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Petitions and Prayers of the Faithful

August 16/17
The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
PETITIONS AND PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

PRESIDER      We bring our prayers to God who extends mercy to all people.


1. For the Church: that we may truly be a sign of God's presence and a means for all people to come to deeper prayer and authentic worship of God

We pray to the Lord

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER

2. For Pope Francis and his pastoral visit to South Korea: that God will give him safe travel, help him awaken a deeper faith and promote a greater unity and charity in the Asian church
We pray to the Lord

3. For peace in Iraq and for religious minorities being persecuted,
We pray to the Lord

4. For all who will begin college soon: that God will help them to make good choices, build new friendships and learn about themselves and the world around them
We pray to the Lord

5. For our faith community: that we welcome all visitors and that our assemblies may be a place where all people can draw closer to God
We pray to the Lord

6. For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially for
  4:30 PM  EARL J. WAGGONER
8:30 AM  For the intentions of Juanito and Sonia Sanatos
10:15 AM  EDNA SCHUETZ
Whom we remember in a special way at this Mass,

We pray to the Lord

7. For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book, on our prayer line, and for petitions that anyone wishes to voice at this time. (Pause)
We pray to the Lord

8. Let us add any additional intentions in the silence of our hearts. (Pause for 5 seconds)
We pray to the Lord

PRESIDER     God of Israel, in your mercy you spared your people. Increase our faith in you, and hear us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


August 14/15
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
PETITIONS AND PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

PRESIDER      As children of the Blessed Mother, we bring our needs to God.


1. That the Church: like the Virgin Mary, may bring Christ into the world with joy, and be joined with him in endless life,

We pray to the Lord

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER

2. That legislators and public servants ensure adequate medical care for families, especially those in crisis,
We pray to the Lord

3. That nations unite to combat all forms of violence against women and families.
We pray to the Lord

4. For all mothers, that they may find in Mary the example and strength to carry out their vocation
We pray to the Lord

5. For our parish family: that we may celebrate each day as a gift from God and trust God's love and compassion to guide our way
We pray to the Lord

6. For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially,
  7:00 PM   SANDRIAN PAVAN
9:00 AM   HELEN NUGENT
Whom we remember in a special way at this Mass,

We pray to the Lord

7. For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book, on our prayer line, and for petitions that anyone wishes to voice at this time. (Pause)
We pray to the Lord

8. Let us add any additional intentions in the silence of our hearts. (Pause)
We pray to the Lord

PRESIDER     O God of gracious goodness, you raised your Mother to heaven. Hear our intercessions in the name of Mary's Son, Christ our Lord.


August 9/10
The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
PETITIONS AND PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

PRESIDER      We ask God's kindness, bringing our concerns with confidence.


1. For the Church: that we may recognize God's presence in both the extraordinary moments and in ordinary events of our lives

We pray to the Lord

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER

2. For Pope Francis: that God will strengthen him and inspire him as he leads the church to greater faith and deeper love
We pray to the Lord

3. For the earthquake victims in China: that God will help them find safety and give them strength to renew their lives
We pray to the Lord

4. For the People and the Health Care workers in West Africa: that God's love will guide them as they hope for healing and experienced loss.
We pray to the Lord

5. For our parish family: that we may appreciate the blessings that we have received and generously share our gifts with all who are in need
We pray to the Lord

6. For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially for
  4:30 PM  THERESE AND JOHN PONTILLO
8:30 AM  PATRICIA HEALEY
10:15 AM  FERNAND BELVAL AND CASIMIRA GUARDIA
Whom we remember in a special way at this Mass,

We pray to the Lord

7. For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book, on our prayer line, and for petitions that anyone wishes to voice at this time. (Pause)
We pray to the Lord

8. Let us add any additional intentions in the silence of our hearts. (Pause for 5 seconds)
We pray to the Lord

PRESIDER     God of wind and sea, you calm our fears and bring us peace. Hear the prayers your Spirit inspires us to offer and grant what we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen


August 2/3
The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
PETITIONS AND PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

PRESIDER      Nothing in this world can separate us for the love of Christ. Confidently we bring our prayers before the God of mercy.


1. For the Church: that we may share the Bread of Life with all who hunger for meaning and purpose in life

We pray to the Lord

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER

2. For Pope Francis: that God will strengthen him and inspire him as he leads the church to greater faith and deeper love
We pray to the Lord

3. For all the children and teachers attending vacation bible camp this week, that they are inspired by God's word.
We pray to the Lord

4. For Peace: that God will transform hearts so that violence may end in the Holy Land and that people may live in safety and peace
We pray to the Lord

5. For our parish family: that we may appreciate the blessings that we have received and generously share our gifts with all who are in need
We pray to the Lord

6. For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially for
  4:30 PM  JOSEPH ROGER LEMIEUX AND ROSE LEMIEUX
8:30 AM  NEVIO P. COREN
10:15 AM  RORY O'SULLIVAN
Whom we remember in a special way at this Mass,

We pray to the Lord

7. For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book, on our prayer line, and for petitions that anyone wishes to voice at this time. (Pause)
We pray to the Lord

8. Let us add any additional intentions in the silence of our hearts. (Pause for 5 seconds)
We pray to the Lord

PRESIDER     Lord, creator of the universe, giver of all that is good, let us feel your presence in our need and be your presence to others. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen