In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our heavenly Father sent St. Patrick to preach the Gospel and bring the Holy Eucharist to the people of Ireland. By his intercessory prayer and saintly example, may this parish consecrated to St. Patrick always enjoy his protection from every evil. May he always lead us to the truth of the Triune God and the human face of divine Truth, His Son Jesus Christ, as we pray the prayer of St. Patrick:
I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, his might to stay, his ear to hearken to my need;
the wisdom of my God to teach, his hand to guide, his shield to ward;
the word of God to give me speech, his heav'nly host to be my guide.
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me,
Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in the hearts of all that love me,
Christ in the mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name, the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three,
of whom all nature hath creation; Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen.