Please continue to pray for our church and its people in this time of crisis.
We beg your divine protection upon the Church as she endures these terrible clerical scandals. Unlike the majority of good and holy priests, who sacrificially devote their lives to the service of the church, there have dwelt among us some false Shepherds who have deeply wounded your flock.
We beg you O Lord for a just resolution to each and every crime committed against your flock, and that by a life of prayer and penance those who are guilty of such things may find true contrition.
We place the church under the unwavering protection of the Ever-Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse. By their loving care for your children, may the Church undergo a profound renewal of purity and awaken true devotion among the people of God.
Bless and uphold all faithful clergy and consecrated religious, that they may grow in holiness and not abandon the vocations you have called them to.
May we all sincerely commit our lives more deeply to a fervent practice of Catholic faith, that by doing so we may make reparation for all those who have so grievously offended and betrayed you. Amen