To read about our five new priests in The Tidings, and to see their photos, click on this post's title.
Our new priests are Fathers Edward Benioff, Marco Antonio Durazo, Anh-Tuan Ngyuen, Rafael Venegas Raygoza and Jay Jay Wu.
We must pray for our new priests, and for all our priests, God bless them!
This website has many prayers for priests: http://prayersforpriests.homestead.com/
A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
(by the late John J. Cardinal Carberry)
Keep them; I pray Thee, dearest Lord.
Keep them, for they are Thine
The priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart.
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure --
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them and remember, Lord,
they have no one but Thee.
Yet, they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.