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

Weekly Prayer

Lent II

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty and ever faithful God: In this season of Lent we ask you to open our ears and help us listen to Jesus, the Beloved Son, in whom you are well pleased. Give us your Spirit, and the strength to embrace the mystery of the cross, so that we may come to immortal life and […]

Lent I

Posted on February 18th, 2018 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God, Because you formed us from the dust of the earth You know well that sin has scarred our human nature. Strengthen us at the beginning of Lent. Make us victorious with Christ, More powerful than the temptations of evil So that at last we may come, in the power of the Spirit, To […]

8th Sunday, Ordinary Time

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O God, good and merciful, we thank you, for you loved the world so much that you gave us Jesus your Son. You call us to trust you, as children trust their mothers and fathers. We thank you for judging us with mercy and compassion. Please help us to avoid false judgments, and to show […]

Forgive us… as we forgive others

Posted on February 18th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God, Open our hearts to the gift of your Spirit, And break within us the chains of violence and hatred, So that, free to love even our enemies, We may share in the triumph of good over evil And bear witness with our lives To the Gospel of peace. Amen.


Posted on February 11th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God, As we come to offer our gift at the altar Give us your Spirit And make us eager to seek reconciliation, So that, with deep reverence for one another, we may work together for the coming of your Kingdom. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

A Presidential Prayer

Posted on February 4th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

A favorite prayer of President Harry Truman: “Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, the Earth, and the Universe. Help me to be, to think, and to do what is right, because it is right. Make me truthful, honest, and honorable in all things. Make me intellectually honest, for the sake of right and […]

Saint AEDAN, our patron

Posted on January 28th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Good and loving God, you called St Aedan to dedicate his life to the service of your people. You called him to be a bishop and helped him to bring people to faith in your redeeming love. Through his intercession please listen to our prayers and give us your help, that we may overcome our […]

A Prayer for the President

Posted on January 21st, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed your glory to all nations. God of power and might, wisdom and justice, through you authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed. Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, […]

Posted on January 14th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God: Formed as your servant from the womb, Jesus is the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world, The Light through whom your salvation Reaches to the ends of the Earth. Confirm in us the grace of our own Baptism, That the Spirit may descend on each of us with power And […]


Posted on January 7th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God, By the light of a star You guided the nations to the Light of the world. With the Magi we have found Jesus, Who gives us light in the darkness. In Christ, and through his Gospel Draw the ends of the earth into your family, So that a variety of cultures and conflicted […]