Reconciliation for Saturday, May 18th is cancelled due to the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate taking place at the Cathedral of St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m.
Dominic Couturier, one of our Seminarians from the Catholic Community of St. Charles & St. Joseph-St. Mary will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. All are welcome to join us at the ordination!
Please continue to pray for priests and future priests.
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.
We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shines out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed, in their doubts never despair, in temptation never be destroyed, and in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising.
In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your Heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By your same Holy Spirit put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the brokenhearted.
And may the gift of Mary, your Mother, to the disciple whom you loved be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, Amen. (from the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Society)