Prayers of the Faithful 2nd Sunday of Advent December 10 2017

  1. For personal transformation: may God give us The Grace to pursue conversion and courage to change our lives toward holiness and justice

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a renewal of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, minds, and souls: may God’s Spirit electrify us to be active and dynamic disciples

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For cooperation between nations: may God encourage world leaders to agree to promote peace, understanding, and justice so all may live in safety and freedom

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For deeper respect and care for the created world: may we be good stewards of the earth, air, land, and water that God has provided for us and future generations

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick and mentally imprisoned: may they recognize the blessing they are. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may the Good Shepherd gather them into his arms. We pray especially for P. Guglielmo Corbo, OFM Cap., Fr. John Kiesling, Rocco Piro, Baby Maria Veronica, Gioakim Dinh Ba Khán, Maria Nguyen thi Bằng, Ma. Trinidad, Virgilio & Rodante Topacio, Eddie Jesus Escorpezo

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 1st Sunday of Advent December 3 2017

  1. For patience during this Advent season: may we wait upon God and be attentive to the opportunities of each day

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have wandered from their relationship with God: may the memories and hopes of this season open a doorway to God who loves them

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For greater attentiveness: may our minds and hearts be focused upon the tasks we do, the people we love, and the God whom we serve today

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For each of us: may we discover God in every word we hear, in every human embrace, and in every gesture of love among us

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick: may God sustain them and speed their healing. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may their patient journey be rewarded. We pray especially for Maria Guarascio, Lena Casciaro, Corazon Nobleza, Giuseppe & Domenico Tamburro, Foti Maria Teresa, Jorge Humberto Morales, Fidel Renacia, Pat Kyba, Pio Cescon 

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful Solemnity of Christ the King November 26 2017

  1. For the Church: may we recognize Christ in one another and honor the dignity of each person whom God has called to life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace to live in the Spirit of Jesus: may we be willing to take the first step in helping others without expectation of their response or of a return for ourselves

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who work to relieve the suffering of others, particularly relief workers and parish volunteers: may they may show God’s compassionate care and be strengthened by God’s Spirit each day

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For compassion like Blessed Solanus Casey: may we find joy in accompanying others as we all advance toward greater wholeness and life together as priests, deacons, religious, single or married people

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick: may they be strengthened and restored to their families. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may their joy be complete upon entering the Lord’s Kingdom. We pray especially for Antonia Ferri, Cosimo Careri, Teresa Đô thi  Dự, Epifanio Andrada, Maria Burgos, Esteban & Nieves Carranza

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 19 2017

As we recognize World Day for the Poor, we pray for those struggling in our midst and give thanks for the many charitable organizations working to support those in great need.  May we continue to recognize the face of Jesus in the poor and marginalized among us.

We pray to the Lord.

For the Church: may be aware of the gifts of faith, time and opportunity that God has entrusted to us, be good stewards of these gifts and diligently utilize them for the glory of God

We pray to the Lord.

For parents: may they encourage their children to develop their gifts and find ways to use them for the good of others as priests, deacons, religious, single or married people

We pray to the Lord.

For the growth of peace: may God open new opportunities in the Middle East, Syria, Iraq and the world through the collaboration of all people of good will to end violence and promote justice and peace

We pray to the Lord.

For the sick: may they know God’s presence and be at peace. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

For all who have died: may God welcome them into the eternal banquet. We pray especially for Maria Mucci, Prospero Rimoli, Sergio Velastegui, Charlotte Ngoya-Muanza, Hồ thị Dung, Guise  Cao thế Dung, Paul Estok, Guise  Nguyễn văn Hưng, Maria  Nguyễn thị Khen, Adolf Hartmann

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time November 12 2017

  1. For the Church: may we have a spirit of readiness so we can respond to God’s presence and invitations at any moment

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the gift of Wisdom: may God give us insight and understanding through our daily experiences so we may value and nurture that which will sustain us into eternal life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of fidelity: may we faithfully follow Christ in our daily life, acting justly, loving tenderly, and walking humbly before God and thus keep our light burning until Christ comes

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have served their nation and for their families: may they be blessed with health and peace and for those who sacrificed their lives: may they rest in eternal Peace

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick and their caregivers: may God bless them with courage and hope. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may the Lord wipe away every tear and welcome them home. We pray especially for Dalinda Mancini, Vito Totino, Vincenzo Cipolla, Jorge Humberto Morales-Urroz, Antonio Cundari, Maria & Fausto Torchia, Gius Tran Hien Chin, Roland & Camil Taza, Antoine Kandaji, Eugene Nicholas Catalano, Francisco Andres, Rafael S. Ilagan Jr.

