Heavenly Father, in calling us to follow Christ your Son
you have made us members of this diocese, which is a local Church.
Teach us to serve you faithfully in its boundaries and to make it
manifest the universal Church for us. Help both religious and
laity who form part of it to work together in true Christian unity.
May your Word be truly proclaimed and heard here and may
your Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, be faithfully administered
and devoutly received. Grant that our diocese may provide
a fervent example of the power of your Word and the might of
your salvation for your honor and glory and our salvation.