Prayer of the Faithful - Archives 2019
   

JANUARY 06, 2019

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, reveal your glory to us.

  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 ..... Response

  2. That all may experience the presence of God in their lives in a tangible way, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That Jesus may become the best friend of the 52 children who received Jesus for the first time yesterday, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That God may bless abundantly all who helped in the Christmas and New year services specially on the school grounds, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us gathered here may return home with the assurance that Jesus answers all our prayers, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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.




JANUARY 13, 2019

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

Response : Lord, lead us from darkness to light.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may guide the faithful to live their commitment of their baptism, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That our youth may be inspired to a life of service and also think about commitment as Priests and Religious we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That as Christians we may live our faith with vigour and vitality and remain faithful to the commitments made at our baptism, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That all of us gathered here may hear God's calling in our life and surrender to his will, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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.




JANUARY 20, 2019

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

Response : Lord, bless our families.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may focus on families and the challenges they face today, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  3. That couples contemplating marriage may be given guidance and help so that they are equipped to handle marital responsibilities, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That each family in our parish may make the Holy Family of Nazareth as their model, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us gathered here may live our lives in the spirit of God's love and fraternal charity, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  6. That our Confirmandi who will be confirmed today may open their hearts to the gifts of God's Spirit, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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.




JANUARY 27, 2019

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

Response : Lord, may your words inspire us.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious may preach with authority and inspire people to follow Jesus, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That all the families in our parish may place the Bible in a prominent place and give it due honour, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That our leaders may maintain justice and fairness in governance, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That all who are studying the word of God may be devoted to it, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present here may recognize our worth as children of God,we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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.




FEBRUARY 03, 2019

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 lead and guide the people of God with courage and determination, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That our church leaders may be filled with the Holy Spirit to be able to lead the church according to the will of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That many young boys and girls may respond to God's call and offer themselves generously to the work of evangelization, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as Christians we may stand united against oppression of every sort and fight the evils that modern society faces, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present here may become aware of our prophetic mission and contribute towards the betterment of our brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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.




FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that being united with Jesus we may be successful in our endeavours saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may carry out the responsibilities entrusted to them in the spirit of service, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  3. That those involved in the work of vocation promotion may be assisted by the spirit to encourage more and more young boys and girls to dedicate the lives in service, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That many young boys and girls may respond to God's call and offer themselves generously in the vineyard of the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be encouraged by the word of God to shed our inhibitions and work for greater glory of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

Celebrant : God our Father, give us the grace that being called to a life of discipleship we too may contribute to the advancement of the kingdom of God and its values, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that the difficulties we face in our life may turn into joy and happiness, saying,

Response : Lord, may your kingdom come.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may work towards the eradication of poverty and misery from the world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That those who lack the basic amenities of life may be helped by those who have more than they need, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That each and every person may receive fair and just remuneration for their work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those who are facing financial, health or emotional challenges may receive support from the community to cope with it, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may put our trust in the resurrection which God intends to give each one of us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our Father, give us the grace that by firmly putting our trust in the resurrection we may journey towards our eternal home, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may live by the teaching of Jesus, saying,

Response : Lord, help us love our enemies.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, may be examples of compassionate love, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That those who are associated with different institutions and associations in the church may show flexibility and compassion when dealing with people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That the leaders of nations may show restraint in their behaviour and attitude and not resort to excessive use of arms, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That the weaker sections of society may not become victims of unscrupulous and profit- oriented masters, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may shed our innate tendencies of retaliation and revenge, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our Father, give us the grace that by imitating your son we may become capable of loving and forgiving, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MARCH 3, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may not be blind to the realities around us, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, strive to remove spiritual blindness and hypocritical mind-sets so prevalent among us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That as we celebrate women's day we may appreciate women for who they are and not only for what they do, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That religious women who dedicate their life to the service of those who are poor and suffering may be blessed abundantly, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That there may be peace and harmony in the world and especially in our country, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That the family members of our martyred soldiers may be comforted and compensated adequately, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth who are appearing for their exams)

Celebrant : God our Father, give us the grace that by becoming good we may produce good fruits, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




MARCH 10, 2019

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

Response : Lord, help us to overcome temptations.

