The Armchair Liturgist: Praying for Clergy at Mass

Catholics who pay attention know that in the Eucharistic Prayer, the pope and bishop are prayed for by name.

In GIA’s 1979 collection for the “Ecumenical Daily Prayer,” Praise God in Song, a number of good intercessions are provided for Evening Prayer. One of them I’ve used on occasion for Sunday Mass:

For N., our pope, N., our bishop, N. our pastor, and for all ministers of the Gospel.

Probably makes sense for the Liturgy of the Hours. For Sunday Mass, too much repetition with the Eucharistic Prayer? What about the mention of the pastor with pope and bishop?

Sit in the purple chair and render judgment: tell us what you would do, or what happens at your parish.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to The Armchair Liturgist: Praying for Clergy at Mass

  1. Liam says:

    Much depends upon the inflection of the voice when praying for your pastor….

  2. Liam says:

    PS: Apropos today’s Gospel pericope, the temples in the rock at Caesarea Philippi, and the gate to Hades:

    http://www.generationword.com/Israel/caesarea_philippi.htm

    Compare with the ancient church of St Peter in Antioch, which I’ve previously shared with you:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Peter

  3. Jim McCrea says:

    How about simply praying for God’s good and holy people all? Or are some gooder or holier than other by virtue of their ordained status?

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