"Oh, what pleasure would a priest give to Mary, if every Saturday he made a short discourse to the people on devotion to her; and especially on her tender compassion; for us, and her desire to assist all who pray to her! "
-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori (The Dignity and Duties of the Priest)
O Holy Mother of God
O Holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son has chosen to serve the Church. Help them, by your intercession, to be holy, zealous, and chaste. Make them models of virtue in the service of Godʼs people. Help them be pious in meditation, efficacious in preaching, and zealous in the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Help them administer the Sacraments with love and joy. Amen.