  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 ..... Response

  2. That the Lord may give us the grace to overcome temptations in our lives, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may take care of our planet which is entrusted to us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That by participating in spiritual proagramms during the season of lent we may come closer to God our merciful father, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That there may be peace and harmony in the world and especially in our country, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  6. 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 ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth who are appearing for their exams)

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




MARCH 17, 2019

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

Response : Lord, may your name be glorified.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may like Abraham be people of Faith, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That those who undergo times of trials and difficulties may never lose their faith and hope in God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may not consider another human being our enemy just because they do not agree with our thoughts, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as we near our general elections we pray for peace and harmony in our country, and wisdom and discernment for all of us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth 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.




MARCH 24, 2019

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 respond to your call.

  1. That the Pope, bishops, the clergy and the religious may follow your Commandments and inspire people to do the same, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That as Catholics we become ambassadors of peace, especially in the war affected areas of the world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. 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 ..... Response

  4. That as we near our general elections we pray for peace and harmony in our country, and wisdom and discernment for all of us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth 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.




MARCH 31, 2019

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 ..... Response

  2. That as our youth go out in pursuit of higher education or a job they may live a life of discipline guided by prayer, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That we may not be misled by what we hear and see through different mediums of communication but discern what is right, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That people who are driven out of their homes due to civil or political reasons may find safe places to live and work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. For People in Southern Africa who are affected by Cyclone Idai and floods, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for our children and youth who are appearing for their exams)

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




APRIL 07, 2019

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

Response : Lord, forgive us our trespasses.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests and the religious may deal with pastorally sensitive issues with discretion and sensitivity we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  4. That prejudices and feelings of revenge may be removed from human minds and substituted by compassion and charity, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That in this season of lent we be slow in condemning others, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for your son Jesus who saved a person by pronouncing judgment with compassion. Extend your compassionate gaze upon us as we face difficulties and trails in our life, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




APRIL 14, 2019

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

Response : Lord, bestow your kindness upon 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 ..... Response

  2. That those who are prejudiced may come to the realisation of the Oneness of God and University of brother and sisterhood, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That the church which is the mystical body of Christ may stand against all kinds of discrimination and injustice in human society, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That the weaker sections of the Society may be protected by our concern and the loving mercy of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

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 21, 2019

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

Response : 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 ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  3. That we may elect leaders for our country who will govern us with justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

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 28, 2019

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, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious be channels of Divine Mercy, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  2. That our risen Saviour may console and strengthen the people who have suffered loss in the bomb blast in Sri Lanka, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may be guided by the Holy Spirit as we cast our vote, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  4. That by listening to the word of God We may move from unbelief to belief as St Thomas did with his confession, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

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
MAY 05, 2019

Celebrant : As the disciples recognised the lord and put their faith in him, let us too put our faith in the Lord saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may shepherd the flock of Christ with generosity ..... Response

  2. That the church which Christ founded may bear witness to him who is the light of the world, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That every baptised Christian may spread the message of the gospel not just by words but by deeds, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  4. That cyclone Fani may cause minimum loss of both lives and property, we pray to the lorD ..... Response

  5. That leaders of all nations may use their power to establish peace through negotiation and dialogue, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

Celebrant : God our father, mercifully accept the petitions we place before you. Give us the grace that we may embrace the resurrection of the lord Jesus as the guiding force as we work towards our salvation; we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 12, 2019

Celebrant : Let us Place our Petitions before God our Loving Father saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may care for the people entrusted to them, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  2. That many young boys and girls may respond to God's call and offer themselves generously in the vineyard of the Lord, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That Christian authors, publishers and communicators may use different means of communication to disseminate the message of Christ contained in the Gospel, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  4. For people in India and neighbouring countries who are affected by cyclone Fani, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  5. That enlightened by the Word of God we may communicate the message of Christ who promises us eternal life, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we specially pray for the General Elections in our country)

Celebrant : God our father, we thanks you for your son Jesus who is our Good Shepherd, Give us the grace that firmly trusting in him we may walk towards our eternal home; we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 19, 2019

