Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
We offer these intentions for the Prayers of the Faithful on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, the weekend of Nov 18-19, 2023, with the fervent hope that they are helpful to you in your own prayers and reflections this week.
You have made us in your own image, God, gifted with a desire and need for relationships and the capacity for great creativity and generosity. We pray that we may become the people you dream us to be. We also pray today:
That we may recognize anti-Semitism, bigotry and the denial of human dignity of any other person, wherever and in whomever we see these things. Give us the courage and wisdom to stand against such sins against humanity, we pray to the Lord.
In this week of Thanksgiving, help us to be aware, and not take for granted, the blessings in our lives. May we see opportunities to express our appreciation of others and when we do, give us words of thanks and gratitude to share. We pray to the Lord.
For our neighbors, brothers and sisters who are dependent on shelters and food kitchens. Bless those providing such assistance and help us find more permanent ways of helping and preserving human dignity. We pray to the Lord.
For the Native American communities in the State of Maine. Bless those who are leading the way in rediscovering their heritage, culture, and language. For the well-being of these communities and a deeper experience of mutual respect between the majority culture and our native brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.
For all those among us – and all people- who are carrying the weight of grief and mourning in their lives. May your healing Spirit, Lord, bring hope, and peace. We pray to the Lord.
Bless and enfold our loved ones in your care, God of all. Tell them we love them and miss them. At this liturgy we especially commend to you
4:30 PM David Wallace by John & Eileen Munroe
7:30 AM Laura V. Caminiti by Mary Polito & Jim Pizzo
9:30 AM Deceased Members of Julie & Rosaire Dostie’s Family by The Family
5:00 PM Marjorie Lenois by Natalie Baltos
We pray to the Lord.
God, receive these prayers and those we hold silently. Because we want to know your love, we ask that you challenge us when we do not recognize the humanity of each other, confront us when we value respectability over respect. Pick us up when we fail and encourage us to see you in each person. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.