Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Intercessions ~ Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grant that in the life of the Church/ we would learn to love kindness/ where there is often cruelty,/ power abuse,/ ignorance,/ and a disregard of persons./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for the Rome Synod on the Family to offer a message of reconciliation,/ hope and healing to the human family/ wherever it is hurting,/ weak and conflicted./ We pray to the Lord. 

We ask heaven's help for all near to us and around the world/ who are confused,/ despairing,/ grieved,/ angry or sad./ For gifts of joy and restored hope./ We pray to the Lord.

That we would know better how to resolve the great dangers which threaten our world:/ the absence of peace,/ the pains of injustice,/ the problems of young people,/ the health of the planet itself./ We pray to the Lord.

Monday is the Feast of the North American/ Jesuit Priest-Martyrs/ Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf/ and six other companions./ That we would not be complainers in discomfort./ We pray to the Lord.

We offer prayers for the sick,/ the disabled,/ those damaged by wars,/ the lonely/ and those whose hearts plan terrorist and violent acts./ We pray to the Lord.

And we pray for those who have died/ to know fully the promises of Jesus:/ his joy,/ his light,/ his gift of life./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. You're the best Father Stephen. Love you always and forever.