ST SYLVESTER I, POPE; MEMORIAL: DECEMBER 31
St Sylvester became Bishop of Rome in 314, at the time of Emperor Constantine, whom he may have baptised. This was at the time of the Donatist schism and the Arian heresy, against which he defended the Church. He died in 335.
help and sustain your people
by the prayers of Pope Sylvester.
Guide us always in this present life
and bring us to the joy that never ends.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.