During this special time for the Church of God the Franciscan friars of the Irish Province are praying the the following prayer during the Divine Office each day.

We invite you to join us in interceding for God’s grace and light.


God our Father, you shepherd us with unfailing care.

United with Mary, Mother of the Church,

We ask you to pour out your Spirit on your people.

In your mercy gladden the Church

With the gift of a pastor after your own heart,

Who will lead us in the way of Christ your Son.

Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.