God of mercy and friend of the poor,
you taught the whole world
through the preaching of the Apostle Paul,
give us the same courageous missionary spirit
as we reach out to our brothers and sisters in need,
so that like him and your servant Joseph De Piro,
we too may be witnesses to your truth in the world.
God of mission grant us your blessing
as we live out our ministry of bringing the good news
of your Son Jesus Christ to your people.
We pray for all in the Paulist family,
through Jesus Christ our friend and companion
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.