The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her coronation on 2nd June 1953.
The Bishops’ Conference asks that all parishes pray for Her Majesty the Queen in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend of 4-5 June 2022.
Applying to all Sunday Masses over that weekend, the Bishops request that there be the inclusion of an additional bidding prayer and a prayer for the Queen between the post-communion prayer and the final blessing.
Parishes may also wish to include the chant, Domine, salvum fac and/or the National Anthem prior to the blessing as well.
Model intention for the Bidding Prayers
We pray for Elizabeth, our Queen;
may she continue to know the steadfast love of God
and serve her people faithfully.
Prayer for the Queen
Following the Prayer after Communion:
V. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.
R. And hear us on the day we call upon you.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come before you.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Almighty God, we pray,
that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,
who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm,
may continue to grow in every virtue,
that, imbued with your heavenly grace,
she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil
and, being blessed with your favour
may, with the royal family,
come at last into your presence,
through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life
and who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
The Prayer for the Queen, model intercession, and the chant Domine, salvum fac may be downloaded in various formats from the CBCEW Liturgy Office.
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
Celebrating in your parish?
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Photograph above: Katie Chan