Bidding prayers for 7 November 2021 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Priest: We come before God joyfully, he has saved us and works marvels for us. Let us now ask him for all our needs.

Reader: We pray that wherever there is blindness, prejudice, or lack of vision in the Church, the Lord may enlighten and transform it.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for our 3 churches; especially for our young people receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. May they enjoy the gift of deep faith and peace in their hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Reader: We pray for world leaders: that they may all work together, through the decisions taken at the COP 26 conference, to protect the planet and all who live within it.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for those who are sick, those recovering from surgery and for all who are enduring any kind of suffering.Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray that all those who have died, may find the fullness of joy in God’s presence. We remember especially Ray Hudson, whose funeral takes place this week.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We ask Mary, our Mother, to pray with us as we say Hail Mary…

In silence we think of our own needs and intentions…

Priest: Heavenly Father, trusting in your great love for us, we bring you all our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

The Synod. Let’s get thinking and chatting!

So to start us off, from the Synod documents: “The fundamental question that guides this consultation of the People of God”… is the following:

A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.”

How is this “journeying together” happening today in your particular Church?

What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our journeying together?

We are invited to:

  • ask ourselves what experiences in our parish and / or diocese the fundamental question calls to mind
  • what joys did they provoke?
  • what difficulties and obstacles have they encountered?
  • what wounds have they brought to light?
  • what insights have they elicited?
  • where, in these experiences, does the voice of the Spirit resound?
  • what is the Spirit asking of us?
  • what are the points to be confirmed, the prospects for change, the steps to be taken?
  • what paths are opening up?

The Synod – coordinators needed

Dear friends and parishioners

Diocesan coordinator Madeleine Walters from St Teilo’s and her team are now asking each church community for at least two people, to be representatives in enabling parishioners to reflect, share and respond to the questions of the Synod.

It’s disappointing that only one person volunteered last week, and it would be tragic if we all were prevented from making our contribution by a lack of coordinators.

If you would like to serve our churches in this historic event, please email Fr Matthew at matthew.jones@rcadc.org within the next three days. The diocese will supply training next week, and info will continue in forthcoming newsletters.

Fr Matthew

Bidding prayers, 10 October 2021 (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Priest: Conscious of our failings, we humbly ask for God’s grace to listen to the prayers that we make today.

Reader: We pray for our Church, for Francis, our Pope, and Bishops and Priests everywhere. May they continue to proclaim the Good News to the world through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for those who hold positions of authority, all leaders in areas of political unrest, all decision and policy makers. We pray that wisdom, common sense and respect will encourage just and peaceful government.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Reader: This coming week is Baby loss awareness week. We pray for all babies lost in pregnancy, at birth or in early infancy; and for their parents and families who grieve for them.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for the sick and all those who suffer in mind, body or spirit that they may experience comfort and consolation through their faith in Jesus Christ.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for all our Parishioners, Friends and Relatives who have died and gone before us in faith. May they rest in eternal peace.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We now ask Mary, our Blessed Lady, to intercede for us in our prayers as we say: Hail Mary…

We now pray silently to God for our own private intentions…

Priest: Lord God, our Heavenly Father, accept the prayers your children make today, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.