Prayer of the Faithful - Archives 2018
   

JANUARY 07, 2018

Celebrant : Guided by the star the Magi made a journey to the newborn child. Let us also come to the new born child and place our petitions before him saying ...

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope,bishops,clergy and religious may dialogue and interact with leaders of other faiths in order to foster religious harmony and peace, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That all may experience the presence of God in their lives in a tangible way, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That Jesus may become the best friend of the children who received Jesus for the first time yesterday, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That there may be peace and harmony in our world and specially in our city, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us gathered here may return home with the assurance that Jesus answers all our prayers, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : Lord grant us the grace that we too like the Wise men may seek and find Jesus your son, we make this prayer to Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JANUARY 14, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our loving Father saying :

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope,bishops,clergy and religious may be attentive to the needs of the people and lead them to God who is calling them, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That our youth may feel encouraged for a life of service and we may have more vocations for Priestly and Religious life, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That we may refrain from sinful action and thoughts, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That those who are working in different ministries in the church that God may bless them abundantly, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us gathered here may hear God's calling in our life and surrender to his will, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, with confidence and trust we have placed our petitions before you. Graciously grant our petitions and increase in us the willingness to respond to your call, we make this prayer to Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JANUARY 21, 2018

Celebrant : Let us ask for the grace to live as people guided by the spirit of God saying :

Response : Lord, lead us to your kingdom.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may teach the people the principles of Christian living, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That the couples facing challenges may be given spiritual and psychological help so as to trust each other and resolve conflicts amicably, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That our confirmandi who receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit may use these gifts for Gods Greater Glory .....
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  4. That those who are working in Public Service may understand their Duty and work for the betterment of the people, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us gathered here may fulfill God's mission in our life, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : Lord, Give us the grace that living in obedience to your Son, we may bring glory to your Name; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JANUARY 28, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray to the heavenly father and present to him our prayers and petitions:

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may preach with authority and inspire people to follow Jesus, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That the nations of the world through peaceful co-existence and economic collaboration may find solutions for the eradication of poverty and unemployment, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That our leaders may maintain justice and fairness in governance, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That people may not become arrogant and proud on account of their wealth or social status but in humility serve for the betterment of others, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of present here may recognize our worth as children of God , we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : Lord, we thank you for your Son Jesus whose words and deeds brought glory to your name, May we too work for your greater Good, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
FEBRUARY 04, 2018

Celebrant : Let us offer our petitions before the lord saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, as leaders of the church, may comfort the sick and the suffering under their care, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That those who suffer on account of the death of a dear one may be consoled in their pain, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That those who are disabled for life may be given sufficient care and support to endure their sufferings, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That the homeless, the refugees, the migrants may find help in the abundant mercy of God we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present here may contribute to help people who suffer , we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : Lord, Help us to imitate your son Jesus who went about doing good and healing the sick, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may be kind and generous towards people who suffer, and say,

Response : Heavenly Father, Listen to our Prayers.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may be compassionate towards the sick and the suffering, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That members of religious congregation who render their services in health care area may bring a healing touch to people who are suffering from various diseases, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That our Doctors, Nurses and others in the medical profession may receive the grace to ease the pain of all who are brought under their care, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That we may raise our voices to any kind of discrimination done to people we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be enlightened by the Word of God and consider no human person as "unclean" or belittle them on account of their appearance, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for enlightening us with your word. You have taught us the lesson that no human person should be despised. Help us to be caring and compassionate towards people in distress, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Celebrant : The first Sunday of lent brings us a message of hope, Let us confidently place our petitions before the Lord, saying,

Response : Heavenly Father, Listen to our Prayers.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious as leaders of the church may motivate the people to embrace a new direction in life, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That the Lord may give us the grace to overcome temptations in our lives, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That human lives may not be lost through our selfishness and that we may take care of our planet which is entrusted to us, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That by participating in the different programs conducted by our parish during the season of lent we may find change in our lives, and come closer to God our merciful father, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may deeply trust the word of God that assures us protection, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your son who has won decisive victory over the temptations of the devil by firmly trusting in you. Give us that grace that this Lenten season may be a time for a renewal in our lives, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
FEBRUARY 25, 2018

Celebrant : After having listened to the word of God let us humbly present our petitions before God our Father, saying,

Response : Merciful Father Listen to our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops and the clergy as pastors of the church they may be persons of faith and have trust in God, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That those who undergo times of trials and difficulties may never lose their faith and hope in God, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That children everywhere and especially in our parish may grow in their Christian faith under the guidance of their parents, teachers and animators, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. Our daily papers and news media report to us about huge financial scams. Let us pray that we are not drawn by our Greed for Money, but rather by our Love for God, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be enlightened by the word of God and become people of faith, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our Father, Give us the grace that when tested we may respond with faith as Abraham did. Lead us towards the glory that awaits us as disciples of your son Jesus, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MARCH 04, 2018

Celebrant : After having listened to the word of god let us place our petitions before our God who is ever eager to grant us his graces.

