A Prayer for Our Bishop-Elect
God, eternal shepherd, you tend your Church in many ways and rule us with love.
You have chosen your servant, Martin, to be shepherd of your flock in the Diocese of Kilmore.
Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he build your Church
as a sign of salvation for the world.
Very Reverend Martin Hayes
Appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Kilmore on the Solemnity of SS. Peter & Paul, Monday 29 June 2020