Mary, Mother of the Church,
we pray to you for your sons
chosen and sent by your Son Jesus
to prolong his ministerial priesthood.
Come to fill them with the same attention
and the same motherly love
with which you surrounded your Divine Son Jesus.
By your powerful intercession
may they receive all the Divine grace
which they need to accomplish faithfully
the priestly task that has been entrusted to them
in the service of God’s People.
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Come and pray with us, Mary,
in this intense prayer of Jesus
on the night before his Passion:
“May they all be one, Father,
just as you are in me
and I am in you,
so that the world will believe it was you who sent me.” [Jn 17:21].