What does it mean to spiritually adopt a priest?

“Be close to your priests with affection and with your prayers, that they may always be shepherds according to God’s heart.” cf: Pope Francis, homily given at Rome, Holy Thursday, 2014 When one chooses to spiritually adopt a priest, he or she becomes as a spiritual...

What are my obligations as a sponsor?

The sponsor’s obligation is strictly a spiritual obligation; there is no financial commitment to the adopted priest. Sponsors are asked to make the pledge of daily prayer on behalf of their assigned priest for the year, and they are encouraged to offer sacrifice for...

What can I expect to receive as a registered sponsor?

  Each registered sponsor will receive a “Spiritual Adoption Packet.”  Included in the packet are the following: •  Adopt-a-Priest Welcome Letter •  Spiritual Adoption Certificate for the year •  Suggested Daily Prayer •  Subscription to the “Prayer of the Week”...

How long does my commitment last?

In the Adopt-a-Priest program Spiritual Adoption is a one-year commitment. All Spiritual Adoptions cease at the close of the year with the option to renew for another year. Those who wish to make a longer commitment on behalf of their adopted priest must simply renew...

Can I request a priest by name?

Sponsors are most welcome and are indeed encouraged to pray for other priests in addition to their adopted priest. We should remember also to pray regularly for our Pastors! *Please see the “My Private Pledge of Prayer for Priests” form where the names of...