When a Priest is ordained, he is a Priest forever.
From the day of their ordination, our Priests spend their lives serving God’s people, administering the Sacraments and spreading Christ’s love for all, many times facing challenges and sacrifices. Even in retirement, our Priests keep living their vocation through prayer and, in many cases, through continued active service.
However, as an increasing number of priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore advance in age, they face the same challenges all retirees do, and, as their spiritual families, we are called to cherish and care for their priestly souls and material needs.
Will you consider making a gift in support of our priests in their retirement, giving back to them as a sign of gratitude for all that they have given us?
Lord Jesus, High Priest, we pray for the retired priests of our Archdiocese who still have a very important mission in the Church, the mission of prayer and intercession.
We pray with gratitude for their love and concern for us and for one another, ever mindful of their unity in You.
We ask You to bless them for the countless years of service they have provided and continue to provide to Your people throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore, that they may experience peace and joy in their retirement, continuing to hold close the love of Your Sacred Heart. Amen.
St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests, pray for us!