How Lay People Can Help the Fraternity

Pray daily for priests, especially your pastor, using the prayer below or some other favorite prayer. (Request our Intercessors for Priests: A Prayer Guide.)

Inform the office of the Fraternity of Priests of the names and addresses of priests you think might be interested in our organization.

Write your prayer requests on the back of the form accompanying the monthly letter and send them to our office.

Become an Intercessor for special prayer requests.

Support the Fraternity financially as you are able so that the Fraternity Leadership can reach out to more local priests.

Share your ideas of other ways to care for the needs of priests as you understand them.

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