Solemnity of Saint Patrick
17th March 2022

Breastplate of Saint Patrick

‘Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me and before me. Christ beside me, Christ to win me Christ to comfort and restore. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in hearts of all who know me. Christ in mouth of friend and stranger, Christ in quiet and in roar. Love blessed Trinity of three, bound in unity Who guides my journey. I will arise with strength of heaven. Trusting in Your light. To guide my journey Shine before me. Lead me home. Power to guide me, might to hold me, Wisdom teach me, watching o’er me. Ear to hear me, hand to guard me, Love to conquer every fear.’

We sincerely acknowledge and thank Patrician Brothers College Fairfield on this the Solemnity of St Patrick for the pastoral care they have given for so many years and continue to give to St Gertrude’s Parish and St Gertrude’s Primary School Smithfield.

May St Patrick bless you and watch over you.