Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Year for Priests

Pope Benedict XVI has declared June 2009 to June 2010 as the Year for Priests. The theme for the priestly year is “Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests.” Its purpose is to encourage what the Pope calls “the yearning for spiritual perfection” in priests.

But the Year for Priests also gives lay people a special opportunity to learn more about priesthood, to recognize and honor priests, and to encourage priestly vocations. Our Sunday Visitor offers a useful brochure entitled "Five Ways to Support My Parish Priest," here. You should take a look.