Today is the seventh day of our novena for the men who are preparing for their ordination to the priesthood. Today we return to featuring Deacon Jarred Kohn who had this to say about approaching the day of ordination:
The priesthood is a great gift that the Lord has called me, a most unworthy man, to follow him. I hope my priesthood will be focused on service of our Lord and the salvation of souls. I am looking forward to both celebrating Mass and forgiving sins in the sacrament of penance. Pray that I will be a gentle and prudent minister of the Lord’s mercy.
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God our Father,
you appointed Jesus Christ High Priest of the new and eternal covenant.
By grace you allow men to share in this priesthood and in his saving work.
May they preach the Gospel worthily and wisely, celebrate the sacraments faithfully and reverently, and pray without ceasing. May they be united more closely every day to Christ the High Priest, who offered himself for us to the Father as a pure sacrifice.
Bless, sanctify, and consecrate the men whom you have chosen and called to the sacred order of Priesthood. Through the Holy Spirit make their lives worthy of the mysteries they celebrate.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Priest and Lord. Amen.
Please join us for the rest of the novena and keep praying with us as the Church prepares to celebrate with them on the day of their ordination and to support them throughout their ministry.
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