Third Sunday of Lent
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us. Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine, as they confront foreign aggression and invasion. Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence, that they be horrified by their works. Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land. Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans, the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge, who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion. Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity, and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need. Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instil in us your strength, wisdom and understanding. May you be praised and glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London
We are collecting the following items to donate to Ukraine:
First aid kits and battlefield first aid kits(including sterile dressings, safety pins, antiseptic fluid/cream/spray, disposable gloves, burn free kits, eye wash)
Bandages – different widths (including halo chest seals, torniquets, splints, QuikClot Combat Gauze, Steri-Strips, triangular bandages, Tourni-Key Plus)
Toiletries (including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo)
Bedding, sleeping bags, blankets, mattresses
Generators and different types of chargers
Nappy rash creams and baby bath lotions (all ages and sizes)
Powdered baby milk and feeding bottles
Pain relief (e.g. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen)
Warm underclothing (including socks)
Nappies (all ages and sizes)
The first shipment is due to leave on Sunday 27 March. We would kindly request that items for this shipment are delivered by Thursday 24 March.
In the meantime please note that we have been overwhelmed with peoples generosity and the amount of donations that have been received thus far. We are unable to accept any further clothes donations at the moment. We are still looking for the goods listed below which have been specifically requested by our contacts in Ukraine.