Thursday, 19th April 2018

Vocation Sunday

Posted on 20. Apr, 2013 in Diocesan and National News, NEWS, Parish News

634888-pope-benedict-brazil-360x202Sunday 21 April is the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It was instituted by Paul VI  during the Second Vatican Council. At the time he said, 

“The problem of having a sufficient number of priests has an immediate impact on all of the faithful: not simply because they depend on it for the religious future of Christian society, but also because this problem is the precise and inescapable indicator of the vitality of faith and love of individual parish and diocesan communities, and the evidence of the moral health of Christian families. Wherever numerous vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life are to be found, that is where people are living the Gospel with generosity”.

Pope John Paul II

“His calling is a declaration of love.”  Your response is commitment, friendship, and love manifested in the gift of your own life as a definitive following and as a permanent sharing in his mission and in his consecrations.  To make up your mind is to love him with all of your soul and all of your heart in such a way that this love becomes the standard and motive of all your actions.  From this moment on, live the Eucharist fully; be persons for whom the Holy Mass, Communion, and Eucharistic adoration are the center and summit of their whole life.  Offer Christ your heart in meditation and personal prayer which is the foundation of the spiritual life.”
(Valencia, Spain, November 8, 1982)”



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