We, the parishioners of Saint Anthony’s Church, exist to continue the mission of Jesus Christ.
We gather to publicly express our faith, our communion with God and with one another.
Together, we will work:
to proclaim the Gospel effectively,
to recognize the signs of holiness all across the parish,
to deepen that holiness throughout the parish by prayer, sacrament & personal example,
and to help people worship God in the best way possible.
In this task, with God’s help, we hope that every member of the parish will have the opportunity to grow to the fullness of his or her Christian vocation.
Make our church a place of generosity where people work together as a family, and share all that they are and all they have.
Teach us to be as generous as You have been generous with us.
Teach us that all that we have are gifts from You.
And gifts, Lord, are meant to be shared.
Show us the joys of generosity.
Help us to understand that others depend on us for help.
Remind us that our world, our parish, need “Good Samaritans” to serve the needs of our times.
May all our service help build the kingdom of God, and may our obedience bring true freedom, our generosity increase love, our sacrifices bear much fruit.
Gracious and Loving God, we have gathered as a community to listen to your Word, and to share in the Eucharist.
May your eternal Word and the living Eucharist transform us into good stewards of your abundant blessings, and teach us to open our hearts to the needs of the Church and to the voices of the poor.
Watch over us with loving care, and help our parish to grow in faith, hope and love.
Fill your Church with generous hearts, that also respond to your call to the priesthood and religious life.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.