Abba, Father, you loved the world so much
that you sent your own Son, Jesus the Christ,
to be our Lord and Savior.
He established your kingdom
of justice, love and peace.
Through Baptism into your Church,
you have called us
to be faithful disciples of your Son
and servants of the Kingdom.
Grant a generous heart to those
you are calling to be ordained Priests and
Consecrated Religious, and Lay Ministers.
By the power of your Holy Spirit
may we as your Church never lose confidence
that you will send forth laborers into the
This is our prayer through Christ Our Lord.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
Diocese of Stockton