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.
25th Week in Ordinary Time
September 23 - September 29, 2018
For the information of those interstate and overseas, the Administrator of St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide will be ordained bishop of Darwin, Northern Territory - at the Top End - next Wednesday night.
Please pray for him and the people entrusted to his care.
24th Week in Ordinary Time
September 16 - September 22, 2018
Recent event in the Cathedral –
Child Protection Sunday, Sept 9 – Picture: Packets of painted daisy seeds were distributed after Mass to parishioners and children as part of Child Protection Sunday celebrations. The daisy is a protective plant which keeps other plants safe from insects and the seeds will provide a symbolic reminder of the need for adults and communities to work together to keep children safe.
23rd Week in Ordinary Time
September 9 - September 15, 2018
Please note that the first set of Sunday Prayers are for Australia where we mark Child Protection Sunday in the Catholic Church, and the second set for places beyond Australia who offer these prayers.
Picture - recent event in the Cathedral – Investiture of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchure
22nd Week in Ordinary Time
September 2 – September 9, 2018
Please note that as it is National Child Protection Week in Australia from September 2-9, there are intercessions for September 9 included in this week's prayers.