Novena for the Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

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There are so many wonderful priests out there. We are so blessed to have them and it is important that we pray for them.

Our priests make so many sacrifices and they pray for us so much! So, we’ve created a novena for you to pray for those special priests in your lives who are celebrating the anniversary of their ordination.

Pray these prayers for 9 days, preferably leading up to the anniversary.

Daily Prayers – Novena for the Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Hail Mary…
Our Father…
Glory Be…

Dear Lord Jesus, You have given us a holy priest in Father (mention the priest’s name). We are grateful for the many blessings of this good man who brings us Your holy sacraments of salvation.

Father (mention the priest’s name)’s hands and prayers bring us Your saving grace in the waters of baptism, Your infinite mercy in forgiving our sins and Your sustaining and saving grace in the most Holy Eucharist.

We pray that he will have a long life with which to bless Your Church and a happy death as he is ushered into Your eternal bliss. Just as Father (mention priest’s name) is there to anoint the dying, grant that he will receive the same grace at his death.

We beg You, Jesus, that this holy priest will be protected from all spiritual and temporal attacks and that his fidelity to the Church and his faith in You will endure, unwavering, until the end.

Father in heaven, bless and multiply Father (mention priest’s name)’s ministry so that Your Church will multiply for Your glory and for our salvation. Please shower this priest with your blessings every day.

We praise and thank You, most Holy God, for the gift of Father (mention priest’s name)! We thank You for his years of service and ask You to bless us with many more years with our beloved priest.


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  1. What a beautiful prayer. I will give this information to our group of women that prays for priests. Spiritual motherhood for priests. God bless you all

  2. Father Ralph,
    Happy Priesthood Anniversary

    Thank you for your daily loving support and teaching.

    May you be blessed as much as God loves you.

    Betty Hynson

  3. Thank you for providing us with this beautiful Novena! We are in the middle of our Novena for our beloved priest Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl of the Madison, WI diocese. It is his 32nd year anniversary. We have been blessed with many outstanding priests over the years. It has been a privilege to know them all. We came across this Novena website a year or two ago, and had no idea there was a Novena specifically for priests leading up to their anniversary of ordination. We think it is so important to pray for our priests, and remember their sacrifices, so we will continue to always pray a Novena for our priest every year.

  4. Thank you for this Novena! We will be praying it in May leading up to the 50th Anniversary of Ordination of a most wonderful priest–Msgr. Charles Troncale of the Mobile, AL Archdiocese. Anyone who will, please join us beginning May 7th.