As members of the flock of the Good Shepherd, we are challenged to recognize the sound of His voice. We put our trust in Him, and not the things of this world. The men who have already answered the call to the priesthood are the shepherds that the Lord provides to guide his people not only on our earthly journey through this life, but to the reality of His heavenly kingdom. Our priests are called to remind us that we are God’s people, to nourish us with the sacraments of the Church, and to welcome us back to the sheepfold when necessary. Let us, in prayer, always remember the men who have answered the call to priesthood as well as those who assist them as permanent deacons.