Thak You!

We are grateful to have had the pleasure of sharing these past weeks with Michael Boris, a seminarian preparing for priestly ministry to, for and with the People of God of the Diocese of Scranton.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld said, “As soon as I believed that there was a God, I understood that I could do nothing other than to live for him,”

The process of discernment, study and spiritual formation, responding to God’s invitation to priestly ministry, is filled with joys and challenges. Michael, in his openness to sharing his many talents as well as receiving the faith and example of the good people of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament Parishes, has given witness to his desire to “live for God.”

We ask Almighty God to bless and to deepen that desire as Michael moves forward in prayer and preparation. We pray this prayer for vocations for Michael and all those discerning a call to priestly ministry.


God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. we ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


I thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for making my time here at Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament Parishes a truly blessed experience. Being with you, the people of God, has inspired and challenged me to be more like Christ every day. I thank you for welcoming me into the various moments in your lives, from joyful to sorrowful and everything in between. Know that you are in my prayers as I continue with my studies and discernment. God Bless!

Michael Boris
5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210