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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 Bishop Michael Burbidge
(to be said daily)

O Jesus, Prince of Pastors,
Shepherd and Bishop of our souls,
give our bishop Michael Burbidge
all those virtues, which he needs for his sanctification!

May he watch over himself and the entire flock,
with which the Holy Spirit has entrusted him!

Fill his heart with Thine own Spirit!
Give him faith, charity, wisdom and strength!

Send him faithful co-laborers in the great work of saving
and guiding souls!

Make him a shepherd after Thine own heart,
living only for his holy office,
fearing nobody but Thee,
and hoping for nothing but Thee,
in order that when Thou shalt come,
to judge shepherds and flocks,
he may obtain the unfading reward of eternal life!

+Most Rev. Vincent S. Waters, D.D.
Raleigh, N.C.
March 25, 1956

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.