Friday, October 18, 2013

Gifts: to sanctify, to strengthen

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation! - Isaiah 52:7  ~ Entrance Antiphon Feast of St Luke

Prayer over the gifts (Liturgy – Oct 18, 2013)
Grant through your heavenly gifts that we may
serve you in freedom of heart, we pray, O Lord,
so that the offerings we make on the feast day of
Saint Luke may bring us healing and give us glory.
Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Communion Antiphon
The Lord sent out disciples to proclaim throughout
the towns:  The kingdom of God is at hand for you.
(Cf. Luke 10:1,9)

Prayer after Communion
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that what we have received from your holy altar
may sanctify us and make us strong in the faith
of the Gospel which Saint Luke proclaimed.
Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

St Luke
Evangelist, Martyr
Wrote Gospel and Acts of the Apostles
Greek, Physician, Painter
Convert then Fellow-worker of St Paul
Symbol: winged ox
Patron:  Artists, Physicians and Surgeons
Feast Day – October 18


 Saint Luke, in your gospel, you show us the beauty of holiness.
Help us to reflect the image of Christ in the way we live our lives.

Saint Luke, pray for us!

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