PLEASE, let us pray this whole week for the children of our parish, who , on the the feast of Corpus Christi, for the first time in their young lives go to the Sacrament of Confession (Saturday 5th June), to ask the Merciful Jesus Christ for His forgiveness. Let us pray, that their souls will be purified as were after The Sacrament of Baptism. Let’s pray, that they will regularly renew or increase the sanctifying grace through this so powerful Sacrament.
After Jesus nourishes us in the Eucharist, we are asked to go out to be “bread for the world.” Eucharist calls us to help feed those around us who are hungry. Some people are hungry for food, others are hungry for love, or care, or friendship.
Pray the following prayer together with your child.
PARENT: Some people in our world are hungry for food. They don’t have enough to eat.
CHILD: Open our hands, God. Help us to share what we have with others.
PARENT: Some people in our world are hungry for care. They are sad or lonely. They need comfort and support.
CHILD: Open our eyes, God. Help us to see the needs of those around us.
PARENT: Some people in our world are hungry for friendship. They are excluded because others think they are “different” in some way.
CHILD: Open our hearts, God. Help us to share your love with others.
Together, make a commitment to bring the love of Jesus to someone in need.
Someone we know who is in need of help is…
This person is hungry for (food, love, care, friendship, prayers)…
We will help bring Jesus’ love and care to this person by…
And, on Sunday (6th June ) the children will receive first time The Holy Body & Precious Blood. Let’s pray for them that they love God more and more every day, being strengthened by His presence in their small, holy and honest hearts.