Invitation: Novena for Priestly Ordinands | May 30 - June 7, 2024

Of your charity, please pray for Deacon Joshua Fons and Deacon Riley O’Shea, pictured, as they prepare to be ordained to the sacred priesthood for the Diocese of Lansing by Bishop Earl Boyea at Saint Mary Cathedral on Saturday, June 8, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Beginning tomorrow Thursday, May 30 and concluding on Friday, June 7, let us all pray for nine days – a novena – consisting of a daily Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the following intentions:

Day 1: In thanksgiving for our Baptism and sharing in the mission of Christ.

Day 2: For the grace to discern how God is calling us to know, love and serve Him.

Day 3: For the grace to accept our calling generously.

Day 4: For those currently living a generous single life for the Lord.

Day 5: For the protection of our vocations from every diabolical attack.

Day 6: For the gift of holy marriages and families, the well-spring of vocations.

Day 7: For an abundance of ordained clergy to bring us the Sacraments.

Day 8: For the gift of religious sisters and brothers to serve the Church.

Day 9: For all in consecrated life (including third orders) who pray for us.

Let us pray:

Hear us, we beseech you, Lord our God, and pour out on these your servants the blessing of the Holy Spirit, that these men, who are to be consecrated to your service, may be surrounded by your rich and unfailing grace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

• Novena created by Fr. Gordon Reigle

• The ordination will take place at 10.30am on Saturday, June 8, at Saint Mary Cathedral in Lansing. All are welcome. It will also be livestreamed on the Diocese of Lansing Facebook page and YouTube channel here: