Lay Day of Fast for Priests
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Lay Day of Fast for Priests 2009
Suggested Format of Fast (Text)

FAST will be from Dawn until 3.00 PM.

Participants can fast from any thing that will allow each to
share in some way in the sacrifice of Our Lord. Fasting from
Food, Television, Speech,Cigarettes or anything else will be
offered for the fast hours on behalf of our priests in the
local, national and Universal Church.

Suggested 3.00 PM Concluding Service

  • Eucharistic Adoration -ending at 3.00 PM
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • World Mission Rosary for Our Priests
  • Closing Benediction
  • Prayer for Priests (Text)
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Would that today you might fast so as
to make your voice heard on high, this
is the fasting that I wish which will
release those bound unjustly and untie
the thongs of the yoke. It will set free
the oppressed. Then your light shall
break forth like the dawn, and your
wounds shall quickly be healed; your
vindication shall go before you and the
glory of the Lord shall be your
rearguard. Then you shall call and the
Lord will answer, you shall cry for help
and He will say:    Here I am!
(adapted from Isaiah 59: 6-14)
For more information, please email us using the "Contact Us"
page. Thank you.
Lay Fast 2009 Participants
La Salette Missionaries Worldwide
Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts
Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island
Diocese of Paisley, Scotland
Archdiocese of Boston
Sisters of Cistercian Abbey, Mount St Mary's Abbey, Wrentham,
Washington DC
Seattle, Washington
Catholic News Service Readers
Diocese of Paisley, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Ontario, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
LaSalette Missionaries, Argentina
The Fourth annual, worldwide Lay Fast for Priests will take
place on Saturday, 24 October 2009. Every lay member of
the Body of Christ is invited to join the global Fasters from
all corners of the Universal Church who want to lift up our
priests to Almighty God for their protection, divine
sustenance and fidelity to the ministry of Holy Orders.

Fasters can
sign up online here.

Information sheets and resources for use in parishes can
also be found on this page. These are free for use by parish
groups to promote the Fast among the faithful.

Suggestions on the format of the Fast are below.

Please use the
contact us link for more information
or email:

Welcome to the global army of fasters in support of our
Lay Fast for Priests 2009  
General Information Sheet
Lay Fast for Priests 2009  
Sign Up Sheet
Lay Fast 2008, La Salette Shrine.
Helen says the Asia decade of our
international Missionary Rosary
dressed in South Korean national
Lay Fast 2008, La Salette Shrine.
Marina says the South America  
decade of our international
Missionary Rosary.
The Lay Fast 2009 community in Pinetown, North Durban, South Africa.
CATHOLIC TV BOSTON covers the Lay Fast for Priests 2009
THE PILOT, Boston Archdiocese's Newspaper covers the Lay Fast for Priests 2009
Lay Fast

24 Hours
Global Lay Fast for our priests!

From the rising of the Sun in The East to the
Setting of the Sun in the West ... we will pray for
our priests.
Father Sithabiso OMI of Sacred
Heart parish, South of Durban,
South Africa.
Eleanor and Anna promote the Lay
Fast on Catholic TV, Boston.
Above, Our Lady of La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA.