A Priest’s Life
abundance of Eucharistic adoration, there is an abundance of priestly vocations. They have taken seriously the Lord’s solution for great harvests but too few laborers: “Pray the harvest master to send laborers into his harvest” (see Matthew 9:38). Let us all take up this practice regularly and ask the Lord to send us priests for his Church.
We are blessed, indeed, to have many deacons, religious, and lay people working the harvest. But without the priest, there is no Eucharist. And without the Eucharist, there is no Church. How fitting, then, and how necessary, to turn to the Eucharist in our prayer for priests, especially in this Year for Priests.
Most Rev. Edwin F. O’Brien Archbishop of Baltimore