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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Intercessions~ Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grant that our Sunday worship would be attentive,/ heart-felt,/ inclusive and generous./ Unify the Church where it is divided;/ send the spirit of renewal where the faith has grown weak./ We pray to the Lord.

In the new month of October we pray for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries,/ and other days of remembrance,/ asking good health,/ safety and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

October is the Month of Mary's Rosary./ We ask to live in the atmosphere of Mary's prayer:/ in faith,/ humility and praise./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those in the Carolina's and the Bahama Islands who have suffered from recent storms./ For those who died in the sinking of the El Faro container ship/ and for all who mourn them./ We pray to the Lord.

Syria is being bombed by both Russia and the United States./ We pray for this poor,/ stressed country which knows no peace./ For its children,/ the elderly,/ the homeless./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal our families and families throughout the world/ where there is sickness,/ addiction,/ fighting and dysfunction./ Bless the efforts of the Rome-Synod./ We pray to the Lord.

Comfort families in Oregon where loved ones were murdered in gun violence this week./ Give gifts of life and light to those who have died./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. The world's Catholics are waiting to see the outcome of this Synod. I pray especially for families who are hoping for change in Church views. That they may not give up the fight for accwptance.

  2. Families come in enormous variety. "How can the Church help you to grow humanly?" would be a good Synod question. That the Church would announce the blessings of Jesus for all families.

    1. In order to grow humanly I think it is important that we as Catholic parents do everything we can to assure our children that while we can't support them having a romantic or sexual relationship with someone of the same sex, we will always, always love them deeply as a person. Jesus loves us all, even as we are all sinners. I pray for the Church that we can find a solution to the family crisis that exists today.

    2. Most people are struggling mightily to manage, survive, keep it together. I often feel that the Church doesn't take sufficient notice of that. The judging doesn't help. If we'd love each other...really love each other.

  3. You speak of Sunday worship. It is sad that people aren't attentive during Mass. Let us pray that people might use this time to fully absorb the mystery of bread becoming the body of Christ.