Sunday, November 22, 2020

Happy Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe.
Christ the King Sunday celebrates the role of Jesus as ruler over all of the universe. However, it is important to recall that despite this, Jesus is king because he is a humble servant. Jesus’ kingship is one of power and might, but also love and humility, as demonstrated by his life on earth.

If you are from outside of the diocese of Rochester, please check our links to other diocesan calendars.  If your diocese has a calendar for priests that is not listed on our page, please feel free to send me the link and I will add it.  The priests we are praying for in the Diocese of Rochester this week are:

SUNDAY 11/22           Fr. Robert Bourcy
MONDAY 11/23          Fr. James Boyle
TUESDAY 11/24         Fr. Hoan Dinh
WEDNESDAY 11/25  Fr. Robert Bradler
THURSDAY 11/26      Fr. Alexander Bradshaw
FRIDAY 11/27             Fr. Paul Brennan
SATURDAY 11/28      Fr. DavidTedesche

Our prayer this week is adapted from an 11th Century Manuscript:

O Lord God Almighty, King of kings, Lord of rulers, in whose hand all victory rests and all war is destroyed, grant us that Thy hand may strengthen the hearts of Your priests, so they may fight well and act courageously, so their enemies may fall before their sight.  May the enemies fall as did Goliath fall before Thy servant David, as did the people of the Pharaoh in the Red Sea before Moses, as did the Philistines before the people of Israel, as did Amalech before Moses, and as did the Canaanites before Joshua.  So may the enemies of the Church fall beneath the feet of our priests and the faithful.  May all who come against the Church be dispersed and God destroy their weapons and shatter their swords.  They will melt in our sight as wax in the face of fire so all the peoples of the earth will know that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ has been invoked over Your holy priesthood.  May Thy Name, O Lord, be made great over our adversaries, O Lord, God of Israel.

Have a blessed week,
Laurie

https://prayersforpriests.com/

Great News!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

I’m glad that this is an off week Wednesday. Some great news was released this morning.

Venerable Fulton J Sheen is scheduled to be beatified on December 21, 2019!

The beatification ceremony will take place at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria, Illinois.

Here are links to two articles about the beatification:

https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191118/vatican-approves-beatification-of-fulton-sheen

https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2019/11/19/venerable-fulton-sheen-to-be-beatified-in-december/

An Invitation

We would like to invite you to join us in praying for all of our priests and clergy.  Please feel free to forward this to any others that you think may want to participate.  Regardless of how you heard about us, please send a text to (607)259-1529 or an email to prayers4priests@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us. I’ll be sending an email or text at least weekly with prayers, novenas, etc., so let me know how you would prefer to receive notifications

We are a small informal prayer group made up of faithful Catholics, praying for the sanctification of our Church and our clergy, both here and abroad.  We are doing this in a few different ways.

We will be praying a series of novenas, beginning every other Wednesday.  I’ll send a notification for each one.

Some of us will be fasting on Thursdays for our priests.  It would also be wonderful if some of us could get together once a month to pray a Rosary or a Divine Mercy Chaplet.  We could consider sending cards of encouragement and gratitude to our local priests for their day on the calendar as well.
We are open to any and all suggestions that will help strengthen our Church and our current priests, and will increase new vocations to the priesthood.


Let the praying begin!
God bless,
Laurie Desmarais & Elena Cambio

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us!
Please be patient as we begin our journey of praying for our priests.
Wherever two or more are gathered (even if it is a virtual gathering),
Jesus is with us.

 

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