Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 5th Sunday of Easter

Apr 29, 2024 | Prayers of the Faithful

We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from the 5th Sunday of Easter (April 27-28. 2024) for your reflection this week.

Today we hear that the fruit of Easter lies in our hearts, in our connection with the Risen Christ, you and with one another. It is this connection that gives us life. We pray:

We pray in thanks for those who make us feel welcome and connected, teachers, parents, friends, counselors. We also pray for our brothers and sisters who are made to feel unwanted, unconnected. Embrace them, Lord, and show us how we can be people who embrace those who struggle. We pray to the Lord.

In these final days of Passover, we join in prayer with and for our Jewish brothers and sisters among us and worldwide. We pray for understanding, peace and connection in the Holy Land and Middle East. We pray to the Lord.

At Passover the Jewish people are reminded that they were once slaves, and that this memory should teach them to empathize with those who are exposed and endangered in the present. This is the message of Jesus too. Let us remember that we are all connected. Let us love one another. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those in our world today who are most at risk: those in war zones, prisoners, children, and the elderly who lack medical care, those living with addictions, we pray to the Lord.

The friends of Jesus were first afraid of Saul. Teach us to move beyond our fears. We pray to the Lord.

This week we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Let us pray for honorable and just employment for those who need work. We pray for a fair system of wages and worker protections and for a system that protects workers around the world. Today we especially pray for those who do the menial work in our society. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for women and men to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our loved ones who have died, that death has not separated them from us or from your love, God. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM Marquita Guinoo by Her Daughter Ricamor & Guinoo Family

7:30 AM Raymond Thibodeau, Sr. by Jean and Family

9:30 AM The People of the Parish, both Living & Deceased

5:00 PM Berlin & Alex Castillo by the Family

We pray to the Lord.

God of love and life, hear these prayers. Your Son Jesus has put his life into our hands, now we put our lives into yours. Take us, renew, and remake us. What we have been is past; what we shall be, through you, awaits us. Lead us on. ++

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