Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Priesthood Helps the People of God Worship in Spirit and Truth

Mass Readings for the Day
Listen to my homily for today:

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St John Vianney said, "The Priesthood is the Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus"

The priesthood helps the People of God be healed of idolatry we read about in the first reading.  It helps them become pleasing to the heart of our Eternal Father.  It is a gift of Jesus to lead them to "worship in spirit and truth."

Where do we get holy priests?  We ask.  "Ask and you shall receive."

The year that there was over 20 Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapels in the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis dedicated to praying for vocations was the same year the seminaries filled up.

Let us ask the Lord for more laborers for the harvest.  Please pray with me now:


Leader:  O God, we earnestly ask You to bless this archdiocese with many priests, Brothers, and Sisters who will love You with their whole strength and
gladly spend their entire lives  to serve your Church and  to make
You known and loved.

All:  Bless our families, bless our children. Choose from our homes those needed for your work.

Leader: Mary, Queen of the Clergy,

All: Pray for us, pray for our priests, Religious, and deacons. Obtain for us many more.  

~  Most Rev Harry J Flynn

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