Praise and Thanksgiving

Sunday, September 24, is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priest as central to the life of the Church.

We are blessed in our Province with many who follow in the footsteps of Christ in service to the Church. May we continue to lift up prayers as a community for our Friars, praising God for their courage and generosity.

A Prayer of Blessing for the Friars
of St. Joseph of Cupertino Province

Thank you, Lord, for the selfless service of our Franciscan friars,
as they minister to us in our parishes, hospitals, missions, and schools.

We pray that you will continue to bless them with humble hearts,
full of compassion for all, and boundless energy as they seek to follow your will.

Help us, too, to follow their warm and welcoming dedication to God
in prayer, scripture study, sacrifice, and service.

Grateful for the friars’ devotion, we pray that you will continue to lovingly guide them
and refresh them as they minister to others. We pray that more young men will hear
the call of a Franciscan vocation.

And we joyfully give you thanks and praise always in all things.

St. Francis pray for us. St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for us.


Written by Lynn Papia, OLG Parishioner