A Reading from the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
Lumen Gentium (no. 23), as promulgated by the Fathers of the
Second Vatican Council, first paragraph
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
Almighty and merciful God,
eternal Shepherd of your people,
listen to our prayers
and grant that your servant, John Paul II, our pope,
to whom you entrusted the care of your Church,
may enter the joy of his eternal Master,
there to receive the rich reward of his labors.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.