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?
Broadcast of Mass for Vocations Sunday
RTE Religious Affairs will broadcast Mass to mark this World Day of Prayer for Vocations on RTE One at 11:10 am. The Mass is being coordinated by Sister Moira Bergin from the National Centre for Liturgy in Maynooth and will involve members of religious
congregations, diocesan seminarians from Maynooth, representatives, the St Joeseph’s Young Priests Society, the Kinghts of Columbanus, as well as staff of Vocations Ireland and the National Vocations Office.