Mass for the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Principal Celebrant Rev Provost Emeritus Gerard Hetherington KCHS, Southern Section Prior. Preacher Father Ansel D'Mello.
The KHS is a modern, and vibrant arm of the Church charged by successive popes to support the church in the Holy Land. We help to build churches, establish parishes and schools, and assist in maintaining families and communities in the land of their birth.
It may come as a shock to some of you to learn that less than 2% of the indigenous population are Christians - they need our support. We go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land twice a year. Our work in helping people, the "living stones" is divided into three kinds; humanitarian aid, pastoral care and education. There will be some pamphlets and prayer cards at the back of the Cathedral giving more details about the Order. If you are interested in knowing more about the Order please contact local President, Elizabeth McCombe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavenly Mother, Queen of the Holy Land, we pray together for your powerful intercession.
May grace rain in abundance on all hearts that are hardened
and especially we pray for peace with justice in the Holy Land.
May Jerusalem shine as a beacon of unity among Christians
and to be a place of friendship and understanding between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
May intolerance and suspicion be dispelled and may love drive out fear.
May all who do not have faith in the One God come to the fullness of faith, hope and love.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.