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Collects And Readings

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Saint Patrick Year A

Collect One

O almighty God,
who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick
to be the apostle of the Irish people,
that he might bring those
who were wandering in darkness and error
to the true light and knowledge of thee;
Grant us so to walk in that light,
that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life;
through the merits of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in your providence you chose your servant Patrick
to be the apostle of the Irish people,
to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error
to the true light and knowledge of your Word:
Grant that walking in that light
we may come at last to the light of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Tobit 13: 1b-7 or Deuteronomy 32: 1-9

The Psalm - Psalm 145: 1-13

The Second Reading - 2 Corinthians 4: 1-12

The Gospel Reading - John 4: 31-38

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Post Communion Prayer

Hear us,most merciful God,
for that part of the Church
which through your servant Patrick you planted in our land;
that it may hold fast the faith entrusted to the saints
and in the end bear much fruit to eternal life:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.