My parish is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly if I am.
It will be holy if I am.
It's pews will be filled if I help fill them.
It will do great work if I work.
It will be prayerful if I pray.
It will make generous gifts to many causes if I am a generous giver.
It will bring others into worship if I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, of compassion, charity and
mercy if I,who make it what it is am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God, I now dedicate myself to being all these things I want my
parish to be.