Seminarians

Priesthood Vocation Prayer


O Lord Jesus Christ,
great High Priest,
I pray that You call many worthy souls to Your holy priesthood.
Enlighten the Bishop in the choice of candidates, the Spiritual Directors in molding them,
and the professors in instructing them.
Lead them daily in Your footsteps;
so that they may become priests who are models of purity, possessors of wisdom and heroes of sacrifice; 
steeped in humility and aflame with love for God and man;
apostles of Your glory and sanctifiers of souls. 
 

General Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood


Lord, Our God
we know that You are Goodness itself.
Throughout history you have called forth ministers of Word and Sacrament to lead, guide, and serve your people as priests. We join with our Bishop in praying for an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our Diocese

We ask you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to stir up a desire in the hearts of young men in our parishes to serve your Church in the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Help them to hear and respond generously to your call deep within their hearts, so they may join with those who have built up your Church, through their ministry as priests.

O God of Love and Mercy, we pray that you will inspire our priests to continue to share the joy and the happiness of their ministry at Your Altar in the Christian community. Prompt parents, grandparents, and teachers to realize that sometimes you call future priests to your service through the encouragement of those who see in them the qualities of a good priest.

We pray especially for our seminarians. We ask you to help them to be the best human beings, the best Christians, and the best priests they can be.

Graciously hear our prayer through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of priests and in the name of Jesus who is Christ the Lord. AMEN.

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Thomas Lugge
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Home Parish: Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville


Casmir Cozzi
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Home Parish: Holy Childhood of Jesus, Mascoutah


Levi James
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Home Parish: St. Mary, Mount Carmel



Joshua "Josh" Elmore
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Home Parish: Holy Childhood of Jesus, Mascoutah


James "Luke" Fitzgerald
Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology
PO Box 429
Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130
Home Parish: St. Dominic, Breese


Robert "Robby" Dodson
Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology
PO Box 429
Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130
Home Parish: St. Nicholas, O'Fallon

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