Posts by Terry Trudeau

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Petitions for September 25 and 26, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time 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, Mortification, and Zeal. May God’s Spirit come to rest on this House of Vincent,so that we may share our talents freely, honor […]

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 […]

Petitions for September 11-12, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

General Intercessions 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time As our nation marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks,Lord, attune our hearts to both the anguish of those who lost loved ones,and the suffering caused in so many places by the wars that followed.Show us how to welcome refugees now fleeing Afghanistan,how to stand in […]

Petitions for September 4-5, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME We pray that we will be healed of all impediments that prevent usfrom fully participating in our faith, doing the work that improvesthe lives of the marginalized in our community.As we begin the Season of Creation we pray that all people heedPope Francis’ plea that the “cry […]

Petitions for August 28-29,2021

by Terry Trudeau

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Gracious God , we humbly welcome Your word. Help us to bedoers of Your word, ministering to the poor and the marginalized.Gracious God , assist us in our prayer life to look inward, so thatwe can avoid the evil that defiles, and embrace the good that is […]

Petitions for Sugust 21-22, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME God of Love, as we remember the arrival of enslaved Africans inthe USA, 402 years ago on August 20, help us to understand theimpact of slavery on this country as well as on Africa. Help us tobe instruments in open dialogue and action that will end the […]

Petitions for August 14 and 15, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Oh Divine Creator, you created us all in your image and likeness. Help us to seeYOU in all your precious children and be a more loving and tolerant churchcommunity.Enrich our faith in the Universal church and unite all of us—including our blackand brown brothers and sisters, and our many different Catholic traditions—in one accord. Life-Giving […]

Petitions for August 7 and 8, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Oh Divine Creator, you created us all in your image and likeness. Help us to seeYOU in all your precious children and be a more loving and tolerant churchcommunity.Enrich our faith in the Universal church and unite all of us—including our blackand brown brothers and sisters, and our many different Catholic traditions—inone accord. Everlasting Savior, […]

Petitions for July 31 and August 1, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Bread of Life, you feed us so that we may never go hungry. Help us to share ourfood, both physically and spiritually, within our parish community andthroughout Germantown.Help us learn how to share our faith with all peoples. Guide us on how toevangelize to marginalized groups in Philadelphia, to further enrich our already diverse parish. […]

Petitions for July 24 and 25, 2021

by Terry Trudeau

Bread of Life, teach us to minister to people of all races, creeds, sexualities, andethnicities.Help us feed and clothe the poor, especially in communities of color, as is oursacred duty as followers of St. Vincent DePaul.Sung ResponseO Great Redeemer, you who fed the multitude, please inspire our electedofficials to make just decisions for all people […]