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Blessed Pope John Paul II declared in 2002 that the

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus *

be a World Day of Prayer for the sanctification of priests.

Has It Happened In Your Parish Yet?

PLEASE Help Spread This Devotion!

Ask your parish priest to have Adoration on this special day.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday June 12, 2015

*Moveable feast always on a Friday
following the second Sunday of Pentecost

Haurietis Aquas  (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart)
Pope Pius XII

Doctrinal Foundation of Devotion to the Sacred Heart

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sign up sheet so that all hours are covered
by at least TWO people adoring Jesus at all times. 

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Eucharistic Adoration For The Sanctification
of Priests And Spiritual Maternity

Spiritual Motherhood

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Names of Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington
Priests names in bold are TASTE Priests
(who have spoken at the program)
Adams, Rev. John E.
Ailer, Rev. Gellert J.
Alliata, Rev. Peter R.
Alvarez-Garcia, Rev. Julio
Alves, Rev. Francisco X.
Amey, Rev. Msgr. Robert G.
Antonicelli, Rev. Msgr. Charles V.
Awalt, Rev. Msgr. William J.
Ayala, Rev. Ismael (Mel) N.
Baer, Rev. Timothy K.
Baraki, Rev. Tesfamarian
Barry, Rev. John M.
Barry, Rev. Paul J.
Baum, His Eminence William Cardinal
Bava, Rev. David A.
Bazan, Rev. Msgr. Joaquin A.
Beattie, Rev. Msgr. James T.
Beaubien, Rev. David W.
Begg, Rev. Christopher T.
Benitez, Rev. Carlos A.
Berry, Rev. William F.
Betz, Rev. James S.
Blackwell, Rev. Michael J.
Boccabella, Rev. James D.
Brady, Rev. Msgr. John B.
Brailsford, Rev. William M. (2004)
Brainerd, Rev. Winthrop J.
Brault, Rev. Y. David
Brennan, Rev. Msgr. Mark E.
Brice, Rev. Donald
Briese, Rev. Michael W.
Brown, Rev. Charles E. (1970)
Bryant, Rev. F. Michael
Buchmeier, Rev. Robert P.
Burton, Rev. Msgr. Richard E.
Butta, Rev. C. Gregory
Byrne, Rev. William D.
Cabrera, Rev. Rodolfo Salinas
Caceres, Rev. Rene Alejandro Diaz
Calis, Rev. Joseph A.
Campbell, Rev. Roy E.
Carloni, Rev. William Porter
Cassin, Rev. Msgr. Andrew J.
Caulfield, Rev. John P.
Chimiak, Rev. Msgr. Karl A.
Clark, Rev. John R.
Close, Rev. Frederick J.
Coan, Rev. Gregory S.
Coelho, Rev. Brian A.
Colliou, Rev. Alain M. (2009)
Conley, Rev. Rory T. (1989)
