Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community -31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
We share these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend Masses for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Nov 4-5, 2023). May they be helpful in your own prayer life and reflections this week.
God, we believe that you have called the Church into being to be the servant of the kingdom, to be a sign of your new order, to celebrate in every land worship which raises our hearts to heaven and inspires us to work for justice and to serve our neighbors. We pray:
That your church and our parish be a community alive with your Spirit, welcoming all and seeking to set people free from the things, attitudes, ways of living that hold them down. We pray to the Lord.
May the Spirit be with us so that our religious and spiritual lives are wider than our personal and private concerns and we reach out to other people in their needs and joys, we pray to the Lord.
Help us live so that our worship and prayer be honest and sincere, not something “put on” and that we never use religious practice in a way that judges others, we pray to the Lord.
That your Holy Spirit will promote men and women to serve your church and people. Today we pray especially pray that men in our community will be open to the call to serve Christ and the Church as Jesuit brothers and priests. We pray to the Lord.
We affirm that God is supremely known in Jesus. Help us also affirm that God is present among people who do not own Christ as their Lord. We pray to the Lord.
In this month of November, the month of the Holy Souls, we pray to experience the closeness of our loved ones who have gone before us. We remember those whose names are in our books of remembrance or placed on our altars. At this liturgy we also remember
4:30 PM Dominic Aceto by his daughter Maureen
7:30 AM Shawn Ingalls by Mom & Family
9:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
5:00 PM Dr. Paul Vaughan by Dr. Tina Kell
We pray to the Lord.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, Jesus Christ is Lord. Over powers and authorities, over all who govern the life of the world, Jesus Christ is Lord. Of the poor of the broken, the sinned against and the sinner, Jesus Christ is Lord. Above the Church, beyond our best thoughts of him, and in the quietest corners of our hearts, Jesus Christ is Lord. Let us go in the peace of Christ, not an easy peace, not an insignificant peace, not a half-hearted peace but the peace of the Lord Jesus. May almighty God bless us, Father, Son and Holy Spirit +