Newsletter 22 April 2018

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2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018 falls on Sunday April 22,

Good Shepherd Sunday.

In the Gospel (Mt 9:38 and Lk 10:2) Jesus instructs his disciples to “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers into his harvest”. 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.

• Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations?

• Pray for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

• Pray for the priests and religious who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.

• Keep your priests and religious in your prayers throughout the week.

• Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation?

This year, will be the 55th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.