Lord Jesus, we lift up to you our dear shepherd and all other priests. We know that in their closeness to you their hearts shall be molded into yours. We humbly ask for the grace of healing and renewal. We thank you for our good, holy and dedicated priests. We remember in a special way the priests who baptized us, the priests who heard our confessions, who journeyed with our family in the best and worst of times, who guided and encouraged us, who shared with us your Body and Blood. They are your wonderful gifts to us. We thank you for them. We beg you to give them more courage to endure the cross for you. Stay close to them and keep them safe in your embrace. Amen.
You may copy this format on a piece of paper and put this spiritual offering for your priest in the collection basket at Mass especially on Sunday June 13, 2010.
Dear Fr. _______________________
As the Year of the Priest ends, I offer you the following:
I thank you for…
My prayer for you is…
For your intentions, I offer the following sacrifices:
Number of rosaries ____
Number of Masses ____
Other sacrifices ______________