Saturday, June 20, 2009

Year For Priests - Web Sites

Your Year For Priests - Official Sites

Pope Benedict XVI has called the whole Church to celebrate a Year for Priests beginning on 19th June 2009, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. This is to honor the 150th anniversary of the death of St John Vianney, the patron saint of priests.
Year for Priests
His purpose for this year is to encourage priests in their “striving for spiritual perfection on which, above all, the effectiveness of their ministry depends” and to highlight “the importance of the priest's role and mission in the Church and in contemporary society”. To do this the Holy Father calls us to a renewed focus on the centrality of Christ in our lives and in the Church and that “brings with it the correct appreciation of the ministerial priesthood, without which there would be neither the Eucharist, nor even the mission nor the Church herself”.

Your Year For Priests Guide

Holy Father's Full Year for Priests Declaration Letter

Saint Jean Marie Vianney - Official Shrine

Year for Priests Special Indulgence - Full Letter

Congregation for Clergy site:


Televised Mass by WorldPriest:

England and Wales Year for Priests portal:

Catholic University of America site: Year for Priests

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