A day of prayer for Ukraine will take place on 14th September 2022, as a mark of solidarity from the Roman Catholic Church in Europe.
Following the “Eucharistic chain” that was undertaken for the victims of the pandemic and for peace in Ukraine during Lent this year, there will be a period of Eucharistic Adoration in St George's Cathedral on 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is particularly celebrated in the Eastern Church.
Parish churches and shrines have also been invited to host Holy Hour, and the following churches will take part in the Archdiocese of Southwark ib Wednesday 14th September (unless otherwise advertised):
|st Peter and Paul
|10.00 - 11.00 am
|St Thomas of Canterbury
|8.30 am - 9.30 am
|Most Holy Trinity
|10.30 am - 11.30 am
|St Saviour's Church
|1030 am -1130 am
|St Elphege Parish
|10.00 am - 12.00 noon
|Mass followed by Adoration
|St Teresa of the Child Jesus
7.00 am - 12 noon
Prayer for Ukraine
Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.
Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine,
as they confront foreign aggression and invasion.
Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence,
that they be horrified by their works.
Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen,
and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land.
Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans,
the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge,
who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion.
Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity,
and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.
Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instill in us your strength, wisdom and understanding.
May you be praised and glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Jesus, Lord Jesus,
Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner
Господи Ісусе Христе, Сину Божий, помилуй мене грішного.