Saturday, October 10, 2020

Happy Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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

SUNDAY 10/11          Fr. Daniel Tormey
MONDAY 10/12         Fr. Thomas Travers
TUESDAY 10/13        Fr. Jeffrey Tunnicliff
WEDNESDAY 10/14  Fr. Michael Twardzik
THURSDAY 10/15     Carmelite Fathers
FRIDAY 10/16            Fr. Gary Tyman
SATURDAY 10/17      Fr. Michael Upson

Our prayer this week:

Litany for Priests (for private use only)

God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Jesus, our High Priest, Sacrifice, and Teacher, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Bless our holy father, our bishops, and priests, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Give them the strength of Thy grace, and the love of Thy Heart, and the spirit of sacrifice of Thine own divine life, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Make them firm in faith, holy in conduct, and faithful in Thy service, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Fill them with the zeal of the Apostles, with the courage of the martyrs, with the spirit of the confessors, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Grant that they may convert the sinners, correct the erring, teach the ignorant, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Strengthen them with joy in their labors, with patience in their sufferings, with endurance in their struggles, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Preserve them in love for the little ones, in zeal for the education of youth, in loyalty to people and country, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Bless their words in the pulpit, their instructions in school, their admonitions in the confessional and at the sickbed, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Preserve them from the temptations of the wicked enemy, from the hostile plots of unscrupulous men, from all occasions of sin, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Make us one with them in faith, loyal in divine service, and holy in life, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Give us holy bishops, holy priests, holy missionaries, we beseech Thee, hear us.

Have a blessed week,

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:

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 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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