"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Monday, October 29, 2012

~ Priesthood Sunday ~

Yesterday was Priesthood Sunday. 

We organized a Priest Appreciation Potluck Dinner...in praising God for their courage and their generosity; it began with a Holy Mass to pray for our priests.


The numerous reasons for this celebration and acknowledgment should be obvious.  Simply put, without Priests - there are no sacraments. 
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts
which we are about to recieve
from thy bounty
through Christ, Our Lord.
Also, their presence and service are significant factors in the fostering of vocations.
And, without a priest, no parish is able to be a Eucharistic community.
It is important to reaffirm the importance of the priesthood of Jesus Christ and its central place in the life of our Church.  
Hand-Made with love...for our priests.
Let's show some appreciation...pray for our priests, everyday!
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.

Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.

Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.

Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contagion.

Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation
here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.
~ St. Therese of Lisieux

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