Please remember to pray for Deacons Nicholas Blank, Edouard Guilloux, Sean Koehr and Will Nyce, who will be ordained to the priesthood this Saturday, June 8, at the Cathedral of St Thomas More in Arlington by Bishop Burbidge. Deacon Koehr’s first priestly assignment will be here at St Mary!
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.