World Priest Day

 Last SUNDAY In October

Please join thousands of other Catholics worldwide in taking a day to especially recognize the priests who so faithfully serve us by providing the Sacraments, spiritual guidance, education and love as a daily gift. This can be as simple as sending a special card or making phone calls to as elaborate as your creativity allows. Take the time to reach out in a special and affirming way to acknowledge the priests who have been an important part of your life: your pastors and associate (past and present), the priest who witnessed your marriage, baptized your children, provided consolation during the loss of a loved one, to name a few.
For some, supporting and caring for priests has been an ongoing and continuing experience; for others, it may be a new chance to say “we love and value you” to the priests they know.
There are many ideas for celebrating at our website,  and you can visit the Serra Club’s website at  for ways to show priests how much they are valued and appreciated. We also ask that you tell us of your ideas and celebrations so we can share them with others on the WPD website.
A “World Priest Day Celebration Starter Kit” for your use can be found online at This site has many ideas including a “Blessing for a Priest”, sample note cards and ideas for parish-wide celebrations.
As the North American Ecclesial World Priest Day Coordinating couple, we invite you to contact us today at so that together we may plan and celebrate the Priesthood of our Pastor Fr. Tom, Fr. Jorge  and Fr. Jerry, as a parish family at Mary Help of Christians. We count on your help.

For 11 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has proclaimed a World Priest Day (WPD) to honor the men who have dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. It is an opportunity for Catholics to thank, affirm and share their love and support for all priests, diocesan as well as those in religious orders.
World Priest Day will be celebrated on the Sunday in October
Deacon Mario Olga Lopez

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