our God of care and compassion for humanity,
you filled St. Clement Mary Hofbauer
with a special zeal for the well-being of people,
especially those who are poor or troubled in spirit.
In St. Clement you revealed the richness
of your loving kindness and mercy.
Through his intercession,
help us to remain true to the Catholic faith,
which he so nobly taught.
Let us walk in the path that
St. Clement marked out by his own life.
Hear and answer us, God,
through Christ our Lord.