Daily Prayer for Priests

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church ... 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 priest, for You can do all things. - St. Faustina (Diary, 1052)

Are You Taking Up Dead Space?

My Dear People,

God expects us to make good use of all of the talents that He has given to us. The parable of the fig tree teaches us about the need to develop our good spiritual fruits. Cultivating our gifts is our life’s job.  Discerning these talents takes time.  All are freely given to us at our Baptism.  The purpose of the gifts is primarily to build up the Body of Christ. When Jesus came upon the fig tree along the road, He noticed that is was barren.  He threatened to cut it down. “Why should it exhaust the soil?”   The gardener asked for a year to restore the health of the tree.  Jesus granted his request, but stated that it would be cut down if it failed to produce good fruit.

Are you producing good spiritual fruit?  Or are you just taking up dead space? Are you gifts being placed at the service of the Church?  Or are they even being used at all?  Heed the Gospel.  If you have talents that will help someone in need, put them to good use TODAY!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

May we trust that, just as God provided the Israelites with manna until they arrived in the promised land. He will always provide us with all that we need.

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