We Listen A reading from the first letter of Peter (5:1-4) Church leaders, I am writing to encourage you. I too am a leader, as well as a witness of Christ’s suffering, and I will share in his glory when it is shown to us. Just as shepherds watch over their sheep, you must watch over everyone God has placed in your care. Do it willingly in order to please God and not simply because you think you must.
Let it be something you want to do, instead of something you do merely to make money. Don’t be bossy to those people who are in your care, but set an example to them. Then when Christ the Chief Shepherd returns, you will be given a crown that will never lose its glory. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
We Learn Jorge Mario Bergoglio Born 17 December 1936 in Argentina Chemistry Degree 1969 Ordained a Jesuit Priest 1992 Bishop of Buenos Aires 1998 Archbishop 1998 2001 Cardinal of Argentina 2013 Pope
St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham San Martin Cathedral. Buenos Aires St. Peter’s Basilica. Rome We Learn
St Francis of Assisi Pope Francis “Just as shepherds watch over their sheep, you must watch over everyone God has placed in your care… set an example to them."
Let us Pray: We pray for Pope Francis on the day of his inauguration as Bishop of Rome. May God protect and bless the new ministry he has called him to. Lord hear us. We pray that Pope Francis will be like Peter the first Pope, a rock of faith and a great witness to Christ Lord hear us. We pray for the whole Church spread throughout the world. That all who believe in Christ will grow in the gift of faith Lord hear us. We Respond
We pray for the poor. May we, like St. Francis, learn to share what we have with those in need throughout the world. Lord hear us. We pray for our families. Under the protection of Our Lady and St. Joseph may we grow together in the gift of faith Lord hear us. We pray that we may discover the vocation God has called us to. That we may be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Lord hear us. We ask Our Lady to pray for us as we say Hail Mary… We Respond
A Prayer to St. Joseph St. Joseph, Man of enlightening dreams Obedient servant of God, Accompany us, with your wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Throughout our life To the glory and praise of God, Now and for ever and ever. Amen.
We Respond Husband of Mary…Pray for us. Well-advised father… Caring father… Courageous father… Guardian of your adopted Son…