22nd May 2017

A prayer for the suffering brought to our parish

at the Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May

God our Father,

Your power brings us to birth,

Your providence guides our lives,

and by your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence;

their lives change but do not end.

I pray in hope for those who have died in Manchester,

that they may live in that light and peace which knows no end.

In company with Jesus,

who died at the hands of wicked men, and now lives in glory,

may they rejoice in Your kingdom,

where all our tears will be wiped away.

Unite us together again in you, who are pure love,

to sing your praises for ever. Amen.

A Requiem Mass

is celebrated at St Chad's

each year on 22nd May