/* .1em .6923% */ /* 1.25em */ } With all the turbulence around us, now's the time to stand up for the peace of Christ! As St. John Vianney expressed it so movingly, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, when the priest says the words of consecration “Our Lord comes down from heaven at his voice and shuts Himself up in a little Host,” (the wafer that then becomes the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ)! Fill them with burning zeal for the conversion of sinners. Only an ordained priest or bishop, consecrated though the Sacrament of Holy Orders (illustrated in the picture above) can perform this vital, sacred task! To learn how this works, see http://wp.me/PEmnE-Bt border-top: 0; Rarely do we hear about one of God's faithful servants who (like the large majority of priests) day in and day out fulfills his ministry in quiet fidelity and love. The links given here refer to Chapters from the Catechism of the Catholic Church where you can read more about each one. font-family: Arial; }, We are looking for volunteers to help sanitize the Church after the 8 PM Sunday .Please sign up as an “After-Mass-Sanitizing-volunteer”, To attend public weekend Masses  register here. margin-bottom: 5em; Welcome to Custom CSS! }

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Let Thy holy love protect them from the world's contagion. .widget { Strength in Weakness: With the Grace of True Humility, Prayers to the Holy Spirit: For Guidance When We Need It Most, Some Thoughts About Jesus' Ascension Into Heaven, The Hidden Mary: A Lesson in Immaculate Humility. ... the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there.

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Keep unstained their anointed hands. } It’s a bittersweet time of year, really. In administering the sacraments (which only they can do) and serving us, priests act, as we say, in persona Christi (that is to say, in the person of Christ), with our Lord working through their presence. .site-branding { .site-branding { 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. These selections provide moving food for thought!

Return from Prayers for Priests to Home Page, CHECK OUT THESE CATHOLIC VOTER'S RESOURCES HERE AND HERE. These prayers pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary for all the sufferings she endured with her Divine Son for our salvation. (Speaking of Pope Benedict, in addition to these prayers here we also have a page of prayers for the Pope and one of prayers for vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life as well. SAMPLE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL Sample Prayer of the Faithful #1 Priest or Deacon: Filled with the joy of this celebration, we bring before God our prayers for N. and N., for the Church and for the world. *125em */

Grace is what counts here: grace given us by the priests in the person of Christ in the all the sacraments. Two Thomases and our times: for God's way out of our current woes! For all who are ill and those with Covid-19: may God’s mercy and peace fill them. The Church needs holy and faithful priests and priests need our prayers.

In admirable support for his “Brother Priests,” as he called them, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a “Year for Priests” from June 19, 2009-June 19th 2010, in a letter to them. For all who have died: may they encounter the Risen Lord. Learn how your comment data is processed. } make disciples for the transformation of the world. /* screen size >= 985px */ St. Paul once wrote that when he was weak he was strong. } “.site-header { Some Thoughts About Statues Torn Down and Weeping.