in your love for us you have blessed us abundantly.
We glorify you and give you thanks
for all the gifts you have given us...
Our loved ones
And especially for the wisdom
and love of our founding members
whose example of sacrifice in time, talent and treasure,
continues to bless our parish, our school,
and our homes.
Most of all,
we thank you for your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ
whose sacrifice on the cross
is made present to us in the Eucharist.
Pour out your Spirit upon us;
give us hearts of humility and gratitude.
Help us to live as disciples
modeling our lives after Christ's
own pattern of self-giving love.
We humbly ask you to send your Spirit
upon our parish community during this crucial time
as we embark upon a campaign to build upon
the foundation laid by our forebears in faith.
We offer our prayers, joys, works and treasures to you
through the Immaculate Heart of Mary
and we unite them to the sacrifice of Christ.
May our gifts manifest our gratitude and glorify you,
the one God who lives and reigns forever and ever.