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

CORPUS CHRISTI. The BODY OF CHRIST

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Blessed are you, God most High.
In Jesus Christ you nourish and sustain
All who hunger for the bread of life.
As often as we eat the bread and drink the cup
Which proclaim the Lord’s death,
Let the love of Christ compel us
To hand on to others the blessings
Which we ourselves have received
So generously at your hand. Amen.

THE HOLY TRINITY

Posted on May 21st, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Existing in splendor before time began,
You draw near to us, O God most high,
Rejoicing in the Earth which your creatures inhabit,
Delighting in the human race which your hands have made.
Pour forth your love into our hearts
By the gift of your Holy Spirit,
And by that same Spirit guide us into all truth
That we may ever be at peace with you,
Through our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with you and the Spirit,
One God forever and ever. Amen.

Feast of PENTECOST

Posted on May 16th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

You open wide your hand, O God,
And satisfy with your good gifts
The needs of all who live.
Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon us
That living water may spring up in us,
And quench our thirst for peace, love, justice and truth.
Amen.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
The Word of Life comes forth from you
In the communion of your Holy Spirit.
Bring together in perfect unity the people whom you have redeemed,
And make us one, that the world may believe
That you have sent us Jesus,
The beginning and the end of all creation,
Who lives and reigns with you,
One God, forever and ever. Amen.

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!