Pope Benedict XVI has declared a "Year for Priests" which began on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, 2009 and concludes on June 19, 2010.
At Priests for Life, we focus on how priests are, by definition, heralds of the Gospel of Life. By saying mass, the priest brings us the victory of life over death. He carries out his ministry in the person of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the Life. The priest teaches the way of life that gives priority to the poor and vulnerable – and none are more vulnerable than the unborn. The priest is called to mobilize and lead the faithful to work to build the Culture of Life. In the sacrament of Penance, the priest heals the wounds of the culture of death.
Priests need our prayers and encouragement each day. Now you can assure them that they have yours, so they can be strong and faithful. We are preparing a massive spiritual bouquet, to be presented
June of 2010, when the Year of
Priests concludes, to all the priests in the country. We invite you to use the form below to indicate what prayers and sacrifices you will be able to make for them.
We also invite you to share a story with us about a Priest that has been important in your life. Let us know how he has encouraged you or been a blessing in your life or the lives of your loved ones.
Following are some suggested spiritual bouquets you can offer the priests of the country:
- An offering of the sufferings or sacrifices you make in your daily life or work, for a particular week or month or other period of time;
- An offering of the merits of a particular type of charitable or apostolic work that you perform.
- A specific number of rosaries, chaplets, holy hours, or Masses
- A specific number of days of fasting or abstaining from some particular food or activity;
Thank you for your support!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
PS. If you would like to make a donation to assist us in the education of priests to proclaim the Gospel of Life, visit our Priests for Life donation page.