A priest who desires to live the priestly lifestyle of the Confraternity of Jesus, our Merciful Priest pronounces and signs a private oblation to Jesus, our Merciful Priest, in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament. This private gift of self and one’s priesthood is renewed every year, on Holy Thursday in imitation of the Beloved Apostle, John, who rested his head on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The confraternity is a response to the Lord’s invitation of healing and grace for His priests. The daily practices of the members are offered for the following intentions:
An act of adoration and thanksgiving for the gift of Priesthood and the Eucharist.
A source of grace for the pastoral ministry of priests, in particular, for the people entrusted to our pastoral care.
An act of reparation for the sins and scandals committed by priests.
An act of charity for priests struggling from any unnecessary attachments or addictions.
Every priest of the confraternity commits himself daily to the following practices:
The celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Faithful and prayerful recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours.
An hour of Eucharistic adoration.
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints.
Contemplative communities of women religious are invited to join us in the Lord’s invitation towards healing and grace upon His priests so that by the richness of their prayers and their hidden lives, the pastoral fruit of priestly ministry may be ripened and multiplied.
A Place of Intercession for Priests
An oratory will be established with the permission of the local ordinary as a special place of worship designated mainly to praying and interceding for priests, an increase of priestly vocation, and a place of healing and reparation for the Church.