In this Year for Priests, remember that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has granted a plenary indulgence to all the faithful who 1) attend Holy Mass; 2) receive the Sacrament of Penance on or near the specifed day; 3) pray for priests; and 4) pray for the Holy Father's intentions on the first Thursday of each month. November 5 is a first Thursday.
In this month when we remember all the faithful departed in a special way, would it not be most appropriate to pray for the souls of deceased priests; most especially those who served the faithful at Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Shiner? St. John Mary Vianney, the Cure of Ars, the patron saint of parish priests, once said: “A good shepherd, a pastor after God’s heart, is the greatest treasure which the good Lord can grant to a parish, and one of the most precious gifts of divine mercy.” Let us pray, especially during this month, that the "good shepherds" which have served in Shiner, may be granted eternal light, rest, and happiness. Requiescant in pace.