At the annual Chrism Mass, our Bishop John O. Barres, along with all the priests of the Allentown Diocese, will renew the promises they made at their ordination. The members of our homeschool group are offering the gift of a novena for their sanctification. Please consider joining us in praying this novena, a favorite of St. Pope John Paul II, for the priests in your diocese.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Jesus, Priest and Victim, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Priest forever according to the order of Melchisedek,
Jesus, Priest Whom God sent to evangelize the poor,
Jesus, Priest Who at the Last Supper instituted the everlasting Sacrifice,
Jesus, Priest always living to intercede for us,
Jesus, High Priest anointed by the Father with the Holy Spirit and with power,
Jesus, High Priest taken from among men,
Jesus, High Priest appointed on behalf of men,
Jesus, High Priest of our confession of faith,
Jesus, High Priest of a greater glory than Moses,
Jesus, High Priest of the true Tabernacle,
Jesus, High Priest of the good things to come,
Jesus, High Priest, holy, innocent and undefiled,
Jesus, High Priest, faithful and merciful,
Jesus, High Priest, on fire with zeal for God and for souls,
Jesus, High Priest, perfect forever,
Jesus, High Priest, Who pierced Heaven with Your own Blood,
Jesus, High Priest, Who initiated us into a new way,
Jesus, High Priest, Who loved us and washed us from our sins in Your Blood,
Jesus, High Priest, Who have offered Yourself as an oblation and victim to God,
Jesus, Victim of God and of men,
Jesus, Victim, holy and immaculate,
Jesus, appeasing Victim,
Jesus, peace-making Victim,
Jesus, Victim of propitiation and of praise,
Jesus, Victim of reconciliation and of peace,
Jesus, Victim in Whom we have confidence and access to God,
Jesus, Victim living forever and ever,
Be merciful! Spare us, O Jesus.
Be merciful! Graciously hear us, O Jesus.
From rashly entering the clergy, Deliver them, O Jesus
From the sin of sacrilege,
From the spirit of incontinence,
From sordid self-interest,
From every lapse into simony,
From the unworthy administration of the Church’s treasures,
From the love of the world and its vanities,
From the unworthy celebration of Your mysteries,
By Your eternal priesthood,
By Your holy anointing, by which You were constituted Priest by God the Father,
By Your priestly spirit,
By Your ministry, by which You have glorified Your Father upon earth,
By Your bloody immolation of Yourself made once upon the Cross,
By That same Sacrifice renewed daily upon the altar,
By Your Divine power, which You invisibly exercise in Your priests,
Graciously preserve the entire priestly
order in holy religion, We beseech You, hear us.
Graciously provide for Your people pastors after Your own heart,
Graciously fill them with the spirit of Your priesthood,
Graciously grant that the lips of priests may hold knowledge,
Graciously send faithful laborers into Your harvest,
Graciously multiply faithful stewards of Your mysteries,
Graciously grant them persevering service in accordance with Your will,
Graciously grant them meekness in the ministry, skill in action, and constancy in prayer,
Graciously promote through them everywhere the worship of the Blessed Sacrament,
Graciously receive into Your joy those who have served You well,
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Jesus, our Priest, Hear us.
Jesus, our Priest, Graciously hear us.
Let us pray.
O God, sanctifier and guardian of Your Church,
raise up in her by Your Spirit
worthy and faithful stewards of the sacred mysteries,
that by their ministry and example,
the Christian people may be directed
along the way of salvation under Your protection.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.