As a faith community, we strive to assist seminarians in the Archdiocese of Atlanta as they discern a vocation to the priesthood and as they continue their training and formation. This summer, we welcomed Jonathan Webster to our parish as he paused in his seminary studies to gain additional experience in parish ministry. He is from Saint Anna parish in Monroe, Georgia, and is currently studying at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana.
Jonathan is in the midst of his assignment here at Saint Brigid. In addition to serving at our liturgies, Jonathan has also assisted in our youth ministry activities and in our Confirmation Camp. He will be participating in various aspects of our adult faith formation in future weeks.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has asked us to pray for seminarians. The following prayer, “Parents Prayer for Vocations”, provided by the USCCB, asks God to guide and inspire those who are discerning a priestly vocation.
As we reflect on this prayer, we are encouraged to pray for Jonathan and all seminarians as they continue on their journey of faith.
Thank you for your active participation in our faith community as we strive to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Almighty and eternal God,
in your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church as priests.
Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to serve your people.
May their lives and service call your people
to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that,
faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus Christ, we may:
announce glad tidings to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives,
set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.
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