The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

For the bishop and priests of the Raleigh, NC Diocese.

Devotions

"It is his duty to uproot unfruitful plants and to sow useful ones, to water the crop and to guard lest the enemy sow cockle among it. Consequently, the priest must be careful not to allow an unbalanced concern for personal perfection to lead him to overlook any part of the duties of his office which are conducive to the welfare of others. These duties include the preaching of the word of God, the hearing of confessions, assisting the sick, especially the dying, the instruction of those who are ignorant of the faith, the consolation of the sorrowing, leading back the erring, in a word, the imitation in every respect of Christ who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil."

-- Pope St. Pius X (Haerent Animo, Apostolic Exhortation. August 4, 1908)


Litany to Obtain Holy Priests


Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us
Christ, Graciously hear us

God, Our Heavenly Father, have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us
God, The Holy Ghost, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, Three Persons in one God,
have mercy on us

Lord, obtain for us priests
Lord, obtain for us holy priests
and make us docile to their teachings

Holy Mary, Queen of the Clergy,
obtain for us holy priests
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church,
obtain for us holy priests
Saint Michael, splendor and protector of the Church militant, obtain for us holy priests

All you holy Saints and Archangels,
obtain for us holy priests
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets,
obtain for us holy priests
All you holy Martyrs and Virgins,
obtain for us holy priests
All you holy Bishops and Confessors,
obtain for us holy priests
All you holy Priests and Doctors,
obtain for us holy priests
All you holy Founders of religious orders,
obtain for us holy priests

St. Anthony of Padua, defender of the Holy Eucharist, obtain for us holy priests
St. John-Mary Vianney, model of sacerdotal holiness, obtain for us holy priests
St. Francis Xavier, patron of missionary priests, obtain for us holy priests
St. Therese of the Child-Jesus and of the Holy Face, victim offered for the sanctification of priests, obtain for us holy priests
Saints and Servants of God, obtain for us holy priests.

To celebrate with reverence the Holy Mysteries,
obtain for us holy priests
To offer every day the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
obtain for us holy priests
To feed the people of God with the Bread of life,
obtain for us holy priests
To promote the splendors of the Divine Worship,
obtain for us holy priests
To regenerate souls through baptism,
obtain for us holy priests
To instruct the faithful in the Holy Faith,
obtain for us holy priests
To keep the faithful in the fear of the Lord,
obtain for us holy priests
To announce to all the Word of God,
obtain for us holy priests
To unmask and combat false doctrines,
obtain for us holy priests
To fortify the Faith of those who doubt,
obtain for us holy priests
To support and encourage those who fail,
obtain for us holy priests
To raise up those who fall and to reconcile them to God,obtain for us holy priests
To bring back to God those who rejected Him, obtain for us holy priests
To protect christian morality,
obtain for us holy priests

To fight with zeal the corruption of morality,
obtain for us holy priests
To bless holy unions, obtain for us holy priests
To defend the honor and sanctity of marriage,
obtain for us holy priests
To strengthen the happiness of our christian families, obtain for us holy priests
To fortity and console our sicks and those who suffer, obtain for us holy priests
To assist our dying ones, obtain for us holy priests
To lead our dead to eternal happiness,
obtain for us holy priests
To pray and offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for our dead, obtain for us holy priests
To give glory to God, and to give grace and peace to souls of good will, obtain for us holy priests.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

The Lord chose for Himself priests so that them will offer Him a worthy thanksgiving.

Let us pray.

God Almighty and merciful, favorably grant the prayers of Your faithful and grant to those whom You have given the immense generosity of your clemency, to be elevated to the service of the heavenly mysteries, to become worthy ministers at Your sacred altars, so that their teachings be confirmed by your sanctification. Through Our Lord Jesus-Christ, Amen.

Translated by Valérie Pajerski
(Litanies pour Obtenir de Saints Prêtres)