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A PRAYER OF HEALING

We thank you for the example of St Mary MacKillop, who in her living of the gospel witnessed to the human dignity of each person. 

She faced life's challenges with faith and courage.

We pray through her intercession for our needs, the healing of ......

We give thanks that her holiness has been acknowledged by the universal Church. We make this prayer through Jesus the Lord.

                                                  Amen

Dear God,

We thank you for Mary MacKillop who loved all people.

She worked with sick people. She made them feel special. She showed us how to love God and all people.

We ask Mary MacKillop to tell God that ………. is sick and needs help to get well.

We make this prayer through Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Scripture through Art - Easter Journey

Entry into Jerusalem

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Many people spread clothes in the road, while others put down branches which they had cut from trees.
They were all shouting, "Hooray for the Son of David! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
To Reflect
Jesus went into Jerusalem to tell the news of God.  He was following God’s will.
To Pray
Ask God to help you know how to follow God’s will.

Jesus goes to the temple

"The Scriptures say, `My house should be called a place of worship.' But you have turned it into a place where robbers hide."

To Reflect
Jesus was upset when he discovered that people were buying and selling in the temple.

 

To Pray
Speak to God about the times you are upset by the actions of others.

Jesus is betrayed

"How much will you give me if I help you arrest Jesus?"
They paid Judas thirty silver coins.
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To Reflect
What was it that made Judas act this way?
Money
Jealousy
To Pray
Ask God for help to act in the right way, all the time.

Jesus is condemned to death

Pilate saw that there was nothing he could do and that the people were starting to riot. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of them and said, “I won’t have anything to do with killing this man. You are the ones doing it!” P1070189.jpg
To Reflect
What does washing your hands of the situation mean?

Pilate had the opportunity to be brave
To Pray
Ask God to help you to be brave in difficult situations.

 

​Jesus walks to Calvary ​

​The governor's soldiers led Jesus into the prison and brought together the rest of the soldiers.
 
When the soldiers had finished making fun of Jesus, they took off the robe. They put his own clothes back on him and led him off to be nailed to a cross.
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​To Reflect
Jesus endured the soldiers making fun of him.  He walked to Calvary with a heavy cross.
To Pray
Ask God to help you in times that are difficult.
 

 

Jesus meets the women​

​A large crowd was following Jesus, and in the crowd a lot of women were crying and weeping for him. P1070188.jpg
To Reflect
The women met Jesus as he carried his cross.  They wanted to support him.​
​To Pray
Think of the people in your life who support you.  Offer a pray of thanks for those people.
 

 

Jesus is nailed to the cross ​

​The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross.
 
Above his head they put a sign.
 
It read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."
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To Reflect
Jesus was a humble person.  To be a king was not his desire.
 
To be humble is to know and appreciate yourself and your gifts without wanting to shout out about the things at which you are good.​
To Pray
Speak to God about your gifts.  Ask God to help you use your gifts wisely.​
 

​Jesus forgives the robber ​

​"Remember me when you come into power!"
 
Jesus replied, "I promise that today you will be with me in paradise."
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​To Reflect
In his time of pain Jesus still remembers the importance of forgiveness .
To Pray
Think about the times this week you have missed the mark at being the best you can be.

Speak to God about being sorry.
 

 

Jesus dies on the cross

Around noon the sky turned dark and stayed that way until the middle of the afternoon.
 
Then he died.
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To Reflect
Jesus gave his life for me so that I would know about God.

So that I could love forgive accept care for others.
To Pray
Thank God for the gift of Jesus.​