Holy Hour for our Pope, Bishops, Priests, Seminarians and Vocations

The Holy Eucharist is totally dependent on the
priesthood — no priesthood, no Eucharistic Sacrifice,
no Holy Communion, no Eucharistic Adoration.

Because the priesthood was instituted at the first
Mass, which was offered on Holy Thursday,
Thursdays have been designated as
"Pray for Priests Day.”

“There is no such thing as a bad priest. Only priests whose
people have not prayed enough for them.”
-St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

O Divine Heart of Jesus,
be with Your priests. Amen.

Laborers for the Harvest

O JESUS, Good Shepherd,
raise up in all parish communities,

priests and deacons, religious
consecrated lay people and missionaries
according to the needs
of the whole world, which you
love and want to save.

We entrust to you in a particular
way our parish community; create
in it the spiritual atmosphere
of the first Christians in order
that it may be a cenacle of
prayer where we lovingly receive
the Holy Spirit and His gifts.

Assist our pastors and all consecrated
souls. Guide the steps of
those who have generously welcomed
Your call and prepared

themselves for Holy Orders or
the Profession of the Evangelical

Direct Your loving gaze to the
many well-disposed young people
and invite them to follow
You. Help them to understand
that only in You they can
achieve their fulfillment.

We entrust these great desires
of Your Heart to the powerful
intercession of Mary, Mother
and model of all vocations, and
beg You to sustain our faith in
the certainty that the FATHER
will listen to what You Yourself
have instructed us to ask for.

Sponsored by Pope John Paul II
Eucharistic Adoration Association
of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Vocation Office:  

Love Crucified