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Message from Pope Francis

“Tonight before falling asleep think about when we will return to the street.

When we hug again, when all the shopping together will seem like a party.

Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar, the small talk, the photos close to each other.

We think about when it will be all a memory but normalcy will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift. We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us. Every second will be precious.

Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter.

We will go back to laughing together.

Strength and courage.

See you soon!

#Papafrancesco #restateacasa

#pope #popefrancis

 

Corona Virus Prayer

Dear God, I pray for healing for all affected by this deadly virus.

Only You can move in a mighty way and do the impossible for them.

We pray for all negative outcomes to be resolved by Your healing hands.

Bless and embrace each and every single person and bring full healing to their bodies, minds and spirits. Amen

 

Loving and healing God,

we, the people of the Diocese of Killaloe turn to you in prayer

confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment.

We stand before you as people of hope, trusting in your care and protection.

May your faithful love support us and soothe the anxiety of our hearts.

 

Generous God,

fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old,

that we may look after one another in these challenging days.

Bring healing to those who are sick with the virus and be with their families.

May those who have died rest in your eternal embrace.

Comfort their family and friends.

Strengthen and protect all medical professionals caring for the sick

and all who work in our medical facilities.

Give wisdom to leaders in healthcare and governance that they may

make the right decisions for the well-being of people.

We pray in gratitude for all those in our country who will continue to work in the days ahead,

in so many fields of life for the sake of us all.

Bless them and keep them safe.

 

O God of creation and life, we place ourselves in your protection. May the mantle of your peace enfold us this day and tomorrow.

St Patrick, pray for us.

St Brigid, pray for us.

St Flannan and St Lua, pray for us.

St Senan and St Imy, pray for us.

St Caimin and St Conlan, pray for us.

St Conall and St Mochulla, pray for us.

St Brendan and St Cronán, pray for us.

St Ruadhán and St Odhrán, pray for us.

St Francis and St Clare, pray for us.

May all the saints of God, pray for us. Amen