Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 3rd Sunday of Lent
We hope that these Prayers of the Faithful from the 3rd Sunday of Lent, (March 11-12, 2023) are helpful to you this week in your reflections and prayer life.
As Jesus reached out to the woman at the well, you reach out to us, God. You want to hear our story: the things that occupy our thinking, disturb our equilibrium, the obstacles that diminish our life and well-being….we pray about these and more:
For Jon, Matthew, Tyler, Michael, Owen, and all preparing to receive the living water of Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation this Easter. For our young people who will receive Confirmation and Eucharist on Pentecost, we pray to the Lord.
For all our brothers and sisters who, like the woman at the well, feel isolated or judged, that they be released from their fears. For all of us, that we do not shut out others because of their past or their identity, and that this parish may be experienced as a community of welcome, we pray to the Lord.
For people in our jails and prisons, and the men and women who work in our correctional system, we pray to the Lord.
For our national leaders that we and they find a way to manage our nation’s finances and still care for those who need social and medical programs and a livable income in their older years. That those who have been financially successful remember their brothers and sisters who do not have such wealth. We pray to the Lord.
For the sick and the dying, for the health service people and their families who care for them. For those who are not receiving adequate care, we pray to the Lord.
For deceased and living alumni, faculty and family of the College of the Holy Cross and the Holy Cross Alumni Club of Maine, we pray to the Lord.
For our loved ones, friends, neighbors and all who have died. May the Lord lift all the burdens from their bodies and minds and welcome them into the fullness of life, we pray to the Lord. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Remembrance Mass for the Friends & Alumni of The College of The Holy Cross
7:30 AM For The People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Marito Guinoo by the Wescott Family
5:00 PM For the Deceased Members of the Baldi Family by the Family
We pray to the Lord.
We entrust these prayers and those of our hearts to you, God of love for you are the One who tells us “I am the One whose love never fails.. depend on me for I am faithful. Trust me for I refuse to leave your side.” We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.