Crucifix - Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi - Santa Fe NM - flicr - R0Ng - CC BY-ND 2_0 - 324x437Each Triduum, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath offers a special intercession to be used during the Good Friday liturgy. This year, he asks that all parishes in the Diocese of San Jose include the following intercession in the Solemn Intercessions for the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. This intercession has been formatted to match the pattern (either sung or spoken) of the intercessions that are found in the Roman Missal. Below you will find the intercession in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Please translate this prayer as needed for Good Friday celebrations in other languages.

XI. For the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Let us pray, dear brothers and sisters,
for the upcoming Synod of Bishops,
that our good and gracious Lord
will bless the human family
and teach us to walk in his ways.

[Prayer in silence. Then the Priest says:]

Almighty ever-living God,
You know our hearts, for you have made us your own.
Send your Spirit upon the Church,
watch over our families,
and teach us to follow the path that leads to you.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


XI. Por el Sínodo de los Obispos sobre la Familia

Oremos, queridos hermanos y hermanas,
por el próximo Sínodo de los Obispos,
que nuestro buen y misericordioso Señor,
bendiga a la familia humana
y nos enseñe a caminar en sus sendas.

[Se ora un momento en silencio. Luego prosigue el sacerdote:]

Dios todopoderoso y eterno,
tú conoces nuestros corazones, porque nos has hecho a tu propia imagen.
Envía tu Espíritu sobre la Iglesia,
a velar sobre nuestras familias,
y a enseñarnos a seguir el camino que nos conduce a hacia ti.

Por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.


XI. C?u nguy?n cho H?i Ngh? Giám M?c v? Gia ?ình

L?y Chúa là ??ng t?t lành và gi?u tình th??ng,
xin Chúa chúc lành cho H?i Ngh? Gám M?c v? Gia ?ình
s?p s?a di?n ra ???c t?t ??p.
Xin Chúa ban và h??ng d?n các gia ?ình ???c ?i trong ???ng l?i c?a Chúa.

[C?u nguy?n trong thinh l?ng.]

L?y Chúa là Chúa t? càn khôn,
Chúa th?u hi?u tâm can c?a m?i ng??i chúng con vì
Chúa ?ã t?o d?ng nên chúng con gi?ng hình ?nh Chúa.
Xin Chúa ban Thánh Th?n Chúa xu?ng trên chúng con
và gi? gìn gia ?ình chúng con c?ng nh? h??ng d?n chúng con ??n v?i Chúa.

Nh? Chúa Giêsu Kitô Chúa chúng con. Amen.


Image: Crucifix, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico, photo by: R0Ng, via flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0.