Intercessions, Feast of the Epiphany, January 3, 2021

Priest: As the light of the star guided the magi, we turn to Christ, light of the world, and humbly lift up our prayers…. 

  1. That the magi inspire us to great generosity in sharing our time, talent, treasure and our faith as well, let us pray to the Lord….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  1. For a spirit of genuine respect for all people as sons and daughters of God our Father, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That leaders of nations respect religious freedom and for the protection and deliverance of all who face religious persecution, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For a great spirit of welcome to all come our way and for an end to the many divisions among Christians, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That the plight of refugees throughout the world be improved and that immigrants be granted respect and opportunity, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For the legal protection of the unborn and for a deep reverence for all human life,  let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For all who have gone before us and those who grieve them, in particular… 

4:30 PM – Ronald Goulet

9:00 AM – Mitchell Prater

11:00 AM – Fr. Stanley Czarnata

…for whom we offer this Mass. Let us pray to the Lord….

Priest: Heavenly Father, author of Sacred Scripture, help us receive what you have revealed in your Holy Word. Give us a greater hunger to daily seek you in the scriptures that we may better know you and your Son. May your Holy Spirit open us to be transformed by Your Holy Word throughout this year of the Bible. In Christ’s name, we pray….