our petitions trusting always that you will hear and comfort us through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                         9TH/10TH NOVEMBER 2019

Priest:

Christ has granted all who accept Him the power to rise from the dead. With confidence let us pray to God.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, that their faith in the resurrection of the dead may always reflect in their teachings and actions.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the world leaders, that they may realize that their decisions and policies have the potential to straighten out or roughen the paths of God’s children working their way up to God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that our desire for life eternal may inflame the fire of love in us so as to establish our homes and workplaces on the eternal values of justice and truth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: All Souls in Purgatory, People of the Parish, Armando Corsini, Holy Souls and Deceased Relatives of the Fernandes & Gomes families. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal them to strengthen their hope of eternal life.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God our Father.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Lord God, it pleases you to make us your children. Attend to our prayers and strengthen us in your Son, who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

 

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                            2ND/3RD NOVEMBER 2019

Priest:

All things come from God and everything is destined for salvation in Christ. With confidence in God’s saving Grace, let us pray to Him.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that through the faithful leadership of the Pope and the clergy, all God’s children will fashion their way to God, who is the Alpha and the Omega.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

We pray for the leaders of the world, that they may be committed to those eternal values of love, truth and mutual tolerance, which will keep all God’s children on the path of life eternal.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that our commitment to Christ’s example of love and openness will deepen the awareness of our need for one another and dispose us to work for that universal salvation desired by God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: People of the Parish, Deceased Members of the McCafferty, Holy Souls, Maria Fernandes and Zyron Dias. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God will heal and comfort them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

We now take a moment of silence to present our personal needs to God.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Amazing God, it pleases you to make us your own. Attend favourably to the needs we have brought to you in faith, through Christ our Lord, Amen

 

SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS                                                                                                                           1ST NOVEMBER 2019

Priest:

As we gather to celebrate the triumphant saints, let us pray to God as one family

Reader:

We pray for the Church leaders, that they may remain resilient and courageous in the face of trials and tribulations as they lead us to team up with the victorious saints in heaven.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the world, that they may be guided by those eternal virtues of justice and equity, which earned the victorious saints their place in God’s right hand.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may never grow tired of working to establish a kingdom of love, peace and harmony and encourage all whose spirit is low with our courage and determination.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at Masses today: Deceased members of the D’Lima family, All Souls, Sagaya Shanthi and Holy Souls. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may strengthen them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We now pause for a moment to present our personal intentions before our loving Father.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

 

Priest:

Lord God, as we celebrate those whose wills are united with yours, we commend to you in these petitions our lives and our hope of heaven, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

30TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                           26TH/27TH OCTOBER 2019

Priest:

Despite our weaknesses, we can still approach God in prayer. Confident that He will hear us, we pray.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that our failings and shortcomings may not affect the commitment of our leaders to bringing the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may be humble enough to approach God for solutions to the many socio-political issues confronting our world.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that we may open up to God’s love to recognize and appreciate those values in each one of us necessary for constructing a better society.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Lyvita Gomes, Reginaldo & Catherine Fernandes, Afra Coutinho, Argentina Ignes Colaco and People of the Parish. We pray for the sick at home and in hospitals that God may grant them quick recovery.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pause for a moment to present our personal petitions before God.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Loving Father, accept these humble petitions we present before you, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

 

29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                             19TH/20TH OCTOBER 2019

Priest:

We ought to pray always without losing heart. In obedience to this worthy counsel, let us present our petitions before God, the Almighty Father.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that through the commitment of her leaders and teachers of faith to the Gospel of Christ, faith, hope and love will grow in the hearts of all God’s children.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may be committed to the service of the people, always paying greater attention to the needs of the people than to their own personal needs.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that in honest response to the grace of God in us, we may listen effectively to one another and respond duly to one another’s needs.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Jose Avelino Mascarenhas, Na’aeema Geram, Madeline Bierwith & family & All benefactors, People of the Parish and Maria Khortiyeva. We pray also for the sick at home and in hospitals, that God may heal and comfort them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

We now pause for a moment to present our private intentions before God.

We now invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women, and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Almighty ever-living God, you encourage us to pray in faith. Listen favourably to our humble prayers and keep us faithful to your love, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                                   12TH/13TH OCTOBER 2019

Priest:

God chose us in Christ to bring healing and joy to all God’s people. Let us pray to God to strengthen our commitment to the Gospel.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, that the efforts they make towards the restoration of Christian unity will not only heal all broken and misguided God’s children, but also strengthen faith in Christ Jesus.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the world leaders, that their commitment to justice and equity will heal our broken society and return us all to the part of life eternal.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that Christ’s loving disposition to the needy may inspire us to lead the way to peace and harmony, forgiveness and reconciliation, and to restore the highly desired joyful friendship to our homes, community, nation and the world.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Saiva Fernandes, Bonny D’Silva, People of the Parish, Cleon Fernandes and Roma Clevier Rodrigues. We also pray for the sick at home and in hospitals, that Christ’s healing and loving care may touch them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We now pause for a moment to present to God our private intentions.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

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

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

 

Priest:

Almighty God, your son heals all those who believe in Him. Listen favourably to our prayers and keep us faithful to the Gospel, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

  27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                                                                                                                   5TH/6TH OCTOBER 2019

Priest:

Dear friends, God in His kindness has chosen to give us the Spirit of power, love and self-control. In faith, let us pray to God to enable us fan into flame these gifts of His Holy Spirit.

Reader:

We pray for the Holy Mother the Church, that her leaders may continue to teach and spread the Gospel diligently even in the face of daunting difficulties.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that their deliberations and decisions may always be guided by the power, wisdom and love of God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that our willingness to support one another in times of pain and sorrow, will fan into flame the Spirit of power, love and self-control in us.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the intentions offered at our Masses this Sunday: Placida Dias, People of the Parish, Anthony Lawrence Dias Do Rosario, Helen Biggins and Crispin Garcia. We also pray for our loved ones who are sick in hospitals and at home, that God may heal and strengthen them.

In silence, let us present our own private intentions before God our Father.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women, and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

 

Priest:

God our father, you rule the world with fairness at all times. Hear our prayers and make us the instruments of your love and power, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                                   28TH/29TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Priest:

Neither poverty nor wealth should separate us from God. Let us ask God to make us see Him in persons and things around us.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that the commitment of her leaders to the eternal virtues of righteousness, love, patience and kindness will encourage a higher sense of mutual love and cooperation among the people of God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for world leaders, that they may be more attentive to the needs and aspirations of the people they serve, especially the less privileged and marginalized among them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we may be a responsible Christian community committed to the cause of our neighbours and friends, whose joys and sorrows we willingly share.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: People of the Parish, Amy & Denzil Bums, Ava, Delos Santos & Fernandes family and Clara Giwa-Amu & family. We commit to God all those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may pity and visit them with His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private needs before the Lord.

We now invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us, as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Gracious God, hear our humble prayers and make us worthy of your kingdom through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                       21ST/22ND SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Priest:

A quiet and tranquil life is the devotion that pleases God. Let us ask God to make us meek and humble.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may embrace a life of holiness and purity, free from acts which are unworthy of God’s chosen people.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may lead with justice and a high visionary sense which makes the best of nature accessible to those they serve.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we enrich our homes and workplaces with a high sense of value for one another, eliminating from our lifestyle all that blocks our commitment to God’s love.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Mr & Mrs Hanley, Francisco Paulo D’Souza & Maria J. D’Souza, Logi Arasaretnam, Vincy Lourenco and People of the Parish. We pray also for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may show them love and ease their pains.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We take a moment of silence to present our private intentions before God.

We seek the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary by saying:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Accept our humble intercessions, Lord God, and keep us ever united to you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                    14TH/15TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Priest:

Jesus has not come to seek the saints but sinners. Let us ask God to show us His love and mercy.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, especially the Pope, bishops, priests and all those called to various ministries, that they may be evenly disposed to the service of all God’s people.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for our national leaders, that they may recognize the world’s need for Christ and establish structures for greater love and mutual co-existence of all God’s people.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we may realize that in our midst are many whose faith is weak and fragile and work hard to accommodate them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Gibbons family, Bridget Furey, Habib Hindi, People of the Parish and Jayden Barreto. We pray also for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may show them love and mercy.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pause for a moment to add our private intentions.

Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Faithful God, you show us love and mercy in spite of our unworthiness. Listen graciously to our prayers and fill us with your love through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                                    7TH/8TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Priest:

Serving God in Christ Jesus requires great sacrifice. Let us ask God to strengthen us.

We pray for the Church, that the commitment of her leaders to sacred continence and obedience may enrich and strengthen her mission on earth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may see value in modest lifestyle and commit more resources to the construction of structures that improve the quality of life of those they serve.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we may soften our strong attachment to transitory and worldly desires and seek more of heavenly things and eternal values.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Clare D’Lima, Dharshon Kanagarasa & family, Mr & Mrs Dominic & Florinda D’Souza and Theo Fernandes. Let us also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may heal and comfort them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pause for a moment to present our private needs to God.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

God our Father, hear our humble prayers and help us to commit all that we are and all that we have to you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                          31ST AUGUST/1ST SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Priest:

God has made us citizens of heaven. Together let us humbly pray to God.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may remain faithful and committed to the scripture and sacred traditions as they respond promptly to the signs of the times.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the world leaders especially the heads of our nations, that they may be humble and attentive to the needs of those they serve, always reflecting God’s concern for righteousness, true justice and responsive love.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that our commitment to the Christian values of humility, patience and forbearance will cleanse and refresh our relationship with God and with one another.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Mary McLoughlin, People of the Parish, Andrew Rodrigues, Andrea Domingo, and Frederick Bishop. We pray also for the sick at home and in hospital, that God may comfort and heal them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We take a moment of silence to present our private intentions to God.

We ask our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Lord God, all good things come from you. Hear our prayers and strengthen our faith in Jesus, who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

 

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                 24TH/25TH AUGUST 2019

Priest:

God will gather His own at the end of time. Let us ask God to strengthen our faith and count us among His chosen ones.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that her leaders may always be guided by God in all their decisions focused on bringing the people of God to eternal life.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of the world, that they may be guided by the wisdom of God in making decisions that will soften and straighten the rough edges and paths threaded by God’s people.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we may remain focused and attentive to God’s will in the face of hardships, crisis, conflicts and injustices around us.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: People of the Parish, Mr & Mrs Aathavan, Sebastiao Dias & Lizete Botelho, Christina & Ranjith Wijesinghe and Meena Fernandes. We also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may heal and comfort them.

We take a moment of silence to present our private intentions to God.

We ask our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

God our Father, you chastise those you love to purify them. Listen graciously to our humble prayers and make us worthy of your kingdom through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                        17TH/18TH AUGUST 2019

Priest:

God never allowed His Son Jesus to be distracted from his mission to restore our fallen nature. Let us ask God to strengthen our endurance and perseverance.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that the current wave of secularism and its attendant multiplicity of pervasive currents may not distract her leaders.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of our various nations, that they may be faithful to God’s wisdom and understanding in their deliberations so as to turn out policies suitable for both the present and the future.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that God may give us the humility to be open to different opinions without compromising the faith we have received in Christ Jesus.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Lamartine Gomes, John & Jackie McCafferty, Federico & Grace Soriano, Rinnah, Ricky, Richard & Agnes Nassazi and People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may visit them with His healing touch.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We take a moment of silence to present our private intentions to God.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Almighty God, in your Son Jesus you revealed the message of eternal life. Listen graciously to our petitions and keep us faithful to your Son, who lives and reigns with and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

 

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                               10TH/11TH AUGUST 2019

Priest:

God will recall us to him at the appointed time. With faith, let us pray to God who keeps us ever watchful and ready.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that the faith in Christ Jesus which her magisterium and teaching authority received and now sustains may preserve us now and always.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may recognize their position as stewardship and govern with justice and fairness.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that we may learn to be kind and gentle to those left in our care both at home and in our place of work.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Sylvester Mascarenhas Fatima J., Murat K., Francis Xavier, People of the Parish and Valencio Dourado. We pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may heal and strengthen them.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We take a moment of silence to present our private needs before God.

We invite our Blessed Mother Mary as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. 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

Priest:

Heavenly Father, you called us to your service despite our unworthiness. Listen favourably to our humble prayers and keep us always in your love through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                           3RD/4TH AUGUST 2019

Priest:

Keeping our eyes on God and heavenly things is all the treasure we need. Let us ask God in faith to keep us closer to Him.

Reader:

Let us pray for the Church, that the treasures and pleasures of this world may not distract her leaders from teaching and leading people to God.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for the leaders of the world, that God may grant them a high sense of justice to come up with only those structures that encourage sharing and more equitable distribution of the common wealth.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We pray for ourselves, that God may instill the virtues of prudence, justice and temperance in us so as to enable us moderate our quest for wealth and fame.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…  

We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: Maggie D’Souza, Vera Rocha, People of the Parish, Mr. & Mrs. D. S. Desouza and Grace Ashworth Bartels. We also pray for the sick at home or in hospital that they may be healed in mind and body.

PAUSE: Lord, hear us…

We now take a moment of silence to present our private intentions to God.

We invite the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

Loving Father, you put your entire creation in our imperfect care. Hear our prayers and direct our desires to the things of heaven where you live and reign with your Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 


17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                   27TH/28TH JULY 2019


Priest:
Faith in Christ Jesus made us adopted children of God. Let us humbly present
our needs before God our Father.
Reader:
We pray for the Holy Mother the Church, that those who uphold and teach her
faith, especially the Pope and the college of bishops may guide us faithfully to
God our Father.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may recognize that the
people in their charge are the adopted children of God, and always put God
first in every decision they make.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for ourselves, that we may be ever willing to assist the needy, and
learn to collaborate with one another as children of the One generous God.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Edviges Viegas, People of
the Parish, Na’aeem Hindi, Rinoyshka Coelho and Dr. Christopher Ade
Lipede . Let us also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God will
extend His fatherly love, healing and consolation to them.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
In a moment of silence, let us present our own personal needs before
God our Father.
Imploring the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, let us pray:
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you amongst
women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Priest:
Merciful God, listen favourably to our petitions and keep us faithful to you our
loving Father and to one another. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                                 20TH/21ST JULY 2019


Priest:
The mystery of God’s love is revealed in sincere service of others. Let us pray
to God to energize and empower us.
Reader:
We pray for the Church, that her leaders may be faithful to the faith of the
apostles and attentive to the signs of the time in their service to the people of
God.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for the nations of the world, that the values and goals which motivate
the decisions of their leaders may be those that draw people closer to God
and to one another.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for ourselves, that we may learn to serve in full recognition of our
different gifts and dispositions, to promote peace and harmony among God’s
people.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We pray for the intentions offered at this Sunday’s Masses: People of the
Parish, Esther Hanley, Jameel Zara, Cristina Papasey and Rosy D’Costa.
We also pray for those who are sick at home or in hospital, that the love and
care they receive from us will heal and console them.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We now pause for a moment to add our own private intentions.
Imploring the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, let us say:
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you amongst
women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Priest:
Almighty God, in your mercy and kindness, attend favourably to the prayers
and petitions we have made in faith through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ
who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever, Amen.


