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Parish Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,

we place in your Sacred Heart

all the needs of the Church, the needs of the world and of our nation.

We entrust to you all the needs and cares of our own hearts,

and of those who are dear to us.

In a special way we pray for our parish

named in honour of your Immaculate Mother and placed under her patronage.

Through her intercession, the intercession of St Margaret and all the saints,

may every blessing be poured out on all members of our parish,

on all our works and ministries, and on all those who live here.

We pray in particular for our schools, their staff and students, and all their families.

We remember especially our deceased parishioners: may they be received into eternal life.

May our parish be filled with holiness and prayer, with faith and love;

may it be a place where worthy and reverent worship is offered to God,

and where we receive grace and power for our mission.

May all who come here find a welcoming home,

comfort in their needs and strength for their journey.

Amen.