For Father Mike:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the soul of Thy departed servant the full remission of all his sins, that through our pious supplications he may obtain that pardon which he has always desired, Thou who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.
V. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
V. May thy divine assistance remain always with us.
R. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
For Father Ed:
Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for *Father Ed * a return to total health. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, take my petition to the Infant Savior for whom you have such a great love, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.