15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                        13TH/14TH JULY 2019


Priest:
The good Samaritan shows us how to love our neighbour. Let us ask God to
strengthen us against every force turning us away from His love.
Reader:
We pray for the Church, that her leaders may constantly renew themselves in
her rich Word and Sacraments so as to teach the rest of the world to love God
above all things and love their neighbours as themselves.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pray for the leaders of the world, that they may establish policies and
structures that will encourage love and peace.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pray for ourselves, that preserving the sanctity of life will continue to
motivate our thoughts and actions, so as to remain friends with God, the
supreme author of life.
PAUSE: Lord hear us…
We pray for the intentions offered at Masses for this Sunday: Maria Augusta
Rodrigues, Anthony Sebastian Dias & deceased family members, Delos
Santos & Fernandes family, Emmanuel & Agatha Diala and People of
the Parish . We pray also for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may
show them love and mercy to ease their pains.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us…
We take a moment of silence to add our own private intentions.
Let us invite our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you amongst
women, and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Priest:
Heavenly Father, you inspired the Samaritan to love without bounds. May your
graceful response to our prayers strengthen and deepen your love in us.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 


14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                                                             6TH/7TH JULY 2019


Priest:
Jesus died to make us a new creation in God. Let us present our petitions to
God in whom our joy is complete.
Reader:
We pray for the Church, that she may constantly renew herself in the love of
Christ and teach the world to find joy in loving God and others.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pray for the leaders of our nations, that they may build and strengthen
those structures that encourage constant renewal in the love of God and
one’s neighbours.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pray for ourselves, that our diligence in the service of the Lord and others
will constantly renew us and enkindle the fire of God’s love in our society.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pray for the intentions of this Sunday’s Masses: Edith Bishop, Jeanine
Dias, Gerald Kanagarasa, People of the Parish, P. V. Joseph and
Annakutty Joseph . We also pray for those who are sick at home or in
hospital, that God may visit and heal them.
PAUSE: Lord, hear us.
We pause for a moment to add our own personal intentions.
Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou amongst
women, and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Priest:
Oh God, your Son died to banish death and renew your creation. Listen
favourably to our prayers and keep us ever new and joyful in your love. We ask
this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

SS PETER AND PAUL APOSTLES                                                                                       29TH/30TH JUNE 2019

Priest:

In obedience to God’s call, St. Peter and St. Paul tended the sheep of God’s flock. Let us pray to God for grace to respond meaningfully to our own vocation.

 

Reader:

We pray for the Holy Mother Church, especially the successor of Peter, the Pope, the Bishops, Pastors and all leaders in the Church, that they may be always open and attentive to God’s guiding Spirit.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the world leaders as well as their advisers and supporters, that they may always seek what is right and good keeping ever in mind the needs of those they serve.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for ourselves, that we may remain true to Christ’s teaching and love at all times and readily support all those dedicated to preaching and spreading the Gospel.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the special intentions offered in our Sunday Masses: Edviges Viegas, Tony Soares, People of the Parish, Aaron Jose Fernandes and Anthony Godinho. We also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that they may find strength, peace and comfort in God’s     Word and Sacraments.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

We now pause to present our own personal intentions to God in faith.

May we ask our Holy Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

Priest:

God our Father, it pleased you to gather us to you through your faithful Apostles, accept our humble petitions and draw us closer to your kingdom through Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

 

MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (YEAR C)                                          22ND/23RD JUNE 2019

Priest:

We are the Church, the Body of the same Christ who offers freely his Body and Blood as eternal food. Let us ask God to nourish us with Christ in the Eucharist.

 

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church that the Eucharist they celebrate may renew and strengthen their mind and body to keep the Body of Christ under their watch ever together.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the leaders of the nations of the world that they may eschew selfishness and avarice and work to feed the people of God in their care.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for all of us who constitute the Body of Christ the Church, that the communities we work and live in may be blessed and nourished abundantly.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Edviges Viegas, People of the Parish, Thanksgiving, Maria Goretti Nkuo, and Anthony Godinho. We also remember the sick at home or in hospital, that the Eucharist may strength them in mind and body.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pause for a moment to present our own personal needs to our loving God.

 

May we ask our blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

 

Priest:

Almighty and eternal God. You nourish us daily by the Body and Blood of your Son. Hear our humble prayers and keep us faithful to your everlasting love through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY (YEAR C)                                                                15TH/16TH JUNE 2019

Priest:

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is one God. In faith, let us pray to Him.

 

Reader:

We pray for divine inspiration and wisdom in our Church that all those who preach the gospel and spread the mystery of the Trinity, may strengthen the children of God with words and sacraments.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray that the leaders of our nations may be guided by mutual respect, co-operation, peace and harmony in all their decisions.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for ourselves that our faith in the three Persons in one God will lift our sense of oneness, togetherness and collaboration in our homes and in the society at large.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the intentions offered in our Sunday masses: People of the Parish, Jeroshaan Kanagarasad family, Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Borgonha, Helen Stewart, and Gordon Carver. We remember also those who are sick at home or in hospital, asking the Blessed Trinity to heal and console them.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pause for a moment to add our own private intentions.

