World Day of Prayer for Vocations
May 8, 2022 is the 59th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Together, we “pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention to pray for vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life. And so, let us pray:
DSJ Prayer for Vocations
Your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard.
We earnestly beg You to bless our parish, our school, and our Diocese with many more priests and religious
who will know You intimately, love You fervently, and serve You joyfully through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Continuously call our young people to a living encounter with Your Son in the Word and Eucharist,
that they might be made worthy ministers of your Holy Catholic Church.
Strengthen them with the support of their parents, teachers, and friends on earth and all the angels and saints in heaven.
May the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, intercede for us that we might listen to the Word and act on it.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Joseph, Patron of our Diocese, pray for us!