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Vol. XVIII: No. 2 - Pentecost 2003

Novena for Priests
Begins May 31, 2003

Jesus, Good Shepherd, You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of Your priests.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, grant to Your priests wisdom in leading, faithfulness in teaching, and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful, "Abba, Father!" may Your priests be ever more closely identified with You in Your divine Sonship and offer their own lives with You, the one saving Victim.

Make them helpful brothers of one another, and understanding fathers of all Your people.

On this Pentecost Sunday, renew in Your priests deeper faith, greater trust in You, childlike reliance on our Mother Mary, and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Father and his bishops.

Holy Mary, intercede for your priests.
Saint Joseph, protect them.
Saint Michael, defend them.
Saint John Vianney, pray for them.
With Ecclesiastical Approval
Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria

Novena por los Sacerdotes
Comienza el 31 de Mayo de 2003

Jesús, Buen Pastor,
Tú nos enviaste al Espíritu Santo para guiar a Tu Iglesia
y conducirla fielmente hacia Ti por medio del ministerio de Tus sacerdotes.

Por inspiración del Espíritu Santo, concede a Tus sacerdotes
sabiduría para guiar a Tu pueblo,
fidelidad en la enseñanza
y santidad en preservar Tus sagrados Misterios.

Mientras claman con todos los fieles: ¡Abba, Padre!
haz que Tus sacerdotes se identifiquen cada vez más Contigo
en Tu filiación divina
y que ofrezcan sus propias vidas en unión Contigo, única Víctima salvadora.

Haz de ellos hermanos que se ayuden unos a otros
y padres comprensivos para todo Tu pueblo.

En este Domingo de Pentecostés, renueva en Tus sacerdotes la fe profunda
y una mayor confianza en Ti,
haz que puedan abandonarse como niños en nuestra Madre María
y que tengan una fidelidad inquebrantable al Santo Padre y a sus obispos.

Santa María, intercede por tus sacerdotes.
San José, protégelos.
San Miguel Arcángel, defiéndelos.
San Juan María Vianney, ruega por ellos.

Con Aprobación Eclesiástica
Revmo. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.
Obispo de Peoria
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