Wednesday and Sunday

1. The Resurrection
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. An angel appeared and said, "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for He has been raised just as He said." (Mt 28:1-10)

1. That all Christians might present Christ to the world as its Savior.
2. For world peace and unity of all Christians.

2. The Ascension of Our Lord
As Jesus blessed them He parted from them and was taken up to heaven. (Lk 24:44-53)


1. For all expectant mothers and unborn babies.
2. For missionaries everywhere.

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you. Receive the Holy Spirit." (Jn 14:15-21)

1. For young people concerning their values, dignity and faith in Christ.
2. For the elderly, the sick and the dying.

4. The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven
"Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory." (from Munificentissimus Deus (1950):DS 3903)

1. For our Church, Church authorities and those who guide and teach the Catholic faith.
2. For the Jewish people and the unity of all nations.

5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
"We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ." (from the Solemn Profession of Faith: Credo of the People of God)

1. For vocations to priesthood and religious life.
2. For faith, hope, love, patience and perseverance in seeking love and union with God.

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