Today, May 23, marks the birthday of our Archdiocesan shepherd, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.
On this day when we celebrate the life and vocation of Cardinal DiNardo, please join us in praying for all those called to serve the Church:
Gracious God, thank you for calling us
at Baptism to be your people. In response to your call we again say, "Yes."
Keep us faithful to your mission
and our vocation.
Bless with a renewed spirit of zeal and enthusiasm
all who dedicate their lives
in service to your people.
Inspire more women and men of faith and compassion
to serve as lay ministers and deacons
sisters, brothers and priests.
Fill them with your Spirit of Wisdom
to proclain the Good News and
to witness your presence among us.
- U.S. Bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations