All Masses on Saturday evening August 18 and Sunday August 19 will be celebrated for
the Selection of the eleventh Bishop of Helena. We encourage your prayers beginning on the 10th of August.

Gracious & merciful God, we are your Church;
your People assembled, hear us when we call!

Bless your servant, Francis
as he continues in the ministry of the papacy.
Give him years & vitality,
a strong mind & a peaceful heart,
to proclaim your praise in his new life ahead.

Bless our Diocese as we search for the next
Bishop of Helena. May he be one beloved to you,
in whom the Spirit of Jesus holds sway; one with a
heart open to the Spirit in the Church and a
mind united to the mind of Christ.

Bless us all, dear God, that we might be one:
diverse & united,
challenged & loving,
obedient & transformative,
in the manner of your Son, who lives & reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen.