Vocations Sunday

This Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 11, 2014, the Church marks the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Holy Father has released a Message on the theme ‘Vocations, Witness to the Truth’, which is available on the Vatican website. In his Message, Pope Francis states: ‘God follows the work of his hands with passion and skill in every phase of life. He never abandons us! He has the fulfilment of his plan for us at heart, and yet he wishes to achieve it with our consent and co-operation.’

Click here to read the Holy Father’s Message

To mark this special occasion we would like to invite you to say the following prayer with your families for nine consecutive days commencing Monday 12 May.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS 
Loving and generous God,
it is you who call us by name
and ask us to follow you.
Help us to grow in the love
and service of our Church
as we experience it today.

Give us the energy and courage
of your Spirit
to shape its future.

Grant us faith-filled leaders
who will embrace Christ’s mission
of love and justice.

Bless our Church
by raising up dedicated and generous leaders
from our families and friends
who will serve your people as Sisters,
Priests, Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ministers.

Inspire us to know you better
and open our hearts
to hear your call.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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