Saturday, June 25, 2011

Letter from Cardinal Justin Rigali

Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will mark his
sixtieth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood
on June 29, 2011. The church throughout the world
has been invited to observe this significant occasion
with a designated period of Eucharistic adoration.
The sanctification of priests and a generous increase
in priestly vocations are the proposed intentions for
this period of prayer before our Lord in the Blessed
Sacrament. A special encouragement is given to
priests throughout the world to participate in this
way of expressing communion with our Holy
I have arranged for several parishes with chapels of
perpetual adoration, including the Convent of
Divine Love (the Pink Sisters), to be the sites for
our archdiocesan participation in Eucharistic
adoration to mark the Holy Father’s anniversary.
All the priests and faithful of the Archdiocese are
asked to spend some time before the Blessed
Sacrament at one of these sites or another one of
your choosing, if possible, from Monday
June 27th
through Friday, July 1st
, the Solemnity of the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am most grateful to you
for your continued faithful service to the Church
and entrust all our priestly labors to the Sacred
Heart for his grace and mercy. The sites for
Philadelphia South are:
St. Francis de Sales
St. Peter the Apostle
St. Rita of Cascia
St. Thomas Aquinas
Stella Maris

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