MY PASTORAL MESSAGE
You are welcome to the household of God. You approach Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…, and God the judge of all…, and Jesus the mediator of a new covenant… (see Hebrews 12:18-24).
PRAYER FOR RECONCILIATION AND HEALING IN OUR PARISH:
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us your disciples to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us, (Matthew 5:44).
You said: “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11: 25- 26).
You taught us: forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; (Matthew 6: 12).
On the cross, you prayed for your executioners: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).
You have called us to be your disciples and to conform into your image and likeness. I ask you now to forgive for me all those I have grievance against who hurt me in the past. Forgive them, bring them to repentance and to conversion. Lord Jesus, forgive me also for the many ways I have offended you and my fellow human beings. Forgive me for the grievance I have nursed against others in my heart. Forgive me; heal me; give me your Grace to be your instrument of peace and reconciliation in my surroundings especially in my Parish Family of St. Clement Pope Church. AMEN.