17Mar St Patrick’s Day (on a lenten Sunday)

Introduction (by the Presider): Rejoicing in the marvels the Lord has worked for us, let us bring our needs to the Lord of all nations:

 

  1. That the people of God in Ireland may keep alive the faith that Patrick preached (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.
  2. That our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, may have the help of the Holy Spirit (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.
  3. That everyone who follows Christ may show compassion (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.
  4. That Irish people the world over may enjoy God’s favour (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.
  5. That our young emigrants may be protected by St Patrick’s prayers (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.
  6. That those who are sick or weary may not give up on the race to glory (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.

 

The presider prays for the dead, remembering especially the emigrants from the parish who have died ‘that they may have the light of heaven’ (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider): God of truth and beauty, you look after us through the prayers of our friends, the saints: keep us and all your Irish flock in your care, through Christ our Lord. Amen


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