Posts from 2021

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Petitions for Thanksgiving November 25, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

God of all people, we pray that our church leaders will set the example to the faithful to be mindful of those who are the oppressed in society.  Inspire Pope Francis to denounce the Doctrine of Discovery which justifies the abuse of indigenous peoples. As we gather with our families and friends on this Thanksgiving, […]

Petitions for November 20 and 21, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Feast of Christ the King Christ, our King and Savior, empower the leaders of our nation toserve with intelligence and compassion. Impart on them the wisdomto address issues that alleviate social discord. Shed your light upon our church hierarchy to discern the truemeaning of all life as precious. Let us pray that there be an […]

Petitions for November 6 and 7, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2021 Divine Teacher, you admonish those who profess false piety. Help us to emulate the lesson of the poor widow to give of our needs and not just our excess. Lord, we pray that we may ever be mindful of those who are living in hardship and poverty. Bless […]

Petitions for October 30 and 31, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

31 st Sunday of Ordinary Time Our global, national, and local news can be overwhelming. Lord, may our heartsbe grounded in our love for you and our neighbor. We pray for the people of Haiti who have been victims of natural catastrophe,corrupt leadership, and debilitating poverty. May they find relief through honestand skilled governance and […]

Petitions for October 23 and 24, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

On this Solidarity Sunday, we pray for the Church and all its organizations. Maythey strive to meet the needs of all God’s people. We pray for the LGBTQTA community. May they be welcomed and affirmed inevery aspect of their lives, especially in all our churches. We pray for the Vincentian Family Gathering that is being […]

Petitions for October 16 and 17, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

God of hope, as the Church prepares for the synod to be held in 2023, maythe voices of all its members be heard. We pray for this parish as we work on racial healing. May our dialoguesdeepen our understanding of the wounds of racism and help us moveforward, able to worship with one voice. On […]

Petitions for October 9 and 10, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

God to whom all things are possible, give wisdom to this community. Mayour values and actions be shaped by your word and by the needs of thepoor that surround us. God to whom all things are possible, may Church and world leaders heedthe call of Pope Francis. May they tend to the needs of our […]

Petitions for October 2 and 3, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ October 2-3 Almighty God, strengthen Pope Francis in the work you have called him to do.In the spirit of Saint Francis,may our Holy Father rebuild the church according to Your will. May those who feel estranged from the Church because of who they lovediscover welcoming and affirming communities of […]

Petitions for September 25 and 26, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ September 25-26, 2021  Cantor will introduce the response and sing it ONCE before the first petition.Lector reads petitions in TWOs. Let us lift up the parishes, schools, and ministries everywherethat strive to walk in the footsteps of Saint Vincent.May we always embrace the Vincentian virtuesof Simplicity, Humility, Meekness, […]

Petitions for September 18 and 19, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins across the United States, let us pray that all Americanswill appreciate and respect the rich culture, history, and diversity of our Latino community. Let us lift up the members of our Sister Parish, Las Anonas de Santa Cruz in El Salvador.May their years of struggle against oppression lead to liberation […]