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Sunday, 25 April 2010

I would have thought...

... that on this, of all weekends, amidst the specifi--- sorry, I meant to say, general intercessions for various small segments of the population and for ecological responsibility, we could have spared a fraction of a petition, a word at least, for the anniversary of the Holy Father's inauguration.

Wouldn't you?
As a rule, the series of intentions is to be

1. For the needs of the Church;
2. For public authorities and the salvation of the whole world;
3. For those burdened by any kind of difficulty;
4. For the local community.

I'm trying to think when I last heard a petition for even our own salvation, much less that of the whole world, at Sunday Mass. In fact, I can't remember hearing our need for salvation expressed. (Always excepting at the Reform2 "flagship.")

And no, I don't come to share our story, and I myself am not the Bread of Life, and the Kingdom, despite our efforts at singing it into being, hasn't arrived.

1 comment:

Charles said...

I actually compose our intercessions, and did offer the first petition for the Holy Father and all bishops to remain steadfast, etc...

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