The Catholic Sun, newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix, reports on the Father’s Day launch of EncouragePriests.org:
EncouragePriests.org: Send a local priest a ‘Collar-Holler’ this Father’s Day
By Ambria Hammel | June 18, 2010 | The Catholic Sun
The Year for Priests ends June 19, but a new website will help keep its spirit alive indefinitely.
EncouragePriests.org, which launched on Holy Thursday — the day that marks the institution of the priesthood — will become fully interactive June 20, Father’s Day.
The EncouragePriests.org site is designed to equip the laity with easy yet powerful ways to affirm the priests in their lives through spiritual bouquets, printable and electronic greeting cards — dubbed “Collar-Hollers” — and testimonials.
Visitors to the website will also be able to learn more about the priesthood, support vocations and explore features including homily highlights, “Words of Wisdom” and “Fatherly Advice.”
“It all happened very, very quickly,” founder Tom Peterson said of the new outreach ministry.
It started when Peterson, who is also the brains behind its partner Catholic media apostolate, CatholicsComeHome.org, simply told his spiritual director earlier this year about his own heavy workloads, loneliness and the demands of ministry. His spiritual director mentioned that priests face the same struggles…
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Visit EncouragePriests.org today and spread the word to all your friends and family. Our priests need our encouragement!