Send forth Your Spirit, Lord,

into the hearts of Your People,

that we may see and know our Christian vocation to holiness and service to others.

May many from among our families be inspired to consecrate themselves to You

in the Priesthood, the Diaconate and the Religious life.


We offer thanks, Lord, for the gift and vocation of family life.

May we always strive for peace and harmony in our homes.

May we accept one another's weaknesses and encourage one another's strengths.

May we always forgive one another's failings, and rejoice in one another's successes.


Make us patient, kind, and cheerful with one another.

Help us to be selfless, always placing the welfare of one another ahead of self.

May we live only and always for Jesus Christ,

Your only Son, our Lord for ever and ever.