Happy 60th Anniversary Papa


Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on June 29, feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
In honor of his anniversary, the Vatican Congregation for Clergy suggested Catholic clergy and faithful be invited to participate in Eucharistic Adoration with the intention of praying for the sanctification of the clergy and for the gift of new and holy priestly vocations.
“This is an exceptional opportunity to give thanks for our Holy Father, to pray for all of our priests, and to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood,” said Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
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Pope Benedict XVI Ordination. The ordination took place in Freising, in the Concathedral of St. Mary and St. Corbinian of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in 1951. About 40 deacons were ordained on this day by the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, His Eminence Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber (already 82 at the time), among them, in addition to Fr Joseph Ratzinger, his brother Fr Georg Ratzinger.



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Resources:
A New Priest 1951 - Part I
A New Priest 1951 - Part II
Pope Benedict XVI Prayer Card 
Prayer for Priest Prayer Card in honor of Pope Benedict's 60th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the World Day of Prayer for Priests. 


Activities for Kids:
God Bless Pope Benedict XVI Coloring Page
Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI Coloring Page
How to Recongize a Pope Quiz
Symbols of Papal Coat of Arms
Papal Coat of Arms Coloring Page
Meet Pope Benedict - Story, Printable Book, and Crossword Puzzle
What a Pope Does - Activities
Mitre Craft - Catholic Icing
Paper Bishop Miter or "Pope Hat" - Catholic Missionary Family
Additional Prayers and Activities

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Lord Jesus we come into your Eucharistic 
presence to thank you for the life and 
priestly vocation of Pope Benedict XVI.  
Bless him and his ministry as your Vicar and 
the Successor of St. Peter.  Sanctify all your 
priests and configure them to your Sacred 
and Priestly Heart.  Give to your Church 
new and holy priests, who will imitate your 
divine love and shepherd your people with 
care. You live and reign with the Father and 
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  
Amen.




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