The Shepherd Project

Champion Shrine’s Shepherd Project

As our world faces a shortage of peace and an increase in division and attacks within our families and the Church, our Bishops face extreme challenges. This is why they need our prayers, now more than ever, for the graces necessary to heroically lead people of faith in these times.

This is what inspired the Shrine’s Shepherd Project – a season of prayer for each Bishop across the United States.

Join us as we offer up our prayers for a Bishop a day to the Blessed Mother from May 1 to the end of October. For a full list of the Bishops being prayed for from now to the end of October, visit

Let Us Pray Today For…

Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski

Archdiocese of Miami, FL

Jesus, Good Shepherd, You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of the successors of Your Apostles, the bishops.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, grant to Your bishops wisdom in leading, faithfulness in teaching, and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful, “Our Father,” may Your bishops be ever more closely identified with You in Your Divine Sonship and offer their own lives with You, the one saving Victim.

Renew in Your bishops deeper faith, greater trust in You, childlike reliance on our Mother Mary, and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Catholic Church.

Our Lady of Champion, pray for Your bishops.

Sts. Peter & Paul, pray for them.

St. Andrew, pray for them.

St. James the Greater, pray for them.

St. John, pray for them.

St. Thomas, pray for them.

St. James the Lesser, pray for them.

St. Philip, pray for them.

St. Bartholomew, pray for them.

St. Matthew, pray for them.

Sts. Simon & Jude, pray for them.

St. Matthias, pray for them.

St. John Vianney, pray for them.

St. Methodius, pray for them.

St. Joseph, protect them.

St. Michael, defend them.

All you saints in heaven, pray for them.


Note: Prayer adapted from the Confraternity of Jesus – a Prayer for Our Bishops.