First Joyful Mystery
The Annunciation

We pray for all future priests, now in the wombs of their mothers, that they may be safe from harm and one day come to ordination as God wills. We pray that all priests like Mary, may serve God with complete abandonment in the spirit of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation

We pray especially for priests who bring Holy Communion to the sick and the shut-ins and viaticum to the dying. We pray for priests who minister to the sick in other ways, by counseling, comforting and consoling. May their example of consuming charity and humble service lead them to intimate union with Christ.

Third Joyful Mystery

The Nativity of Jesus

We pray that the Infant Jesus may inspire all seminarians to grow in knowledge and love of God, and to become holy priests. We pray especially for those who have recently been ordained, that they may remain faithful all their lives to the sublime call and privilege of being “other Christs” among us.

Fourth Joyful Mystery

Presentation in the Temple

We thank God for all priests who, like Simeon, have given us decades of faithful service. We pray that they may be rewarded for their generosity and self-sacrifice. We pray also for all priest who hearts are pierced by loneliness, rejection or misunderstanding.

Fifth Joyful Mystery
Finding of Jesus in the Temple

We pray that priests will always be found going about their Father’s business in fidelity to the teaching Magisterium of the Church, the Pope and all the bishops in communion with him. We pray that those priests who are experiencing a time of difficulty or even crisis may be renewed in their vocation.

Stained glass images copyright Jeff Geerling
St. Joseph chapel, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
and St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO

Text with permission of the

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