 

We ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

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

 

Priest:

Loving God, you made all things and sustain all life. Grant our humble petitions and fill us with your love, through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY (YEAR C)                                                                                                   8TH /9TH JUNE 2019

Priest:

The Holy Spirit is the source of the different gifts we receive. Let us pray to God in faith.

Reader:

We pray for the Church that the Holy Spirit received by her leaders at ordination may be ever renewed as they guide all God’s people in the path of true life.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

The Spirit inspired the disciples to overcome their linguistic barriers, may the same Spirit inspire the leaders of our nations to eliminate our differences and make us one family of God’s people.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray that we who receive the Spirit of God will be renewed with His gifts to enable us bring lasting peace and joy to all around us.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We present the intentions offered in our Sunday masses: James and Michael Furey, John Riordan, Telesford Irene Alemao, and Clement Delaney Prudent, People of the Parish. We also pray for the sick at home or in hospital, that God may visit them with compassion and healing.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We take a moment of silence to add our own private intentions.

 

We ask Mary our Mother to intercede for us as we pray:

 

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as he said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

 

Priest:

God of all creation, your Spirit of truth inspires us to present our petitions in faith. Listen favourably to us and make us grow in your love through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)                                                                                              1ST/2ND JUNE 2019

Priest:

In union with the Father, Jesus prays for unity among those who believe in Him and announce Him to the world. As one united family let us offer Him our prayers.

 

Reader:

Let us pray for the Holy Mother the Church, the Pope, Bishops and Clergy, that the love which sustains the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit will continue to grow as they witness to the Risen Lord in a broken world.

PAUSE: Lord hear us…

 

We pray for the leaders of our nations that the Risen Christ may inspire them with a good sense of justice and integrity so as to foster unity and love among their peoples.

PAUSE: Lord hear us …

 

We pray for ourselves that the Father who is one with His beloved Son will open up our hearts to one another so as to enrich ourselves with our God-given diversity under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

PAUSE: Lord hear us …

 

We pray for the intentions offered at today’s Masses: Jack and Argentina Colaco, Antonio Colaco, All Saints, People of the Parish and Denzil Pereira. We also pray for those who are sick at home or in hospital, asking God to heal them in mind and heart.

PAUSE: Lord hear us …

Let us pause for a moment and bring our own private intentions to God in faith.

 

We may now ask our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we say:

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as He said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

 

Priest:

Almighty ever-living God, your love for your Son and the Holy Spirit keeps you in an everlasting union, hear our humble petitions and keep us united with you and with one another through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)                                                                                                25th / 26th May 2019

Priest:

The world longs for peace which has been elusive. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us to true peace which is given by God.

Reader:

We pray for Pope Francis, Cardinal Vincent, all Bishops, Priests and Deacons, that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit as they strive to lead the people of God. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the nations of the world, that they will be more open and willing to be led by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves, that our homes will be places of love and peace. May we be constantly attuned to the inspirations from God as we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Martin Nicholls, Anthony Joseph D’Lima, People of the Parish, Anne Urhoghide and Kimberly Rodrigues. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

 

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as he said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

Priest:

Loving God, you are just in your ways and loving in all your deeds. May we be loving as you are as we work for unity and peace under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through Christ our Lord. Amen.

5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)                                                                                           18th / 19th May 2019

Priest:

The love of God gathers us together as a community of faith. Let us offer our prayers and petitions to God who loves and cares for us.

Reader:

We pray for the Church that she may be strengthened in her resolve to continue to bear positive witness to the Risen Christ in spite of the challenges confronting her. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all the nations of the world and especially their leaders that God will endow them with true sense of justice, love and peace. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for ourselves that we will learn to reject injustice and selfish ambitions while embracing the spirit of true love, humility, compassion, justice and peace in our lives. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Thanksgiving Mass, People of the Parish, Irene Telesford Alemao, V.J. Francis, Thankamma Francis and Jasmine Jose; and Enoch Daniel. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

 

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as he said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

Priest:

Loving God, you command us to love one another as you have loved us. May your love be abundant in our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)                                                                                                     11th / 12th May 2019

Priest:

The Good Shepherd is risen. He loves and cares for us. Let us with confidence offer our prayers and petitions to our loving God.

Reader:

We pray for Church that she may continue to announce courageously the message of the Good News of the Risen Christ. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for our families that we may be closely associated with the Good Shepherd by imitating his spirit of compassion, mercy, forgiveness and love. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for our civil leaders especially those who govern our country and make its laws, that they may be open to the promptings of the spirit of the Good Shepherd who seeks to unite us in love and peace. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Aashiken Aathavan & family, Daryl D’Gama, Albert Das and Joanna Sara Mascarenhas. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as he said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

Priest:

Almighty God, may the Holy Spirit constantly inspire us to faithfully follow the guidance of the Good Shepherd who is Christ our Risen Lord. Amen.

