Parish Resources

Prayers for Catholics Returning Home Programme

a) Before Catholics Returning Home programme starts

Prayer for returning Catholics

Gracious God,
You are full of compassion and mercy for your people.
Give us a heart of welcome for those who feel alienated and cut off from your love.  Amen.

Jesus, loving shepherd,
You search out and gather those who are lost and carry them home again.
Give the courage and faith to reach out and invite home Catholics
who have lost touch with the Christian community.  Amen.

Holy Spirit, source of unity,
You drive out all fear and prejudice through the light of your presence.
Give us a spirit of gently listening that will conquer the fear of rejection and
encourage returning Catholics to rejoin the worshipping community.   Amen


b) During Catholics Returning Home programme

Prayer for returning Catholics

God of compassion, we pray for those who accepted our invitation to return home to the Church, that they may be blessed with a renewal of faith and a closer walk with you.   Amen.

Prayers of the faithful

These are offered as suggestions for inclusion in the Prayers of the Faithful...

Jesus said "there is so much more joy at one returning home".  We pray for our Catholics Returning Home city-wide courses next month.   Response

Our city unites in prayer, that Catholics may come home to the Church this May, in our city-wide initiative.   Response  

For our combined Catholics Returning Home programmes in May.  We pray many will come home to Mother Church.   Response.  

May those who have been away from Church for some time, know it is always the right time to come home.   Response.

We ask your Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of those you want to return home to our Church, this May, through the Catholics Returning Home programmes.   Response  

We pray for us all to have welcoming hearts, for those returning to their Catholic faith, during the Catholics Returning Home programmes.  Response.  

We ask for your blessing and guidance for all those involved in the Catholics Returning Home May initiative.   Response.  

May we be inspired by your Holy Spirit to invite people to the Catholics Returning Home programmes.     Response. 

 

We pray for the upcoming Catholics Returning Home Programme; that we would be courageous in inviting friends and family to join this programme to assist people to come home to the Church, and that resting Catholics might be prompted by your Holy Spirit to begin this journey of faith.   Response.

We pray for those who have accepted the invitation to return home to the Church, in the Catholics Returning Home programme currently running; that they may be blessed with a renewal of faith and a closer walk with you.   Response.

 

Posters and Flyers

A4 poster

Active Particpation in the Sacred Mysteries.pdf Catholics Returning Home Poster.pdf

A5 flyers

Active Particpation in the Sacred Mysteries.pdf Catholics Returning Home Flyer.pdf