St. Patrick's Parish Prayer

Loving God, as a parish community,

we stand with you as a beacon of hope

and a sign of peace and welcome

in our valley.

 

You have blessed us with devoted members,

who have been nourished

by your Word and Eucharist,

who have ministered among us,

and who have been reconciled.

We prayerfully remember those

who have been welcomed into eternal life

and now pray for us.

 

We pledge anew to continue your mission

with wisdom and generosity,

to be a welcoming community of faith,

to enhance our efforts in all areas of parish life,

to reach out to alienated or inactive Catholics,

to embrace works of charity and justice,

to seek new opportunities for collaboration.

 

We commit ourselves to show reverence

for one another and for all of creation,

to use our gifts and talents

to lift the burdens of the needy,

to praise you with our voices

and the witness of our lives.

 

To you, O God, be the glory

forever and ever.  Amen.

 

Saint Patrick, pray for us.