Oh Most Holy God:
Full of wonder, mystery, silence and awe;
By your grace and tender mercy
You have called us
To love and serve you
and one another in community.
Lift us by your Holy Spirit
Into the bosom of your Splendor.
Quicken, refine, transfigure, and
Fill us with Holy Fire
That we may live your Holy One
In these our earthen vessels.
Bless and fashion us to be bowls of compassion
From which a broken world may drink.
Heal us, and pour us out
For wholeness, holiness, and the
Timely coming of your kingdom.
In Jesus Holy name.
Almighty and most merciful God:
We have taken up the name of your faithful and
Holy servant Saint Gregory the Great,
Whose life exemplified his motto
Servant of the servants of God:
Grant us the guidance of your Holy Spirit
In our lives and works,
That we may possess our patron's
Zeal and devotion to your holy Church;
That through our efforts your people may come to live in that spirit of devotion:
Soli Deo Gloria - to
God alone the glory;
And this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ
Your son our Lord, who lives and reigns with
You and the same
Spirit, one God, now and forever.