A picture of the men who will be ordained this year. They are students from Saint Patrick Seminary & University in Menlo Park. Seventeen men will serve as priests in California, the Western States in America and Guam.
The Cure of Ars spoke of the priesthood as being the heart of the love of Jesus Christ. We pray for these men that they may be faithful to their vocation and service to God and the Church.
A Prayer for Priests
By St. Therese of Lisieux
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.