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NOTE: A pamphlet containing the prayers below in Microsoft Word format is available for members of the Curé d'Ars Prayer Group.

"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops and your religious act like religious."

-- Abp. Fulton J. Sheen

Prayer for a New Bishop
(to be said daily)

Almighty God,
who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the eternal High Priest for the glory of Thy Majesty and the salvation of mankind, look with favor upon those in the Church who will prayerfully select our new bishop. Give them a spirit of wisdom and counsel in choosing a shepherd after Thine own heart.

Bestow upon him the zeal of St. Paul in preaching the Holy Gospel; the humility of St. John Mary Vianney in ministering the sacraments; the compassion of St. Vincent de Paul in serving those most in need; the wisdom of St. Augustine in teaching the doctrine of the Church; the reverence of St. Pius X in celebrating the Divine Liturgy and the dedication of Thy servant, Father Thomas F. Price, in converting souls to the Catholic faith.

We ask this through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother and model, and our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of our diocese.

Prayer for Holy Priests
(to be said daily)

My Dear Jesus,
Thou desirest that we pray the Lord of the Harvest
that He send zealous laborers into His harvest.

Deign to raise up in Thy Church, and especially in this diocese,
numerous and holy priests who, taking Thy Divine Heart as their Model, will, in the exercise of their holy priesthood, promote the glory of Thy heavenly Father and the salvation of those souls whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.

Give us truly holy priests who, inflamed with the fire of Thy divine love, seek nothing but Thy greater glory and the salvation of souls.

O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us;
obtain for us a number of holy priests.

Prayer for Parish Priests
(to be said daily)

O Lord,
may Thou find shelter and rest gently
within the heart of Thy priests,
especially father(s)________.

Make them, O Lord,
priests according to Thy heart:
meek, humble, zealous,
so that all they do will be for Thine honor and glory.
Mold them into men of prayer and labor,
insensible to earthly things, and sensible only
to Thy love and to the graces of the Holy Ghost.

O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us;
obtain for us a number of holy priests.