Saturday, January 16, 2021

Happy feast of St. Anthony of Egypt.

The priests we’re praying for in the Diocese of Rochester this week are:

SUNDAY 1/17             Fr. Edward Dillon
MONDAY 1/18            Fr. Bernard Dollen
TUESDAY 1/19           Fr. William Donnelly
WEDNESDAY 1/20    Fr. Clifford Dorkenoo
THURSDAY 1/21        Fr. Thomas Dugan
FRIDAY 1/22               Fr. Frederick Eisemann
SATURDAY 1/9          Fr. William Endres

Our prayer this week:

Mary, teacher of faith, who by your obedience to the word of God has cooperated in a remarkable way with the work of redemption, make the ministry of priests effective by teaching them to hear the word and to proclaim it faithfully.

Mary, teacher of charity, who by your total openness to God’s call has cooperated in bringing to birth all the church’s faithful, make the ministry and the life of priests fruitful by teaching them to give themselves totally to the service of the people of God.

Mary, teacher of prayer, who through your maternal intercession has supported and helped the church from her beginnings, make priests always attentive to the needs of the faithful by teaching them to come to know the value of prayer.

Mary, teacher of humility, by constantly knowing yourself to be the servant of the Lord, make priests docile instruments in Christ’s work of redemption by teaching them the greatness of being the least of all.

Mary, teacher of that service which is hidden, who by your everyday and ordinary life filled with love knew how to cooperate with the salvific plan of God in an exemplary fashion, make priests good and faithful servants by teaching them the joy of serving the church with an ardent love.  Amen.

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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