June 14, 2002
Second Friday Service to Pray for Priests
St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars and Patron of Priests

St. John Vianney is here. He has tears in his eyes and says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“My brothers and sisters, today I have come to you begging your prayers and your continued sacrifices for Holy Mother Church. The soul of the Church has been laid bare, and that which was hidden in darkness has been brought into the light. And you know, my brothers and sisters, that what has taken place in the past is still wounded in the hearts of many in the present moment. Therefore, I ask you to pray for the victims of these crimes. Priests must realize that their vocation was given to them to save souls through the sacraments of the Church.”

“And so tonight I'm taking all your petitions with me to Heaven, and I am imparting to you my Priestly Blessing.”