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Pray for Vocations and Pray for Priests

Please Pray for Holy Vocations

Please pray and ask the Lord for an increase of holy vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Diocese of Springfield. Please also pray for our current priests, that they may be formed in virtue and strengthened in their priestly service.  In your generosity, please bring this intention to our Lord at Adoration and Holy Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.  

Matthew 9:37-38 "The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.​"

Are you called out of the flock to minister to God's people? 

Vocations Events

Check the diocesan vocations website:



phone: 413-248-7034 (Fr. Jon Reardon) or 413-452-0503 (Vocations Office)


Vocations Facebook Page:

Vocations Instagram Page: @springfieldmavocations

What is the priesthood?  Learn more here...


Every man is called to be a father. Does God want you to be a priest, or the father of the priest?

-Bishop William D. Byrne

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Tu es sacerdos in æternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Ps. 109, 4.

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Pray for Priests

St. Thérèse of Lisieux's Prayer for Priests


Lord Jesus, You have chosen Your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim Your Word and to act in Your name. For so great a gift to Your Church, we give You praise and thanksgiving. We ask You to fill them with the fire of Your love, that their ministry may reveal Your presence in the Church.

Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that Your power shine out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of Your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them Your Spirit, and help them to praise Your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners.

By the same Holy Spirit, put Your words on their lips and Your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the brokenhearted. And may the gift of Mary Your mother, to the disciple whom You love, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed You in her human image may, by her intercession, help to form them in Your divine image by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. AMEN.

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Your priests within the shelter of Your Most Sacred Heart, where none can touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch Your sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips daily tinged with Your precious Blood. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let Your holy love surround and protect them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and their everlasting crown in eternity. AMEN.


His Excellency William D. Byrne

Bishop of Springfield, MA


Fr. Jonathan Reardon

Director of Recruiting


Chaplain of Pope Francis Preparatory School

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Fr. David Darcy

Director of Seminarians


Pastor of St. Francis Parish, Belchertown

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