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Praying for non-violence

SB • 12-2 | Responding in Faith
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In response to the Dec. 2 attack in San Bernardino, the Diocese provided the following Penitential Rite for use at Masses Dec. 5-6 and 12-13.

 Throughout history God has manifested Divine Love and care for those who suffer from violence, hatred and oppression.

 As we come together to celebrate this Eucharist, let us pause in silence to pray for all victims of violence in all war-torn countries of the world, but especially today for those who were injured or lost their lives in the most recent San Bernardino shooting; for their co-workers and their families.

 Lord Jesus, deliver us from self-centeredness and indifference.  Help us to be caring and compassionate toward all people, no matter their race, religion, or country of origin… Lord have mercy; Senor ten piedad, Lord have mercy

 Christ Jesus, deliver us from the silence that gives consent to abuse, violence and oppression.  Grant us the passionate desire and strength to risk speaking for the common good…

 Lord Jesus, deliver us from apathy, and hardness of heart. Give us sympathetic hearts to reach out to those around us who are in deep grief – especially the children of our diocese who are suffering from fear, confusion, and profound loss…

 Christ Jesus, deliver us from the fear of speaking the truth. Help us to be a voice for the voiceless, for the poor, and for the ones who have no one to speak for them…

 Lord Jesus, deliver us from social isolation and disinterest. Grant us the grace to join with our law enforcement and public officials to be sources of change, of healing and of love…

 Christ Jesus, deliver us all from the sins of greed and privilege.  Create in us a passion for living simply, and a sense of unity and equality with all peoples. 

Presider:

 May almighty God have mercy on us,

 forgive our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

 Amen.