Priesthood Sunday | Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. Take some time today to pray for our priests in a special way.

For all priests who are ordained to serve our Church, that their ministry may be fruitful and appreciated by the people whom they serve, we pray to the Lord…

For the gift to our parish of vocations to the ordained priesthood, that good men may be drawn to love and to serve the People of God, we pray to the Lord…

For retired priests, that they may experience God’s abundant love as they walk a new path of prayer and servanthood in retirement, we pray to the Lord…

For Father Killian, our pastor, in his ministry to the People of Our Lady of Hope, that we may affirm, support, and celebrate his gift of service to us, we pray to the Lord…

That we may never take the presence of our priests for granted, as we cherish the celebration of the Mass and are nourished by the Eucharist, we pray to the Lord…

For all priests who struggle with loneliness, declining health, or loss of mobility, that they may be comforted by the grace of the Holy Spirit, we pray to the Lord…

That the Our Lady of Hope parish family may always embrace our priests, and sustain their ministry by our love, our constant prayer, and our trust in his leadership, we pray to the Lord…

For priests who now sleep in peace of the resurrection, and for those who may die this year or this day, that God lead them gently into their eternal reward, we pray to the Lord…

In your loving kindness, O good and gracious God, you sent your Son to be our shepherd and guide. Father Killian and Father Willard continue Christ’s ministry of working in the vineyard by sustaining and guiding your holy people. Bless Fathers Killian and Willard. Let your Spirit uphold them always in their service to the people of this parish. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Posted on October 25, 2020