Welcome to St. Mary / St. Benedict Parish
Our Parish Prayer
Good and gentle God,
as a community called together
in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ
and under the patronage of
St. Mary & St. Benedict,
we ask your blessing and direction.
We are your people embraced in your love.
We thank you for your presence
with us throughout all time.
Help us to understand and respect
the traditions of the past and
to look forward to the future
with a sense of vision and hope.
Let us learn to love our neighbors more
deeply so that we can create peaceful
and just communities of non-violence.
Transform us to live Your Word more
profoundly. Enliven our parish; reunite
our families. Fill us with joy to celebrate
the fullness of life. Empower us to be a
community of love and peace.
Through Christ our Lord.