Blest are you, God of the universe,
your graces flow abundantly in every age.
May Saint George inspire us to conquer our fears.
Help us to be brave and witness
to the suffering and death of Christ,
upholding our mission and values.
We ask this in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
Saint George, PRAY FOR US.
evangelist, secretary of Peter
You provide for our body, mind and spirit.
We praise you for Saint Mark,
companion and secretary of an apostle,
who was privileged to proclaim the gospel.
May we be inspired by his wisdom
and follow Christ more faithfully.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Saint Mark, PRAY FOR US.
Saint Catherine of Siena
God of all tenderness,
You sent your Son, Jesus, to show us how to live.
With the example of Saint Catherine,
who suffered a stroke and died at age 33,
help us to find strength
to endure our sufferings.
May we learn to find you, Lord God,
in the midst of pain and discomfort.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Saint Catherine, PRAY FOR US.