Mary, Mother of the Church, we pray to you for your sons chosen and sent by your Son Jesus to prolong his ministerial priesthood. Come to fill them witih the same attention and the same motherly love with which you surrounded your divine Son Jesus.
By your powerful intercession may they receive all the divine grace which they need to accomplish faithfully the priestly task that has been entrusted to them in the service of God’s People.
Come and pray with us, Mary, in this intense prayer of Jesus on the night before his Passion: “May they all be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you, so that the world will believe it was you who sent me.” (John 17:21). Amen.