I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there,
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
St. Francis Xavier Parish Prayer
Almighty and ever-faithful God, you have blessed us with many gifts.
We give thanks for all that we have and all that we are.
Most of all, we give thanks for the great gift of Your Son, Jesus.
In gratitude, we seek to shape our lives in imitation of Christ, Your Son,
as faithful stewards of Your gifts of time, talent and treasure.
May we share these gifts with others willingly, with increase, both in practice and with love.
Loving God, our fervent hope and prayer is that You will continue the building of
our faith community of St. Francis Xavier.
Send labourers into Your harvest: holy priests, deacons, religious and seminarians,
generous single men and women, loving husbands and wives.
Give us the special graces that our lives require to participate in your mission.
Bless us, our families and those we love. Help us to be gifts to others in Your Name.
Form us all in the likeness of Your Son, so that in Him, with Him and through Him
we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.