WELCOME OUTSIDE THE CHURCH
Priest: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.R. Amen.Priest:The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, crown of all the Saints, the love of God our Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you.R. And also with you.
Priest:Dearly beloved, we welcome with great affection and devotion the relics of St John Bosco. Our celebration, gives glory to God in the first place, the sourceof all holiness. Let us prepare our hearts to understand the true meaning of thiscelebration. In his lifetime, St. John Bosco always was first to approach, first togive a kind word, first to visit. We continue to feel his care and welcome hisvisit to our place.Let us pray.Lord God, in your providence you gave us Saint John Bosco, father andteacher of the young, who worked with tireless zeal, under the guidance of theVirgin Mary, for the good of the Church; arouse in us the same apostoliccharity, which urges us to seek the salvation of our brothers to serve you, our one and only good, through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who is God, andwho lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever.R. Amen.
Procession and Placement Of The Urn/ Relic inside the Church
Appropriate Song of the Saint is sung. Side location or angled sideways in respect to the altar.
Hymn To St. John Bosco
Saint of youth, O Saint John BoscoSet our hearts on God’s wondersLead us to our heavenly homeSaint John Bosco, Saint John Bosco!(Saint John Bosco, Pray for us all)
Saint of youth we come to youListen with a shepherd’s earHear us Father dear Your children standing hereBring us peace, calm our fear.Saint of youth we come to youWith you as guide, we journey onIn the dark of night
St. John Bosco, Our Loving Father
St. John Bosco, our loving Father,Now we lift to thee our voices.As we gather around thine altar,Far and wide the world rejoices.St. John Bosco, we're thy dearest;Whose protection are imploring.For in heaven thou remainest,An apostle 'mid thee adoring.// John Bosco, thy children on many a shore;Shall love and revere thee till time be nomore.// (2X)
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