Monday, June 08, 2009
June 19 - Year for Priests
Starting on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 19), the Church will celebrate a "Year for Priests". This year will be devoted to the promotion of priestly vocations, prayer for those who are either already priests or are in seminary (through the intercession of St. John Vianney, the Universal Patron of Priests), and holding special events (whether liturgies, retreats, conferences, etc.) for the education, edification, and sanctification of all God's people (especially through their priests).
The USCCB has a web site specifically for this Year for Priests. There are indulgences associated with this year which you should strongly consider making use of.