Dec 3, 2018
SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER
Lord Jesus, You have sent us to proclaim the Gospel to all nations, and have promised to always remain with us. Look upon this family gathered on the feast day of St. Francis Xavier. Pour out the abundance of your Spirit upon each one of our brothers and sisters especially on those who are called to ponder upon the journey made and to plan what has still to be done, so that we may offer a more authentic service to mission. Grant that we may ever be faithful to the Gospel and to give an answer to the hopes which the world places before your church today. Stay with us, Lord, when we gather around the table of your Bread and your Word, and when we walk the paths of the world side by side with our brothers and sisters. Grant that we all find ourselves in heaven, our homeland, after having been members of the same family on earth. Amen.