Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 6th Sunday of Easter
Each week, we share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend, You may find this to be a helpful way to guide your own reflection, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you’ll find the Prayers of the Faithful from the 6th Sunday of Easter, May 21-22, 2022:
God, Jesus, your Son, promised us the gift of His Peace. That does not mean everything is easy, so we come in prayer for help and for the gift of that peace for ourselves and our brothers and sisters.
That the members of the Church, especially Bryan and Ali and those initiated at Easter, will receive the power of God in living their Christian faith, we pray to the Lord.
For our faith community that we may respond boldly to the Holy Spirit’s call to act in solidarity with our global community to end violence in our world, protect those most vulnerable and in need, and that we be a community which welcomes all people and peoples, and sees every human being as a child of God, we pray to the Lord.
That good candidates step forward to serve on our parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and may those chosen act with wisdom, faith, and courage, we pray to the Lord.
This week is the anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” in which the Pope says the environment is an issue of faith and it is our responsibility to care for the natural world and reduce wastefulness in our lives and in our parish. Let us be open to this call of the Spirit, we pray to the Lord.
In this month of Mental Health Awareness we pray for those who struggle to face the world. Let us grow in understanding and compassion and work to remove any stigma for those who have mental illness in any form, we pray to the Lord.
We pray for the late Msgr Peter Flanagan, founding pastor at St. Pius, on this, the 85th anniversary of his ordination. May he know the reward of his labors in God’s presence. We pray to the Lord.
For those who have died, that they live forever in Christ’s love. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM James & Dorothy Hayes
7:00 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased, and Lew Richards
8:00 AM Julie Ann Burns
9:00 AM William & Michael Jennings
10:00 AM Living Intention for Elizabeth and Doug Aloff & Families
5:00 PM Barbara F. Nisbet
We pray to the Lord.
You have revealed your compassion to us in the risen Lord. Give answer to our prayers, so that we may love one another as Christ has loved us and praise your name for ever and ever. Amen.