Saint Maria Goretti,
Little Saint of Great Mercy,
thank you for being our parish patron
and a model of how to live the Gospel.
We pray that our hearts may be
as merciful and forgiving as yours.
Please intercede for us to Christ
that we may have the grace and strength
to do as you did—to choose to forgive.
Help us to forgive those who have hurt us.
Help us to ask for forgiveness
from those whom we have hurt.
May all our relationships
be rich in mercy.
Saint Maria Goretti, intercede for us
that healings may be granted,
and that Christ’s mercy and love
may go out to all the world
to bring about peace.
We ask all this in faith
through Christ our Lord. Amen.