For Pope Francis: that God will fill him with strength and guide him, in leading the bishops and the whole Church in fulfilment of its mission, and in loving service of those most in need. Lord, hear us
For the grace to forgive and for a spirit of generous service: that we may help others in hardship and difficulty
and be instruments of God’s love and compassion for them. Lord, hear us
For James, Cara and Kyle who made their First Confession last week,
and for all who are preparing to come into full communion with the Church or to be baptized at Easter:
Lord, hear us
For people everywhere affected by War, poverty and hunger, especially in Syria, the Holy Land, the Middle East and Africa. Lord, hear us
For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them: Anne Alexander, Tommy Smith, Martin Morran, Mary Folan, Tony McDonald, Christopher Browne, Gerard Bailey, Joe Gallagher, Andy Williamson, Margaret Grimes, Kieran McDermott, Joseph Boyle, Margaret McCafferty, Moira Montgomery, Alan Hutcheson, Carol Gallagher, Jean Martin, Sadie Coll, Peter Gibson, Cathy Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti, Kathleen Mallon, Joe McGhee, Margaret Padden, Liam Brogan, Fr Noel Barry, Fr Joseph Chambers, Phyllis Boyle, Margaret Gilmour, Cathy Bruce, Mary McKenna, and Adrianne Faulds.
Lord, hear us.
For our deceased relatives, friends & fellow-parishioners, including Roddie McInnes, Michelle Barrett, Andy Crawford, Campbell Black, Cathie MacLean, Judith Morrison, and Martin Taggart. We pray also for all those whose anniversary falls about now, including Fr Francis McPartlin. Let’s pray also for those killed by violence or injured serving in the armed forces.
Lord, hear us