Intercessions at Mass at Giants Stadium, October 5

Holy Father: United with Christians everywhere, we pray for the needs of the universal church and of the entire human family.

Minister: For our Holy Father, John Paul II, Bishop of Rome, Successor of Peter, and Vicar of Christ; for Archbishop Theodore and all the bishops of the Church; may they preserve the unity of the Church, which has the Spirit as its origin, and peace as its binding force.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Spanish) For Christians throughout the world, that the oneness of our faith and baptism may bring us closer unity in the one body of Christ and the one Holy Spirit.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Portuguese) For the family of nations: on this fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, may leaders of government turn away from war and weapons and create an environment where human life can flourish and follow the way of love.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Creole) For priests, deacons, women and men religious, and for all who minister in the Church; may the Harvest Master sustain them in their vocations and send more workers into the harvest with single mindedness of purpose.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Polish) For those of the human family encountering special difficulties: the sick and the dying, refugees and the homeless; for those suffering the effects of civil strife throughout the world; for those unjustly deprived of freedom; for the poor and the hungry, that their experiences of the sufferings of Christ may give way to the triumph of the cross.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Korean) For those who have died: on this fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War, we pray for all who lost their lives, especially innocent civilians and victims of the Holocaust. May they see the face of God.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Minister: (Italian) For ourselves, that we may be the faithful brothers and sisters of Jesus by imitating Mary in doing the will of God in our lives.

Cantor: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

 

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