 

 

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)                                                                                                      4th / 5th May 2019

Priest:

The Risen Christ knows us and has commissioned us to go into the world as his witnesses. Let us therefore offer our prayers and petitions to our loving God.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, Pope Francis, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Deacons, that they may lead us on our journey of faith. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the world that God will touch their hearts so that they will reject hypocrisy and double standards. May they learn to promote justice, peace, love and unity in the world. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray that the Risen Christ will grant us the grace to transform our spirit of indifference into enthusiastic concern and love for one another. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Mr & Mrs McCarthy, Betty & Julia Ordona, Mr Winston Ellis, Julieta Dacosta and People of the Parish. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

 

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia. Has risen as he said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

Priest:

Ever loving Father, please listen favourably to the prayers and petitions of your children and grant us your peace and love through Christ the Risen Lord. Amen.

Second Sunday of Easter                                                                                                                   27th/28th April 2019

Celebrant

In the knowledge that God is present hers with us, let us pray

Reader

We pray for our bishops, priests and deacons, in their demanding ministry of love, that they may be given all the support, grace and anointing they need. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We pray for the gifts of discernment and integrity among all those who govern, advise and lead. May all self-centred ambition be cleared away so that our leaders are free to serve. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We call to mind those whose eyes are wet or tense with pain. May they sense the Lord’s reassuring love which can bring us through the darkest valleys. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We also pray for the intentions of the weekend Masses, Johnny Rosario & Marshall Rosario, Alfred & Fatima Rajeratnam, Piedade Gomes, People of the Parish and Jean Carver. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that Go may grant them His healing touch. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

Let us ask Mary, Mother of the Church to pray for us and with us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art 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, we know that you are here present, hear the prayers we make, confident of your love. Through Christ our Lord

 

 

Easter Day                                                                                                                                              20th/21st April 2019

Celebrant

Jesus Christ is Risen. The Lord of life cannot be held by death definitively. The victory of Christ over sin and death gives us hope and a pledge of eternal life. With joy in our hearts, let us offer our prayers and petitions to God.

Reader

We pray that the Church may proclaim with joy the Easter message of love and hope for the world. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We pray that our lives as well as our worship will testify to the truth of the Resurrection. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We remember those whose lives are filled with pain, anxiety or sorrow, and ask that the Risen Christ may transform their sorrow and pain into great rejoicing. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We pray that the Risen Christ will touch our lives so that we will experience the depth of His healing and loving presence. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

We also pray for the intentions of the weekend Masses, Piedade Rodrigues, People of the Parish, Ingrid D’Lima Kolli and Reagan Pereira. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that God may grant them His healing touch. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

Let us ask Mary, Mother of the Church to pray for us and with us as we say:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art 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

Ever loving Father, may we continue to be inspired by the Resurrection of Christ; and may your blessings be abundant in our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayers Passion Sunday  C                                                                                                                 13th /14th April 2019

Celebrant

As we recall Jesus entering Jerusalem, let us gather our thoughts to pray.

Reader

As the crowds welcome d Jesus, we pray that many more will welcome him into their hearts and lives over the coming year. We pray for opportunities to spread the good news and courage to take them. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

We recall the donkey Jesus rode on, and pray for that real humility in our hearts which treats status and image casually, and truth and loving service seriously. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

The children sang and shouted praise; we pray for the children in our homes, our city and our land. May we not fail them in the support and teaching they need. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

We also pray for the intentions of the Masses this weekend, People of the Parish, Francis Rosario & Mary Rosario, Piomi Kanagarasa & the Boys, Rosario & Matildes Rodrigues, Maria Lobo’s family. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that Go may grant them His healing touch. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

Let us ask Mary, Mother of the Church to assist us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

 

Celebrant

Father, hear our prayer; may we praise you not only with our voices but in the lives we lead. We ask this through Christ our Lord

 

5th Sunday of Lent C                                                                                                                                 6th /7th  April 2019

Celebrant:

God is present with us now. Let us bring him our prayers and concerns for the Church and for the world

Reader:

We pray that the loving Lord may continue to breath his life into the Church, so that we may speak his love to the world and be willing to suffer and prepare for sacrifice. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

We pray that the loving Lord may breathe his peace into the world, so that we may work together co-operatively, sensitive to one another’s needs and differences. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

We pray that the loving Lord may breathe his welcome deep into the souls of the dying, so that death is only the door leading to the joy of eternal life. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

We also pray for the intentions of the Masses this weekend, People of the Parish, Mario Rosario, Declan Costa, David Ezekiel and Maria Lobo We remember too, those who are sick at home or in the hospital, that Go may grant them His healing touch. (Pause for silent prayer) Lord, hear us.

 

Let us ask Mary, Mother of the Church to assist us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

 

Celebrant:

Father, accept these prayers, helping us to follow your example of forgiveness, and to love others as you love us. Through Christ our Lord

 

4TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C)                                                                                       30th / 31st March 2019

Priest:

Let us pray to God who reconciles us through Christ.

