Sunday, October 25, 2009

Priesthood Sunday

Praying for Priests:

Serra Club:Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

An invitation.. .
On This Special Day...
Please join me on this special day, Priesthood Sunday, in praying for our priests, in praising God for their courage and their generosity. As your bishop I urge you to make your appreciation for your parish priest known. A simple note, a smile or a phone call to assure him of your loving care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your local church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church.
-Bishop Joseph Gossman, Diocese of Raleigh

Suggestions for Couples and Families to Celebrate World Priest Day

1. Send a card to your parish priest or bishop telling them what their sacrament and/or friendship means to you. A special World Priest Day Note Card is found on page 14 and 15 of this document and can be downloaded for your use.

2. Introduce yourself and family to your priest or bishop you have not met.

3. Invite a priest or bishop you know, or do not know, to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

4. If you invite them to dinner, you may make it a candle-lighted dinner with china, linens, and maybe soft music. Be creative! Kids could be included in this too! Let the kids help set the

table and prepare for his arrival. Or make it a down home barbecue or something unique and special to your family

5. Send them flowers or a balloon bouquet.

6. Invite them on a family picnic and pick them up if possible.

7. If you know a priest or bishop out of town, give them a call; send a note, flowers, balloon bouquet.

8. Bake them cookies, etc. (Kids love to get involved).

9. Have the kids color a picture for them or write them a letter.

10. Invite them to your home.

11. Go on an outing together, such as a dinner and a play, concert, bowling, movie, hunting, fishing, golf, tennis, etc.

12. Cook together in the kitchen.

13. Pray the Prayer Intentions during WPD Day. (Found on page 12 of this document)

14. Be creative and have fun with this special event. Let us know what you dreamed up to honor
priests so that we can pass on the ideas.

Thanks to my good friend, Melissa!


Sr Margaret Kerry fsp said...

Thank you for letting us know about this and how to respond!

Easter A. said...

Thanks, Sr. Margaret Kerry!

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Never thought about inviting a Bishop!

John said...

Thanks for sharing this with us!

God Bless you on this wonderful day:)

Easter A. said...

Thanks so much, Jackie. I have missed you.

Easter A. said...

Thanks, John. I really appreciate your leaving a note here.:-)