This prayer, written by our Pastor, Fr. Carl Schlichte, O.P., was recited at all Daily and Sunday Masses in the Parish from the weekend of January 28th-29th, 2017 through Palm Sunday. Our prayers were answered in April, when Fr. Carl announced at the weekend Masses of April 22-23 that Fr. Nicholas Glisson, currently pastor of St. Lawrence O’Toole – St. Cyril of Jerusalem, would become our new pastor, beginning July 1st, 2017.
Prayer for Our New Pastor
Heavenly Father, eternal shepherd,
You govern your flock with unfailing care.
May the Holy Spirit, we pray,
guide Bishop Michael and all who assist him
in choosing the next pastor
of our beloved St. Mary Magdalen Parish.
Give us hearts filled with gratitude
as we prepare to say “goodbye” to our Dominican friars.
Comfort us in our sorrow and assuage our uncertainty.
Help us to warmly welcome our new pastor
and to be open to the blessings you have in store for us,
which are beyond all we can ask for or imagine.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
V: Mary, Seat of Wisdom. R: Pray for us!
V: St. Francis de Sales. R: Pray for us!
V: St. Mary Magdalen. R: Pray for us!