Eternal God, our Shepherd and Guide

We bless and thank you for the appointment

of your servant, Greg Bennet,

as the tenth Bishop of Sale.

May your Holy Spirit grace him

with the gifts of wisdom and strength,

gentleness and compassion,

as he prepares to take up his role as our pastor and teacher.

May he be a shepherd after your own heart,

who will walk in your ways and, with loving care, watch over your people.

May he be a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth.

As Bishop-elect Bennet prepares to make his home among us,

may we welcome him joyfully into our Diocesan community,

now entrusted to his care and leadership.

May we, as the Body of Christ in the Diocese of Sale,

through our work and prayer

together bear witness to Christ and the building up of your kingdom.

We ask this through your Son Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, for ever and ever. Amen,

Our Lady of Perpetual Help pray for us

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop pray for us