Catholic Parishes to celebrate the Queen’s “official” 90th birthday

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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.

Full text of the Bishops’ resolution