His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider
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God, eternal shepherd, you tend your Church in many ways and rule us with love. You have chosen your servant, Athanasius, to be a shepherd of your flock. 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. Amen.