Parish “Vocations” Resources for September

    The following are short “vocation” themed prayers of intercession and also some small “snippets” which you could copy and paste into your weekly parish newsletter / bulletins for the Sundays of September.

    Prayers of Intercession

    Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 6, 2020

    For a deeper participation among families in prayer for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life among their children, knowing that Christ is in their midst, we pray to the Lord.

    Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 13, 2020

    For all those chosen to take up their cross in union with Christ as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life that others might have eternal life, we pray to the Lord.

    Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 20, 2020

    For the graces of clarity and active response in the discernment of our Heavenly Father’s will for all those considering a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

    Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 27, 2020

    That from the many called to holiness in Christ, those chosen to follow Him more closely in the priesthood and consecrated life will respond with humble readiness, we pray to the Lord.

     

    Vocation “snippets” for Newsletter and Social Media

    Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 6, 2020

    (Matthew 18: 20)

    “Where two or three are gathered in my name ……”

    The community who gathers in Christ needs leadership.  Might He be inviting you to consider a vocation to the consecrated life or priesthood? If so, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie

     

    Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 13, 2020

    (Romans 14: 7)

    “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord”.

    If the Lord invites you to follow Him in humble obedience as a priest or in the consecrated life, how will you respond? If the Spirit is prompting you to know Christ as a priest, or in the consecrated life, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie

     

    Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 20, 2020

    (Isaiah 55: 6)

    “Seek the Lord while He is still to be found…”

    While seeking Him in prayer and the sacraments, listen to Him. Could it be you are being called by Jesus to serve as a priest, religious sister or brother? If you think He may be offering you this grace, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie

     

    Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — September 27, 2020

    (Phillippians 2: 8)

    “He humbled Himself and became obedient….”

    If the Lord invites you to follow Him in humble obedience as a priest or in the consecrated life, how will you respond?  Speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie