Diocese of Shrewsbury
Parish of St. Ann, Cheadle Hulme
Pray for Priests
St. John Mary Vianney
1786 – 1859
Parish Priest of Ars 1818 – 1859
Patron Saint of Priests
“ No priest is a priest for himself: he is a priest for you”
St. John Mary Vianney
During December 2023, please say a prayer for the named priest each day.
Please note that names in italics are priests who have retired from, or who are no longer in active ministry.
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1st Mgr. David Charters
2nd Fr. Emmanuel Chukwujekwu
3rd Fr. Roger Clarke
4th Fr. Anthony Cogliolo
5th Fr. Mark Connolly CSSp
6th Fr. Russell Cooke
7th Canon Stephen Coonan
8th Fr. Michael Coughlan
9th Fr. Martin Coyle SDB
10th Fr. Terence Coyne
11th Fr. Peter Cryan
12th Fr. Thomas Cunnah JV
13th Fr. John Daly
14th Fr William Damah CSSp
15th Fr. Joseph D’Ambrosio CSSp
16th Fr Hugh Daveron CSSp
17th Fr Sean Davidson
18th Fr. Jinson Devassia OFM Cap
19th Fr. Joseph Donlan
20th Fr. Jim Durkin OFM Cap
21st Fr. Peter Dutton
22nd Fr. Donal Dwyer
23rd Fr Robert Dykes
24th Fr. Anthony Elder
25th Fr Moses Emehizena CSSp
26th Fr. Patrick English
27th Fr. Jerome Fagan
28th Fr Marcel Fangoo CSSp
29th Fr. John Feeney
30th Fr. William Fitzgerald
31st Fr. Bernard Forshaw
We are grateful to all the priests - past, present and in the future –
We too can undertake a special ministry to those priests by praying for them.
Let us show our love and appreciation for our priests by praying each day
for a particular priest of our Diocese.
A simple Thank You to God for that priest is all that is needed.
You may want to add an Our Father and a Hail Mary for his health and well-being in his work and life as a priest.
Throughout the year all priests of the Shrewsbury Diocese will be recalled in prayer.
Please do pray for priests – they need the help of your prayers.
Below are some of the many prayers which can be offered for priests and for vocations
to the priesthood, which you may find helpful.
Prayer of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests,
for your priests labouring at home, or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your tempted priests;
for your lonely and desolate priests;
for your young priests;
for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptised me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me your
Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way – especially Father N.
O Jesus, keep them close to your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.
The Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus.
St. John Mary Vianney
Prayer of St. Charles Borromeo to Our Lady
O Holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son has chosen to serve the Church and especially today for Father N.
Help them, by your intercession, to be holy, zealous and chaste.
Make them models of virtue in the service of God’s people.
Help them to be pious in meditation, efficacious in preaching, and zealous in the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Help them to administer the Sacraments with love and joy. Amen
Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood
Almighty and Merciful Father, you inspire and bring to fulfilment
every good intention.
Guide your people in the way of salvation and watch over those who shepherd your flock, and those who have left all things to follow you.
Raise up worthy priests, ministers for your altars, ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel, and generous souls who renounce worldly power and profit to serve you and their brothers and sisters faithfully, in the spirit of poverty and humility.
Inspire our young men to respond to your call, so that your Church might
always rejoice in plentiful servants for your harvest.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer for Priests
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests, and we thank you today especially for Father N.
Through them we experience your presence in the Sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the Wisdom, understanding and the strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom. Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest. Amen.