Lifting our hearts in prayer...

Let us pray for:

Cynthia Hurd, 54,
     branch manager for the Charleston County Library System
Susie Jackson, 87,
     longtime church member
Ethel Lance, 70,
     employee of Emanuel AME Church for 30 years
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49,
     admissions counselor of Southern Wesleyan University
The Honorable Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41,
     state senator, Reverend of Emanuel AME Church
Tywanza Sanders, 26,
     earned business administration degree from Allen University
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.,
     74, retired pastor
Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45,
     track coach at Goose Creek High School
and Myra Thompson, 59,
     church member

And let us pray for
     their families and friends...

And let us pray for Dylann Roof, 21,
     the arrested suspect and for his family...

And let us pray for
     all the people of Charleston, South Carolina

And let us pray
     for an end to violence...

Lord, hear our prayer!


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  1. Lord, hear our prayer!
    Maybe it's me but I left our 4 pm mass today feeling like there were missed opportunities for evangelizing by our priest. ( Father spoke about the peace we find in Christ during the storms of our lives). I was dissapointed that there were no prayers offered for the people of Charlston, not even one mention of this horrible event. Also, a connection could have been made with the Gospel and Pope Francis' encyclical regarding the environment. I would be interested in hearing from others and about their experience at this Sunday's liturgy. These 2 subjects are in our hearts and minds this weekend!

  2. I wonder if you're the Anne who used to comment here quite frequently: if so, welcome back! If not, glad to make your acquaintance. My homily won't be posted until tomorrow afternoon but it does move from the scriptures to both the encyclical and the Charleston tragedy. And we're praying for the people of Charleston in our intercessions.


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