Dear Friends:

At the beginning of the year, I sent out an invitation for people to participate in a song competition with the theme, “Baptized and Sent”.  I received this song, inspired by the prayer for the Extraordinary Missionary Month 2019 that was sent to me by Sr. Joanna Sava, sscj (Madang-Megiar).  She wrote the words and composed the melody.  The music is played by Mr. Arnold from the Holy Spirit Cathedral and by her friends.

With Sr. Joanna’s permission, it is with joy that I share the song and the words.  You may hand them out in your dioceses, parishes and institutions so that we can all be united in one voice.

May your celebrations be blessed!

Father Valentine Gryk, Society of the Divine Word – PNG

The musical accompaniment was arranged and played on a keyboard by Mr. Arnold Sillih, friend of the sisters (Parish of the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Madang).  His wife teaches at the Holy Spirit primary school, she is an associate member of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


«Baptised and Sent»


Baptised and sent to proclaim the Good News
Jesus is alive, risen from the dead.
It’s for me, it’s for you
Come receive His saving love and mercy (2x)

  1. Father, when your son Jesus rose from the dead,

He told us, his followers, “Go make disciples of all nations.

Thus making us the baptized in Christ sharers in the mission of the Church.

(Chorus 1x)

  1. Give us your Holy Spirit, with his gifts of courage, zeal and perseverance.

So that the mission entrusted to the Church may bring life

And light to the world.

(Chorus 2x)

  1. Help us help all people experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus.

Who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit

One God, forever and ever. Amen.

(Chorus 2x)

Sr Joanna SAVA, sscj