From the Pastor's Desk
July 20, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE
ANNUAL SUMMER NOVENA
August 7 through the 15th.
7:00 pm Nightly
Rosary 6:30 pm
Beautiful Devotions, Hymns and Music with Holy Mass each Night.
To Honor Our Blessed Lady’s Assumption
JESUS CHRIST: THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the face of Thy Christ, and for the love of Him who is the eternal High-Priest have pity on thy Priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in the by the imposition of the Bishop’s hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation. O Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests; for Thy priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy lonely and desolate priests; for Thy young priests; for Thy aged priests; for Thy sick priests; for Thy dying priests; for the souls of Thy priests in Purgatory. But above all I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed or helped me and encouraged me; all the priests to who I am indebted in any other way, particularly (your priest’s name here). O Jesus , keep them all close to Thy heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity Amen. Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many and holy priests. Amen
St. John Vianney once called the priesthood “the love of the heart of Jesus.” Keep Jesus close to your heart as well, and to seek out His grace in prayer and in the sacraments. Remember who He has chosen to give them to us: His priests!
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