Reader:

We pray for the Church that she will continue to spread the message of love and reconciliation in the world. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will increase our capacity to forgive one another and be truly reconciled with God and our neighbour. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the grace to heal the past hurts in our lives and to deepen our relationships. May we be encompassed by the love of God as we equally demonstrate this love to all. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Hubbard Fernandes, Salvacao Da Silva, Thanksgiving to God, Lourdina and Anton Joao Mascarenhas and People of the Parish. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

 

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O Clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Priest:

God our Father, we ask you to be merciful to us sinners, forgive our sins, accept our prayers and continue to show us your love through Christ our Lord. Amen.

3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C)                                                                                          23rd / 24th March 2019

Priest:

Let us pray to God who forgives our sins and invites us to true repentance.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, that God will constantly sanctify them so that in turn they can draw people closer to God through their ministry. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That the grace of God will sustain in us the need for ongoing renewal in our lives. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the world, that the Holy Spirit will inspire in them a true sense of working for the common good and protecting the rights of the poor and marginalised of the society. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Vincent Rosario, The departed souls of Rajakumar family, Xavier Martins, People of the Parish and Meloshka Fernandes. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Priest:

Most merciful Father, we ask you to accept our prayers and let your Will be done in our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C)                                                                                         16th / 17th March 2019

Priest:

Let us offer our prayers to God who can bring transformation into our lives.

Reader:

We pray that the Church will be strengthened and motivated to undertake transformative apostolate in the world. May the Church be inspired by the light of Christ which dispels the darkness of prejudice, injustice, bitterness and lack of forgiveness. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the poor and those who are experiencing different levels of pain and sorrow, that God will transform their sorrow into joy and equally grant them a positive sense of wellbeing. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray that our families will be transformed into places where love will prevail over hatred, kindness over wickedness, peace over conflicts and unity over divisions. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Jeff and Margie Soriano, Terry Tuci, John Martin D’Sa, People of the Parish and Thanksgiving to God. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Priest:

Merciful Father, we acknowledge our absolute dependence on you. May you listen favourably to our prayers and grant us renewal of hearts through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C)                                                                                                   9th / 10th March 2019

Priest:

We offer our prayers to God who cares for us and loves us unconditionally.

Reader:

We pray for the leaders of the Church, that God will fill them with wisdom and courage as they struggle to lead God’s children to the path of righteousness and peace. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for strength to overcome temptations in our lives and to remain faithful to our vocation as children of God. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for all those who are finding it difficult to resist temptations in their lives; that the grace of God will inspire them to adopt a more positive approach to life. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Reynaldo Cubacub, People of the Parish, The departed souls of Alemao family, Tomas Fernandes and Ralph Emerson Prado. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Priest:

Everlasting and loving Father, may your grace strengthen us whenever temptations assail us and may we be victorious through Christ our Lord. Amen.

8th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                          2nd / 3rd March 2019

Priest:

In humility, let us offer our prayers to God who knows us more than we know ourselves.

Reader:

We pray for the Church, that as she struggles with her shortcomings in bearing witness to Christ, that God will sanctify her and inspire her leaders to outstanding lives of integrity. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That we may be more sensitive to the needs of the poor and marginalised of our society. May we be eager to assist them with love. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will transform us to be people of honesty who will show more understanding and compassion to others. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Zayn Alic Mascarenhas, Maria Fernandes, Thanksgiving to God and Joanita De Melo. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for 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.

Priest:

God our loving Father, may our lives bear meaningful witness to you. May we learn to show love and mercy to one another through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

7th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                           23/24 February 2019

Priest:

God loves us and remembers us in our frailty; let us pray to him now

Reader:

When conflicts threaten to disrupt our fellowship in the Church community, may the Spirit help us to deal with our frustrations and anger, and give us the grace to forgive  PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

When the differences in cultures block our understanding of one another and obstruct the peace process, may the Spirit broaden our vision to discern the common ground. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

When the layers of resentment have turned into rock, may the Spirit dissolve them with the rain of loving mercy . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Bridie Sweeney, Mr & Mrs Hanley, Salvadorinho & Roquezinha Almeida. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for 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.

Priest:

Father! Accept these prayers; may your love strengthen and encourage us all. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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6th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                           16/17 February 2019

Priest:

Knowing our need of God, let us pray

Reader:

We bring  to mind our Church both here in Hounslow and throughout the world, that we may aim for right values and right priorities in all decide and do  PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For all who lead and govern, and all meetings where important decisions are made, that justice and mercy may be their guiding beacon. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That those caught up in the frenetic pressures of life, and those who are stressed up to breaking point may find the insight and courage to change things. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Jeff and Margie Soriano, Terry Tuci, John Martin D’Sa. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for 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.

 

Priest:

We commend all our cares to the God who loves us as his children through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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5th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                           9/10 February 2019

Priest:

Let us pray together in the presence of the Lord, our God

Reader:

That all who have been called to be workers in God’s harvest, searching for the lost and loving them into the kingdom. We pray for those who teach God’s love, both by word and the way they live  PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That those in authority and power, that under their leadership there may be mutual respect, integrity and justice . We pray for discernment to see where injustice needs righting and when we need to speak out. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for families suffering poverty or financial difficulties, for families full of tension and disagreement, and for families coping with grief and separation . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Sr. Immaculate Mascarenhas, Sebastian and Eremita, Maria Garcia   Joana Fernandes. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for 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.

