𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝗺 𝗟𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲
On May 21st @ 11am, Deacon Tom will be ordained to the sacred priesthood for the Diocese of Joliet by Bishop Ron Hicks. Deo gratias!
Let us come together as a community of faith in support, love, and prayers for Deacon Tom. If you have never been to a priest ordination, what a beautiful reason to go on Saturday 5/21st! We hope to see you at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus 604 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet.
Here are shareable invitation graphics https://bit.ly/3FryO6D or share the FB posting https://bit.ly/3FrzuJd
Read Deacon Tom’s path to the priesthood at https://usml.edu/seminarian/thomas-logue/
Of your charity, please pray that Deacon Tom’s priesthood will be happy, holy and fruitful. To help you, here is Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s Prayer for Priests which commends the presbyterate to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒚.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, throw your mantle of purity over our priests.
Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.
Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.
Love them and keep them belonging completely to Jesus.
Like Jesus, they, too, are your sons, so keep their hearts pure and virginal.
Keep their minds filled with Jesus, and put Jesus always on their lips, so that He is the one they offer to the sinner and to all they meet.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, be their Mother, loving them and bringing them joy.
Take special care of sick and dying priests, and the ones most tempted.
Remember how they spent their youth and old age, their entire lives serving and giving all to Jesus.
Mary, bless them and keep a special place for them in your heart.
Give them a piece of your heart, so beautiful and pure and immaculate, so full of love and humility, so that they, too, can grow in the likeness of Christ.
Dear Mary, make them humble like you, and holy like Jesus. Amen.