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

Pilgrims

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

O God of our ancestors,
Kindle in our hearts the same faith
Which inspired Abraham and Sarah
To live as pilgrims on the earth.
Keep our lamps burning brightly,
Our hearts ever watchful
For the hour of your Son’s return,
That we may open the gate
As soon as he knocks.
And then — O glorious surprise! —
He will admit us to the heavenly banquet.
Amen.

Generosity

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

Almighty and bountiful God,
The beginning and the ending of our lives
Are in your loving hands.
Do not let greed or self-importance rule our lives.
Help us to measure the worth of our lives
Not by the quantity of our possessions
But by the love which we freely place at the service of others.
In this way we grow rich in the things which are pleasing to you.
Amen.

The Prayer of Jesus

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

Almighty God,
Reveal to us the mystery of love
Which Jesus taught to us,
When — as our brother and savior —
He taught us how to pray.
Give us your Holy Spirit
So that our prayer may be filled
With childlike trust and unwavering perseverance
And that we may grow in your love,
Confident that you are with us always.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR PEACE

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

Almighty God,
You are always full of care for us.
In your mercy,
Grant that the members of the human race,
To whom you have given a single origin,
May form in peace a single family,
And always be united by bonds of justice and love.
This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Independence Day

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

O God, eternally alive and forever the source of life, we give you thanks for your never-ending goodness, and especially for the gift of your love in Jesus Christ. He spoke to us a message of peace and taught us to live as members of the same human family. In the history of our country his message took shape in the vision of our ancestors, as they fashioned a nation where people might live together in justice and harmony. Their vision continues to be a challenging task for today and tomorrow. We thank you, almighty God, for your blessings in the past and for all that, with your help, we must yet achieve. Give us your Spirit, that we may work together to build a future with liberty and justice for all.

Eleventh Sunday, Ordinary Time

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

O God, your mercies cannot be counted,
Nor do you tire of offering us forgiveness.
Our sins, which were many, you have forgiven.
May we, therefore, show great love —
Not only to you, the source of all mercy —
But to all our sisters and brothers,
Sinners embraced by your love.
This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Tenth Sunday, Ordinary Time

Posted on June 4th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
You sent Jesus among us as the prophet of your compassion,
With healing in his touch, and power in his word.
Raised up by this Savior from this world’s distress.
May we glorify you,
And share with others your gift of life restored.
Amen.

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.