Praying for Muslims at Mass

Praying for Muslims at Mass March 15, 2019

Father Stephanos Pedrano, O.S.B., posted the following on Facebook.  I repost it with his kind permission.  This day, in particular we ask God to “give kind admittance to your kingdom…to all who were pleasing to you…those of every race and tongue who have died in your friendship.” Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. Show them mercy, grant them peace, and give consolation to all who grieve.  

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The prayers at Mass intercede not only for the baptized who have died, but also for the dead who were never baptized, including Muslims.

In the presence of the Eucharistic Body and Blood of Christ at Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer (EP) intercedes for baptized Christians who have died (calling them “brothers and sisters”) and also for those dead who were not baptized.  The bold words below refer to those who are not baptized.

EP 2.
Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, and all who have died in your mercy: welcome them into the light of your face. 

EP 3.
To our departed brothers and sisters and to all who were pleasing to you at their passing from this life, give kind admittance to your kingdom. 

EP 4.
Remember also those who have died in the peace of your Christ and all the dead whose faith you alone have known. 

EP for Reconciliation II.
Just as you have gathered us now at the table of your Son, so also bring us together, with the glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with your blessed Apostles and all the Saints, with our brothers and sisters and those of every race and tongue who have died in your friendship. 

EP for Various Needs, I-IV.
Remember our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ, and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known. Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face and in the resurrection give them the fulness of life. 


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