You do not will the death of sinners, but rather,
you desire that we be converted and live.
Grant, we beseech you, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
St. Joseph her spouse, Saint Junipero Serra, and all the angels and saints,
your blessings on all Serrans throughout the world,
and in a particular way, on the Serrans of the Diocese of Erie.
We pray for an increase of laborers for your Church.
We pray especially for seminarians at St. Mark Seminary
and those in major seminary. We also pray for those in formation
for religious life and the permanent diaconate in the Erie Diocese.
We pray that these may labor with Christ,
that they may spend in consume themselves for souls.
We ask all these things through the same Jesus Christ,
your son, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.