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PETITIONS for 4TH SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME ; JANUARY 28-29, 2023

by Joan McGowan

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS  /  4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                        January 28-29, 2023  We pray for the humility to overcome our pride, placing our trust in, and dependence on, God. We pray to be among the blessed, following Jesus’ instructions in the Beatitudes, living a life of justice, love, and compassion. We pray for world leaders, that they promote, […]

PETITIONS for 3RD SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME ; JANUARY 22-23, 2023

by Joan McGowan

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS  /  3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                        January 21-22, 2023  God of wonder, on this Sunday of the Word of God, we pray that you deepen our love of scripture and inspire those who study, teach, and preach Your holy Word. God of light, help us to leave our nets of darkness behind to follow in […]

PETITIONS for the SECOND SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME : JANUARY 14-15, 2023

by Joan McGowan

We pray for the Church, that through faithfulness to Christ, we may be open to his call to discipleship:  whether in our youth, middle, or elder years, realizing the call to discipleship comes in countless ways throughout a lifetime. You called Martin Luther King, Jr. to a life of service and the ultimate sacrifice.  As we commemorate […]

PETITIONS for the EPIPHANY of the LORD January 7-8, 2023

by Joan McGowan

O Radiant Light, shine on the universal Church and this community of St. Vincent.  May we truly welcome and embrace all God’s children. Guide the leaders of this country to assume their responsibilities and address the needs of our people. Guide us through the darkness of our times: racism, violence, and environmental degradation. Give us the […]

PETITIONS for MARY THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD ; December 31-January 1, 2023

by Joan McGowan

God, ever present, bless the Church with enduring faith like Mary’s.  May it be a guiding light in these times of turbulence and challenge. God, ever present, Prince of Peace, may your light shine on all places darkened by war, violence, and oppression. May your Spirit guide and inspire world leaders to work together for the […]

PETITIONS for THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD December 24-25, 2022

by Joan McGowan

God of Wisdom, we pray for Pope Francis.  May he be enlightened and supported in his efforts to lead us in the ways of Christ in these challenging times. O Prince of Peace, we pray that peace will come to Ukraine.  May those now in the midst of combat soon know the cessation of hostilities. God of […]

PETITIONS for the FOURTH SUNDAY of ADVENT DECEMBER 18, 2022

by Joan McGowan

O Wisdom of our God Most High,  Let your Spirit rest upon Pope Francis. Grant him every grace he needs to heal the Church in our time. O King of All Nations,  Soften the divisions of country, ethnicity, class, and political party. Help us to know that we are one human family, beloved of God. […]

PETITIONS for the THIRD SUNDAY of ADVENT December 11, 2022

by Joan McGowan

Tender God, you willed that your Mother be revealed to Saint Juan Diego as Our Lady of Guadalupe. In her, the dark-skinned Madonna, may the world recognize your special care for all who are poor and marginalized. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe,  may the people of Mexico and the nations of Central […]

General Intercessions ~ Second Sunday of AdventDecember 4, 2022

by Joan McGowan

Let us go rejoicing, bringing God’s peace to a world shattered by violence and prejudice, hastening the day when there will be  no harm or ruin on all God’s holy mountain. Let us entrust our hearts to Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord. As we experience God’s gifts through the Real Presence, may we know the peace […]