Good Shepherd Sunday - With special emphasis on support of priestly vocations

"The Good Shepherd," says St. Gregory, "gave His life for His sheep, that in our sacrament He might change His Body and Blood into food with which to fill all whom He had ransomed. He has shown us the way we must follow to despise death, and set before our eyes the example which we must conform."

Today, Canon Avis emphasized the duties our shepherds, the priests of the Church to their flocks, and also our duty to support them with our worldly goods...for without the support of the laity there would be no good priests and there would be no Church.

Thus, a second collection this morning was dedicated to be used for the education and formation of the priests of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at its seminary in Gricigliano, Italy.

The first photo below shows Villa Martelli at Gricigliano decorated with colors of the Holy See on the occasion of the granting of status of Apostolic Right on the Institute.
The following two photos show His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Franc Rodé, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life who ordained six new deacons in the beautiful chapel at Gricigliano Seminary in March of this year.

These photos above are from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest international web site.

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