Prayers Upon the Threshold of Diaconate: Mark Martin II

Of your charity, please pray for Mark Martin II who will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. God willing, next year will see Mark ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Lansing. Here is the beautiful prayer of ordination that will be prayed over Mark by Bishop Earl Boyea on Saturday:

“Lord, send forth upon him the Holy Spirit, that he may be strengthened by the gift of your sevenfold grace to carry out faithfully the work of the ministry.”

• Do you also feel God may be calling you in prayer to the holy priesthood? Contact Father John Whitlock, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Lansing, on (517) 342-2507 or