Vocations 2021 – 17th to 25th April
Derry Diocese have produced resources for a week of prayer from Saturday 17th April up to Sunday 25th April Good Shepherd Sunday (Vocations Sunday). The Vocations Team in Derry have kindly provided these to us with permission to share. These could be used by groups (perhaps over Zoom) or by parishioners individually.
The theme for this year’s Vocations Week of Prayer is based on “Patris Corde” (‘With a Father’s Heart.’), Pope Francis’ recent publication for the year of Saint Joseph. Included are a series of daily reflections based on the themes, which Pope Francis highlights in his document.
The programme includes daily introductions and Prayers of the Faithful for daily Mass, as well as devotional reflections based on the Angelus, Daily Examen and the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Daily Liturgy and Prayers
Through the nine-day festival of prayer, parishes are encouraged to participate in the schedule of daily prayer. Each daily resource is listed below and includes:
- Gospel reading;
- Vocation prayer of the day;
- Daily reflection; and
- An introduction for daily Mass.
Individual Resources for Each Day
- Day One, Saturday 17th – Download Day One Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Two, Sunday 18th Download: Day Two Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Three, Monday 19th Download: Day Three Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Four, Tuesday 20th Download: Day Four Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Five, Wednesday 21st Download: Day Five Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Six, Thursday 22nd Download: Day Six Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Seven, Friday 23rd Download: Day Seven Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Eight, Saturday 24th Download: Day Eight Liturgy & Prayers
- Day Nine, Sunday 25th Download: Day Nine Liturgy & Prayers
Vocations Prayer Booklet
- Download in PDF format: Liturgy and Prayer Booklet
- Download in Microsoft Word format: Liturgy and Prayer Booklet
Additional vocation resources for the Angelus, the Rosary, a daily Examen and prayers for vocations are also listed.
- Rosary Download: Rosary for Vocations
- Angelus Download: Angelus for Vocations
- Daily Examen Download: Daily Examen
- Vocation Prayers vocation-prayers