Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses

 as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of his Church,

we are mindful of the role you play in the evangelization of souls

who do not yet know Him. We are mindful of how missionaries

came with the power of Christ’s Gospel and committed the success

of their work to you. As the Mother of Divine Grace you were

with the missionaries in all their efforts. And as Mother of the Church

you presided over all the activities of evangelization

and over the implantation of the Gospel in the hearts of the faithful.

You sustained the missionaries in hope and you gave joy to every new

Community that was born of the Church’s evangelizing activity.

You were there with your intercession and your prayers,

as the first grace of baptism developed,

and as those who had new life in Christ your Son

came to a full appreciation of their Christian calling.


We ask you, Mary, to help us to fulfill this mission of evangelization

which your Son has given to his Church and which falls to us.

Mindful of your role as Help of Christians,

we entrust ourselves to you in the work of carrying the Gospel

ever deeper into the hearts and lives of all the people.

We entrust to you our missionary mandate

and commit our cause totally to your prayers.

To Jesus Christ your Son, with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit

be praise and thanksgiving forever and ever.


Glory be, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.