Intercessors for the Shepherds

UPCOMING EVENTS   |   WHO WE ARE   |   WHAT WE DO   |   HOW TO PARTICIPATE   

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017 

January 22 - Holy Hour, 3 p.m.
Location: St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, Piscataway

April 30 - Holy Hour, 3 p.m. 
Location: St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, Piscataway

June 11 - Holy Hour, 3 p.m. 
Location: St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, Piscataway

August 6 - Holy Hour and dinner, 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Carmel of Mary Immaculate and St. Mary Magdalen
26 Harmony School Road, Flemington 08822

September 10 - Holy Hour, 3 p.m.
Location: St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, Piscataway

November 12 - Holy Hour and 10th Anniversary Celebration 
Location:  St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, Piscataway

WHO WE ARE 

The Intercessors for the Shepherds are Catholic men and women, in the Diocese of Metuchen, who cherish the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ. We express our love for our ordained brothers by providing spiritual support through a daily commitment to pray for them.

In prayer we are able to assist our spiritual fathers so that they may generously serve the sacramental and pastoral needs of the Church. 

WHAT WE DO 

Each intercessor commits him/herself to set aside time each day to intercede for the particular priest(s) that has been assigned to them.

We do this in a discreet manner, refraining from making personal contact; always respecting our brother priests’ privacy and allowing God to minister to them as He sees fit.

As a group, we unite spiritually through the daily recitation of the Litany for Priests and when we meet quarterly for a Eucharistic Holy Hour.

Litany for Priests

Jesus, meek and humble of heart
Give all priests Your spirit of humility
Jesus, poor an worn our for souls
Give all priest Your spirit of zeal
Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners
Give all priests Your spirit of compassion
Jesus, victim for the sins of the world
Give all priests Your spirit of sacrifice
Jesus, lover of the little and the poor
Give all priests Your spirit of charity

Almighty God, teach our priests that through them we can see Christ -

 in His poverty
 in His humility
 in His crucifixion
 and in His love

Make them poor, humble, crucified.
Fill them will love of You and us.
Help us to follow—being poor, humble
crucified and full of love. Amen.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE 

People who would like to become an Intercessor should contact the Office of Evangelization at (732) 562-2469 or at evangelization@diometuchen.org.