Conway, Rev. David J. (1952)
Cortes-Campos, Rev. Roberto J.
Cortinovis, Rev. Charles A.
Criscuolo, Rev. Salvatore A.
Crowley, Rev. Thomas F.
Cusick, Rev. Kevin M.
Dakes, Rev. John T.
Daly, Rev. Peter J.
Defayette, Rev. Jeffrey M.
DeLeon, Rev. Jose Raul
Dempsey, Rev. Msgr. Patrick E.
DeNigris, Rev. Emanuele
DePorter, Rev. Arnold W.
DeRamos, Rev. Fidel S. (1964)
DeRosa, Rev. Vincent J.
Dianda, Rev. Carl F.
Dignan, Rev. Eamon
Dillon, Rev. John J.
Dixon, Rev. J. Isidore
Dolan, Rev. Michael F.
Dorsonville, Rev. Mario E.
Downs, Rev. L. James
D’Silva, Rev. Percival
Dudziak, Rev. Msgr. Paul M.
Duffy, Rev. Msgr. Thomas M.
Duffy, Rev. G. Ralph
Early, Rev. Francis J.
East, Rev. Msgr. Raymond G.
English, Rev. Msgr. William J.
Enzler, Rev. Msgr. John J.
Ervin, Rev. Mark W.
Espinosa, Rev. Agustin Lopez
Esposito-Garcia, Rev. Juan
Essex, Rev. Msgr. Donald S.
Evans, Rev. Edward (1980)
Evans-Campos, Rev. Blake
Fangmeyer, Rev. LeRoy J.
Faust, Rev. Louis J.
Fecteau, Rev. Raymond L.
Filardi, Rev. Msgr. Edward J.
Finamore, Rev. Robert A.
Fisher, Rev. Msgr. Michael W.
Fitz-Patrick, Ch, Lt. Col. David M.
Flum, Rev. Martin E.
Foley, Rev. William E.
Gallagher, Rev. Charles M.
Gallagher, Rev. Roger
Gallaugher, Rev. Daniel T.
Gamrot, Rev. Jaroslaw
Gancayco, Rev. Richard K.
Gardiner, Rev. Richard E.
Garrett, Rev. Benton L.
Gaskin, CH 1LT Grant D.
Gatto, Rev. Msgr. Vincent S.
Giese, Rev. Samuel C.
Gillen, Rev. Msgr. James G.
Giovanoni, Rev. Peter M.
Golas, Rev. Robert W.
Gonzalez, Rev. Avelino A.
González, S.F., Most Rev. Francisco
Goode, Rev. William F.
Gozaloff, Rev. Msgr. Paul J.
Green, Rev. Charles C.
Griffin, Rev. Carter H.
Gude, Rev. Thomas A.
Guillen, Rev. Robert T.
Gurnee, III, Rev. William H.
Hahn, Rev. Scott R.
Harris, Rev. Msgr. Martin P.
Harris, Rev. Alfred J.
Hart, Rev. Msgr. Kevin T.
Hegnauer, Rev. Edward A.
Helwig, Rev. Alan
Herbert, Rev. G. Paul
Hernandez, Rev. Jaime B.
Hill, Rev. W. Paul
Hill, Rev. Msgr. R. Cary
Hines, Rev. J. William
Holley, Most Rev. Martin D.
Holt, Rev. Paul-Stephen
Huber, Rev. Justin A.
Hughes, Rev. Mark F.
Hughes, Rev. Msgr. Richard A.
Hurd, Rev. R. Scott
Hurley, Rev. John J.
Hurley, Rev. Msgr. Leonard F.
Ihrie, Rev. Bernard R.
Ingels, Rev. Kyle T.
Ivany, Rev. Mark R.
Izac, Rev. Andre
Jameson, Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald
Jenkins, Rev. Joseph A.
Jones, Rev. Michael T.
Jordan, Rev. Milton E.
Kalita, Rev. Thomas M.
Kane, Rev. Msgr. Thomas A.
Kane, Rev. Msgr. William J.
Kazista, Rev. Msgr. Francis G

