Monday, June 6, 2011

Two Years a Priest as of Today

I'm not looking for electronic affirmation, but I did want to give glory to God for two great years! It has been amazing. This morning I celebrated the Mass titled "Mass for the priest himself on the anniversary of his ordination"

First a little video I made after the ordination.



The following are the beautiful prayers of one's anniversary Mass

Opening Prayer:
Father,
unworthy as I am, you have chosen me
to share in the eternal priesthood of Christ
and the ministry of your Church.
May I be an ardent but gentle servant
of your gospel and your sacraments.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Prayer over the Gifts:
Lord,
in your mercy, accept our offering
and help me to fulfill the ministry you have given me
in spit of my unworthiness.
Grant this through Christ our Lord

Closing Prayer:
Lord,
on this anniversary of my ordination
I have celebrated the mystery of faith
to the glory of your name.
May I always live in truth
the mysteries I handle at your altar.
Grant this in the name of Jesus the Lord.



Those prayers just about sum it up. Pray for me, pray for all priests, and pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life!