Sunday, May 22, 2011

Permanent Diaconate Class of 2011 Archdiocese of Newark


Lord Jesus, you came to serve, not to be served,

form within us your generous spirit;

Fill us with your love,

that we may love the Father as your love him.

Fill us with your compassion,

that we may see our brothers and sisters

as you see them.

Fill us with your courage,

that we may give our lives in service to the Church

as you gave your life for her.

Fill us with that Spirit which will make us

preachers of your Word,

ministers of your Sacrifice,

servants of your Bride,

friends of the poor,

and the voice of the forgotten.

Transform us through your Holy Spirit

so that we may transform the world into

Your Kingdom of justice and faith.

Amen.


by Fr. Benedict D. O'Cinnsealaigh

2 comments:

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

Ad multos annos dear brothers!

Brian said...

Thank you Deacon Scott!