Keffer, Rev. Robert F.
Kelley, Rev. Michael J.
Kemp, Rev. Raymond
Kennealy, Rev. John H.
Kennedy, Rev. Joseph P.
Kennedy, Rev. Kevin C.
Keveny, Rev. M. Valentine
King, Rev. Michael J.
Kinter, Rev. John P.
Kleinstuber, Rev. Joseph J.
Knestout, Most Rev. Barry C.
Knestout, Rev. Mark D.
Kosty, Rev. Robert J.
Kuehner, Rev. Msgr. Ralph J.
Kurzawinski, Rev. Zygmunt
Laczko, Rev. Msgr. T. Ansgar
LaHood, Rev. Thomas G.
Langsfeld, Rev. Msgr. Paul J.
Leary, Rev. Daniel P.
Lee, Rev. Paul D.
Lickteig, Rev. Anthony E.
Liston, Rev. Paul F.
Lockman, Rev. Msgr. V. James
Macfarlane, Rev. Msgr. John F.
MacIntyre, Rev. Frederick H.
Madigan, Rev. Msgr. John J.
Malaver, Rev. Daniel J.
Martin, Rev. Francis
Mateo-Ayala, Rev. D. Agustin
Mattingly, Rev. John S.
McCaffrey, Rev. Patrick J.
McCann, Rev. Charles
McCarrick, His Eminence Theodore Cardinal
McGready, Rev. Msgr. Oliver W.
McKay, Rev. John F.
McKee, Rev. Roderick D.
McManus, Rev. Eamon
Mellone, Rev. Msgr. Michael J.
Menjivar-Ayala, Rev. Evelio
Meyers, Rev. James P.
Montgomery, Rev. William L.
Moore, Rev. Raymond H.
Morkunas, Rev. Andrew M.
Morrow, Rev. Thomas
Mosley, Rev. Msgr. Godfrey T.
Mudd, Cdr. David A., CHC, USNR
Military Chaplain
Mudd, Rev. John J.
Murray, Rev. Michael
Muzzey, Rev. Charles H.
Myslinski, Rev. Msgr. John F.
Nguyen, Rev. John T.
Nguyen, Rev. Paul D.
Oberle, S.S., Rev. James P.
O’Brien, Rev. Raymond
O’Connell, Rev. Msgr. Maurice V.
Olivier, S.V.D., Most Rev. Leonard
O’Reilly, Rev. Kevin P.
O’Sullivan, Rev. Michael J.
Otero, Rev. Msgr. Henry
Panares, Rev. Auxentius
Panke, Rev. Msgr. Robert J.
Parent, Rev. Msgr. J. Wilfrid
Paris, Rev. Michael Stephen
Park, Rev. Adam Y.
Parry, Rev. Msgr. Charles J.
Passamonti, Rev. Paul G. (1995)
Pearson, Rev. Everett
Pennington, Rev. Msgr. John R.
Perkins, Rev. Joseph F.
Pierce, Rev. Joseph B.
Pollard, Rev. Thomas W.
Pope, Rev. Msgr. Charles E.
Potts, Rev. Ronald A.
Quill, Rev. J. Michael
Ranieri, Rev. Msgr. Joseph A.
Regan, Rev. Kevin J.
Reid, Rev. George B.
Reutemann, Rev. John F.
Reynierse, Rev. Peter J.
Richardson, Rev. Robert C.
Riffle, Jr., Rev. Patrick J.
Rigdon, Rev. Vincent J.
Roensch, Rev. Msgr. Roger C.
Rogers, Rev. Joseph E.
Royals, Rev. Andrew F.
Ruan, Rev. John Ming
Russell, Rev. David P.
Ryan, Rev. William A.
Sadusky, Rev. Msgr. Joseph E.
Salah, Rev. Michael A.
Salcedo, Rev. Luis G.
Samaha, Rev. Jeffrey F.
Sanderfoot, Rev. Brian P.
Santaballa, Rev. Francisco Javier
Sass, Rev. Pawel
Schad, Rev. Marco F.
Schmidt, Rev. Raymond F.
Shadwell, Rev. Damian E.
Shaffer, Rev. Gregory W.
Sileo, Rev. Joseph F.
Sirianni, Rev. Klaus J.
Slevin, Rev. Henry
Smith, Rev. Msgr. K. Bartholomew
Smith, Rev. Mark L.
Smith, Rev. Patrick A.
Soley, Rev. Roger A.
Stack, Rev. James M.
Stack, Rev. John P.
Stokes, Rev. Harry J.
Stuart, Rev. George E.
Studniewski, CH (COL) Gary R.
Sullins, Rev. D. Paul
Sweeney, Rev. Peter J.
Swink, Rev. Lawrence C.
Tappe, Rev. Walter J.
Thompson, Rev. Matthew E.
Thompson, Rev. William J.
Tietjen, Rev. Michael E.
Tolentino, Rev. Msgr. Eddie L.
Torsiello, Rev. Ralph C.
Tou, Rev. Louis A.
Tovar, Rev. Francisco M.
Tran, Rev. Tam X.
Trancone, Rev. Gerard
Tran-Khac-Hy, Rev. Hilarius
Tucker, Rev. Mark E.
Ulshafer, S.S., Rev. Thomas R.
Vaghi, Rev. Msgr. Peter J.
Villanueva, Rev. Gary T.
Vitturino, Rev. Saverio T.
Vu, Rev. An N.
Wadas, Rev. Raymond J.
Walsh, Rev. Robert E.
Walsh, Rev. Francis M.
Watkins, Rev. Msgr. James D.
Wells, Rev. David G.
Werning, Rev. David H.
Wilkinson, Rev. George A.
Wilson, Rev. Msgr. Michael
Wintermyer, Rev. John S.
Woods, Rev. Keith A.
Woods, Rev. Scott
Worch, Rev. Donald P.
Wuerl, His Eminence Donald Cardinal
Young, Rev. Larry A.


