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Submitted on Saturday, February 15, 2020 for:
Vocation Intercession for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That the Holy Spirit who scrutinizes everything, will assist all those discerning a vocation to the priesthood and consecrated life in discovering the truth of God's call, we pray to the Lord.

Submitted on Friday, February 14, 2020 for:
Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life

"It is loyalty to do His will." Are you considering following the will of God in the consecrated life or priesthood? Call Father Matthew Mason (603) 669-3100, or write: mmason@rcbm.org.

A Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Submitted on Saturday, February 8, 2020 for:
Vocation Intercession for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

That the light of God's love for us, manifested in the gift of His only Son, will inspire many men and women to give themselves to God as priests, deacons and the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Submitted on Friday, February 7, 2020 for:
Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life

"Let your light shine before others" perhaps as a priest, sister or brother in the consecrated life. Call Father Matthew Mason (603) 663-0132, or write: mmason@rcbm.org.

A Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Submitted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for:
Diocesan Prayer List for the Month of February (Printable)

https://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Worship/ClergyPrayer-2020-02.pdf

Submitted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for:
Intentions De Prière Du Saint Père: Février

Intentions de prière universelle - Entendre le cri des migrants

Prions pour que le cri de tant de migrants victimes de trafics criminels soit entendu et pris en compte : ils sont no frères et soeurs en humanité.

Submitted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for:
The Holy Father's Prayer Intention for the month of February

Listen to the Migrants' Cries

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.
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Reflection by Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ

Knock knock. "Who's there?" This is a familiar format for a children's riddle. You knock, I ask, you reply. It's based on a simple action -- someone knocks on my door and I ask, "Who is it?" Is this a stranger? A friend? A criminal? Who is knocking? W'e're right to be curious. And it's ok to ask questions. But should we automatically be suspicious? What if this is a friend, or someone who needs my help?

This February, Pope Francis asks us to hear the cries of migrants. After all, we shouldn't bolt the door until we know who is knocking, right? He writes, "Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age" (Pope Francis, Message for 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees).

After the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt with their child. They escape from King Herod who searches for the child "to destroy him" [Matt 2:13]. After this danger passes, the Holy Family returns to their homeland. They were refugees only temporarily. Perhaps they knocked on an unfamiliar door seeking shelter. Imagine Joseph offering to work in exchange for food and housing. Knock knock. "Who's there?"

Modern migration is a complex issue. A humane response requires compassion, wisdom, and cooperation from citizens, churches, police, and government leaders. If we shut our ears and lock the doors of our hearts, then we will never hear the cries of the poor seeking protection and opportunity. Jesus says, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

Who is knocking at our door? How will we respond?

Submitted on Saturday, January 25, 2020 for:
Vocation Intercession for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and for a deeper gratitude for the priests and religious now serving our diocese who are proclaiming the kingdom of heaven among us, we pray to the Lord.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 for:
Intercessions for Life

For orphaned children throughout the world,
and especially those who are abused or neglected,
that we might work to save them;

For children who are unwanted by their parents,
that God's grace might send others to love and care for them;

For the children of our country,
especially those who are forgotten or neglected,
that their presence might remind us of the infinite value of human life;

For every little child:
That we might accept and preserve each one as a sign of the infinite love of God for us;

For all unborn children:
that our love for them may keep them safe until the joyous day of their birth;

That the Lord,
who rescues the life of the poor from the power of the wicked,
might send an angel to guard and protect all unborn children;

For every little child
and especially for those who live in their mother's womb,
that they might grow in the image and likeness of the God who made them;

For the littlest child in her mother's womb,
that in her life we may see the infinite love of God;

That through the intercession of Saint Vincent,
who spilled his blood for the defense of the Gospel,
the lives of unborn children may be spared;

For all children who have died from abortion,
that God might cradle them in his arms and grant them eternal peace with him;

For every child who lives in the womb,
that God might send an angel to guard and protect the innocent and defenseless;

For all unborn children,
and especially for the babies of unmarried mothers,
that God might send an angel to protect them;

For the children who have died from abortion in our nation,
and for their mothers and fathers,
for mercy, peace and the loving embrace of Christ;

For little children,
who await the birth of a brother or sister:
that they may learn to cherish the child in her mother's womb;

We pray to the Lord.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 for:
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (and anniversary of Roe v. Wade) Prayer Intentions

For an end to abortion and for the legal protection of unborn children everywhere;

For women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy: May they be treated with kindness and receive support in welcoming their unborn children;

For unborn children who are in danger of abortion: May they be given the chance to live the life God has planned for them;

For those who are suffering after abortion and desire help: May God grand them the courage to seek healing and peace through the Church's Project Rachel Ministry for post-abortion healing;

For those who work in post-abortion healing ministries: May the Holy Spirit work through them to bring healing, freedom, and peace to those wounded by abortion;

For medical staff caring for infants not expected to live long after birth: May they affirm the priceless worth of each child's life, no matter how brief;

For parents who have received a prenatal diagnosis of disability or illness: May the Lord fill their hearts with peace and help them to trust in His loving plan for their child's life;

For those who doubt the value of their lives: May they see themselves as the irreplaceable gift to the world that they are;

For all members of the Church: By exemplifying the Father's mercy in our lives. may we bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living;

We pray to the Lord: