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Catholic Parishes to celebrate the Queen's "official" 90th birthday

10/06/2016 10:47 am

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The UK celebrates Her Majesty The Queen's "official" 90th birthday on Saturday 11 June. At their April plenary meeting, the Bishops of England and Wales passed a resolution to establish that, at all Sunday Masses on 11 - 12 June 2016, each parish prays for our longest-serving monarch by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the end of Mass (after the Prayer after Communion and before the Final Blessing) the Prayer for the Queen.

Prayer for the Queen

V. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.
R. And hear us on the day we call upon you.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come before you.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Almighty God, we pray,
that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,
who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm,
may continue to grow in every virtue,
that, imbued with your heavenly grace,
she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil
and, being blessed with your favour
may, with her consort and the royal family,
come at last into your presence,
through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life
and who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen

Related

catholicnews.org.uk/bishops-plenary-april-2016-queen
Full text of the Bishops' resolution

Download

Prayers for HM The Queen

Queen-90.pdf 64.91 kB

A download that offers a prayer for Her Majesty the Queen, Bidding Prayers and the Domine, salvum fac.

Resolution

HM The Queen at 90

plenary-res-queen90-150416-LO.pdf 217.04 kB

A resolution of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales on Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. Passed at the April 2016 Plenary Meeting, Hinsley Hall, Leeds. 11-14 April, 2016.