We give thanks to God the Father who reconciled the whole universe to himself in Christ our Saviour.
We thank you for the beauty of creation: may the work of human beings not disfigure and destroy it, but enhance it to your greater glory.
We thank you, Father, for all the good things we enjoy: teach us to be grateful and to use them well.
As we approach the joyful Season of Lent, teach us, Lord, to seek the things that please you, – then we shall find you in all that we do.
To you, Lord, a thousand years are like a single day: take up those who have died with hope in you, and waken them into eternity.
We ask Mary, our Mother, to pray with us and to pray for us. HAIL MARY….
Lord God, whose name is holy and whose mercy is proclaimed in every generation: receive your people’s prayer, and let them sing your greatness with never-ending praise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.