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This week, Of Your Charity, Pray For…
Those who are sick or in need: Uma Appavoo, Jerry Longley, Shirley Wooldridge, Lizzie Barns.
The Church: Roman Catholic Church.
At St Mary’s – Mothers’ Union.
From the Electoral Roll – Pat Mackenzie, Jan Makney, Dennis Moor, May O’Neill.
Our parish: Residents of London Road.
Our world and its workers: Parents. Mothers and those who care for children.
Those who have died recently: James Clarke, Glenys Gale, Bryan Goodwin, Dug Harris, Stanley Robinson, Arthur Roy-Johnson,
and those whose anniversary falls this week:
Gwendoline Martin (2017), Jean Ewen (2017), Norman Hutson (1973), Frederick Smoker (1979) Alfred Collier (2018), Leonard Titcombe (1970), Derek Kemsley (2012), Hilda Ellis (2012), Marie Gee (2002) & George Button (1976).
In a time of plague
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, help and deliverance unto us who are visited with grievous sickness and mortality.
Sanctify to us this our sore distress, and prosper with thy continual blessing those who labour to devise for mankind protection against distress and pain: through him who both healed and hallowed pain, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, we pray to thee for those whom we love but see no longer. Grant them thy peace, let light perpetual shine upon them, and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.