A sacred place for worship and reflection for both the Jersey City and Saint Peter’s University communities.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
You have promised to make your home
With those who hear your word and put it into practice.
Send your Holy Spirit
To remind our wayward hearts
Of all that Jesus taught us
And to make us witnesses
Of your saving plan for all the world.

Amen.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
God of love, God of glory,
In Jesus Christ, your Son, you are making all things new.
Make his new commandment of love
The very foundation of our lives, so that,
Loving you and loving one another as Christ has loved us,
We may show that we are disciples of Jesus,
Brought to new birth by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
Fountain of joy and peace,
Into the hands of Jesus, your Risen Son,
You have entrusted the destinies of peoples and of nations.
Sustain us with the power of your Spirit,
That we may never become separated
From Christ our Good Shepherd,
Who guides us to springs
Of life-giving water.
This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 10th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O God enthroned in glory,
With songs of praise we join every creature
In worshiping Jesus, who is alive among us
And who invites us to his table.
By the gift of your Holy Spirit,
Loosen our tongues
That we may proclaim before all the world
That Jesus is Lord,
And that he lives and reigns with you
In the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, forever and ever. Amen.

Second Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
In this Easter season you gather your people together
To celebrate Jesus, the Living One who has conquered death.
Open our hearts to the Spirit which Jesus breathes on us.
Send us to greet the world with the Easter word of peace,
And to share with all the Spirit’s new life of forgiveness.

EASTER! ALLELUIA!!

Posted on March 26th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O God, this is the day which you have made! Alleluia!
Raising Christ from the dead,
And raising us with Christ,
You have made us a new people,
Washed in the flood of baptism,
Sealed with the gift of the Spirit,
And invited to the banquet of Jesus, our Risen Lord.

In the beauty and victory of Easter,
Give us your Spirit
That we may rejoice in the new life which you give us,
That we may announce the Good News to others,
And that our hearts may be ready for the banquet of heaven.

This we pray with joy and hope,
In the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen. Alleluia!

Palm Sunday

Posted on March 19th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O God, your Son Jesus Christ lived among us as one who serves,
And into your hands he commended his spirit.
As we enter this Holy Week,
Let the same mind be in us which was in your Son.
Empty us of ourselves, and draw us close to his cross,
So that, comforted by his word of forgiveness,
And gladdened by his promise of paradise,
Into your hands we may commend our spirits.
This we pray through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Merciful God,
You sent your only Son into the world
Not to condemn it, but that we might be saved.
Before you we stand in our sin.
Our misery and your mercy are face to face.
Pardon our every fault and forgive all our sins,
That our hard hearts may be softened,
That we may give thanks to you,
And show mercy to one another.
We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 5th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O good and gracious God,
Rich in mercy and forgiveness
Welcome into the embrace of your love
All your sons and daughters as we come home to you,
Hearts burdened with sin, spirits filled with repentance.
Clothe us again in the shining garments of salvation,
And give us a taste of the joy
Which you have prepared for us at the eternal banquet.

Third Sunday of Lent

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
You revealed your name to Moses in the burning bush,
And to every generation your reveal your mercy in Jesus Christ.
You never abandon your people;
You see our misery, you hear our cry
And you come swiftly to our assistance.
Shatter the hardness of our hearts,
And open our minds to the wisdom of the Gospel,
That we may bring forth good fruit
For the glory of your name
And the good of the human race.
This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.