Prayers of Intercession: 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Prayers of Intercession

The Sunday prayers of intercession can form the basis of your personal prayer during the week and help us come closer to God as a parish.   

Let us pray for the Church as the Jubilee of Mercy draws to a close and for the Diocese of Paisley and all our families.

Our prayer response is, Lord, graciously hear us.

  1. For an end to torture and ethnic cleansing: that God will change the minds and hearts of government and military leaders who use pain and fear to control people.  Lord, hear us.
  2. For all who do not believe in eternal life: that they may come to know the living God who offers the fullness of life through God’s eternal embrace.  Lord, hear us.
  3. For all who in these days are suffering from the effects of war, particularly children and the elderly in Syria and Iraq: that God will bring them to places of safety, fill them with hope, and end the violence.  Lord, hear us.
  4. For parents who have lost a child: that God will be present to them in their grief, heal their pain, and give them hope.  Lord, hear us.
  5. For all on our November Lists that they may enter the heavenly Jerusalem. We remember especially those who gave their lives during the Great Wars and in subsequent conflicts.  We remember also those who have died recently especially, Sam McVey, Neil Campbell, Charles Swan, Anne Kennedy and Martin Lavery.  Lord, hear us.
  6. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan.   Hail Mary……

Almighty God, we give you thanks for the many benefits we have received through your bounty.  Though Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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All Saints Day (1st November) is a Holiday of Obligation

For centuries the church has confronted the human community with role models of greatness. We call them saints when what we really often mean to say is ‘icon,’ ‘star,’ ‘hero,’ ones so possessed by an internal vision of divine goodness that they give us a glimpse of the face of God in the center of the human. They give us a taste of the possibilities of greatness in ourselves.”
— Joan D. Chittister in A Passion for Life

Communion of Saints

Tuesday 1st November is a holiday of obligation in the Scottish Catholic Calendar.

All Saints Day is one of only three days in the whole year where Roman Catholics are expected to go to mass as if it was a Sunday.

Have you prayed to a saint at some point in the last year for a special intention?

This is your opportunity to give thanks for all the help the saints have given you.