The Holy Eucharist. I had a scary thought today... what if we had no priests? How would we receive holy communion? We need our priests to confect the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
On Monday evenings at our church's Eucharistic Adoration we say the rosary at 7pm out loud as a group. One of the intentions is for our parish priest and I used to think... "Oh that's nice." But after today I thought, we need Father Noel to be a holy priest to lead our parish. If we want a holy church we need a holy priest. He needs our prayers probably more than we do because I'm sure it's not an easy life to be a priest.
The priests of the Catholic Church have long been under spiritual attack and even though they've been given special graces from the Holy Orders, they are still human and need prayer.
Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians requests the people of Thessalonica to "pray for us (Paul, Silas and Timothy) that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you."
May God's graces and blessings fall abundantly upon you Father Noel!