Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Solemnity of Corpus Christi
We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend’s Mass celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (June 10-11, 2023) – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – with our prayer and hope that you will find them helpful.
God of love, in this house, Jesus has set a table, richly laid with bread and wine. Fools and sages are invited. He calls us all to come and dine. We bring our hopes and fears, our joys and our needs and we pray:
It is hard to accept your invitation. We can be self-absorbed and tied up with all our engagements, demands, responsibilities. Help us to say yes to the feast you have prepared for all. We pray to the Lord….
For those who are without food, the food of the Eucharist and the food needed to sustain physical life. We pray to the Lord.
For those who are starving for love and attention in the slums of poor places or the condos and hotels of rich cities, we pray to the Lord.
For those who believe or have been told they don’t deserve to be here at your Table. May your love touch those hearts. We pray to the Lord.
For those whose physical or psychological needs make it hard or impossible for them to be here. For all those because of distance or other reasons are unable or rarely able to come to your Table in person. For our online parish community. We pray to the Lord.
For those for whom the Eucharist has been the food for the journey of their lives. They now have completed that journey. We pray they are at the heavenly table. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM James & Dorothy Hayes by their Daughter Natalie Baltos
7:30 AM Raymond Thibodeau, Jr. by Jean & Family
9:30 AM Robert S. Banks, Jr. by Sister Cathy & Banks Family
5:00 PM The People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
We pray to the Lord.
God of all mercy and love, Jesus has put his life into our hands. He is truly present to us in the consecrated bread and wine, his body and blood for our lives and the life of the world. As we receive these gifts, we ask you to receive our prayers and to take us, renew and remake us. What we have been is past. What we shall be, through you, still awaits us. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.