A short prayer
God above and God of all,
We come together to embark on a new phase of service in our lives. As we gather for this, our first independent meeting, grant, we pray, that our minds, hearts and spirits may be opened to listen, discern and be inspired under the direction of Frs. Walter and Reagan. Make us good listeners and committed doers, able to respect the wealth of humanity you have placed in this parish. May our mission and tasks be effective in their simplicity, devoid of pomposity and blessed with the wisdom required to bring your flock in this parish, closer to one another. And when the human relationship, which is the cornerstone of this role, seems difficult, teach us to take one day at a time.
We make this prayer in Jesus’ name, in the confidence of Mother Mary’s blessing on each of us and our families. Amen.