Prayers of Intercession: 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Prayers of Intercession

Dear friends, God’s word that we should have a care for justice and act with integrity, are as true today as they were when communicated through the prophet Isaiah.

  1. We pray for the Church, that it will always act with justice, especially in reaching out to the most vulnerable people of society. Christ, hear us. Grant this, almighty God.
  2. We pray for those who have become discouraged in their prayer, that the openness and determination of the woman in the Gospel will increase their trust and confidence in Jesus’ care of them. Christ, hear us. Grant this, almighty God.
  3. We pray for peace in every place, mindful of the threats exchanged between North Korea and the United States, the rising violence against Christians in Nigeria, the wars in Yemen and South Sudan, the chaos in Syria, and the critical political situation in Venezuela, that people will turn away from violence and negotiate for peace. Christ, hear us. Grant this, almighty God.
  4. We pray for our departed relatives, friends and parishioners, that they will share that mercy which God desires for all humankind.  We remember especially, Canon Donald MacKay, Daniel Byrne, Carlo Amadei, Daniel Boyle, Patrick Gallagher, Leonor Samson, Leo Verrico, Helen Taylor, Mrs. McKenzie, Bellana Canaedda, John Gallagher and Gertrude Allen. We remember also those who died in the mud slide in Sierra Leone and those slain by terrorists in Spain. Christ, hear us. Grant this, almighty God.
  5. Let us pray to our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan:  Hail Mary….

Almighty God, you rule the world with justice and fairness. Receive our praise, and give us your blessing. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession: 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Prayers of Intercession

Dear friends, Jesus calms our fears and gives us peace. We pray for all whose lives are filled with stress, fear and anxiety.

  1. May the Church learn from Pope Francis to keep her eyes on Jesus, who alone brings us unity and peace. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
  2. May we, in in the Diocese of Paisley pray for vocations to the priesthood, so that the mercy of Jesus can be celebrated in the Eucharist, and his compassion be proclaimed in the preaching of his Gospel. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
  3. May we value and hold fast to our Christian faith which gives meaning to our lives, as at the same time we pray fervently for our brothers and sisters who endure terrible persecution and denial of rights for their faith in Jesus in the Middle East, and across Asia and Africa. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
  4. May our departed parishioners, relatives and friends enter the Kingdom of Heaven, remembering especially today, Joe Walters, Doreen Graham, Anne McGuigan, John Dickson, Frank McGuinness, Eric Reilly, Anne McGuire, Sheila McGeehan and Doreen Scott. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
  5. Let us pray to our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan:  Hail Mary….

Almighty God, in the stillness of prayer you come to us and reveal your love. Show us your mercy, and grant us the fullness of your life through Jesus, your Son, who lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen.

Holiday of Obligation (Tuesday 15th August): The Assumption

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 15th August) is the Feast of the Assumption and a Holiday of Obligation.  All Catholics should treat this day as equivalent to a Sunday and therefore expected to attend Mass.

The masses in St Cadoc’s for the Assumption are:

Monday Vigil: 7pm

Tuesday: 10am

You can also attend St Joseph’s in Clarkston at 7pm on Tuesday evening.

Today’s Feast Day: St Maximilian Kolbe

Today’s feastday is St Maximilian Kolbe, who is the patron saint of drug addicts, prisoners, families and the pro-life movement.

St Maximilian was a Polish priest who, like Edith Stein, was killed in Auschwitz during World War 2.

If you know anyone who is suffering from drug addiction or is in prison, why don’t you spend a minute asking St Maximilian to give your friend strength during this difficult period?

Today’s Feast Day: St Clare

Today is St Clare’s feast day.  If you have a friend called Clare, why not give her a call and say something nice on this, her special nameday?

Why not say a small prayer for all pupils and staff at our newest school in Newton Mearns, St Clare’s?

O glorious Saint Clare!

God has given you the power of working miracles continually, and the favor of answering the prayers of those who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety, and distress; we beseech you, obtain for us from Jesus, through Mary, His Blessed Mother, what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully, if it be for the greater honor and glory of God and for the good of our souls.

Saint Clare Pray For Us

Amen.