Response : Lord, help us to be faithful to your Law.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, the clergy and the religious may follow your Commandments and instil in the people to do the same, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That Catholics may be faithful to the obligation to keep Sunday Holy, as a day of rest and togetherness, so that working days ahead may not become wearisome, we pray to the lord,
  3. That as Catholics we become ambassadors of peace, especially in the war affected areas of the world, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That our SCCs and associations conducting Lenten programs may touch people's lives and bring them closer to God our Father, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That enlightened by the word of God we may live by the Commandments of God, to love God and to love our neighbour, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our father, we thank you for giving us this period of Lent in preparation for the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of your son Jesus. Give us the grace to become worthy temples of God. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MARCH 11, 2018

Celebrant : Let us confidently place our petitions before the mercy of God, saying :

Response : Lord, be merciful to us.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests and the religious may instill in the Faithful the need for repentance in preparation for Easter, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That when faced with difficult situations me may use the gift of discernment and understanding and make the right decision, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That we may not be misled by what we hear and see through different mediums of communication, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That we may reciprocate the love and Mercy we receive from God our father to the people we meet in our everyday lives, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may place our faith in Jesus who died and rose for us, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our Merciful Father, Give us the grace that we too may show mercy and extend a helping hand to those in need. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MARCH 18, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before loving father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests and the religious may be living examples of God's unconditional love and forgiveness we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That even when we are faced with challenging situations we may have firm trust in God's love and mercy, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That we may not be passive onlookers to injustice happening in our society but come forward to uphold the rights of the marginalised and victimised, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That all who offer their services to the church, Specially by singing and praising our heavenly father, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That this season of lent through our abstinence and repentance we may embrace newness of life, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our loving Father, Give us the grace that we may always remain faithful to our Christian vocation. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MARCH 25, 2018

Celebrant : On this solemn celebration of the Palm Sunday we begin the holy week, Let us place our intentions before God saying...

Response : Lord, show your kindness to us.

  1. That holy mother Church led by the Holy Father, the Cardinals and the Bishop's may be a living sign of the loving and caring presence of God our Father, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That those who mistreat others on account of religious faith and affiliation may not dwell on their prejudices but come to the realisation of the Oneness of God and University of brother and sisterhood, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That the church which is the mystical body of Christ may stand against all kinds of discrimination and injustice prevalent in human society, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That the weaker sections of the Society, namely, the poor, the homeless, the sick and the defenceless may be protected by the loving mercy of God, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic celebration of the Palm Sunday may receive the strength to face the trials and the difficulties of life, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our father, in your infinite wisdom you let your son to undergo the terrible suffering and death on the cross, grant us the grace that uniting our own sufferings to the sufferings of Christ we too may be counted worthy to be numbered among the redeemed. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
APRIL 01, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray that rekindled by the Easter faith we may become messengers of God, saying,

Response : Risen Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may faithfully proclaim Christ who died and rose from the dead, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That those who face challenging situations in life may look up to the risen lord and find faith and strength in him, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That we who are created in the image and likeness of God may look at each other with respect and love, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That mediums of communication such as the internet, television newspaper and others may foster greater unity and solidarity among the people, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us present at this Eucharistic assembly and enlightened by this Easter celebration may live our faith under the protective gaze of the Lord Jesus who died and rose for us, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs, especially for our Children who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our father, you raised your son Jesus and made him our saviour and Lord. Seated at your right hand he directs the mission of the church on the Earth. . Grant us the grace that we may become living witnesses of the risen Lord. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
APRIL 08, 2018

Celebrant : The Risen Jesus is eager to shower his mercy on his disciples. Let us now confidently place our petitions before God, saying,

