O God, Who raised up Saint John, Your Confessor,
to be the father and the teacher of the youth,
and Who by him,
with the help of the Virgin Mary,
promoted new families in You Church:
grant, we beseech You,
that inflamed by the same fire of love,
we may win souls and serve You alone.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, You Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
world without end.