Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary Father Paul Smith

Father Paul Smith's Golden Jubilee
Fifty years ago today, on the Feast of St. Philip Neri,  Father Paul Smith was ordained a priest. Mahalo for answering the privileged call to the priesthood! Father's jubilee and interview can be found here

 Litany for Priests
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, give all priests Thy spirit of humility;
Jesus, poor and worn out for souls, give all priests Thy spirit of zeal;
Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners, give all priests Thy spirit of compassion;
Jesus, victim for the sins of the world, give all priests Thy spirit of sacrifice;
Jesus, lover of the little and the poor, give all priests Thy spirit of charity.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us; and obtain for us numerous and holy priests and religious. Amen.

 O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, live in Father Paul, 
act in him, 
speak in and through him. 
Think Thy thoughts in his mind, 
love through his heart. 
Give him Thine Own dispositions and feelings. 
Teach, lead and guide him always. 
Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior. 
Possess his soul; 
take over his entire personality and life. 
Replace him with Thyself. 
Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving; 
pray in and through him. 
Let him live in Thee and keep him in this intimate union always. 
O Mary, Immaculate Conception, 
Mother of Jesus and Mother of priests, pray and intercede for Father Paul. Amen. Prayer source