The Feast of the Sacred Heart is World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. Please join us in prayer:
Prayer for Priests
LORD JESUS CHRIST,
eternal High Priest, you offered
yourself to the Father on the altar of the Cross and through
the outpouring of the Holy Spirit gave your priestly people a share in your
Hear our prayer for the
sanctification of our priests.
Grant that all who are ordained to
the ministerial priesthood may be ever more conformed to you, the divine
Master. May they
preach the Gospel with pure heart and clear conscience.
Let them be shepherds according to
your own Heart,
single- minded in service to you and
to the Church and shining examples of a holy, simple and joyful life.
Through the prayers of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Your Mother and ours, draw all
priests and the flocks entrusted to their care to the fullness of eternal life where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
AMEN. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.