As we make our way through Holy Week, please pray for Fr. Dinovo, Fr. Herge, our deacons, our Dominican Sisters, our bishop, and all consecrated religious. They are continuing to do their work despite the empty pews. While we may be cut off from the Sacraments, remember that they are cut off from their flocks.
St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Prayer for Priests
Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.
Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.
Love them and keep them belonging completely to Jesus.
Like Jesus, they, too, are your sons, so keep their hearts pure and virginal.
Keep their minds filled with Jesus, and put Jesus always on their lips,
so that he is the one they offer to sinner and to all they meet.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, be their Mother,
loving them and bringing them joy.
Take special care of sick and dying priests, and the ones most tempted.
Remember how they spent their youth and old age,
their entire lives serving and giving all to Jesus.
Mary, bless them and keep a special place for them in your heart.
Give them a piece of your heart, so beautiful and pure and immaculate,
so full of love and humility, so that they, too, can grow in the likeness of Christ.
Dear Mary, make them humble like you, and holy like Jesus.
St. John Vianney… Pray for us, and pray for our priests!