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time November 5 2017

  1. For the Church: may we make God central in our lives and allow our hearts to be formed by Christ our Teacher

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of humility: may we relate with one another as companions on journey and strive to lovingly serve one another as priests, deacons, religious, single or married people

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all religious leaders: may they manifest the love and compassion of God in their words and deeds to strengthen their communities

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For those who govern our land: may they do so with integrity and honesty protecting the dignity of the most vulnerable

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill: may God heal and renew them. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may they rest in eternal peace. We pray especially for Fr. Cecil H. Zinger, Costantina Ardito, Maria Rita Ciancio, Maria Yolanda Burgoss, Gloria Sanchez, Umberto Bozzetto, Francesca Maltese, Antonietta Iannuzzi, Alejandro Bautista, Mark Domingues, Gloria Kennedy

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 29, 2017

  1. For the Church: may we desire deeper union with God and grow in our connection with others through generous concern and deeds of service

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace to love: may we love God with all our heart, strength, soul and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves through our vocations as laity, priests, deacons and religious people

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For an evangelizing spirit: may our faith shine forth as an invitation to others to come to know our loving and forgiving God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a deepening of gratitude: may we recognize all the ways God has blessed us, shown His love for us and may we be filled with awe and wonder at His mercy

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a healing of the wounds of racism and bigotry: may God help us turn from prejudice and give us the courage to work for inclusion, acceptance, and recognition of all people

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill: may healing and wholeness be granted them. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may the Lord’s love embrace and welcome them. We pray especially for Pasqualino Ascione, Catherine Lykidis, Theresamma Sigmaringam, Guise Chu Trí Ngãi, Kenneth Orr, Guise Nguyen van Tiến, Apolonia Mojica, Louis Ngô văn Chứt, Maurice  Lưu tan Văn, Pietro Pezzo

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 22 2017

  1. For the Church: may we daily manifest the work of Faith, the labor of Love and the endurance of Hope

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of discernment: may we recognize the various motives in our hearts and respond to those that come from the Holy Spirit as priests, deacons, religious, married, family and single persons

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For Wisdom: may God guide us in fulfilling our civic responsibilities without compromising our discipleship and service to God.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the conversion of our hearts: may the false gods of money, control, power, pride and prestige be dethroned so that we may serve in God’s mercy, compassion, forgiveness, justice and love

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all government officials and employees: may they wisely use their offices to promote social justice and the common good

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill: may God heal their wounds of body, mind, soul, and spirit. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may they rejoice at their homecoming. We pray especially for Michael    Nguyễn  Thái  Lần, Carlitos Cruz Flores, Gioan Baotixita   Nguyễn  Hiền  Lan, G. Mojica, Antonio Luna, Phanxico  Xavien  Nguyen Tấn Lan, Lý  Chánh Say, Santino Costales

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 15 2017

  1. For the Church: may we recognize God’s invitation to new life, service and generously respond with dedication, joy, and commitment as priests, deacons, religious, married and single people

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of hospitality: may we welcome all who enter our community and accept them just as they are, understanding we are welcoming Christ in disguise

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For awareness: may God open our eyes to all the material blessings in our lives and stir our hearts to greater gratitude in a spirit of contentment

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For fruitfulness of our faith: may our lives manifest a wedding garment made of deeds of justice and acts of charity that proclaim God’s goodness

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a fuller participation in the Eucharistic Liturgy: may we draw strength for our daily lives from our Communion with Christ and one another

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill: may God’s healing stir their hearts with hope. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may God welcome them into the eternal banquet of love. We pray for Antonio Carravetta, Margaret Una Symington, Eugenio Commodari, Mario De Simone, Baldomero Soriano Sr., Agnes Vlachavon, Deo Toy Beharry, Nguyễn thị Tien, Maria  Nguyen thi Bằng, Leland Huthmacher, Anna  Dinh Thi  Nhuong, Guise  Mai  quý  Lịch, Maria  Phạm thị  Sách, deceased of Cazzolli & Scandolari families

We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 8 2017

  1. For the Church: may we be a fruitful garden, producing a harvest rich in justice, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the suffering church: may God heal their wounds, fill them with grace and hope and guide those who can help them

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For humility: may we recognize what is truthful, just, honorable, and worthy of praise in ourselves and one another and use these gifts to further the reign of God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For wisdom and conversion: may those who have turned from God and sought fulfillment in possessions, endeavors, or power, recognize God as the only true source of a meaningful life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a greater respect for human life: may God open all hearts to the beauty of the Gift of Life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick: may they experience Christ’s healing love. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may they be immersed in Christ’s Peace. We  pray especially for Fiorangelo Rigazzi, Fernando Correa, Filiberto Villamar, Patrocino Grayda, Kathleen (Kay) Lewis, Gerardo Cientanni, Paul Woodham, Maria Nguyen thi Hong, Leontina Puebla, Dominic Nguyen van Luận, Térésa Pham ngoc Trăm, Onofrio Scarangella, Ông Bà, Sửu and Giá, Roberto Enrique Cedeño Palacios

We pray to the Lord.