April 17 ~ Fourth Sunday of Easter

+ For the bishops, the shepherds of the Church: that they will be filled with the zeal and fervor of divine love.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ That those in the world who have gone astray like sheep, will hear the voice of the Good Shepherd, the guardian of their souls.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ For the people of southwestern Japan affected by the devastating earthquakes and landslides: for those who died, for the injured, for those who have lost their homes.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ As you did for the people of old, light a fire in our hearts.  May those who receive the sacrament of confirmation this Friday, be filled with the Spirit's fire of joy.    Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ Lord, you invite us all to your table.  We ask your special blessings on all those who are celebrating their First Communion this weekend.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ In thanksgiving, we also ask your blessings on everyone present today - on our lives, our families, our work, and on our prayers and hopes and dreams.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Mike Finn; Terry Casey and Judy Casey.  Also, we pray for those who have died including Bill Powers; and Lucy Carlesimo, mother of PJ Carlesimo.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Jesus, Good Shepherd, we pray.