Priest:

Heavenly Father, hear us, give us the strength and dedication to offer ourselves to do your will through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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4th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                           2 / 3 February 2019

Priest:

Let us pray to our loving and faithful God.

Reader:

That the Church may be noticeable by its loving; the all Christians may be remarkable for their caring and joyful serving without restrictions or boundaries. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That our homes may be training grounds for the selfless loving which gives and forgives, and never ends. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That fears may be calmed and the anxious reassured; that all in pain may be comforted and restored to wholeness . PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Olga Gomes, Amelia Fernandes, Valanka Fernandes and Crispin Garcia. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for 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.

Priest:

God our Father hear these prayers; give us all those qualities of faith, hope and love which last for ever  through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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3rd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                                           26th / 27th January 2019

Priest:

We are called to proclaim the Word of God through our lifestyle. Let us offer our prayers to God.

Reader:

That the Church will become a reassuring means of spreading the Word of God in our world. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That those who are suffering different levels of pains, insults, anxieties and persecutions because of their faith in God will persevere through the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That our families will become places where the Word of God is cherished and shared for the wellbeing of everyone. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: People of the Parish, Gabriel D’Souza, For the needy souls, Promotion and Thanksgiving and Meena Fernandes. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Priest:

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.

Heavenly Father, may we be strengthened in our resolve to be more faithful in obeying your Word through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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2nd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)                               19th / 20th January 2019

 

Priest:

As the glory of Jesus is revealed, may we endeavour to be more attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Let us offer our prayers to God.

Reader:

That in spite of the shortcomings of the Church, she will continue to announce the message of salvation with love, courage and sincerity of heart. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That we may be more sensitive to the needs of the poor and marginalised of our society. May we work to uphold justice and equality. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That the gifts of the Holy Spirit will enable us to heal the past hurts we may have experienced and be reconciled to one another. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Arthemisia Gomes, Sebastiao Braganca, Hubert and Maria Rajakumar, Anthony Lawrence Dias Do Rosario and People of the Parish. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Priest:

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.

God of love and compassion, may we be inspired to renew our lives in fidelity to the Gospel values through Christ our Lord. Amen

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR C)                                           12th / 13th January 2019 

Priest:

Through the baptism of Jesus, God confirms His identity and vocation to redeem humanity. Let us offer our prayers to God.

Reader:

That the Church will be steadfast in administering the sacraments. We equally pray for all those preparing for baptism that the grace of God will make them faithful in their pursuit of holiness of life. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That individuals and the nations of the world will be more open to the Word of God and have the courage to live according to its demands. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

That we may be more faithful to the grace of our baptism by working for lasting peace, justice and forgiving love. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Talbert and Dee Rose, Johnny Sequeira, Baby Isabella De Gois Silva, People of the Parish and Ruben and Lydia Madronio. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

 Priest:

Almighty God, we pray that we will constantly cooperate with the grace of our baptism by obeying your commands and loving our neighbour through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (YEAR C)                                            5th / 6th January 2019

 Priest:

Jesus is manifested to the world. The visit of the three wise men encourages us constantly focus our attention on Christ. Let us offer our prayers to God.

Reader:

We pray that the Church will be true to her vocation as she strives purposefully to be the light that shines brightly in the darkness of our world. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for the nations of the world that God will enlighten the minds of their leaders to work for enduring peace, justice and love. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

We pray for our families that love, forgiveness, peace and unity will prevail despite the challenges that may confront us. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

For the intentions of our Sunday Masses: Lyvita Gomes, Mary Donovan, People of the Parish, Aathithya Aathavan and family and Thanksgiving Mass to St Anthony and St Michael. We remember too, those who are sick at home or in hospital, that God may grant them divine mercy and healing. 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 our Mother Mary to intercede for us as we pray:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

 Priest:

Most loving Father, may we constantly follow Jesus the light of the world and strive to establish His kingdom of love, justice, peace and unity through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD                           1st January 2019

Priest:

As we share with the Blessed Virgin Mary our faith and our love of God, we turn to him now with our prayers.

Reader:

For our holy Mother, the Church: that all people will be gathered as her children. PAUSE:

Lord, hear us.                        

For peace in our troubled world, especially for an end to violence in Iraq, Syria and the Holy Land: that through Our Lady’s maternal care harmony will come to reign. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

For all families: for the prayers and protection of Mother Mary and St Joseph over all families especially those families and marriages who are experiencing much difficulties in their relationships. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

For ourselves: that we will grow closer to the Lord in this New Year and like Mary, have hearts open to his grace and blessings. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

For those who have died: that they will have the company of Blessed Virgin Mary in the presence of our loving Father in heaven. PAUSE: Lord, hear us.

 

We turn to Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God, to pray for and with us as we say:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

 

Priest:

Loving Father, hear these prayers we make in faith, and by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary open our hearts to you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.