Pulpit Announcement for Sunday 18 July 2021
TOWER FUND MY GIVING LINK
Work has begun to restore the tower at St Hugh's, in Lincoln! Throughout 2021, they aim to complete as much of the work as possible to ensure the tower is both safe and retains its character as a Grade II listed building. If you would like to contribute financially to the works currently being undertaken, please post any donations in an envelope marked ‘St Hugh’s Tower Fund' St Hugh's Church, Broadgate, Lincoln, LN2 5AQ or by donating here: https://tinyurl.com/szwj8r4t
If someone in your household displays symptoms of Covid19, then please stay at home. If you are in the shielding category, then please continue to protect yourself by staying at home as per government guidance, and praying for the Parish community.
PRAYER FOR PRIESTLY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Almighty God, we pray, give us holy priests to strengthen us in our Christian calling,
that we may be more closely conformed to Christ and share more effectively in his saving work.
Through their ministry at the altar, and by their administration of the sacraments,
may our lives be sanctified and become more closely associated with the redemptive sacrifice of Christ.
As they preach the Gospel and teach the faith may we be inspired to dedicate ourselves to the work of evangelisation.
As they serve our parishes may we be led into deeper communion of faith, hope and charity.
O God, bless our diocese also with men and women who will serve the mission of the Church
by taking religious vows, inspiring us with lives consecrated to you.
Mary Immaculate - pray for us, Saint Hugh of Lincoln - pray for us,
all the saints of our Diocese - pray for us. Amen.
OFFICIAL PRAYER OF THE YEAR
Living God, you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses
throughout the world. Amen.
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