Almighty God, you gather your Church
in solemn celebration of the mystery of our Redemption.
Open our hears and minds as we remember the dying
and the rising of Jesus so that we may appreciate
more deeply the mystery of our own baptism.
May these days remind us that we are not alone
in our suffering nor without hope.
May the joy we share strengthen us
to be witnesses of the Gospel throughout the year.
We ask this in the name of your Son
and our Lord, Jesus Christ.