WelCom August 2023
Let us pray – Kia inoi tatou
E te Atua aroha mā te whakapuaki
i tō mātou whakapono
Loving God in professing this faith
in which we are united as your people,
we unite ourselves with the Yes
of Mary, mother of Jesus and first disciple.
E te Atua, te Puna o ngā mea ora katoa,
te kaihomai o ngā mea pai katoa
O God, Source of all life, giver of all that is good
we, your people of Aotearoa New Zealand,
meet in the bonds of your love.
Keep us faithful in our response to your love
with Mary Mother of God Assumed into Heaven,
patroness of our land.
E te Atua aroha, ka karangahia houtia
mātou e koe ki ngā hua o te ora
Loving God, you call us anew to the abundance of life
for which we have been created.
In our life with you we mature in relationship with you,
with one another, and with our land.
We repent the harm we have caused in this holy place
to our sisters and brothers, and to our land.
In humility we turn to Mary,
Mother of God, Assumed into Heaven,
and in confidence pray.
E te Atua, mā roto i te korowai o Maria
te whāea o tāu tamaiti, tō mātou whaea anō hoki
O God, under the patronage of Mary,
the mother of your son, and our mother,
and with renewed fervour
we turn to Mary, seeking her intercession.
For our/my own intentions (…)
for those we/I love (recall names…)
those who are suffering (…)
and those who have died (…).
United with our ancestors in faith we pray.
Adaptation of the prayer for St Mary of the Angels Wellington, the National Shrine of Mary Mother of God, Assumed into Heaven. – New Zealand Conference of Catholic Bishops 2023