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


Posted on October 22nd, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
We thank you for the goodness and compassion
Which you show us in Jesus Christ.
Look upon us as we come to you,
Humble and repentant.
As we open our hearts
To trust in your steadfast love and mercy,
Help us to be compassionate toward one another.


Posted on October 8th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
Fountain of life in this world and the next,
Please give us your Spirit.
Increase our faith in your power to save, and
Increase our gratitude
So that we may always give thanks to you.
Let the whole Church bear living witness
To the salvation which you offer us
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with you
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever. Amen.


Posted on October 1st, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
We give you thanks,
For you hear our prayers,
Even when our faith is the size of a mustard seed.
Give us your Spirit,
That we may work with all our strength
For the growth of your Kingdom.
We are the servants whom you have called
In order to show the world
The wonders which your love has already accomplished.


Posted on September 17th, 2016 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
you have called us to serve you as the one and only God.
Take pity on our human condition, and
Save us from the seduction of riches.
Let the sincerity of our worship
Be matched by our commitment to justice.
In a world where money rules supreme,
May you alone be our Master, and
May we take delight in serving one another.


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

O God of compassionate love,
You tell us that you are like —
A shepherd, who carries his lost sheep home…
A woman, who sweeps the house to find a single coin…
A father, who watches with hope for his son to return.
Likewise in Jesus you come searching for us.

May we never forget how much we are loved.
May we never refuse to love others as much.
May the world rejoice in your endless patience
And wondrous forgiveness.

This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


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

O God of compassion,
Not for a place of honor
Did Jesus come among us,
But to invite to the wedding feast
The poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.
By the power of your Spirit
Help us to recognize Jesus
In the little, the lowly and the suffering,
Seeing in them our sisters and brothers
Whom you welcome to your table.


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.


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.

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.


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.