Intercessions, Christmas – December 25, 2021

Priest: Rejoicing in the immeasurable gift of the birth of our Savior, we lift up our prayers in humble confidence….

  1. For a readiness to embrace and follow God’s call, like Mary did, and be ready to sacrifice our own plans and comfort when genuine needs arise, let us pray to the Lord….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  1. That our families — and all the families we’ve been able to assist this Christmas — grow in love and appreciation for one another, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For the gift of success soon in our battle to subdue the coronavirus, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That those who find an empty place at their Christmas table experience the healing power of Jesus, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For the safety of travelers and that we as a faith community be ever more gracious is welcoming all who come our way, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That everyone in our world and especially those living in the land of Christ’s birth be blessed with peace, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For all who have gone before us and those who grieve them, in particular… 

     4:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:00 AM – St. Rita Parishioners and Families

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

Priest: O Lord God, as we joyfully celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus, we lift up these prayers and many more, unspoken. Even as we ask, we give you thanks. In Christ’s name we pray….