Heavenly Father, Almighty and Gracious God,

We thank you for the many blessings you have showered on our church family throughout the last 150 years.  We have, with the help of your loving kindness, grown in numbers and in our love for You and for each other.

We ask Your grace and direction as we embark on a new chapter in the life of our parish.  Send your Spirit to guide us, to open our hearts so that we may be generous in sharing of our time, talent and treasure.

Help us to give sacrificially from the first fruits of our labor and with joyful hearts.

We pray this in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Amen

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, January 2013 – June 2013