Please pray for your parish priest. Encourage him and help.. not by always offering ways for him to make things better, but by YOU helping him.  PRAY that his soul be pure and unworldly and that he is able to seek only the will of God.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me;
still, not my will but yours be done.”
Luke 22:42

   Encourage your priests to have frequent Confession.  Not just on Saturday afternoon but after weekday Mass as well. 
Frequent Confession changes your life.

If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy.
If the priest is holy, his people will be good.
If the priest is good, his people will be fair.
If the priest is fair, his people will be mediocre.
If the priest is mediocre, his people will be bad.
. . . . You must never forget that priests are,
and that they remain, men.
God does not perform a miracle to wrest them
from the human state.
The priesthood does not of itself give a person
the power to do everything or to excel in everything.
It is important to remember this
lest you fall into a very old error
 . . . that of dehumanizing the priesthood and consequently
of setting the priest outside of ordinary life.
That does great harm for by thus isolating him,
as unbelievers do, to the exclusive realm of ceremonies
. . . he is deprived in good part of his reason for being.
If men refuse to pass through him, he no longer can be,
at least fully, their mediator.
~ Cardinal Suhard

Give Priests Your Grace

Eternal God, please bless our priests,
who represent You on this earth.
Make them more greatly aware of the grace
that You pour out through them when they minister
the sacraments, and help them to fall more
deeply in love with You after each and every
Mass that they celebrate.
Please strengthen our priests, who shepherd
Your flock, when they are in doubt of their faith,
that they may be examples of Your Truth
and guide us always on the path to You.
We ask these things of You, our Eternal Priest. Amen.

"Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: 'This is My Body.' No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it." ~ St. Augustine

Thank You Father

Dear Jesus,
How can we ever properly thank You for our priests?
They have given up everything for us, forsaking the world to nourish our souls with the Eucharist and to heal our wounds through Confession.
Send forth Your Holy Spirit, right now, in a flood--nay--a supernatural
torrent of grace, in swift and sure answer to this plea, bringing consolations and courage and purity and joy to our beloved priests.
As only You can do, whisper into their hearts that we love them so.
As only You can do, enwrap each man wearing a cassock and collar in the loving maternal arms of your Mother, who wept with You and stayed with You during your hours of suffering during Your crucifixion. We ask this in Your Holy Name, the name above all names: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!    Amen.
~By: John J. Cardinal Carberry

Prayer To Give Us Good Holy Priests

O Holy Father, may the torrents of love flowing from the Sacred Wounds of Your Divine Son bring forth priests like unto the beloved disciple John, who stood at the foot of the cross; priests, who as a pledge of Your own most tender love will lovingly give your Divine Son to the souls of men. May Your priests be faithful guardians of Your Church, as John was of Mary, whom he received into his house. Taught by this loving Mother who suffered so much on Calvary, may they display a mother's care and thoughtfulness towards Your children. May they teach souls to enter into close union with You through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is specially the guardian of the treasures of Your Divine Heart.
Give us priests who are on fire, and who are true children of Mary, priests who will give Jesus to souls with the same tenderness and care with which Mary carried the Little Child of Bethlehem. Mother of sorrows and of love, out of compassion for your beloved Son, open in our hearts, deep wells of love, so that we may console Him and give Him a generation of priests formed in your school and having all the tender thoughtfulness of your own spotless love. Amen.
~St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Litany Of Humility
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Hear my prayer...
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged ... Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected ... Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I ... Jesus, Grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may, increase and I may decrease... Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside ... Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ... Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything... Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should... Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. Amen.

