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Prayers of the Faithful – Sun 03 Oct – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayers of the Faithful – Sun 03 Oct – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction:

The scriptures this Sunday teach us about the importance and centrality of loving relationships to the expression of our faith. This week the Fifth Plenary Council of the Australian Church gets under way.

We pray that the Holy Spirit, will enlighten the minds, inflame the hearts and guide the desires of all who are taking part.

Prayers of the Faithful:

Celebrant: Dear friends, by his saving death Jesus has laid open the gates of glory. Following him in faith, let us pray for all our sisters and brothers.

Lector: We pray for Pope Francis, that his vision of a thoroughly synodal church will come to fulfilment in every land.

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Lector: We pray for the Catholic community in Australia, that the Plenary Council will sow seeds of renewal, reform and revitalisation in every parish and diocese.

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Lector: We pray for married couples, that the covenant of love they have made with each other will be life-long and life-giving.

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Lector: We pray for one another, that we will have the grace to welcome the kingdom of God as little children.

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Celebrant: We pray for the ancestors of the Wurundjeri people on whose land we stand, for all our loved ones who have died, as well as for the recently deceased; Victor Micallef, Joe Cole, Leonie Howsely, Arturo S. Ucat, Dcn Charles English and Julie Grant and for those whose anniversary of death occurs around this time especially Francis Bezzina, Joseph Patrick Cini, Tony Pinto, Leonor Dela Pena, Philip Manon, Laval Pottier, Yvan Florent, Jose Austria, Frank and Margaret Camilleri, Froilan Santos, Stella Nathan, Roberto Maniquis, Mary, Charlie and Joseph Xerri, Angela and Salvatore Sacco, Carmen and Felix Tabone, Carmen and Joe Camilleri, Emy Saffarese, Natu Portelli, Jeff Ruthvern, Ron and Kris Gamble and all those in our Mass Intentions today, that they will share to the full in the glory of Christ.

(pause………………………we pray to the Lord)

Celebrant: God of wisdom, you made all things in love. Help us to cherish creation and to love each other with all our strength. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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