"He alone, and no other, as the tradition of the Church attests, presides over the entire eucharistic celebration, from the initial greeting to the final blessing. In virtue of his reception of Holy Orders, he represents Jesus Christ, the head of the Church, and, in a specific way, also the Church herself."
-- Pope Benedict XVI (Sacramentum Caritatis)
Prayer to Offer Holy Communion for Priests
Heavenly Father, for the glory of Your Holy Name, we offer You Jesus, the Incarnate Word, whom we have received in the Sacrament of His love, and in whom You are well pleased.
Through Mary Immaculate, we offer ourselves united with Christ, for the sanctification and increase of Your priests.
Pour Your Divine Spirit upon them, grant them a great love for the Cross and make fruitful their pastoral work. Amen.