“Do This in Memory of Me”
Christ spoke these words at the first Mass ever, and priests have repeated them for millennia as they have celebrated the Eucharist in His name.
Priests in our Archdiocese devote their lives to God’s people by bringing Christ to them through Mass and His Sacraments. Even in retirement, they serve the faithful by celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, anointing the sick, and praying for the world.
However, with the spread of COVID-19, our retired priests face the same issues as others in their age group. Thankfully, the Archdiocese has committed to caring for our priests as they advance in age.
We, the faithful, are also called to assist in meeting their health and material needs. Please prayerfully consider making a contribution in support of our retired priests, giving back to them in thanksgiving for all they have done for 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!