On March 14, 2009 Fr. Carmelo Mifsud celebrated 50 years as a priest of God. Here is a short video tribute to his life. It was created by our friend Marc and presented last night, at the lovely Anniversary dinner we attended, in his honor:
Father Carmelo has been such an incredible blessing to our family. Just a few examples include: baptizing Rascal, baptizing a few of our Godchildren (including Benjamin and Madeleine), blessing our home, offering Mass at the cemetery each year on the feast of All Souls, and allowing Captain and Rascal to begin serving Mass and Benediction on Fridays when they turned just 5 years old. Not to mention that this has all taken place during his very active “retirement”! Thank you Father Carmelo, and may God reward you abundantly!
Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Priests
O JESUS, Eternal Priest, keep all Thy priests within the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart where none may harm them. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips purpled with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed with the sublime marks of Thy glorious priesthood. Let Thy holy love surround them and shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they have ministered be here below their joy and consolation and in Heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.