Friday, June 17, 2011

Rite of Ordination to the Catholic Priesthood

"Nothing means more to me or gives me greater joy than to celebrate Mass each day
and to serve God's people in the Church.
That has been true ever since the day of my ordination as a priest.
Nothing has ever changed this, not even becoming Pope."

~ Blessed Pope John Paul II ~

"Priest of God, celebrate this Mass as if it were your first Mass, your last Mass, your only Mass."
~ Sign on the sacristy wall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica in Emmitsburg, Md. ~

~ Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood--explanation and pictures ~

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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