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This coming Friday, June 7th, on the Solemnity of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, we celebrate World Day for the Sanctification of Priests. Established by Pope John Paul II, this day is dedicated to fostering the spiritual renewal and holiness of Catholic priests. It underscores the essential role of priests in the Church and the need for their ongoing personal and spiritual development.

On this special day, our priests are encouraged to reflect on the importance and dignity of their vocation. All of us are invited to support our priests through prayer and expressions of gratitude for their service and sacrifices. We pray for Father Abraham’s and Father Lancelot’s spiritual well-being as we ask God to grant them the strength, courage, and wisdom needed to fulfill their priestly duties.

Related to The World Day for the Sanctification of Priests is our upcoming Morning of Prayer for Vocations to the Ordained & Consecrated Life to be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 to Noon in the John XXIII room here at St. Matthias.  All are welcome! Please join us as we pray for our priests – current and future!

Until then we can pray: O Jesus, eternal High Priest, who, in your incomparable love for humanity, allowed Catholic priesthood to issue from your sacred heart, continue to pour out on your priests the life-giving streams of your infinite love. Live and act in them so that they may perform in your name and by the strength of your Spirit the works which you have accomplished for the salvation of this world.

For more information on the St. Matthias Vocations Ministry feel free to email Joe Percoco at