Holy Redeemer, we place ourselves in your presence confident that you are a loving and merciful God. You walk with us by day and by night as we strive to minister your gospel with compassion to people who are poor and abandoned. As we reach out to those most in need, we look to Blessed Sarnelli as a model and help. His ardent desire was to bring people on the fringes of society and church to a deeper knowledge and love of you. We pray that his zeal will inspire and motivate us to share your love with people who are marginalized. We remember especially people who make poor decisions that lead to destructive and addictive lives. May our choices be those of Blessed Sarnelli who continually lived the gospel in their midst, in spite of adversity and opposition. We ask his help that our commitment may remain steadfast. For, as we become one with those who are outcast, we become one with you our loving God. Amen.