Happy 60th Anniversary, Holy Father!

Pope Benedict XVI in “Behold the Pierced One” tells us,

“The goal of Eucharistic communion is a total recasting of a person’s life, breaking up a man’s whole ‘I’ and creating a new ‘We’... it means that I myself become part of this new “bread” which he creates by transubstantiating all earthly reality.”

Reflecting on becoming what we eat in this Eucharistic Banquet, what better way to recall this celebration of Corpus Christi and the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul than with 60 hours of not thinking about the “I” rather the “we”?

The Vatican Congregation for Clergy has asked all clergy and faithful Catholics to pray for vocations in honor of the Holy Father’s 60th Anniversary of Ordination.  The Pope will celebrate his anniversary June 29th.

USCCB Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations has designed a prayer card that can be downloaded from www.foryourvocation.org.

Praying for the Church and especially priests is a part of our everyday life and we rejoice to share in this unifying transformation with the Mystical Body of Christ. So please join us in praying for the intention of the sanctification of the clergy and for the gift of new and holy priestly vocations.