whose beautiful name signifies LIGHT,
by the light of faith
which God bestowed upon you
increase and preserve His light
in my soul
so that I may avoid evil,
be zealous in the performance
of good works
and abhor nothing so much
as the blindness and the darkness
of evil and sin.
Obtain for me,
by your intercession with God
perfect vision for my bodily eyes
and the grace to use them
for God’s greater honor and glory
and the salvation of souls.
Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr,
hear my prayers
and obtain my petitions.
"This is our responsibility, our response, our opportunity for us to say, 'Yes, we are going to unleash the Gospel. We do believe the Gospel has power. And all that we do as leaders, pastors, and those who work along with us is about considering how do we go about, together, unleashing this powerful, powerful message.' "
ARCHBISHOP ALLEN H. VIGNERON
Begin with the Sign of the Cross.
we greet you with joy
this Easter season,
and we thank you for the gift of new life.
Bless our food,
our family and our friends,
And help us to celebrate the springtime
in our hearts as we rejoice
in the good news of your resurrection.
Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.