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Each week we are posting General Intercessions for the upcoming Sunday liturgies by Msgr. Joseph Masiello, retired pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Westfield, NJ.  These intercessions are based on the assigned scriptures, the liturgical season and current events.




CELEBRANT: In this season of Advent the prophet Isaiah bids us climb the Lord’s holy mountain.  On this mountain, we make our prayer.


READER: Please respond, “COME, LORD JESUS!”  


1.  That the peoples of the world may see in God’s people the house where God’s just word is proclaimed, where all are welcome, where the members conduct themselves properly as in the day, we pray...


2.  That the governments of the world may beat their swords into plows and no more train for war, we pray...


3.  That our military and First Responders may know the gift of safety, that the hearts of those who would make war may be moved to repentance, and the suffering people of every war-torn land given relief, we pray...


4.  That, though we may be at times surrounded by the darkness of selfishness, jealousy, and greed, we may live as children of the light, revealing to others by our humility and generous service God’s love, patience, and compassion, we pray...


5.  That there may be an increase in vocations to the priesthood and the religious life; and the seriously ill in our community and among our family members and friends gifted with the comfort of love and the healing touch of our God, (especially ____________, we pray...


6.  That the sorrowing may find their hope in Easter’s promise of life without end; and ____________, (and) all our beloved dead who have gone up to the mountain of the Lord’s house rest in the peace of God’s holy place, we pray...


7.  We pause to express, in the silence of our hearts, our personal intentions -




That our God may receive with special kindness those unspoken concerns, we pray...


CELEBRANT: Lord our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ: He is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples; He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us; He is the Savior of every nation.  Let Your blessing come upon us as we begin the season of Advent.  We ask this, as all our petitions, through Christ Jesus, Lord forever and ever.   (AMEN)



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