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YOUTH AND FAMILIES – QUARANTINED, BUT NEVER ALONE

More than ever, it is important to remain rooted in our faith. Physical distancing, among other preventative measures against COVID-19, has left us with more time at home than we may be used to.

Our routine has changed considerably and hopefully we will carve out some time to remain connected to our Lord and to each other.

Here are some links to activities that allow us to encounter the God of tenderness in our daily lives. Explore them! There is something for everyone: children, teens, young adults, parents, pastoral workers and youth ministers.

Prayer Intentions

  1. For all the families of Church, gathered around Christ in their homes to be nourished by prayer, the Scriptures and Spiritual Communion; and for Pope Francis and all bishops as they proclaim the Gospel with a father’s love, for the sufferings of all people. Lord, have mercy.
  2. For all priests and deacons, called to serve their people with love and humility; and for those who minister among young people and the sick. Lord, have mercy.
  3. For the suffering people of our world; for the gift of peace and hope for refugees in war situations; and for religious freedom for persecuted Christians and those of other faiths. Lord, have mercy.
  4. For healing for the sick, strength for families, courage for care givers; and for the Spirit’s wisdom for leaders and medical teams making decisions for the common good in this time of the pandemic. Lord, have mercy.
  5. For families that will nurture the call of God; for the spiritual and physical well-being of all parishioners; for those facing pain and agony; and for all the faithful departed. Lord, have mercy
  6. For God’s protection for all of God’s children, for the health and safety of everyone during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we pray to the Lord.
  7. For continuous coordinated efforts among individuals, nations and societies as we all work together to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we pray to the Lord.
  8. For healthcare workers and all who are on the front-lines, especially those in positions of vulnerability as they work to serve their neighbors, we pray to the Lord.
  9. That in addition to following all the recommendations of the healthcare professionals, we also remember to appeal to God in prayer, we pray to the Lord.
  10. For those are sick and suffering, especially for those who are isolated and without help, for their healing, we pray to the Lord.
  11. For those who have died, for eternal rest for their souls, and for peace and comfort for those they left behind, we pray to the Lord.
  12. For all those who suffer from anxiety in the midst of this exceptional situation we are going through. May they get comfort, Lord, both in your unlimited Love and in the community. Holy Spirit, be our light so that we keep faith in the heart of our daily lives and in that way, we may transform fear into hope. Amen.

Sources: Living with Christ and Archdiocese of Kingston  

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