Happy Birthday, Pope Benedict !

b16h Our parish offer a special prayer for the intention of His Holiness, our Pope Benedict XVI, on his 85th Birthday, which he celebrates on April 16, 2012. We express our best wishes to the Pope and promise to be united in faith with Him, who protects the Teaching of the Catholic Church. We pray: “Lord Jesus Christ, You willed to build your Church on Peter the Rock and the Popes who have succeeded him through the ages. Pour forth your grace on our Holy Father Benedict XVI on the day of His birthday and every day. Help him to proclaim the Gospel to all people and to build the Kingdom of God. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to the Pope Benedict XVI, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. Lord Jesus Christ, who live and reign in Unity with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, we ask you, bless our pope Benedict XVI with good health and all the graces he needs to be able to lead your church to perfection and sanctity. Amen."    Happy Birthday Benedict XVI!!!