Vocations Sunday – April 25th

Published on April 20, 2021

Next Sunday, April 25th, is the Fourth Sunday of Easter and Good Shepherd Sunday. It is also Vocations Sunday – a day of Prayer for Vocations.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in both of our Churches (Mary Immaculate Church & SS John & Paul Church) on Sunday 25th April from 12 noon to 6pm for private prayer.

The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Whilst the church recognises that everyone receives a vocation from God, be it to married life, single life, or some form of ministry, the church focuses on this day, to pray for vocations to ordained ministry (priesthood & Diaconate) and to religious life in all its forms. All are welcome to come and pray quietly, while observing all safety protocols at this time.

Prayers for Vocations

A Prayer for Vocations based on the words of Pope Francis 

LORD of the Harvest,
BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence
and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate
with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.
— Pope Francis