In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you

for having graced the Church with

Saint John Paul II and for allowing

the tenderness of your fatherly care,

the glory of the Cross of Christ

and the splendour of the Spirit of love

to shine through him.

Trusting fully in your infinite mercy

and in the maternal intercession of Mary,

he has given us a living image of

Jesus the Good Shepherd.

He has shown us that holiness

is the necessary measure of ordinary

Christian life and is the way of

achieving eternal communion with you.

Grant us, by his intercession,

and according to your will,

the graces we implore,

through Christ our Lord.


O God, You are our Creator.

You are good and Your mercy knows no bounds.

To You arises the praise of every creature.

O God, You have given us an inner law by which we must live.

To do Your will is our task.

To follow Your ways is to know peace of heart.

To You we offer our homage.

Guide us on all the paths we travel upon this earth.

Free us from all the evil tendencies which lead our hearts

away from Your will. Never allow us to stray from You.

O God, judge of all humankind, help us to be included among

 Your chosen ones on the last day.

O God, Author of peace and justice, give us true joy and

 authentic love, and a lasting solidarity among peoples.

Give us Your everlasting gifts. We ask this through

Jesus Christ our Lord Amen!


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

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

a world without end. AMEN

St. John Paul II, pray for us. Amen.