As we each personally receive a mission
on behalf of the Church and the world,
aid us in discovering and fulfilling
our personal calls.
As we recall the teaching of John Paul II
that the future of the Church and society
pass by way of the family,
help us understand that the family
is indeed a great mission field and in great need.
O Emmanuel! How great Your love for us!
How near Your presence to those who love You!
You dwell with those gathered in Your name.
O Emmanuel, be ever near to us!