Father John Bosco Bukomba - Apostle of Jesus
St Teresa of Avila once said:
“Christ has no body now but yours no hands, no feet on earth but yours.”
That sums up the calling of priests, to be at all times,
another Christ – ‘ alter Christus’.
Priesthood is demanding - to quote the late Cardinal Hume,
no one can ever be truly worthy to be a priest.
But the good news is that priesthood is not a human decision.
It’s a calling from God, who gives His strength and grace
to those who serve him.
No priest can act fully for Christ without being sustained by
his own prayer-relationship with God,
rooted in sacrament and scripture.
A Priest: today’s shepherd and fisherman - teaching,
sanctifying and guiding the People of God
through a life of ministerial service and leadership.
Maybe you are being called?
Whether you're exploring your calling
or just want more information about the priesthood,
find out more at www.ukpriest.org
- the offical website for diocesan priesthood in England and Wales
Every year, on the feast of
The Sacred heart of Jesus,
the Church celebrates the World Day of prayer for priests.
We keep them in our prayers
Prayer for Our Priests
Heavenly Father, grant that our priests be strengthened and healed by the power of the Eucharist they celebrate.
May the Word they proclaim give them courage and wisdom.
We pray that all those whom they seek to serve may see in them
the love and care of Jesus, our Eternal High priest, who is Lord
for ever and ever. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church look tenderly upon your sons, our priests.
Joseph, patron of the Universal Church pray for us all.