World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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This Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, when the faithful are asked to pray for more vocations, especially to the priesthood and to consecrated life.

Our Diocese will join the Church throughout the world in praying that more men and women generously answer God’s call to vocation.

This weekend, the faithful should pray for the priests, both living and departed, who have ministered to them throughout their lives.

They should seek to encourage their children, grandchildren and other young people to consider a vocation as a priest, religious brother or religious sister, and support them in answering God’s call to those vocations.

At mass this weekend, parishes may invite parishioners to pray a Rosary for Vocations or hold a Holy Hour for Vocations.

On last year’s World Day of Pray for Vocations, Pope Francis called on the faithful to join him in praying for men and women to take up God’s call to vocation in their lives.

“It’s the joy of simplicity, the joy experienced daily by those who care for what truly matters: faithful closeness to God and to our neighbor. How good it would be if the same atmosphere, simple and radiant, sober and hopeful, were to pervade our seminaries, religious houses and presbyteries! I pray that you will experience this same joy, dear brothers and sisters who have generously made God the dream of your lives, serving him in your brothers and sisters through a fidelity that is a powerful testimony in an age of ephemeral choices and emotions that bring no lasting joy. May Saint Joseph, protector of vocations, accompany you with his fatherly heart!” -- Pope Francis, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, 2021