Prayer of the Faithful
For 14th August 2022

 
Celebrant : With conviction in our hearts, let us place all our petitions and needs in his hands, saying,

Response : Lord, in your will is our peace.

  1. That our Holy Father, the Bishops, the Priests and the Religious may help their flock to know God's plan for them and prepare them to be ready to suffer for this noble task, we pray to the Lord .... Response

  2. For those languishing in prisons, that they may spend their term of imprisonment as an opportunity to reform their life and become a new creation. we pray to the Lord .... Response

  3. For those who are wrongly accused and suffering in prisons, especially those activists who are arrested because of their good work, we pray that they may not lose hope and may receive necessary legal assistance, we pray to the Lord .... Response

  4. Our parish is having 'Harmony' program for those who are coordinating our SCCs, groups and associations, we pray that our heavenly father guide the 220 attendees with wisdom so that we as a parish may strive to 'walk together' as a Family of Families, we pray to the Lord .... Response

  5. O God in whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain so that being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity, we pray to the Lord .... Response

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

Celebrant : Abba Father, open our eyes to see the plan you have for each one of us. Help us to be ready to suffer for our salvation, for the well-being of our society and for your greater glory, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.



 
Prayer of the Faithful
For 7th August 2022

   
Celebrant : God our Father is always faithful in keeping his promises. With this confidence and trust in God our Loving Father, let us place our prayers in his hands, saying,

Response : Lord, help us to be faithful to you.

  1. That our Holy Father, the Bishops, the Priests and the Religious may help their flock to grow in faithfulness and love we pray to the Lord .... Response

  2. That those who are faithfully striving to do the will of God may be rewarded with perseverance and zeal to be shining examples of fidelity and dedication, we pray to the Lord .... Response

  3. That we may always believe in God's faithfulness despite our failures and faults and be blessed to put our full confidence in his goodness, we pray to the Lord .... Response

  4. For all priests, especially the priests who have served in our parish and those serving at present that they may keep their eyes fixed on Christ and follow him with unwavering commitment .... Response

  5. O God in whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain so that being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity, we pray to the Lord .... Response

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

Celebrant : Abba Father, you are the source of our inspiration to live a life of faithfulness. Send your Holy Spirit upon us to find joy in remaining faithful to you especially in the time of temptation and suffering as your Son Jesus did, who is Lord forever and ever, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.



 
Liturgy for the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola
For 31st July 2022

   
Introduction : "Go forth and set the world on fire." Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Jesuits. In 1521 a cannon ball fractured his left leg. While he was convalescing, Ignatius read the life of Christ and saints and thus turned wholly to God. Today, let us ask for his intercession that we too like him might always keep our gaze fixed on the Lord and work for God's Greater Glory.

Prayer of the Faithful Celebrant : St Ignatius' deep personal love for Jesus allowed him to do great things for him without counting the cost. Let us ask him to intercede with our Lord Jesus that we too might receive this grace and blessing, saying,

Response : St. Ignatius intercede for us.

  1. "Nothing is hard to a man whose will is set on it, especially if it be a thing to be done out of love", Let us today pray for Pope Francis that through his vision he may lead the church with love, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  2. "We should be slow to speak and patient in listening to all men, but especially to inferiors", today as we see the race for "supreme power" let us ask our lord that our world leaders may imbibe the quality of humility, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  3. "Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words", we pray that through our action we may heal the world which is torn apart by various crisis, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  4. "Love God in all things-and all things in God", let us pray for the quality to be able to share the world with other creatures and care for creation, we pray to the Lord.... Response

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

Celebrant : Loving Father we bring these petitions acknowledging our dependence on you. Grant what you in your generosity and wisdom know is best for us. We ask this through the intercession of St. Ignatius of Loyola.     Amen.



 
Prayer of the Faithful
For 24th July 2022

   
Introduction : Today we celebrate "Parents and Grandparents day" in our parish. Holy family church a family of families wants to thank you for the important role you play, not only in your children and grandchildren's life but also in our community. We ask God that he bless you with happiness and good health.

Prayer of the Faithful Celebrant : Let us pray for the grace to be steadfast and untiring in our requests and supplications before the Lord, saying,

Response : Lord, help us to persevere in prayer.

  1. For those called to leadership within the Church and for all leaders responsible for the common good, that the Lord's wisdom and strength may continue to inspire them in their responsibilities, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  2. For families going through hard times that they may keep the flame of hope burning in their hearts and be invigorated by your promise, 'Ask and it will be given to you', we pray to the Lord.... Response

  3. For Parents and Grandparents that they may be role models like Mary-Joseph and Ann-Joaquim, may they mould their families with Gospel values, Christ-like love and steadfast faith, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  4. For those who have lost their parents and grandparents, may the Lord bless them with faith that one day all families will be reunited in our heavenly homeland, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  5. O God in whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain so that being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity, we pray to the Lord.... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, Keep our hearts steadfastly trusting You for all our needs and necessities. May we always stand firm and persevere through our struggles with strength from Your promises, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.

BLESSING AFTER NOTICES
Lord Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, daughter of St. Joachim and St. Anne, look with love on our parents and grandparents. May they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith. Bless them with long life, happiness, and health. May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of your presence to their children and grandchildren.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord    Amen.



 
Prayer of the Faithful
For 17th July 2022

   
Celebrant : Dear brothers and sisters, Let us pray that we may not be distracted and fragmented but put things in perspective and not lose sight of being with Jesus, saying,

Response : Lord, make us available and compassionate towards others.

  1. For our Church leaders that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their preaching the Good News of salvation and in bringing hope to others, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  2. For our political leaders and those who are called to lead and govern that they may take constructive decisions and always strive to create a more just society, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  3. For Christian families that parents may exercise authority over their children with utmost care, and children respond to their parents in a spirit of love and obedience, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  4. For our children preparing to receive Jesus in Holy Communion and for our Confirmandi who will be taking making commitment today, as they journey together in their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmationů. We pray to the Lord.... Response

  5. O God in whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain so that being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity, we pray to the Lord.... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, Often we have failed to realize your presence and we have settled for lesser things. Draw us closer to your presence and make us receptive to your words, we make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.



 
Prayer of the Faithful
For 10th July 2022

   
Celebrant : Dear brothers and sisters, let us pray for the grace to be filled with universal love and compassion so as to reach out to everyone even when it is inconvenient, saying,

Response : Lord, make us available and compassionate towards others.

  1. For the Pope, the Bishops, the Priests and the Religious that in the exercise of their pastoral ministry they may show sensitivity and compassion to people around them, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  2. For the sick, the hospitalized, and the terminally ill that they may find hope and courage in Christ and discover the redemptive value of their suffering, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  3. For medical practitioners and nurses who care for the sick and the dying that they may have the grace to love each patient with the love of Christ, and never see those they care for as a burden, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  4. Let us become Good Samaritans and care for our neighbours, especially now when we see intolerance and doubt rising in our country, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  5. We now add another prayer which our Archbishop has asked us to prayer until Mid- September. "O God in whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain so that being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity. we pray to the Lord.... Response

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

Celebrant : God our loving Father, Give us a deep love for you that we might see your love at work in this world, and become good neighbours to one another. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.



 
Prayer of the Faithful
For 3rd July 2022

   
Introduction : Today we celebrate Faith Formation Sunday. Faith formation is about deepening our initial conversion to faith. Faith formation is a lifelong process.

Today, let us pray that the efforts of the Universal Church to build up the body of Christ may bear abundant fruit so that all may experience the joy and fullness of life in Christ.

Celebrant : Dear brothers and sisters, each of us has a calling to be part of God's mission in some way. We pray that we may respond to God's calling adequately and contribute our best in whatever way possible, saying,

Response : Lord, make us fruitful in your service.

  1. We pray for the Holy Father, all bishops, priests, sisters and religious engaged in propagating the faith. In a special way, we pray for our newly appointed Parish Priest Fr. Gerard and his team. We pray to the Lord.... Response

  2. We pray for all the faith formation activities in our parish - the catechesis for children, youth and adults, for expectant parents, for those who wish to be baptised in the faith and others, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  3. That each Christian family being the cradle and bedrock of good citizens may take much care and attention in raising the children in faith and piety, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  4. For the vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life, that more young men and women may have the courage to follow God's call to be at the service of the Church, we pray to the Lord.... Response

  5. We specially pray for people in Assam who are affected by Floods, may they receive necessary aid and care, 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 making us partakers in the mission your Son began and eventually entrusted to us. Grant us to be faithful to our calling. we make this prayer through Christ our Lord     Amen.