Wednesday, August 5, 2009

USA Priesthood Ordination Class of 2009

Thank You, Lord, for the newly ordained priests you have blessed us with in our nation! Please bless the USA and all the nations of the world with many more holy priests for Your glory and the good of souls!

Mary, Mother of the Church, we pray to you for your sons chosen and sent by your Son Jesus to prolong His ministerial priesthood. Come to fill them with the same attention and the same motherly love with which you surrounded your divine Son Jesus.

By your powerful intercession may they receive all the divine grace which they need to accomplish faithfully the priestly task that has been entrusted to them in the service of God's people.

Come and pray with us, Mary, in this intense prayer of Jesus on the night before His Passion: "May they all be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You, so that the world will believe it was You who sent Me." (John 17:21). Amen.

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Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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