Atlanta, Ga., Apr 7, 2010 / 20:28 pm
A new Catholic lay organization called EncouragePriests.org launched on Holy Thursday, April 1, to support clergy.
“Countless priests deserve our true gratitude and love, as so many lead sacrificial and humble lives. These noble men of God need our encouragement and could be uplifted by a simple prayer and a gentle word of appreciation from us,” said Tom Peterson, founder of the group.
In a press release EncouragePriests.org said billions of people have witnessed the service and dedication of Catholic priests throughout the centuries.
“Some recall the heroic and sacrificial example of military chaplains, priests who serve in nursing homes and hospitals, fathers who feed the poor, pastors who serve as peacemakers during marriage counseling, or priests who have celebrated a family wedding or funeral Mass.”