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.