The Fraternity Newsletter
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Welcome to the Fraternity of Priests
The purpose of the Fraternity of Priests is to give priests the vision, the ongoing formation and the support to respond with enthusiasm to the fullness of the priesthood. The Fraternity of Priests exists precisely to evangelize, form and train priests to effectively respond to what God is doing today through His Holy Spirit.
The Fraternity of Priests provides strong support for priests, both in their personal lives and for their ministries. What the priest receives in Fraternity, he is prepared to give to God’s people.
2023 Fraternity Conference
The Fraternity of Priests Conference will be held in Steubenville, OH, at the Priest, Deacon, Seminarian Conference from June 12-16th. If you are able to come on Sunday, when registering on the Franciscan Conferences website, use promo code FOPHousing-2023 to waive the fee for the Sunday overnight. Early registration ends on March 31st.Click to Register Click to Watch the 2022 Conference Videos
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Our Fraternity Board
Attached is a picture of the Board (Left to Right): Fr. Sylvester Nankpi, Fr. John Kiley, Fr. Von DeRosia, Fr. Dwight Merrick, Fr. Tom Galvin, Fr. Joseph Meagher (Fr. Bob Carr not shown)
Prayer For Priests
O Almighty Eternal God our Father, look upon the face of your Son,
and for love of Him Who is the Eternal High Priest, have pity on your priests.
Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail Human beings.
Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the Bishop’s hands.
Keep them ever close to You, lest the enemy prevail against them,
so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, our Eternal High Priest, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your priests laboring at home, or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your tempted priests; for your young priests;
for your dying priests; and for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.
But above all, I commend to You the priest dearest to me;
the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolve me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assist;
the priests who give me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me about You and Your Holy Scriptures;
the priests who helped and encouraged me to accept You as my Lord and Savior;
and all the priests whom You sent to touch my life and those of my loved ones
By Richard Cardinal Cushing