Parish Resources for the Feast of Christ the King, National Youth Sunday

26/09/2013 12:00 pm

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On Sunday 24 November, the universal Church invites us to join in celebrating the contribution young people make to our communities on the Feast of Christ the King.

This outline homily and the examples of prayer intentions are to assist parishes to speak about and pray for young people within the context of the Feast of Christ the King.

Homily Outline

This outline gives preachers a framework centred on Christ the King within which to describe the contribution of young people to the local community.

Homily Outline 244.37 kB

Prayers of the Faithful

These intentions can be adapted to suit local circumstances and are derived from the examples given in the Roman Missal; they are an invitation to pray in the silence after each intention.

Priest’s Introduction

As we await the coming of Christ the King,
Let us persevere in faith and in prayer,
Asking him that in our own day all peoples
May hear his invitation to the Kingdom.

1. For the Church of God,
That she may remain faithful to Christ the King
And draw others to share in her life.

2. For the young who are baptised
That they may keep the faith, never lose hope and grow in love.

3. For young people who do not know God
That the Lord the giver of all spiritual gifts may touch their lives.

4. For all who are oppressed or abused, especially children,
That they be strengthened by God’s grace and saved from their distress.

5. For the families of our parish
That they may be schools of faith and love.

Priest’s Prayer

Hear the prayers of your people, O Lord,
And grant that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen

It is recommended that each prayer is proclaimed slowly and followed by a noticeable silent pause, after which the reader says the invocation that is customary for the local congregation, e.g. Reader: Lord in your mercy R. Hear our prayer

Prayers of the Faithful 509.93 kB


You can download PDFs of the bidding prayers and the suggested homily by using the link in the top right-hand corner of this page.


Prayers of the Faithful

prayers-for-the-feast-of-christ-the-king.pdf 509.93 kB

Suggested Prayers of the Faithful for the Feast of Christ the King.


Homily Outline

homily-notes-for-feast-of-christ-the-king.pdf 244.37 kB

Homily notes focusing on young people within the context of the Feast of Christ the King.