I wanted to share with you a recent initiative through Catholics Come Home for the Year of the Priest:
"Our mission is to encourage priests, and promote priestly vocations through our love and prayers".
They launch on Father’s Day 20th June so please keep this on your calendars and take a look and support this new website.
Our priests now more than ever need our unfailing love and support; with all the secular media persecution, and scandal we can only hope that this purification will have some beautiful fruit in many saints to come.
All our priest need prayers but none at present more than our Beloved pope, Pope Benedict XVI. May God and His Holy mother give him strength, peace and heroic perseverance. We are so blessed as Catholics to have such a generous father in our Pope, he radiates love and compassion in every expression may he be held up in the loving arms of St Joseph patron of the Universal Church during this difficult time.
Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI
Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to Your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit
of courage and right judgment, a spirit
of knowledge and love. By governing
with fidelity those entrusted to his care,
may he, as successor to the Apostle
Peter and Vicar of Christ, build Your
Church into a sacrament of unity, love
and peace for all the world.
Let us pray for Benedict, the Pope.
R/ May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.
May Your hand be upon your holy servant.
R/ And upon Your Son, Whom You have anointed.
Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be …