God our Father, we thank You for your many blessings.
From age to age, You gather a people to Yourself
so that an offering may be made
to the glory of Your name.
Blessed is Your Son, Jesus Christ
who is present among us
and whose love gathers us together.
Enliven us with Your Holy Spirit and open our eyes
and our hearts to the needs of all.
Bless our efforts to provide a secure future
for our senior priests and for our future priests.
We rely on Your guidance and bounty to remain
rooted in faith and to rejoice in hope.
May our generosity bring honor to Mary,
our Mother and Heavenly Queen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Prayer based on adaptation of Eucharistic Prayer for Masses for Various Needs and Occasions and Eucharistic Prayer III. The Roman Rite
A Family Prayer for the Year of Faith
O God our Father,
in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes
to be signs of living faith.
By the light of the Holy Spirit,
lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith,
and by that gift
may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son,
and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy
to all we meet.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
“Unless you are a stone, it is impossible not to feel within you the need for happiness, beauty, justice, love and truth, to feel it vibrate and boil in every fiber of your being. To take it seriously is a decision, the greatest decision of your life.”
The mission of the Diocese of Winona's "Safe Environment Program" is to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.
We pursue this mission in three ways: