June 30, 2009

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us!
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI began the Year of the Priest. This is a wonderful time over the next year to place our wonderful priests in the care of His Heart through our deep and sincere prayers for them.
Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, "Do whatever He tells you" (Jn 2:5). May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse. May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross. May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen. St. John Vianney, pray for us!
May God bless our priests!

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