Fr. Gordon will begin his assignment as our new pastor on Wednesday, July 1.
We will conclude our novena by welcoming Fr. Gordon at the 6:45 PM Mass on July 1.
Each day of the novena, pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be, followed by this prayer…
Jesus, Good Shepherd, You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of Your priests.
As Fr. Gordon Riegle begins his pastorate at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, grant to him—through the grace of the Holy Spirit—the loving heart of the Good Shepherd; wisdom in leading; faithfulness in teaching; and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.
Through his ministry to the people of St. Robert, may Fr. Gordon experience a deeper faith, greater trust in You, childlike reliance on our Mother Mary, and unwavering faithfulness to the Holy Father and our Bishop Boyea.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, grant Fr. Gordon Your spirit of humility;
Jesus, sacrificed and poured out for souls, grant Fr. Gordon Your spirit of zeal;
Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners, grant Fr. Gordon Your spirit of compassion;
Jesus, victim for the sins of the world, grant Fr. Gordon Your spirit of sacrifice;
Jesus, lover of the poor and the suffering, grant Fr. Gordon Your spirit of charity.
May we, the people of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, grow in these same virtues and demonstrate our love for Christ by the love and service we show each other and the loving support we give to our shepherd, Fr. Gordon.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
St. Joseph and all the angels and saints, pray for us!