Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – Easter Vigil and Sunday
Easter Vigil/Sunday Prayers of the Faithful 2023
That the world may know that your holy Son Jesus is not a dead hero we commemorate, but the living Lord we worship, we are gathered now and in the power of the Holy Spirit we pray:
This Easter we hold before you all those whom Christ calls to follow him: when faith is great and when faith is little; when faith is sure and when faith is weak. We pray to the Lord.
For Jon, Matthew, Michael, Bo Yolande who have received the sacraments of Christian life at our Easter Vigil liturgy, for Tyler who will join them soon, for Owen who will be confirmed this spring and for the children of our parish who will be confirmed and receive First Eucharist on Pentecost, we pray to the Lord.
For those who today are suffering unjustly, for those abused and abandoned, or living in places or homes of danger, for the people of Ukraine, Palestine, and other suffering places in our world, we pray to the Lord.
For Pope Francis and other Christian leaders following the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Protect them and continue to guide them. For Spiritual leaders everywhere may they hear and follow the authentic voice of God, we pray to the Lord.
That the name of God may not be used to justify hatred, violence, or prejudice against any human persons, for we are all brothers and sisters. That good people be given the courage to stand up against those preaching hatred, bigotry, fear, and discrimination, we pray to the Lord.
For the safety of our natural world we pray and ask you, God, to lead us to make the personal and social changes that will protect our planet, we pray to the Lord
From the cowardice that does not face new truths, from the laziness that is content with half truths, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all the truth, deliver us today, Lord. Prevent us from falling into the sin of believing that the slavery of Egypt is better than the struggle in the desert, that nothing can be done to change things, for that sin is a denial of the power of the resurrection, we pray to the Lord.
For our parish community and St. Brigid, our school, that we be blessed with life, people eager to grow in faith and the resources we need to fulfill God’s dream for us, we pray to the Lord..
On this Easter day we pray for all who have died. Tell them, God, how much we love them and miss them. Tell them we carry their stories in our lives. At this liturgy we especially commend to you:
8:00 PM Raymond & Ida Thibodeau
7:30 AM Raymond Thibodeau, Jr.
9:30 AM St. Joseph, Deceased Members of Julie & Rosaire Dostie’s Family
9:30 AM St. Pius X, Fred DeSarno
11:00 AM Melda Downes
We pray to the Lord.
Hear these prayers and bless those we bring before you and those whose need is known only to you. Bless our Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters, who are also celebrating special holy days. Fill us with your spirit that we might be instruments of your healing and comforting power, answers to other people’s prayers. We make these prayers through Christ our Risen and Living Lord. Amen!