Universal Prayer for Sunday and weekday Masses

Prayers of the faithful


These prayers are exactly what their name suggests – prayers of the gathered faithful. In praying this prayer, the faithful are carrying out their role of praying for the entire world as well as for the needs of the local community. No two congregations will have exactly the same prayers, since their perception of the world's needs and of the local community will vary. Therefore they are written anew for each Sunday and weekly celebrations.


Intercessions Third Sunday of Lent 2024

Sunday March 3 - Saturday March 9

 Intercessions 3rd Lent 2024.docx


Intercessions for Lent 2024

February 14 to March 30

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Based on the Synthesis Report: For A Synodal Church in Mission



 Synod of Bishops - Intercessions for Lent 2024.docx


Second Sunday of Lent 2024

Sunday February 25 - Saturday March 2

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This weekend the 60th anniversary of Caritas Australia, formerly Australian Catholic Relief, of which the Lenten Project Compassion is its flagship will be celebrated in the Adelaide Cathedral.

There are two sets of the Universal Prayer for that day.

One being used in the Cathedral itself which other parishes in the Archdiocese of Adelaide might like to use. 

Around Australia you might like to use the alternate petitions or edit and blend them with the ones specifically for the 60th anniversary.

Outside of Australia the second set is appropriate.




 Intercessions 2nd Lent 2024.docx


First Sunday of Lent

Sunday February 18 - Saturday February 24

 Intercessions 1st Lent 2024.docx


6th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Ash Wednesday

Sunday February 11 to Saturday February 17

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 Intercessions 6th Week, Ash Wednesday and Week 2024.docx