O Radiant Light, shine on the universal Church and this community of St. Vincent.  May we truly welcome and embrace all God’s children.

Guide the leaders of this country to assume their responsibilities and address the needs of our people.

Guide us through the darkness of our times: racism, violence, and environmental degradation. Give us the strength and courage to commit ourselves to the works of peace and justice.

We pray for our health care system which leaves many who are sick unattended and suffering.  May the new year see effort and dedication to improving the system.

May your light bring comfort to all who are grieving, and lead all who have died, especially Pope Benedict, to the glory of their eternal home.

Mary Ellen Graham

Peg McFadden