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Archbishop publishes special prayer for Ukraine

Sunday 6 March 2022

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Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week encouraged the Perth Catholic community to pray for peace in Ukraine.

In a letter to parishes this week, Archbishop Costelloe said that conscious of the teaching of Saint Paul “to pray without ceasing” (1Thess 5:17) and of the words of Jesus himself instructing us to “ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be open to you” (Matt 7:7), he would like to encourage people to pray for peace in Ukraine.

“And for all those in that country, and beyond, who in so many different ways are enduring great suffering at this time,” Archbishop Costelloe said.

Archbishop Costelloe has also composed a prayer with the sincere hope it will be prayed at all Masses on this coming weekend.

“You might also consider making the prayer available by projecting it on the screens in your church if you have such a facility, by reproducing it in the parish newsletter, or by making copies available for people to take home.  

“It will also be available on the Archdiocesan website and you might consider directing people there if they want a personal copy.

“It is written as a prayer which can be prayed by individuals, by families and by parish and other communities.

Archbishop Costelloe continued by saying that Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Priest Fr Ihor Holovko and the Ukrainian Catholic community here in Perth are very grateful for our support and our prayers.  

“Thank you to all of you who have reached out to Fr Ihor and his community at this time. Let us continue to support them in every way we can.

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