Father of holiness and power, we give you thanks and praise through Jesus Christ, your son. For you have blessed our parish community, and your presence makes our church a house of prayer; you never refuse us welcome when we come before you as your pilgrim people. In our parish you realize the mystery of your dwelling among us; for in shaping us as your holy temple you enrich your whole Church, which is the very body of Christ. We pray that you continue to bless our parish community. May all who gather in faith to listen to your word and celebrate your sacraments, experience the presence of Christ. May our parish community joyfully go forth to love and serve you and to proclaim Christ’s name to all those we encounter, for He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.