May 3 ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

+ May the Church throughout the world be built up with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ May the Blessed Virgin Mary's intercession strengthen persecuted Christians in other cultures.  God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ For the souls of those who died in the earthquake in Nepal and for all those whose lives lay in ruin, we pray for food, water, shelter and the basic necessities that support life.  God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ May we remember to love one another as Jesus commanded us so that we may remain always in you.  God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to live as true disciples of Jesus and to bear much fruit in our daily life.  God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Sister Virginia Pearson, and for those who have died, including Rich Schneider and Mary Hulka.   God, giver of peace, we pray.

+ In gratitude 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.  God, giver of peace, we pray.