Pastor’s Keyboard will return next week.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NEW ARCHBISHOP
Father, you have given us your Son, Jesus Christ to teach, sanctify and govern your people. You also gave us the gift of your Holy Spirit so that we may forever remain One in your name.
Father, we ask that you look with favor upon those in our church, who will prayerfully select our new archbishop. Give them a Spirit of wisdom and counsel that they may discern your will.
We ask in the name of your Son, that you bless our future archbishop. Provide him with the gifts he will need to carry on the ministry of Jesus in our diocese.
Grant him the heart of your Son, the heart of the Good Shepherd. Bestow upon him the zeal of St. Paul in preaching the Good News; the humility of St. John Vianney in ministering the sacraments; the compassion of St. Vincent DePaul in serving those most in need; and the wisdom of St. Augustine in teaching the doctrine of our church.
We ask this through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother and Model. Amen.