Universal Prayer for Sunday and weekday Masses

Prayers of the faithful


These prayers are exactly what their name suggests – prayers of the gathered faithful. In praying this prayer, the faithful are carrying out their role of praying for the entire world as well as for the needs of the local community.

No two congregations will have exactly the same prayers, since their perception of the world's needs and of the local community will vary. Therefore they are written anew for each Sunday and weekly celebrations.


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year C

January 20 to January 26, 2019

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For overseas friends – Saturday January 26 is our National Day – Australia Day.
Timothy and Titus are transferred to January 27, but this year are superseded by Sunday. Below are some prayers which might be helpful to you for Saturday 26 – Timothy and Titus.


The Universal Prayer  |  Saturday 26th January 2018  |  Ss Timothy and Titus     
Readings Proper for Saints Timothy and Titus
Celebrant: My friends, today we honour two faithful companions of St Paul, who shared the adventure of spreading the Word of Jesus across the Roman Empire.

  1. That the bishops of the Church may have that same enthusiasm for God’s word and the people, as did Timothy and Titus and not become distracted by administration. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That missionaries, who like Saints Timothy and Titus, take the message of Christ to those who have never heard his Name, may be urged on by the charity of Christ. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That each one of us may fan into a flame the Spirit who was given to us in Baptism and Confirmation. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That God may raise up in this Archdiocese men for the priesthood and diaconate so that there are sufficient workers in his vineyard. Let us pray to the Lord.

Celebrant:  Eternal God, may the whole world come to know the saving love and Good news of Jesus Christ, who is Lord, for ever and ever.


 Universal Prayer 2nd Week 2019.docx


Baptism of the Lord and First Week in Ordinary Time | Year C

January 13 to January 19, 2019

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January 15, 1842 Mary Helen MacKillop was born in Melbourne.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was canonised on October 17 2010.






 Baptism and 1st Week, 2019.docx


The Epiphany of the Lord | Year C

Intercessions - January 6 - 12


As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Mother of God, May peace be her Son's abiding gift to you in 2019.

Photo: Icon in the Church over Jacob's Well Samaria, the Holy Land.

Fr Maurice Shinnick






 Intercessions Epiphany and following week 2019.docx


Holy Family & Week before Epiphany including New Year's Day - Mary, Mother of God | Year C

December 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019

 Intercessions Holy Family and following week 2018.docx


4th Sunday of Advent | Year C

December 23 - December 29, 2019

 Intercessions 4th Advent and Christmas Week 2018.docx