Cardinal Vincent Nichols is encouraging Catholics to pray for our priests through Holy Week – particularly on Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
“We’re asking priests to renew their promises, the promises they made at ordination, in a personal and devotional way. And I ask you, please, to use the time after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper to include prayers for your priests. They give their lives to the Lord in His service.
“I ask you, please, this Holy Week – this Maundy Thursday – to pray for them – that they will be faithful and generous. And I know they are spending a lot of time in prayer for you.
“Let’s pray for our priests as we approach the Sacred Triduum and walk alongside Christ through his Passion, death and Resurrection.”
Picture: Cardinal Vincent Nichols. (John Stillwell/PA).