YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER (SHEET MUSIC)
by Annie Karto
To all ordained priests whose lives are a witness to the sacrificial love of the Good Shepherd for His sheep--we offer you our love. May this song be a gift of encouragement from our Lord and our Blessed Mother and may it echo the deep sentiments found in the hearts of lay people for their beloved priests.
Fr. Andrew Apostoli C.F.R. writes, “ From the first time I heard Annie Karto’s song a few years ago, I felt it had a special anointing from the Lord. Even the unfortunate negative publicity against priests that emerged in early 2002 has only made the song that much more a message of hope and consolation for all loyal Catholics who love their Church and their priests.! Every priest in turn, also needs to hear those reassuring words that Annie sings with such joyful enthusiasm and conviction. “You are a Priest Forever!” As the great Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney, patron saint of diocesan priests reminds us so well, “ The priesthood is the joy of the Heart of Jesus!” You will find this song a joy as well!”
“The Holy Father wishes me to express his gratitude for your kind letter and gift recording of your song, “You are a Priest Forever.” He very much appreciates your devoted sentiments and cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing.” Monsignor Pedro Lopez Quintana, Rome