Please Continue to Pray for Our Seminarians and for Vocations and Our Clergy and Religious

Please continue to for our seminarians and for vocations to the priesthood and all religious communities of men and women. We are truly blessed to have three young men from our Eparchy of Saskatoon who are studying in preparation for priesthood. All three of our seminarians continue their studies at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Edmonton, AB. Please pray for Ivan Simko, and Jonathan and Matthew Lashyn, and all the seminarians, as they continue with their studies for the priesthood.


LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.

INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving— for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.

INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.

UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.

— Pope Francis

Adapted from the Message on the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations.


 

Prayer of Venerable Andrew Sheptytsky for Good Priests*

Lord, O Lord, look down from heaven, survey and visit the vineyard which was planted by Your hand. May Your all-powerful hand be always on this people which You have loved. In every generation, Eternal God, until the end of the world, grant them holy bishops and priests, filled with Your Spirit – pastors and teachers of Your law, who would be able to keep the truth of Your holy incarnation without compromise and, with love, to teach and to guide this great people. Grant to Your clergy the grace to never fear any sacrifice, when it concerns Your glory and the good of this people. Set the hearts of Your priests on fire with a zealous spirit for the salvation of souls. Open before their eyes the wisdom of Your revelation and grant them to hold in high esteem the holiness of the task to which you called them. Bless their work and their intentions. Protect them from every evil – especially mortal sin. And unite them by Your grace, so that in love they would be one – as are you, Father, with Your Son and the Son with You. Amen.

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*adapted

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