Celebrant : Let us place our Petitions before God our Loving Father saying,

Response : Lord, may all people know you.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may provide the momentum for a new evangelization in the church, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  2. That many young boys and girls may respond to God's call and offer themselves generously in the vineyard of the Lord, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That the church may be open to dialogue and inculturation so that the message of Christ may become more relevant and meaningful to whom it is announced, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  4. That the results of the elections may be according to your will and for the greater good of our country and its people, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  5. That enlightened by the Word of God we may love our brother and sisters thereby fulfilling the commandment of Jesus, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs, we pray especially for the last phase of General Elections in our country)

Celebrant : God our father, we thanks you for your son Jesus who through his life and mission brought glory to your name, Give us the grace that we too may follow his commandments and make this world a better place to live; we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
MAY 26, 2019

Celebrant : Let us place our Petitions before God our Loving Father saying,

Response : Lord, may the Holy Spirit be our guide.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the religious may resolve matters of importance through dialogue and discussion, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  2. That the church may imitate Jesus in words and deeds to ease the suffering of the people, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That religion may not become the cause of conflicts in the world and that religious leader and heads may exhort people not to fight and kill in the name of God, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  4. That new leaders of our country may work for greater good of our country and its people, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  5. That enlightened by the Word of God we may wait for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which is the Father's gift to us, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(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
JUNE 02, 2019

Celebrant : Let us place our Petitions before God our Loving Father saying,

Response : Lord, strengthen our faith.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the priests, the religious and our newly formed government may earnestly try to actualize the missionary command of Jesus, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  2. That the church may become a universal sign of the kingdom of God which Jesus came to establish, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  3. That as we celebrate world communication day we may use different platforms of social media with caution and responsibility, we pray to the lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  5. That enlightened by the Word of God on the feast of the ascension of our lord we may become zealous messengers of the Good News, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(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 accomplish our mission and wait for our reward, we make this prayer through Christ our lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 09, 2019

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

Response : Lord, pour out the Holy Spirit upon us.

  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 ..... Response

  2. That we may open our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit and gifts of unity and peace, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  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 ..... Response

  4. That the outpouring of the spirit of Pentecost may reinvigorate the church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in the Eucharistic assembly let the feast of Pentecost make our lives joyful, courageous and mission oriented, we pray to the lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... specially gift of holy spirit for our children who begin their new academic year... we pray to the Lord)

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
JUNE 16, 2019

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

Response : O Blessed Trinity, come to our assistance.

  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, especially in draught affected areas 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)

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 23, 2019

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

Response : Lord may your body and blood strengthen us.

  1. That Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may through the celebration of the Eucharist, transform the lives of the faithful, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That on this feast of Corpus Christi our Eucharistic ministers may be blessed for their commitment and sacred service to the housebound and sick of our parish, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That our Children and Youth who start their new year at JFC and Confirmation may learn more about Jesus and follow him in words and deeds, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That the new youth Development programme which is launched may create new leaders who can lead our church and society according to the will of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may have firm faith in Jesus Christ who offers Himself in the form of the bread and wine, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... we pray for rains especially in the drought affected areas... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God our Father, we thank you for your Son Jesus, Give us the grace that we may participate in the Eucharistic meal with devotion and spiritual preparation; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JUNE 30, 2019

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

Response : Lord, listen to your people pray.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may guide the people to be of service to the church, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That those who serve in our parish may recognise their mission to serve society and church and work tirelessly with Joy, 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 the dear departed specially who had served in our parish may experience eternal peace and rest, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That many more may respond to the call to serve in the parish with zeal and commitment, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... we pray for rains especially in the drought affected areas... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for your immense love, Give us the grace that we may all do our path in working for the kingdom of God; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 07, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we too may accomplish the mission entrusted to us thereby giving glory to God saying,

Response : Lord, may your will be done.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious that they may feel the joy of serving the Lord in building up the community through their pastoral care, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

    2. That those affected by the heavy rain, who have lost everything, especially the victims of the Malad wall, may find the support from our Municipality and people of good will, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

    3. That our youth may feel encouraged to follow Jesus in a life of service and we may have more vocations for Priestly and Religious life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