Saint Faustina’s Prayer For The Holy Church And Priests
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things. I ask You, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for the priests before whom I will make my confessions throughout my lifetime. Amen.

More Suggestions
*Volunteer at a Pro-Life Center
* Watch other peoples children for free
* Do your job without complaining
* Smile at everyone you encounter today
*Praise God in ALL things...even inconveniences
*Cook a meal for a shut in
*Visit a friend
*Read the Bible after dinner as a family
*Prepare a day to be totally with each other
*Plant some flowers at your church
The list is endless!

Above all LOVE your priest because without him you would not be able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. 

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O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N].

Give him a deep faith, a
bright and firm hope and
a burning love which will
ever increase in the course
of his priestly life.

In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him

In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.

O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.

Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

Please pray for your parish priest. Encourage him and help.. not by always offering ways for him to make things better but  by YOU helping him.  PRAY that his soul be pure and unworldly and that he is able to seek only the will of God. 

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,
Keep them, for they are Thine -
Thy priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world.
Though from the world apart;
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, -
Shelter them in Thy heart.

Keep them, and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.

Keep them, and O remember, Lord,
They have no one but Thee,
Yet they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

You do not need to contact your priest.  God knows you are praying and sacrificing for him.  One day,  in heaven,  all will be revealed.

What Can I Do To
Help A Priest?

1. Pray the rosary for him.

2. Have a Mass said for "A Special Intention"...Your priest, only known to you.

3. Spend the day offering up inconveniences for his total conversion of will.

4. Give up your favorite activity for a day and spend time praying for him.

5. Deny yourself dessert, soda, snacking for the day asking God to infuse grace into his heart and give him the strength he needs to be a faithful priest.

6. Give to a charity in his name.

7. Open your Bible and read a brief passage meditating on what God is saying to you.  Pray that your priest will spend time this week really preparing his homily so it will touch many souls.

8. Invite your priest to dinner. Make a good homemade meal and enjoy it with him. Great example for the kids!


9. Look around your
parish at what needs to be done. If it's something little like straightening the books in the pews...just do it.  If it's something bigger, ask Father if you can get a few people together and
get it done!  Imitate St. Joseph and trust that God will show you.

10. Complement him.  Encourage him in what he is doing right and gently nudge him if he could work on something. 

11. Send him good articles to help with his homilies.

12. Never gossip about him.  Build up the kingdom of God. 

13. Take some time and get to know him.  He is your priest but he is also part of your family.  He gave up taking a wife and having your children love him is important.  Encourage people to invite him to functions.  He won't be able to attend everything but it's nice to be asked.

14. Go to his functions as well.  Does he play on a basketball/baseball team encouraging vocations?  Attend a game and
cheer him on!

15. Buy a bag of groceries and donate it to your parish pantry or local food bank.  Donate it in honor of him.

   16. Sponsor a child and let the organization know it's in honor of your priest.
Take the time to write to them and teach them about God!

17. Send him a card thanking him for all that he does for the parish. 

18. Begin an hour during Adoration praying for the priests of your  parish.

19. Recognize what Father does in your parish.  Just because it's your "job" to be a good mom or wife doesn't mean you shouldn't be appreciated.   It's  nice to be recognized for your hard work. 
Have a party!

Christmas and Easter are  wonderful joyous occasions but priests are worn out following big celebrations.  They've heard thousands of Confessions and are pushed to the limit.
  Nurture them and give them a few days to regain their strength!


Jesus I Trust In You!

Our Lady Queen of Purgatory Have mercy on the souls in purgatory, that they may be in heaven with you soon. Thank you for being our mother.

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