Introduction – Prayers Of The Faithful

Hodie Christus Natus Est

Today Christ is born

These words were first spoken to shepherds by angels. They have been sung throughout the centuries to announce news of great joy to people of every age. Christ is born!

Today the world is enveloped in a pandemic and its restrictions.
Today many people are separated from family and friends.
Today many people still mourn the death of loved ones.
Today many fear loss of jobs, businesses and their homes.
Today many are anxious about their education.
Today many hungry and homeless fear even greater poverty.
Today many are excited about the progress against COVID-19.
Today some are celebrating recovery from illness.
Today some are celebrating a recent marriage or engagement.
Today some are celebrating the birth of a new child or the news that a new child is on the way.
The news is the same.
It is meant for each of you. May this news give hope and healing, begin to ease sadness and mourning and continue to move so many people to express their care and love and trust in God in giving service to others.