21 June 2020 : Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time A : Divine Office Week 2
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Your Prayers are asked for:
John MacFarlane of Whittington; Tommy Booth of Eaveslea.
Those Whose Anniversaries are at this time:
Walter Shirley, John Henry Allum, June Holroyd, Fr George Gibson, Derek Eite and Timothy MacPherson.
Thanks to Betty and Sue for keeping the anniversary books and letting us know each week.
The Sick of the Parishes:
Brian Byrne, Sarah Adam, Veronica Law, Dennis Brown, Graham Jubb, Paul Shuttleworth, Keith and Alexa Wightman, Sarah Mason, Cynthia McPherson, Kevin Casey, Esther Castle, Chris Broadhurst, Joan Randall, Hazel Waring, Eric and Nina Ireland, Frances McKenzie, Sandie Hardy, Elizabeth Ackerley, Pepe Casanova, Karen Parkinson, Margaret Aspin, Bruce Kay, Colette Calveley, Lucy Ball, Maggie Trimble, Pauline O’Toole, Roberta Whiteside, Alan White, Margaret Nevin.
St Edmund, Patron of Pandemics
After the Battle of Lincoln (1217), it was traditionally claimed that Edmund’s body was stolen by the Count of Melun and subsequently donated to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin in the French city of Toulouse by the future Louis VIII of France. After the city was saved from the plague in the years from 1628 to 163 by the saint’s intercessions his cult flourished there for over two centuries. He is one of those Saints we can turn to in this time of need.
Prayer for intercession of St Edmund
Father in Heaven have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns, you know all that is in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.
We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so, we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering. Comfort them. Be with the grieving families of those who have passed away. Have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven. Stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others.
St Edmund, pray for us.
God bless, stay home, stay well.