Our Duty To Priests
OFFER SATURDAY for PRIESTS
Holy Orders: Priests are messengers
of God’s Truth, dispensers of His
Sacraments, announcers of Divine
Law. They are ordained for our sake.
For their sake, in union with Mary,
Mother of the High Priest, give all
of Saturday to God for His Priests.
Divine Savior Jesus Christ, Who hast
entrusted the whole work of Thy
Redemption, the welfare and salvation
of the world, to priests as Thy
representatives, I offer Thee through the
hands of Thy most holy Mother, all
the prayers, works, sacrifices, joys and
sorrows of this day for the sanctification
of Thy priests.
GIVE US truly holy priests who seek
nothing but Thy greater glory and the
salvation of our souls. Bless their
words and prayers at the Altar, in the
confessional, in the pulpit, in all their
work for the young, the sick and the
DO THOU, O Mary, Mother of the High
Priest, protect all priests from dangers
to their holy vocation. Obtain for me
a true spirit of faith and humble
obedience so that I may ever behold
the priest as the representative of God
and willingly follow him in the Way,
the Truth and the Life of Christ. Amen.
PREPARATION for CONFESSION
O MY GOD, grant me light to be truly
sorry for my sins. To think that I have
offended Thee after being forgiven so
many times! I lay the rest of my life at
Thy Feet. How much more there is to
come, I know not but, long or short,
let it atone for my past!
Mary, my Mother, help me to make a
Speak to the Priest as you would to
Our Lord Himself. Resolve to avoid
deliberate Sin and what leads to sin.
When the Priest is ready,
bless yourself and say,
“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,
I confess to Almighty God, and to
you, Father, that I have sinned. It
has been (how long) since my last
Confession. Since then I have ...”
The FOUR LAST THINGS
Life is short and death is sure.
The hour of death remains obscure.
A soul you have, an only one,
If that be lost, all hope is gone.
Waste not time, while time shall last;
For after death ‘tis ever past.
All-seeing God, your Judge will be,
And Heaven or Hell your destiny.
All earthly things will speed away,
Eternity, alone, will stay.