Response : Lord, shower your mercy upon us.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may address the pastoral issues with compassion, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That special attention may be paid to the spiritual nourishment of the homebound, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That we may be reminded by seeing the people who are suffering about the infinite mercies of God, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That we may realise, knowledge and understanding is more important than scoring high marks, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may live our lives with conviction and Faith, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our father, mercifully accept the petitions we place before you. We pray that under the shelter of your Divine Mercy our faith may become stronger; we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
APRIL 15, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, who will make us courageous witnesses of the risen lord, saying,

Response : Lord, make us courageous witnesses.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may proclaim the message of Christ without fear or favour, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That every baptised Christian may spread the message of the gospel not just by words but by their deeds, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That we may voice our opinion on the injustice happening in our society, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That, we may become aware of the destructive effects of plastic on our common home and choose more eco-friendly alternatives, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us may cultivate the habit of reading and reflecting on the word of God, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our father, we thank you for your son Jesus who suffered and rose again from death. Make us worthy witnesses of our risen lord, we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
APRIL 22, 2018

Celebrant : As the Good Shepherd, Jesus is concerned about the Welfare of everyone; hence let us place our petitions before Him, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious as Good Shepherd may seek the Welfare of the flock under their care, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That the church scattered all over the world but firmly united under the leadership of the Pope may continue to announce the good news of Salvation, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That Christians who form a minority in India, may be examples of Jesus our Good shepherd and voice our opinion on the injustice happening in our society, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That on Earth Day today, we may all make a conscious decision to reduce and ultimately end Plastic Pollution in our daily lives, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be enlightened by the example of Jesus who died to give life to his people, we too may die to our selfishness and self-centeredness, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for the care with which you nurtured your people, such as bringing them from the land of slavery to a land flowing with milk and honey. Give us the grace that following our good shepherd, Jesus your son, we may be led to our eternal home, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
APRIL 29, 2018

Celebrant : Jesus is the vine and we are his branches, let us place our petitions before him, saying,

Response : Lord, make us all one in you.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may teach the people to bear fruits worthy of their Christian call, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That the Catholic faithful may be exhorted to read and reflect on the word of God and frequent the sacraments, especially the Eucharist which nourishes their lives .....
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  3. That our families may become abodes where faith is shared and nurtured, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That as parents we may accept our children with love and understand that knowledge and understanding is more important than scoring high marks, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be encouraged by the word of God and obtain the graces necessary for living our Christian commitment, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for the care with which you nurtured your people, we have the opportunity to bear fruits by being attached to Lord Jesus, your Son, give us the grace that we may not abandon this precious gifts that you have given us out of your bounty. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 06, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our God, who is love, saying,

Response : Lord, help us to love one another.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may lead the people to God who is love and loves all people, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That like the early Christians communities we may become spirit filled and mission oriented, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That like Jesus we too may rush to the aid of our brethren in times of need, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That elections may take place peacefully and God may guide the voters to vote prudently, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may recommit ourselves to our Christian call and bear fruits of compassion and mercy, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and your church that we may too may glorify your name; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 13, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our God, saying

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may cultivate new zeal in their pastoral care and serve others with Joy, we pray to the lord .....
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  2. That all who have gone on vacations may return back safe and sound, we pray to the lord .....
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  3. That the miraculous wonders and signs that were part of the early Church through the hands of the apostles may be multiplied also in the church of today, we pray to the lord .....
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  4. That the results of the elections may be for the greater good of our country and its people, we pray to the lord .....
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  5. That like Jesus we too may not give into despair when faced with adversities in life but do our best and trust in the Providence of God, we pray to the lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, give us the grace that we may never lose sight of him who is the way to eternal life; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 20, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray for the gifts of the holy Spirit along with our petitions, saying

Response : Lord, strengthen our faith through the Holy Spirit.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious be enlightened and emboldened by the Holy Spirit to sow the seeds for a new Pentecost in the church, we pray to the Lord .....
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  2. That we may open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and gifts of unity and peace, we pray to the Lord .....
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  3. That the Spirit of love may descend powerfully among families facing challenges and they may find the strength to love and support one another, we pray to the Lord .....
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  4. That the outpouring of the spirit of Pentecost may reinvigorate the church, we pray to the Lord .....
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  5. That that the spirit of peace may pour out among the people caught up in the War and violence, we pray to the Lord .....
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    (Pray for community and personal needs....For people across India who are affected by thunderstorms and those affected in the Varanasi Bridge collapse....we pray to the Lord .....
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Celebrant : Holy Spirit Of God, descend on us as you did on the apostles and strengthen our faith, revive our hope and make us courageous in announcing the good news of Jesus our Lord; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 27, 2018

Celebrant : Let us now place our petitions before the triune God, saying,

Response : O Blessed Trinity, receive our petitions.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may work in unity like the Holy Trinity, which is the epitome of the virtuous living, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the merciless atrocities committed against the innocent and defenceless may be eradicated from human society through the mercy of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That as the basic unit of human society, our families like the Trinity may live in Unity and encourage and support each other in Joy, happiness and fulfilment in life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That our Parish, SCC's, Associations and cells may work together guided and blessed by the Holy Trinity, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That those suffering under the heat of this season may soon be relieved with a good monsoon, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

    (Pray for community and personal needs .... we pray to the Lord ..... Response)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for your immense love, Give us the grace that we may pursue our goals through hard work, sincerity of heart and genuine fellowship; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 03, 2018

Celebrant : This year, India is the global host of World Environment Day which falls on Tuesday, June 5. The theme for this year is to combat single-use plastic pollution. Pope Francis, in his encyclical "Laudato Si" as also on frequent other occasions, has been repeatedly urging us to care for our common home. Let us pray at this Eucharist that we may make sincere efforts, in our parish, communities and homes, to reduce pollution in all spheres and make a commitment to make Planet Earth a cleaner and greener place.

Response : Lord of Creation, help us heal the earth.

  1. For Pope Francis who cautions us against waste, pollution and the throw away culture and urges us to take good care of creation. For this we pray ..... Response

  2. For all political and financial leaders, in our country and all over the world; that they may keep in mind the environment, while making policies and taking decisions. For this we pray ..... Response

  3. For our city and our country; that we may support the efforts of individuals, communities, groups and the government, to save our oceans and our planet. We pray in a special way that we may support the ban on plastics in our own state of Maharashtra. For this we pray ..... Response

  4. For all of us in this parish; that, while we have been taking several steps to care for creation at the parish level, we may make efforts in our communities and families to "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle". For this we pray ..... Response

  5. For each one of us as individuals; that we may adopt a lifestyle that is rooted in co-existence with nature and actively do at least one green good deed daily to protect the earth. For this we pray ..... Response




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 10, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our loving and merciful father saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may encourage people to turn to God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That we may take the responsibility for all our actions instead of passing the blame of a wrong doing to situations and others, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That as Christians we may refrain from using foul language and disparaging statements, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may be blessed with a good monsoon, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present at this Eucharistic assembly may show love and concern for our brothers or sisters, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our Father, as we return to the mysteries of the ordinary Sundays of the year, give us the grace that by faithfully living these mysteries of faith we may reach our eternal home; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 17, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our loving and merciful father saying,

Response : Lord, may your Kingdom come.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may spread the good news of the kingdom of God through words and action, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That our motherland may receive a good rainfall for a bountiful harvest, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That our farmers who toil day and night may receive just returns for their hard work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as our SCC's Associations and Cells are meeting for the "Harmony", they may be guided by your spirit to work as per your plan, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present at this Eucharistic assembly we may contribute towards the advancement of the Kingdom of God and its Values, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our Father, Give us your grace that we may become active and fruit bearing members of the kingdom; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 24, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before our Lord saying,

Response : Lord, may your grace transform us.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may fearlessly stand for the values of the kingdom of God, like St John the Baptist, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That every lay member of our church may recognise their mission to serve society and church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That every member of our Parish may contribute to fulfil our mission statement "Together towards fullness of life in openness and involvement", we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we too like St Thomas More might do what we can to influence and transform society, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father send us the Holy Spirit so that we may like St Thomas More do our part in working for the Kingdom of God; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 01, 2018

Celebrant : After hearing the word of God let us place our petitions before God our divine healer, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, as leaders of the church may help people to increase their faith in Jesus with whom all things are possible, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That people suffering from terminal illness may receive adequate medical care and love, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may avoid any kind of wastage and respect the resources that God gives, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those who work in hospitals may continue to bring comfort and healing to the sick, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of life you have given us, grant us the grace that faithfully following the path of our Divine Master we may reach our eternal home; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 08, 2018

Celebrant : After hearing the word of God let us place our petitions before God our father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may be blessed with wisdom and courage to respond to the problems that people face, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That our leaders may maintain justice and fairness in governance and those in the Judicial profession, may strive to deliver speedy justice to those who are distressed, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may not get prejudiced by people's background and upbringing, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may not take law in our own hands but believe in justice and fair trial, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That we may not blindly believe what we hear and see from different modes of communication, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for your son Jesus, grant us the grace that we may not be prejudice in our opinion but accept people as they are; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 15, 2018