    4. That the finances announced in the budget may really reach our farmers, our Government hospitals, the poor in our distant villages and those who live on our roads. We pray to the Lord ..... Response

    5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be enlightened by the word and they may live their lives according to the way the lord has shown us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... we pray for rains especially in the drought affected areas... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, Give us the grace that we may accomplish the work he has started to the best of our abilities; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 14, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that as situation arises we too may love our neighbour as the Samaritan loved saying,

Response : Lord, help us to love our neighbour.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may be guided by the principles of love and compassion, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That God will bless all our Parishioners who donate so generously towards the needy of the parish and for other needs, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That those who are affected by sudden heavy rains, landslides and accidents may receive appropriate help and remain safe, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That our Parish Council members who are on a recollection to elect their Vice-President and Secretaries may be guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration, may become Good Samaritan to people in need, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... we pray for rains especially in the drought affected areas... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, Give us the grace that we too may go out of our way to help any person in need thereby pleasing God through our actions; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 21, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may spend time with Jesus who visits at all times and like Mary we may choose to listen to Jesus, saying,

Response : Lord, we want to welcome you.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may pay attention to the spiritual wellbeing of the people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That those affected by the building collapse in Dongri and have lost everything, may find the required help and support from different sources, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That those who are affected by sudden heavy rains especially in Assam and other states, may remain safe and receive necessary aid and relief, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as we celebrate "Parents day" we thank God for this wonderful gift of our parents and guardians, may God always grant them good health and happiness, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be enlightened by the word of God and we may not give up prayer for the sake of work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, Give us the grace that we may like Mary appreciate your words and live by it; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
JULY 28, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may not be lead into temptations and await the coming of God's Kingdom, saying,

Response : Lord, may your kingdom come.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may care for the spiritual wellbeing of their people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the leaders of our country may be loyal to their commitment and never forget the oath that they have taken and work for greater good of our country and its people, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. Ecological imbalances are affecting the whole world, with floods, hurricanes and heat waves. We pray that our leaders may consider this as a major threat to our world and work towards bringing and caring for God's Creation, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. As we celebrate the end of our Jubilee year on the feast of Ignatius of Loyola we pray for all our Jesuit priests that God may continue to bless them, we also pray for the Society of Jesus that it may receive enough vocations to carry out their work for God's Greater Glory, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be enlightened by the word of God and we continue to pray with persistence and believe in the words "thy will be done", we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, Give us the grace that as we recite the "Our Father" daily it may increase our firm faith in you; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 04, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may not become victims of greed, saying,

Response : Lord, make us selfless givers.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may be selfless in service and generous in giving, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That essential commodities such as food and water, and life-saving medicines may not be lacking to any living person and that no one may go to bed with a hungry stomach, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That instead of being the rich fool and accumulating things we may become people who are ready to share whatever we have with those who do not have, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be enlightened by the word of God and we may keep away from greed and covetousness thereby laying treasures for ourselves in heaven, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus who taught us that life is not all about enjoyments but it is important to lay up treasure in heaven. Give us the grace that we may live lives that are pleasing to God; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 11, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we too may show faith in God and wait for the promises to be fulfilled, saying,

Response : Lord, help us to be faithful.

  1. That the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious may encourage the people to find the real treasure which is God himself, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the working class, especially the daily labourers and others employed in the unorganized sector, may not be exploited and just wages may be paid to them at proper time, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That World and National Leaders may see the effects on their people of Floods, Drought, Global Warming, Plastics, and Chemically Coated Food and may take steps to Care for God's Creation, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. The Heads of our SCC's, Associations and Cells are meeting for "Harmony", today. We pray that they may be guided by your spirit to work in Community for God and our neighbour, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic celebration may be encouraged by the Word of God and be watchful and vigilant so that the Lord who sees our good works may reward us, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, give us the grace that we may be ready to answer the call with love and humility,when the Lord comes and knocks; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 18, 2019

Celebrant : Today is Justice Sunday. Let us then humbly place our petitions before God of mercy and justice, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer and help us to uphold the dignity of labour. Or
Lord, may justice and peace flourish in our days.

  1. We pray for our Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, guided by the gifts of wisdom and with a sense of justice, 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. We ask for courage for those who speak out against injustices that they may receive strength and protection that only God can give. we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That the employer, employee, 1st World Nations and 3rd World Nations may work hard and share the fruits of labour justly and in charity, 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

(Pray for community and personal needs... especially for places that are affected by heavy rain and flooding... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus, who stood against injustice and violence, grant us the courage that we too may become "voice for the voiceless"; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
AUGUST 25, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we may become beneficiaries of the work Jesus accomplished, saying,

Response : Lord, watch over us and save us

  1. We pray for our Pope, bishops, clergy and religious, that as leaders of the Church they may guide the people in the way of salvation, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That the heavenly Father may protect those affected by the floods in different parts of our country, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That the consecrated people by dedicating their lives to prayer and work may actualize the mission of Jesus who has called them, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That we may work towards our own salvation by following the footsteps of Jesus our Master, the Way, the Truth and the Life, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly may work towards our eternal reward, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... especially for places that are affected by heavy rain and flooding... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of your son Jesus who told us to work for our salvation, Give us the grace that at the appointed time we too may find ourselves in the company of the countless number of people who have done your will and enjoy your gracious presence; we make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 01, 2019

Celebrant : Let us pray that we too may live and work with a sense of humility, saying,

Response : Lord, hear our prayer.

  1. We pray for our Pope, bishops, clergy and religious that they may imitate Christ who said that he is gentle and lowly in heart, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. Today we celebrate World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, that as stewards of creation we may protect the wonderful handiwork which God has entrusted to our care, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. We pray that the fire in the amazon may be brought under control quickly and that our earth may not be destroyed by the greed of a few, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as our youth acquire knowledge and faith to take on the injustices in Society and be alive to the volatile situation of our world today, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. We pray for our Nation, especially for our Hindu neighbours who will celebrate the feast of Ganapati tomorrow. May we all enjoy the prosperity of our nation and our world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... especially for places that are affected by heavy rain and flooding... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : Abba Father we thank you for the gift of God's Creation, we ask pardon for destroying this gift and are now destroying ourselves. Make us aware of this in faith and action, through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 08, 2019

Celebrant : Becoming the disciple of Jesus is a lifelong commitment and renunciation of all that we hold dear. Like Mary the first disciple of Jesus let us also surrender ourselves to the will of God, saying,

Response : Lord, make us your true disciples.

  1. We pray for our Pope, bishops, clergy and religious that as leaders of the Church they may impart the fine nuances of Christian discipleship, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. Today we celebrate Girl Child Day, Let us pray for every girl who is a precious gift and is born in the image and likeness of God, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. We pray for all those who partook in "Gift to Mary- Blood Donation Drive", the Blood donors, the blood receivers the volunteers and doctors may they experience Mary's blessings, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That those who are forced into labour, trafficked into sexual slavery, and denied freedom may be release them from these chains and provided with a new beginning, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. We thank God for our JFC children and teachers, who conducted the 9 day novena to our dear Mother with such joy and creativity. May our Mother bless them ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs... especially people affected by protests, floods & fires in different parts of our world... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God, our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who chose the path of suffering in order to accomplish his mission. Give us the grace that we too may take up our own crosses and follow him, We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.




Prayer of the Faithful
SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Celebrant : As we reflect on the parables of the "lost coin" and the "lost sheep" let us repent and return to the Lord, saying,

Response : Lord, forgive us our sins.

  1. We pray for our Pope, bishops, clergy and religious that they may imitate Christ who came to seek and save the lost, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  2. That children who go missing from cities and towns may be searched and found and the trauma and suffering of the family may end, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  3. That our own Youth and children who are lost to worldly values may return back to their homes and to Jesus. We pray to the Lord ..... Response

  4. That as the southern states of India Celebrate Harvest festival let us remember our farmers who toil day and night, may they receive just returns for their hard work, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

  5. That all who are present in this Eucharistic may celebrate our return back to the Lord after being lost to the values of the world, we pray to the Lord ..... Response

(Pray for community and personal needs ... especially people affected by floods in different parts of our country ... we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant : God, our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who has revealed the Father's love to us. Give us the strength to return back to the Lord and rejoice in his presence. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.     Amen.