“This is My Parish”
It is composed of people like me.
We make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am friendly.
Its pews will be filled, if I help to fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will contribute generously to our community,
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring others into its worship and family,
if my joy in my God is a light to them.
It will be a church of loyalty, peace and love,
of courage and faith,
and a parish with a noble spirit,
if I, who make it what it is,
am filled with these qualities also.
There, with the help of God,
I shall dedicate myself to the call of Christ
to develop the qualities
that I want my parish to have!