Platinum Jubilee Weekend
THE PLATINUM JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 4–5 June 2022, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee by including an intention in the Prayer of the Faithful and by reciting at the end of Mass.
PRAYER FOR THE QUEEN
We pray for Elizabeth, our Queen, as she celebrates her platinum jubilee year, may she continue to know the steadfast love of God and serve her people faithfully.
O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.
And hear us on the day we call upon you.
O Lord, hear my prayer.
And let my cry come before you.
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen, who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace, she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil and, being blessed with your favour may, with the royal family, come at last into your presence, through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK 1-7 JUNE
To mark this dedicated week the Archbishop writes
‘At the Last Supper the Lord Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and commanded us to love one another. Our baptismal ministry is one of love and service to God and to others – without the energy, commitment, and love shown by you in our parishes we would not be able to live out the Lord’s command.
I thank you on behalf of the archdiocese for all that you do in the service of the Lord in so very many ways. It is invaluable to our local Church and may God bless you for everything that you do.’
This Volunteers’ Week, the Cathedral wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for being a volunteer in our parish. Your commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to our parish community.
Canon Anthony O’Brien