1.25.2010

Priests Are Special


For the last several months, priests around the Diocese of Allentown have been getting post cards in the mail from people indicating their appreciation of the answer to God's call. I have received several so far, and each time I do, the emotions take over. To know that there are people out there that take the time to offer their Masses, spend Holy Hours of Adoration, pray Rosaries, offer Divine Mercy Chaplets and other things for me can be over-whelming. But what is even more incredulous is the fact that I do not know most of them. What a true gift for a priest! Thanks to all who offer prayers for us, your servants. May we live up to the vocation.

1.16.2010

The Beautiful Hands of a Priest



We need them in life's early morning,
we need them again at its close;
We feel their warm clasp of friendship,
we seek them when tasting life's woes.
At the altar each day we behold them,
and the hands of a king on his throne
Are not equal to them in their
greatness; their dignity stands all alone;
And when we are tempted and wander
to pathways of shame and sin,
It's the hand of a priest that will absolve
us----not once, but again and again;
And when we are taking life's partner,
other hands may prepare us a feast,
But the hand that will bless and unite
us is the beautiful hand of a priest.
God bless them and keep them all holy
For the Host which their fingers caress;
When can a poor sinner do better than
to ask Him to guide thee and bless?
When the hour of death comes upon us
may our courage and strength be increased.
By seeing raised over us in anointing the
beautiful hands of a priest!

Author Unknown