Gracious and loving God,
help the men and women of our archdiocese
to hear Your call to serve.
Our needs are great and our people thirst for Your presence.
Open the hearts of many and raise up faithful servants of the Gospel,
dedicated holy priests, deacons, sisters, and brothers, who will give of themselves for Your people and their needs.
Bless those who are serving now with courage and perseverance.
Grant that many will be inspired by their example and faith.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.