Celebrant : When God calls us for a mission he gives us the necessary graces to accomplish it. Feeling assertive let us place our petitions before God our father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may inspire people by their example, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That missionaries who are willing to leave their native land to serve people in need may bear abundant fruitů (We specially pray for Br Tommy who will be going to Afghanistan), we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That young men and women may be attentive to God's call and may respond generously to a life of service, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That Catholic Church may be vibrant in India with her loving and creative responses, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may accept and fulfil our mission in life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for your son Jesus, grant us the grace that we may serve you by serving our neighbor; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 29, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before God our father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may be good and trustworthy administrators of the trust reposed in them, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That as we eat out daily meal we may remember those do not have enough and avoid wasting food, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That all who labour to put food on our plate, may be abundantly blessed, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as we enter into our Jubilee year, God will keep blessing all the priests, religious and laity who have worked in our parish, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present at this Eucharistic assembly may translate the thanksgiving we offer into action we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for blessing us with food which nourishes our body, also give us the desire for more lasting food that will lead us to eternal life; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 05, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions before God our father, saying,

Response : Lord, give us our daily bread.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may work to alleviate poverty and disease we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the poor, the hungry, and the homeless people of the world, may not be left abandoned, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That the farming community who put in a lot of hard work to produce sufficient food for the country may be abundantly blessed, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That all those attending the training program at Kune mission may be enriched from the session and lead our parish towards fullness of life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That the Eucharist which is a communitarian celebration may spiritually nourish and unite all the faithful across the world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for blessing us with food which nourishes our body, also give us the desire for more lasting food that will lead us to eternal life; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 12, 2018

Celebrant : Before we present the bread and wine which will be transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, Let us humbly place our petitions before God our father, saying,

Response : Lord, May the Eucharist transform our lives.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may give due importance to the celebration of sacraments, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That Catholics all over the world may re-kindle their fervour for the Eucharist, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That priests, religious and Eucharistic ministers may find joy and fulfilment in sharing the Eucharist with the housebound and sick, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those who are wrongly accused and suffering in agony in the prisons may not lose hope and may receive legal assistance, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That the volunteers of Prison Ministry who dedicate their time and energy may receive guidance and protection, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of your son who is the living bread, give us the grace to approach the Eucharist in a worthy manner so that the Eucharist may become the source of our spiritual strength, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 19, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions before God of mercy and justice, saying,

Response : Lord, may justice and peace flourish in our days.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, guided by the gifts of wisdom, may lead the faithful in the paths of integrity and truth, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the people of our country may open their eyes and hearts to the suffering of those around them, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That many young men and women may show willingness to serve in the church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That the heavenly Father may protect those affected by the floods in Kerala and Kashmir, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all the cells and associations of our parish may work hand in hand to bring justice and peace in our family, parish and society at large, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of the Eucharist, Lord, lead us to eternal life as we reverently participate in the Eucharist which is the sign of our redemption; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 26, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions before God our Father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may help the people to make right decisions, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That family members may love and respect one another, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That many young men and women may show willingness to serve in the church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those affected by the floods in Kerala may receive help to overcome these difficult times, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be faithful to the promises we make to God our loving Father, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father give us the grace that we may become ever more faithful to you; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 02, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions before God our master and lord, saying,

Response : Lord, may the law of love govern our lives.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious as leaders in the church, may govern the church with a spirit of wisdom, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That suffering families of our Parish may be comforted by the care and concern we show, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That the law makers of our country may make laws that are beneficial to the nation as a whole we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those affected by floods in different parts of the country may receive help to overcome these difficult times, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may grow in the love of God and neighbour, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father, we thank you for your son Jesus who has inspired us through his insightful teaching, give us the grace that we may become like shining lights and dispel the darkness around us; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 09, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions before our merciful Father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may imitate Christ and serve the sick and suffering we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That as Christians we may not show distinction but respect and concern to all human beings, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That differently abled people may be respected and may get equal opportunities in the field of education and employment, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those affected by the floods in in different parts of the country may receive help to overcome these difficult times, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That the elderly be encouraged and appreciated, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus who healed all who came to him for healing. Give us the grace not to despise anybody but to reach out to them as Jesus did; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Celebrant : Let us confidently place our petitions before our merciful Father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may lead their flock through example and simplicity of life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That people who stand against injustice and exploitation, such as child labour and unjust wages, may be heard and action taken, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That in our motherland which is a vast and diverse nation there may be peace and harmony and freedom of speech, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those affected by the floods in different parts of the country may receive help to overcome these difficult times, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in the Eucharistic assembly may through God's grace be able to overcome the trials that come on our ways, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus. Give us the grace that by carrying our own daily crosses we may follow the footsteps of our Master; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Celebrant : Let us humbly place our petitions saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may imitate Christ, who came to serve and not to be served, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the people of our country may open their eyes and hearts to the suffering of those around them, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That many young men and women may show willingness to serve in the church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That no one be made to suffer on account of religious affiliations, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That those working in the public office may use the resources at their disposal for the benefit of all people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : Abba Father, give us the grace to become true disciples of your Son who offered his life for the salvation of all mankind; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Celebrant : Let us confidently place our petitions before our loving Father who listens to our prayers, saying,

