O Heavenly Father, source of all life,
we thank You for the gift of Your Son,
the High Priest who has redeemed the world.
Stir in our hearts a zeal for Your Son,
and bestow upon us the graces needed
to aid those men who follow in His way.
Keep us close to Your heart,
and send Your Holy Spirit
to illumine for us the way of humility.
May we become Your hands and feet in this world,
providing for the men
who have responded to Your Son’s call.
All praise be Yours, now and forever. Amen
To You, O God, we give praise and thanksgiving for all that you have bestowed upon us and that which You have inspired. We ask You to bless the work of our foundation for we consecrate it to Your honor and glory. We pledge, too, most gracious Father our works, our hopes, and our dreams. May they always be pleasing in your sight. We ask Your blessings, too, upon all seminarians, especially those who You have deigned to bring into our lives. We ask You to strengthen their vocations that they may faithfully serve Your Church and holy people. We entrust this prayer to the intercession of Our Lady and ask that You grant it through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen