Married Priests Available for Christmas Services

Dec 18, 2007, 00:00 ET from CITI Ministires

    BRUNSWICK, Maine, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Married Roman
 Catholic priests affiliated with Rentapriest.com are making themselves
 available for the many Catholic Churches who will not have full Eucharist
 services this holiday season because of a shortage of priests. CITI
 Ministries (Celibacy Is the Issue) has spent 15 years locating and
 recruiting priests of integrity and promotes them through its website
 Rentapriest.com for anyone with spiritual needs.
 
 
 
     In the last few years, married priests have provided ministry to over a
 quarter of a million people. Weddings on a beach, interfaith marriages,
 baptisms that were otherwise refused by a local pastor, anointing of the
 sick and funerals are just some of the ministerial services that have been
 requested by Catholics and others. Married priests are priests forever
 according to the church's Code of Canon Law which states, "once validly
 received, sacred ordination never becomes invalid." While the church
 refuses to accept the ministry of these priests, it has church laws that
 allow the faithful to request these services -- in fact, a priest cannot
 refuse according to Canon 843.
 
 
 
     Anyone within CITI's 42 state coverage who is without a priest for
 Midnight Mass or Christmas Day services can, without permission from
 anyone, contact a priest at CITI's website www.rentapriest.com or call
 1-800-PRIEST 9 and request Christmas Liturgy for their group, whether it is
 inside a church building or in a private home. A partial listing of Home
 and public venue Masses already appears on the rentapriest website under
 "Faith Communities." Priests are also available for Lenten retreats and
 other spiritual services.
 
 
 
     CITI is a 501.c3 nonprofit lay-based organization. Donations
 appreciated to assist us in locating and recruiting priests who have
 married, and promoting their availability to the general public. A special
 technology fundraising drive is currently taking place to help us update
 our internal systems and procedures. CITI Ministries, 14 Middle Street,
 Suite 2, Brunswick, ME 04011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE CITI Ministires
    BRUNSWICK, Maine, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Married Roman
 Catholic priests affiliated with Rentapriest.com are making themselves
 available for the many Catholic Churches who will not have full Eucharist
 services this holiday season because of a shortage of priests. CITI
 Ministries (Celibacy Is the Issue) has spent 15 years locating and
 recruiting priests of integrity and promotes them through its website
 Rentapriest.com for anyone with spiritual needs.
 
 
 
     In the last few years, married priests have provided ministry to over a
 quarter of a million people. Weddings on a beach, interfaith marriages,
 baptisms that were otherwise refused by a local pastor, anointing of the
 sick and funerals are just some of the ministerial services that have been
 requested by Catholics and others. Married priests are priests forever
 according to the church's Code of Canon Law which states, "once validly
 received, sacred ordination never becomes invalid." While the church
 refuses to accept the ministry of these priests, it has church laws that
 allow the faithful to request these services -- in fact, a priest cannot
 refuse according to Canon 843.
 
 
 
     Anyone within CITI's 42 state coverage who is without a priest for
 Midnight Mass or Christmas Day services can, without permission from
 anyone, contact a priest at CITI's website www.rentapriest.com or call
 1-800-PRIEST 9 and request Christmas Liturgy for their group, whether it is
 inside a church building or in a private home. A partial listing of Home
 and public venue Masses already appears on the rentapriest website under
 "Faith Communities." Priests are also available for Lenten retreats and
 other spiritual services.
 
 
 
     CITI is a 501.c3 nonprofit lay-based organization. Donations
 appreciated to assist us in locating and recruiting priests who have
 married, and promoting their availability to the general public. A special
 technology fundraising drive is currently taking place to help us update
 our internal systems and procedures. CITI Ministries, 14 Middle Street,
 Suite 2, Brunswick, ME 04011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SOURCE CITI Ministires