The Year began on June 19, now the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Holy Father is calling to mind the priesthood and example of the patron saint of parish priests, St. John Vianney, the Cure d'Ars.
May you and I always pray for priests and be good to the ones we know.
May we pray for all the priests ordained this year, and for the seminarians ordained to the deaconate this year, just one year away from their ordination to the priesthood.
May we be sure to remember all priests who are now in eternity. A holy priest once told me that people always assume a priest who has died has gone straight to Heaven, so they do not pray for him as much as they should.
Dear God, we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for our priests, and we promise to support them with our prayers and with our kindness to them. Amen.