Liturgical planning resources for 9/11 memorial services
With the approaching anniversary of the September 11, 2001 events, we recall the need for prayers for peace, interfaith understanding, and remembrance. We think of all who lost their lives in the tragic events in New York, at the Pentagon and in that Pennsylvania field. We also hold in prayer those who lost loved ones—parents, children, spouses, friends, co-workers and associates. It is with respect that we recall the courage of all who gave the supreme sacrifice in an effort to save others.
As a service, OCP is offering free, one-time use of “Christ in the Rubble” by Tobias Colgan, OSB and Genevieve Glen, OSB—
composed just after Sept. 11, 2001.
“Christ in the Rubble” Assembly setting (text-only)
“Christ in the Rubble” Assembly setting (unison)
Accompaniments (keyboard, guitar, oboe)
Additionally, a choral octavo of “Christ in the Rubble” (assembly, SATB choir, organ, and oboe) can be purchased here.
Prayers and Intecessions
General Prayer Intercessions for September 11, 2012
(From Prayer of the Faithful and Oración de los Fieles)
English | Spanish
We also offer this September 11 Anniversary Prayer:
Dear God, Source of all goodness and grace,
We come to you as we recall the events of
The terror and shock of that day renews pangs of pain and loss. Likewise, we are buoyed as we remember the courage and strength of those who came to the aid of so many, offering medical, corporal, and spiritual assistance.
We pray for healing, understanding, and faith.
- Heal our resentments and our anger.
Open the eyes of our understanding about how bad things can happen to good people.
Strengthen our Trinitarian faith as we grow in trust, comforted by the assurance of eternal life.
Imploring an abundance of compassion, forgiveness, and love, we know you are the Architect of all things, and we trust in your Divine Providence.
We pray in the name of Christ the Lord.