O God, who journey continually with your people,
we thank you for the many blessings we have received
over the past fifty years.
In this Jubilee year we thank you for our church which remains at the heart of
the sacramental life of our parish and for the witness of the many generations
who have contributed to the faith life and outreach of our parish.
May our parish church always serve as a place where you dwell,
‘a tent of meeting’:
where we find our communion in Christ in the celebration of the Eucharist,
where your Word is proclaimed and lived,
where those who are struggling find healing and encouragement,
a place where all are welcomed,
and from which we are sent to live the Good News and serve one another.
We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of Dolours’.