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we are celebrating
since the birth of Christ.
We recall Jesus' words
Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give this is my gift to you (John14:27)
In the Dublin diocese the Jubilee is being launched on the feast of Laurence O'Toole who iin his own life gave witness to Christ as a Peace maker, reformer and someone who showed great commitment to the poor.
Let Us Pray
We Remember how Laurence loved God and gave his life to serve God's people, especially the people of the Dublin Diocese. We ask Laurence to pray for us that we will love God and love one another.
When Laurence was a boy he was taken away as a hostage for peace. He was afraid, but he learned to turn to God for help. We ask Laurence to pray for us that we may not be afraid to be people of peace.
Saint Laurence loved the beauty and silence ofd country life. He also loved the people of the towns and city. Laurence found time to pray even though he was so busy. We ask Laurence to help us to realise how important it is to pray.
Laurence was a great friend to the poor, the hungry, the sick and the lonely. We ask Laurence to pray for us that we will be good friends to all those in need both at home and throughout the world.
Laurence was a leader in the church as Abbot of Glendalough and Archbishop of Dublin. We ask Laurence to pray for today's leaders in the church, for John Paul our Pope and Desmond our Archbishop. We also ask Laurence to pray for us that we may become leaders by our good example to one another.
Laurence tried his best to make peace and prevent war. He was an ambassador for peace and reconciliation. Let us ask him to pray for our counrty and anywhere in the world where there is war.
Laurence died in France, a foreign country whose people treated him with great hospitality and respect. Let us ask Laurence to pray for us that we may always treat with dignity, those who are different to us in any way. We especially ask him to pray for all those who are refuggees in our country.
Let us pray together as Jesus taught us-
We are God's holy and chosen people. God's life and God's Holy Spirit live in us. We are called to be saints like Laurence O'Toole and all the Saints. May all the Saints of Ireland pray for us as we prepare for the great jubilee year 2000. May our country and each one one of us be, as Jesus askes us to be, the light of the world and the salt of erth. May we follow the example of Laurence O'Toole and be a beacon for peace, reconciliation and justice in our world. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
He was a hostage to Dermot Mac Murrough,
Into the tyrant's keeping
Rescued from Mac Murrough
Now a great man in Dublin,
King Rory in his castle,
But Laurence rode throughout the land-
A hostage in his boyhood:
(from Knights of God by Patrick Lynch)