1. To pray each day a Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and our Mother:
“Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer me. Amen.”
2. To pray each day the prayer of St Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei:
“O God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, you granted countless graces to your priest Saint Josemaría, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfilment of the ordinary duties of a Christian. Grant that I also may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into opportunities to love you and to serve the Church, the Pope and all souls, with joy and simplicity, lighting up the paths of the earth with faith and love. Through the intercession of Saint Josemaría grant me the favour I request: the successful completion of St Mary Star of the Sea, and its ongoing spiritual renewal. Amen”
3. We also need these 1,000 generous people to offer a little sacrifice each day in order to save a few dollars a week and donate them towards the repayment of outstanding debt from our previous restoration work.
4. And we need these 1,000 benefactors to go to confession frequently, and if possible pay a daily visit to Jesus really present in the tabernacle of our church or in another Catholic church.