PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING TO THE LORD JESUS DURING THE LAST SERVICE ON THE CLOSING DAY OF A CATHOLIC CHURCH

(Omit the lines that do not apply; add new lines according to the history of your Church. When participating in the prayer, reflect upon each line as to how it affected your life in your Church/Parish.)

Lord Jesus, thank you for having made Your presence known in our community.

Response: Thank you Jesus.

Thank you for having made Your dwelling in the Sacred Tabernacle of our Church in accordance with Your Divine Plan.

Response: Thank you Jesus.

Thank you for the many generous supporters who built this beautiful Church in Your glorious honour. R.

Thank you for the many generous supporters who furnished your Holy Temple with all of its needs. R.

Thank you for the many dedicated priests that you have provided to minister to us. R.

Thank you for the religious brothers who served our Parish. R.

Thank you for the religious sisters who served our Parish. R.

Thank you for the members of the Knights of Columbus. R.

Thank you for the many volunteers who maintained our Church. R.

Thank you for the Altar servers. R.

Thank you for the choir members. R.

Thank you for the musicians. R.

Thank you for the many volunteers who assisted with fund-raising projects. R.

Thank you for Your sanctifying grace that was manifested through those who received the Church Sacraments in this parish. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, were baptized in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, were confirmed in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, received the Sacrament of Confession. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, attended one or more of the Holy Masses celebrated in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, received the Holy Eucharist in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, receive the Anointing of the Sick. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, received the Last Rites. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, answered their calling to the Holy Orders and were ordained as priest in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, answered their calling and were ordained as permanent deacons to serve in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the souls, who by Your grace, were married in this Church. R.

Thank you for all the departed members of our parish, who by Your grace, have received a Catholic burial. R.

Thank you for all the departed souls, who by Your grace, have entered their eternal glory. R.

Thank you for all the visitors, who by Your grace, were called to participate in our services and programs. R.

Thank you for all the many devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the saints that were offered in this Church. R.

Thank you for the ongoing honors that we have received from the visits of our present and past Bishops and other representative of the Church. R.

Thank you for enriching our spiritual lives. R.

Lord Jesus, through the ministry of this humble Church, Your Holy Spirit moved many to set their sight on You as their Saviour. As you have guided us to this Church in the past, please continue to guide us in our new home where we may continue to enjoy spiritual growth for the manifestation of Your glory in all things. Comfort our hearts that have become attached to this dwelling of Yours that is about to close. We ask this now and forever.

Amen.

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