A special collection was taken up today at Mass. It was for the seminarians in our diocese, for their continuing education, as they discern their call to the priesthood or not. We are extremely blessed in our parish. We have 3 priests serving our community. Most churches are lucky to have one, and many churches share a single priest. Obviously, there is a need to pray for vocations to the priesthood, and to pray for our priests who are serving. I did a little research, looking for prayers that I liked, and I found two on the EWTN website. This is my favorite. You might like it, too.
They can both be found at thisLINK.
GOD our FATHER,
WHO wills that all men be saved
And come to the knowledge of YOUR Truth:
We beg you to send
Laborers into YOUR harvest,
And grant them grace to speak YOUR Word
With all boldness; so that YOUR Word
May spread and be glorified,
And all nations may know YOU,
The only GOD, and HIM WHOM YOU have sent,
JESUS CHRIST YOUR SON, Our LORD. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of the Americas,
And Mary, Mother of the
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word,
Pray for us.
Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and for our priests daily.