Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia. Let us pray to Mother Mary that we may imitate her more and more each day, to listen and ponder God’s Word, and respond with a generous heart to whatever her Son tells us.
Almighty, ever-living God,
who placed the love of Our Lady, Help of Christians in the hearts of those who brought the Catholic faith to these shores, grant, through her intercession, wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens, so that, under her protection, Australia may know harmony, justice and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.