Fathers Kenyon and Wright are the first two Canadian priests of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. In the months ahead a number of other Canadian priests should be ordained and more communities will enter the Ordinariate. Programs of priestly formation for the next wave of priest candidates should begin within a few short months.
As a member of the Confraternity of St. Peter, I am obliged to offer the following prayer for the priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) on a daily basis. However, the recital of such a prayer for the needs and intentions of our Ordinariate priests would also be appropriate.
Prayer for Priests
Following a decade of the Rosary:
O Lord Jesus, born to give testimony to the Truth, Thou who lovest unto the end those whom Thou hadst chosen, kindly hear our prayers for our pastors. Thou who knowest all things, knowest that they loveThee and can do all things in Thee who strengthenest them.
Sanctify them in Truth. Pour into them, we beseech Thee, the Spirit whom Thou didst give to Thy apostles, who would make them, in all things, like unto Thee. Receive the homage of love which they offer up to Thee, who hast graciously received the threefold confession of Peter.
And so that a pure oblation may everywhere be offered without ceasing unto the Most Holy Trinity, graciously enrich their number and keep them in Thy love, who art one with the Father and the Holy Ghost, to whom be glory and honour forever.