A Litany of Catechist Saints

We used this litany as the closing prayer to our Catechist Training last night and liked it so much I thought it would be of interest to a wider audience.  As catechists (and DRE’s and teaching parents), we need all the help available!  How wonderful it is that we can ask this “cloud of witnesses” to pray for us as we undertake the great task of passing on the Faith!

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.  Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.  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.

St. Paul the Apostle, patron of evangelists, pray for us.

St. John Bosco, patron of catechists, pray for us.

Blessed Alanus de Solminihac, evangelizing prelate, pray for us.

St. Gregory the Great, patron of catechists, pray for us.

St. Charles Borromeo, patron of catechists, pray for us.

St. Robert Bellarmine, patron of catechists, pray for us.

St. Viator, patron of catechists, pray for us.

St. John Baptist de la Salle, patron of teachers, pray for us.

St. Catherine of Alexandria, patroness of students, pray for us.

Blessed Annunciata Cocchetti, educator of youth, pray for us.

St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of students, pray for us.

St. Ambrose of Milan, patron of learning, pray for us.

St. Benedict, patron of school children, pray for us.

St. Nicholas of Myra, patron of children, pray for us.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron of youth, pray for us.

St. Joseph Calasanz, patron of teachers and youth, pray for us.

Blessed Pier George Frassati, role model for youth, pray for us.

Blessed Arnold Reche, model catechist, pray for us.

All you saints of God, pray for us.

Be merciful to us sinners, Lord, hear our prayer.

Guide and protect Your Holy Church, Lord, hear our prayer.

Keep our Pope and all the clergy in faithful service to Your Church, Lord, hear our prayer.

Bring all people together in trust and peace, Lord, hear our prayer.

Strengthen us in Your service, Lord, hear our prayer.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,  spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.

Let us pray:

Dear Jesus, bless us, guide us, direct us, and protect us as we seek to build your kingdom.  In your name we pray.  Amen.

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