The Gift of a Shepherd
Liturgy & Prayer Resources for the Pope
Following the Holy Father's announcement of his Resignation the following liturgical information and prayer resources is offered to the Church in England and Wales. The material is structured in three stages:
- Prayer for the Pope
for use from the announcement of the Resignation — we pray for Pope Benedict.
- Prayer for the Church
for use following the Resignation and during the Conclave — we pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the Church.
- Prayer upon the Election of the new Pope
for use from the day of the Election of the new Pope — we pray for the successor of St Peter.
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The material consists notes about the liturgy and the celebration of Mass and prayer resources.
- The Gift of a Shepherd — Information Sheet
- Guidance on the Celebration of Mass, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, and summary of Prayer material
- Information sheet (pdf)
- The Gift of a Shepherd — Prayers from the Tradition of the Church
- Prayers and litanies from the tradition of the Church which could be used by individuals or as part of a Holy Hour or Service of the Word. The material is provided in a number of different formats to allow ease of use.