04 August 2011

Cure d'Ars

This small statue and a relic of the Cure d'Ars is in our Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The early morning weekday Masses are celebrated here, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the Friday morning Mass, continuing until just before the first Mass on Sunday morning.

INTERCESSIONS FOR OUR PRIESTS.

O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful,
Have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God,
Have mercy upon us.

That our Holy Father, our bishops and our priests may have the strength of Thy grace, the love of Thy Heart, and the sacrificial spirit of Thine own divine life,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be firm in faith, holy in conduct, and faithful in Thy service,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be filled with the zeal of the Apostles,
the courage of the martyrs, and the spirit of the confessors,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may work to convert sinners, correct the erring, and teach the ignorant,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be strengthened with joy in their labors,
with patience in their sufferings, and with endurance in their struggles,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may have Christian love for little children,
zeal for the education of youth, and loyalty to people and country,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be blessed in their preaching,
faithful in the confessional, and a comfort to the sick,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be preserved from the temptations of the wicked enemy,
from the hostile plots of unscrupulous men, and from all occasions of sin,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

That they may be united with the saints in one faith,
loyal in their service to the Church, and holy at the last,
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon Benedict our Pope, all bishops and other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of Thy grace; and, that they may truly please Thee, pour upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing; Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.