O great apostle of Ireland, glorious Saint Patrick,
to whom under God so many are indebted
for the most precious of all treasures,
the great gift of faith,
receive our fervent thanks for the zeal and charity
that have been to thousands the blessings so invaluable.
We ask your intervention in receiving
Ask for all who dwell in this land
and the land of thy labors the precious light of Faith,
and beg for us
on whom its glorious rays have long since beamed,
the grace to regulate our lives by its sacred maxims.