Prayer for Servants of the Church is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. A day each month is set aside to pray for a priest — along with a deacon, woman religious, seminarian or brother — serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them, and all who serve the church, in your daily prayers.

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests and servants of the church especially (name here). Keep them close to your heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.

Dec. 1 — Pope Francis

Dec. 2 — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Dec. 3 — Archbishop Alexander Sample

Dec. 4 — Archbishop Emeritus John Vlazny

Dec. 5 — Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith

Dec. 6 — Retired Auxiliary Bishop Kenneth Steiner

Dec. 7 — Deacon Jerry Giger, Deacon José Gonzalez

Dec. 8 — Deacon Jose Gutiérrez, Deacon Dave Hammes

Dec. 9 — Deacon Tom Hayward, Deacon Jim Hix

Dec. 10 — Deacon Roger Hogan, Deacon Ramón Jacob

Dec. 11 — Deacon Romero Jiménez, Deacon Peter Julia

Dec. 12 — Deacon Wadih Kaldawi, Deacon Tony Karam

Dec. 13 — Deacon Stephen Kenyon, Deacon Scott Kolbet

Dec. 14 — Deacon John Krebsbach, Deacon Bob Little

Dec. 15 — Deacon Larry Loumena, Deacon Robert Lukosh

Dec. 16 — Deacon Dennis Macey, Deacon Skip Malone

Dec. 17 — Deacon Bill McNamara, Deacon José Mendez

Dec. 18 — Deacon Darrell Meter, Deacon José Montoya

Dec. 19 — Deacon Don Murdy, Deacon Jim Myers

Dec. 20 — Deacon Tien Nguyen, Deacon Mike O’Mahoney

Dec. 21 — Deacon Rob Page, Deacon John Patterson

Dec. 22 — Deacon Châu Pham, Deacon Paul Pham

Dec. 23 — Deacon Jim Pittman, Deacon Francis Potts

Dec. 24 — Deacon Leo Rasca, Deacon Bill Richardson

Dec. 25 — Deacon John Rilatt, Deacon Raúl Rodríguez

Dec. 26 — Deacon Geoff Schmitt, Deacon Len Soper

Dec. 27 — Deacon David Sorensen, Deacon Steve Tabor

Dec. 28 — Deacon Richard Triska, Deacon Allen Vandecoevering

Dec. 29 — Deacon An Thanh Vu, Deacon Kevin Welch

Dec. 30 — Deacon Greg Wilhelm, Deacon Rick Williams

Dec. 31 — All holy men and women