All readers, please join me in this prayer for our new bishop.
Our Lord in Heaven,
again you have blessed our church with a pastor of souls.
Guide him and keep him in this ministry,
provide for him true wisdom, to know You and teach Your Word,
strength to persevere in the difficulties of administration,
hope to always rest in docility to Your Holy and Divine Will,
love for his flock of believers,
attentiveness to see the needs of our church,
zeal for the salvation of all souls,
meekness to follow in the footsteps of the Apostles
and of Christ with true humility,
and faithfulness to You, our Lord and God.
May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Divine Will
and most chaste spouse of the Holy Spirit, provide for
Bishop-elect Parkes by her powerful and saving intercession.