Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.
Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?
• Pray for the priests and consecrated who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.
Keep our parish priests in your prayers throughout the week.
Pray for our seminarians and diaconate candidates.
Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.