World Day of Prayer for Vocations


Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked that the Vocation Promotion efforts this Spring follow this wonderful theme of “Led by the Spirit for Mission.”  On May 7th, the Church celebrates World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  The readings at Mass remind us of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  Jesus has left us great leaders in the Church.  Please advocate for them – in a special way with your prayers before Our Heavenly Father.  May they continue to be inspired by the Spirit for Mission.

Click here for resources from the USCCB.

Click the Advocate tab above for bulletin announcements, intercessions for Mass, Holy Hours and other prayers for vocations.

Find a few quotes from Pope Francis below.

Read Pope Francis Entire Message Here.

“There can be no promotion of vocations or Christian mission apart from constant contemplative prayer. The Christian life needs to be nourished by attentive listening to God’s word and, above all, by the cultivation of a personal relationship with the Lord in Eucharistic adoration, the privileged “place” for our encounter with God.”  – Pope Francis

“I ask parish communities, associations and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers to his harvest.” – Pope Francis


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