Greeting      [based on 2nd Reading]

May the grace of God be with you.

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

In our Gospel today, Luke describes the call of the apostles. Teaching from Peter’s boat, Jesus attracted three men to leave everything and follow him.

Like them, we too are invited to discipleship, and so we pray:

Lord Jesus,

you call us to be wholehearted, committed disciples:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,

you call us to follow you in such a way that the world will see your loveChrist, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,

with Peter we declare that we are sinful men and women.

Lord, have mercy.

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Opening Prayer

A      O God of infinite glory,

to our unclean lips

and faltering hands

you entrust the responsibility

to proclaim the gospel.

Sustain us with your Spirit,

that through our witness

your word may find a welcome in every heart

and bear a rich harvest all over the world.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God forever and ever.  AMEN.

B      Your sovereign rule, O God,

draws near to us

in the person of Jesus your Son.

Your word summons us to faith;

your power transforms our lives.

Free us to follow in Christ’s footsteps,

so that neither human loyalty

nor earthly attachment

may hold us back from answering your call.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God forever and ever.  AMEN.

                             GENERAL   INTERCESSIONS

P       Let us now pray to the Lord who strengthens us in our weakness,

and who does not abandon us when we fail.

CM      Our response is:       God of glory, hear us.

1          That there be more men and women who  – following the example of Isaiah, Paul and Peter – accept the Lord’s calling to be disciples despite their inadequacies and human weakness, we pray:

2          For those who have “left their nets” to follow Jesus:

that through their committed lives, others may be inspired to follow.  We pray:

3          That young people who are launching out into the unknown to face a difficult future may put their trust in Jesus and allow him to lead them, we pray:

4          That all those weighed down by failure, guilt and sin may discover the forgiveness of God and may find peace in him, we pray:

5         “Standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother and other holy women.”  (pause)

           For all women who lost their husbands or sons in war;  (pause)

for those whose families are broken by poverty or oppression;  (pause)

that they will find in Mary – the Mother of the Crucified One – a source of compassion, strength and forgiveness, we pray:

                                    (Applicable for churches in the Philippines)

6          [In memory of the people of Malate who were killed during the BATTLE for MANILA and the five Columban priests who stayed with them and died with them, we pray:]

                      [The Presider may add a Petition that is local / relevant]

P      God our Father,

you know that we are weak and in need of your grace.

Help us in our efforts to follow your Son

so that all people will come to know you as their God and Father.

This we ask through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all holiness,

in these signs of bread and wine

we celebrate the central truth of our faith:

   that Christ died for our sins

   and that he was raised on the third day.

Purify our hearts and our lips

that we may now proclaim that he is the Lord

who lives and reigns with you and the Spirit,

now and for ever.  AMEN.

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

Although we are sinners,

we come in confidence before God our Father,

and pray the prayer of Jesus:

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from believing

that because we, like Peter, are sinful people,

we cannot be saved by Jesus.

Send us as your messengers of forgiveness and love

while we prepare in joyful hope

for the coming in glory 

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Lord, Jesus Christ, you said to Simon Peter:

“Do not be afraid;

from now on you will be catching people”.

You have taken away our guilt,

you have blotted out our sins,

so grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom

where you live for ever and ever.

Sign of Peace

Jesus has reconciled us to God and taken away our fear.

Let us offer each other a sign of peace and reconciliation.

Invitation to Communion

This is the Lamb of God

who by his death and resurrection

has saved us from sin

and has called us to this altar-table.

Prayer after Communion 

Gracious God,

You have spoken your word to us

and have strengthened us at this table.

You have called us to live out the mission of your Son Jesus.

Send us out into the deep

so that by word and example

we can lead others back to you.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.


May the Father bless you as God’s children.  AMEN

May the Son acknowledge you as his disciples.  AMEN

May the Spirit guide you in your ways.  AMEN

And may the blessing of God,

+   the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

come down upon you and remain with you for ever.  




We have been nourished at the banquet of the Lord.

Let us now go and invite others to share in the grace of God.

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