Response : Lord, give us a spirit of discernment.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may encourage the people to use their talents and gifts for the betterment of the community, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That various movements in the church may bring vigour and vitality in the living of the faith, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may always keep ourselves away from temptations to sin,we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may contribute generously towards the alleviation of poverty and disease that is rampant in our world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in the Eucharistic assembly may learn to appreciate the good in ourselves and in others, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus. Give us the grace that we may go through the journey of life by following the footsteps of Jesus our master; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
OCTOBER 07, 2018

Celebrant : Let us pray that we remain docile to God's plan for us, saying,

Response : Lord, help us to do your will.

  1. That the Apostolic Exhortation on family "Amoris Laetitia" of the Holy Father Pope Francis may be put into action by all families, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That couples contemplating marriage may be given sufficient preparation so that they are equipped to handle marital responsibilities, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That sufficient support and encouragement may be given to the newly married by family and friends, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That married couples may consider the birth of a child a blessing from God and their upbringing a parental responsibility, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That as we celebrate "Togetherness day" in our clusters we may come together and strengthen the bond of brotherhood and sharing with our neighbours, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for the love and care with which you have created the human race. Give us the grace that we may always remain faithful to you; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
OCTOBER 14, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before God our Father, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may pay attention to the welfare of the people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That we may keep ourselves from lustful thoughts through the power of God who strengthens us in our weakness, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may embrace the virtue of honesty integrity and hard work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may control our anger and not let it hurt our relationships with family and friends, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That we may cultivate a sense of Justice and judge wisely and with compassion, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for gift of your son Jesus who taught us the way to eternal life. Lord, help us to detach ourselves from the riches of the world and attach ourselves to your son Jesus; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
OCTOBER 21, 2018






Prayer of the Faithful
OCTOBER 28, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before God our Father, saying,

Response : Lord, heal us of our blindness.

  1. That the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may listen attentively and respond accurately to the cries of the people who are suffering, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That at times of difficulties and sufferings we may turn to God our loving father, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That differently abled people may receive love, care and assistance to overcome their challenges, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That all cells and members of different associations who have actively participated in the mission stalls may be blessed abundantly, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That we may not be discouraged by obstacles but strive always to do the Lord's will, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for enlightening us with your life giving word. Lord, show us your kindness and heal us of our spiritual blindness; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
NOVEMBER 04, 2018

Celebrant : Let us place our petitions before God our Father, saying,

Response : Lord, may the Eucharist transform our lives.

  1. That the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may help to make the Eucharist the centre of our lives, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That at times of difficulties and sufferings we may turn to the Eucharist to give us hope and strength, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That priests who are ministers of the Eucharist may celebrate the Eucharist with preparation and devotion, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those who are unable to partake in the Eucharist due to various reasons may remain united with the lord, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That our Eucharistic Ministers who reach out to those who are unable to partake in the Eucharist may be blessed, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for your son who offered his own body and blood for the spiritual nourishment of his disciples. Give us the grace that through the worthy reception of the Eucharist we may become fruit-bearing people; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Celebrant : Trusting in God's providence let us place our petitions before Him, saying,

Response : Lord, make us generous givers.

  1. That the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may come to the assistance of all the faithful, especially the sick and the elderly, the widows and orphans we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That we as Christians may show restraint in using material things, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may be generous and contribute towards charitable and humanitarian causes, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may share all that the earth provides so that there will be enough food for all people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who come and enjoy in the banquet at Holy Family parish may be nourished, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our father we thank you for the gift of your who always appreciated the goodness in people. Give us the grace that we too may express words of appreciation for a work done well; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.