Heavenly Father, we praise and thank you for all the good things you have given us.
We thank you especially for the priests, deacons, religious and lay people who served the parish since the foundation.
Your son Jesus Christ, promised that he would send the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen your Church forever.
We implore you to send your holy Spirit to this parish now. May he enlighten our minds, so that we know what your will is for us, and may he give us the courage and perseverance to carry on.
May he help all the members of our parish to grow in love of you, and of Christ, and of each other.
We make our prayer to you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.