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one-by-One Campaign Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you for your great love
and for forming us into your holy people.

You are the One calling us, one by One,
into a deeper relationship with you.
You continue to call us one by One
to share your love with others.

Lord, may the gifts you have given us
motivate us to impact our families,
parishes, schools and ministries
through our generosity to the
one by One campaign.

Set our communities on fire with your love,
eager to share the joy of the Gospel
and lead all people to the Kingdom of God.

Amen!

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down Your head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was, So weary, worn, and sad;
I found in him a resting place, And he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Behold I freely give
the living water; thirsty one, stoop down and drink and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "I am this dark world's light;
look unto me, your morn shall rise, and all your day be bright."
I looked to Jesus, and I found in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I'll walk till trav'ling days are done.

Diocesan Case for Support

Our Campaign Priorities
PLEASE VISIT the CATHOLIC FOUNDATION WEBSITE

Across our Diocese, funds raised through the one by One campaign will strengthen our vibrant parishes, enhance Catholic education in all forms, broaden charitable and living justice programs, provide for those who serve, create a community that leads others to Jesus and provide for technology and communication upgrades. The campaign will empower each of us to transform our communities as missionary disciples–as we share the healing, teaching and loving presence of Jesus where we live, work and pray.

Follow this link for the full text of the diocesan case statement.

1. Transforming and Enhancing Vibrant Parishes
Strengthening our parishes will transform the experiences we have with our faith and enhance the places where we gather in prayer and worship. As such, 50% of all funds collected during the parish campaign will be used by the individual parishes to support and advance their local needs.

2. Strengthening and Advancing Catholic Education in Schools of Discipleship
Catholic schools and faith formation programs must continue to play a significant role in forming missionary disciples who have a deep commitment to serving Christ and His Church.

3. Enriching and Broadening Catholic Charities and Living Justice
Catholic Charities, the Diocese and parishes help people who are most in need in our communities experience the love of God by promoting the social teachings of the Church, especially as they relate to issues of justice and human dignity.

4. Growing and Enhancing Support for Those Who Answer God’s Calling
From the youngest among us who are just beginning their journey of faith to our retired clergy who required extended care, we must support and foster ever person’s exploration of their faith at every age.

5. Creating and Supporting a Community That Leads Others to Discover, Worship, Follow and Share Jesus
As missionary disciples we serve Christ in the world by serving others. To fully serve those with the joy of the Gospel, we must provide the support necessary for parishes to increase the number and frequency of evangelization and discipleship seminars.

6. Modernizing and Improving Technology and Communication Strategies
The message of the Gospel is eternal; however, the methods used by the Diocese of Green Bay to effectively communicate that message, leading to all salvation, is rapidly changing.

Psalm 23: The Lord is my Shepherd

Refrain: The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The LORD is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me;
he revives my soul. Refrain

He guides me along the right path,
for the sake of his name.
Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
no evil would I fear, for you are with me.
Your crook and your staff will give me comfort. Refrain

You have prepared a table before me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing. Refrain

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the LORD’s own house shall I dwell
for length of days unending. Refrain

Where Two or Three Are Gathered

REFRAIN
Here in the Bread that is broken, here in the Cup that is poured,
here in the Word that is spoken: Jesus Christ is Lord!
Here where the poor find their treasure, here where the greatest are least,
come find a love beyond measure in this heavenly feast.

Where two or three are gathered, gathered in my name,
I come with words of comfort to ease your hurt and shame.

Refrain

Where two or three are gathered, I am there as well,
inviting my disciples in perfect love to dwell.

Refrain

Where two or three are gathered, I am there with you,
I lead you into freedom, my path is safe and true.

Refrain

Where two or three are gathered, gathered in my name,
I wash your feet in service, now you must do the same.

Refrain

Dwellers in the Holy City

Dwellers in the holy city, open wide the golden door;
May our friend from this world summoned know God's presence evermore.
Saints and angels make her/him welcome, glad at home for evermore.

Family born to God's own household, bring our faithful friend within,
free of suffering, pain and sorrow, free of weakness, free of sin.
May her/his passing lead to glory, Victory over death and sin.

Singers in the choir of heaven, let your prayer like incense rise;
let our friend, in song, now join you, praising God in paradise.
Andy may we, rejoicing, join you, praisers all in paradise.

Saints around the banquet gathered, claim her/him now as next of kin;
lead her/him to the family table; let the feast of joy begin.
Friends at God's own table seated, let the feasting now begin!

Quietly, Peacefully

Refrain: Quietly, peacefully let me rest in you.
Quietly, peacefully lead me back to you.

In my weakness I have strayed, drifting far from you.
In your goodness steady me, light my path to you.

Refrain

Breathe your law deep in me, plant it in my soul.
Let your justice be my song, kindness be my goal

Refrain

Save me from my selfish ways, keep me from my pride.
By your grace, bring me home, safely by your side.

Refrain

Happy is the heart that's free, choosing life with you.
Break the chains that bind my soul,let me walk with you.

I Will Be the Vine

I Will Be The Vine
I will be the vine and you will be the branches;
All you who live in me will never, never die.
I will be the sign.
I will offer many choices;
So live, oh live in me and you shall have new life.

Remain in me as I remain in you.
You may ask what you will, ask what you will,
And you shall receive.

As the Father loved me, so have I loved you.
Remain in my love, remain in my love,
And I will give you life.

If you are my friends, you will live my commands.
There is no greater love, no greater love
Than to lay down your life for your friends.