Catholic Church Kilsyth

The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul in St Patrick's Kilsyth

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Prayer of St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent and the Children

O Glorious Saint Vincent de Paul,
The mention of your name,
Suggests a litany of your virtues:
Humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice.
It also recalls
Your many foundations:
Works of Mercy,

The Church gratefully remembers,
Your promotion of the priesthood.
Inspire all Charitable Workers,
Especially those who minister,
To both the spiritually
And the materially poor.

O Lord, give us the grace,
That You bestowed upon,
Your servant St. Vincent de Paul,
To relinquish the temptation,
Of material things,
In our holy effort,
To minister to the poor.


Prayers Used at meetings of The Society St Vincent de Paul

Opening Prayers

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


V. Come Holy Spirit and penetrate into our hearts and kindle within us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and new life will be created.
R . And the whole face of the earth will be renewed.

all. Our Father...

all. Hail Mary...

Vincentian Family Prayer

V. Lord Jesus, you who willed to become poor, give us eyes and a heart directed towards the poor; help us to recognise you in them - in their hunger, their loneliness and their misfortune. Enkindle within our Vincentian Family, unity, simplicity, humilityand the fire of love that burned in St Vincent de Paul.
Strengthen us, so that faithful to the preface of these virtues, we may contemplate you and serve you in the person of the poor and may one day be united with you and them in Your Kingdom.
R. Amen.

Prayer for a Fruitful Meeting

V. Let us remember the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
'When two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.'

short silence

V. Lord Jesus help us through meeting together to deepen our Vincentian friendship and answer the call every Christian reveives; to seek and find those who are forgotten, to bring your love to the suffering or deprived. Help us to generous with our time, our possessions and ourselves so that we may grow perfect in Your love and learn to share Yor sacrifice for others in the Holy Eucharist.
V. St Joseph, Patron of Families
R. Pray for us.
V. St Vincent de Paul
R. Pray for us.
V. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
R. Amen

Closing Prayers

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Prayer to see the Eucharist at the source of our Apostolate

V. Father, grant that communion with Christ, present in the Holy Eucharist, may impel us to love you by serving Him in our neighbour and help us to respond with open hearts to the sufferings of others, aware of the depths of our own needs.

Prayer that we may bear Witness to Christ's love

V. Grant us also the grace to persevere when disappointed or distressedand never to claim that our work springs from ourselves alone, so that, united in prayer and action we may be a visible sign of Christ and bear witness to His boundlesslove which reaches out to all and draws them to love one another in Him.

Prayer for Fruitful Visits

V. We thank you Lord, for the many blessings we receive from those visits, help us tolove and respect them, to understand their deeper needsand share their burdens and joys as true friends.

Prayer for the Canonisation of the Blessed Frederic Ozanam

V. We thank you Lord for all the blessings that You have given to the Society of St Vincent de Paul and to it's members. By Your Devine will, You have given our founder Frederic Ozanam that wondrous title of Blessed. May we be inspired by his example of love and service to follow you more closely. Lord, continue to bless the Society, its work and its members and grant that one day, Blessed Frederic Ozanam will be raiseed ot the altar of Your saints.

V. Blessed Frederic Ozanam.
R. Pray for us!
V. Blessed Contardo Ferrini.
R. Pray for us!

Prayer for the Pope and all the members of the Vincentian Family

V. Grant the courage peace and confidence You alone can give to our Holy father the Pope and to those we visit, to all who help us in the work, to our overseas brothers and sisters, to any members of this Society and their families who may be troubled or in need.
Lord hear us!

R. Lord graciously hear us.

For the Society

V. We thank You Lord, Because You inspired the foundation of the Society to help overcome suffering. Grant the Society and this Conference/Group/Council the grace of continual growth and renewal and we pray that many others will be drawn to seek membership of this Society and share in its work.
Lord hear us!
R. Lord graciously hear us.

For Christian Unity

V. May we accept our calling to make visible our unity in Christ with all other Christians by working together with them in service of those in need.
Lord hear us!
R. Lord graciously hear us.

For Deceased Members of the Vincentian Family

V. Welcome into the light of Your presence those who have died and grant that one day, our friends and relatives, those we visit and our Vincentian brothers and sisters may all come together before you in the perfection of love.
Lord hear us.
R. Lord graciously hear us.

For Youth

V. We pray that young people will grow in faith and, like Frederic and his friends, become active members of the Church and the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Lord hear us.
R. Lord graciously hear us.

For Vocations

Lord Jesus we are glad to be your Church. You call all the baptised to 'put out into the deep' taking the path that leads to holiness. Fill us with hope and make us willing to serve You. Help us to encourage and support one another and grant that many will hear the call to serve You in the priesthood and religious life, witnesses in the world of today to the power of your love. We ask this in Your name. Amen

Hail Mary - for the Sick.

Hail Mary - for Carers.

Hail Mary - for twin conferences.

Veni Creator

Come Holy Ghost Creator come,
from thy bright heavnly throne;
Come take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thine own.
Thou who art called the Paraclete,
best gift of God above;
the Living Spring the Living Fire,
sweet Unction and True Love.
Thou who art sevenfold in Thy grace,
finger of God's right hand;
His promise teaching little ones,
to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy strength which n'er decays,
confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our deadly foe,
true peace unto to us bring;
and through all perils lead us safe,
beneath Thy sacred wing.
Through Thee may we the Father know,
through Thee, the eternal Son;
and Thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice blessed Three in One.

All glory to the father be, with His co-equal Son,
the same to Thee Great Paraclete,
while endless ages run.

In the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Litany of Loretto

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Christ have mercy.
V. Lord have mercy. Christ hear us.
R. Christ graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good Counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,

serviens in spe - serve in hope.






Mosaic showing the badge of the deciples of St Vincent de Paul






The body of St Vincent de Paul




Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,

V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R. Spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


The versicle and prayer after the litany may be varied by season. Thus, during Advent (from the fourth Sunday before Christmas to Christmas Eve):

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Let us pray. O God, who hast willed that by the message of an Angel, thy Word should receive flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary: grant unto thy suppliants, that we who believe that she is truly the Mother of God, may be assisted by her intercession before Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


From Christmas to Candlemass (the Feast of the Presentation), that is through February 1:

V. Thou gavest birth without loss of thy virginity.
R. Intercede for us, O holy Mother of God.

Let us pray. O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast offered unto the human race the rewards of eternal salvation, grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the effects of her intercession, through whom we have deserved to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son.

R. Amen.


From Candlemass to Easter (through Holy Week), AND from the day after Pentecost (or from Trinity Sunday, if Pentecost is celebrated with octave) to the beginning of Advent:

V. "Pray for us" and prayer "Grant unto thy servants," as above:


During Eastertide (from Easter day through Pentecost, and throughout the octave of Pentecost if it is celebrated):

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is truely risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, Who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life, through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


God BlessYou!