Vol: 44, No.56 31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( A) November 05 2017  
 
wealth for themselves. The Scribes and the Pharisees receive some really harsh words from Jesus about their behaviour in public. But Paul shows great tenderness towards the Christians of Thessalonica. Let us place all our intentions before the Lord, saying,
Response: Lord, create a caring attitude in us.
1. For the pope, the bishops and the clergy that as pastors of the Church they may with simplicity of life and humility in service lead the people to holiness in life, we pray … R/
2. While the Catholic population has increased there is a sharp decline in the number of priests in active service in many parts of the world. Let us pray that there may be an increase of vocations to priesthood, we pray … R/
3. For deacons and lay ecclesial ministers who with generosity enter the ministry, that their tireless service may be beneficial to the people of God, we pray … R/
4. For the laity that their collaboration with the priests in all aspect of parish life such liturgical animation and administration may make parishes vibrant and active, we pray … R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that enlightened by the Word of God we may not become attention-seekers, selfish or egoists but become people capable of loving, building and nurturing, we pray … R/
(Pray for community and personal needs)
Cel: God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son, who could challenge the highly powerful priestly class of his time because he lived a simple and upright life.
 
Give us the grace that we may show great restraint in what we do and say so that we become examples to our fellow men and women. We make this prayer …
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
May these sacrificial offerings, O Lord, become for you a pure oblation, and for us a holy outpouring of your mercy. Through Christ our Lord...
PREFACE I (Ordinary)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For through his Paschal Mystery, he accomplished the marvellous deed, by which he has freed us from the yoke of sin and death, summoning us to the glory of being now called a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for your own possession, to proclaim everywhere your mighty works, for you have called us out of darkness into your own wonderful light.
And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presene, O Lord.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
May the working of your power, O Lord, increase in us, we pray, so that, renewed by these heavenly Sacraments, we may be prepared by your gift for receiving what they promise. Through Christ our Lord.
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